I, Eliza Hamilton

I, Eliza Hamilton

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"In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton's wife, Eliza--a fascinating strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history."-- Provided by publisher.
Daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schuyler was captivated by Alexander Hamilton, a charismatic, ambitious aide to George Washington. They marry and despite the tumult of the American Revolution, Eliza is confident in her brilliant husband and in her role as his helpmate. Publicly Eliza becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as her grace. Behind closed doors, she manages their household and assists her husband with his political writings. Through public scandal, betrayal, personal heartbreak, and tragedy, she is tested again and again.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2017
Edition: First Kensington trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781496712523
1496712528
Branch Call Number: FIC Scott S
Characteristics: 444 pages ; 21 cm

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JCLHeatherM Sep 11, 2018

Born the middle sister to the illustrious Schuyler family, Eliza fought to make a difference in the world around her. Her marriage to Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was filled with love, passion, scandal, and ultimately heartbreak, yet Eliza carried on - creating a name for herself apart from her husband.

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brangwinn
Nov 29, 2017

I was a history major in college, and granted that was back with the dinosaurs, so my memory may be dim but this novel based on the life of Alexander Hamilton’s wife brings me knew insights. I may shake my head over the horrible things being said in politics today, but they had nothing on what was going on in the early years of the country. It broke my heart to hear how Hamilton and Jefferson feuded. It seem almost sacrilegious to find out our founding fathers could hurl such vile words at each other. I’m so glad I read this before seeing the musical Hamilton.

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laphampeak
Nov 16, 2017

Perhaps my low rating of this book was because I had higher expectations thinking it would be an historical novel that told of Eliza and Alexander loving relationship, and at the same time, give an interesting account of history of the time. The first half of the book was spent with Eliza pining for Alexander. It had its elements of history albeit scattered without detailed description. There was more description of Eliza's dresses and fashion. I admit I didn't finish it. If you are looking for a light read....

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