From the New York Times bestselling authors of Americas First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamiltona revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. Haunting, moving, and beautifully written, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Elizas story as its never been told beforenot just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandalbut also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.A generals daughterComing of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washingtons penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, shes captivated by the young officers charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamiltons bastard birth and the uncertainties of war.A founding fathers wife...But the union they createin their marriage and the new natio...
|Title||:||My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton|
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My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton Reviews
She was the wife of Alexander Hamilton longer than she was Elizabeth Schuyler, daughter of a general, and she was a widow much longer than she was a wife. Eliza Hamilton’s story is dramatized, conflated, compressed and contains well-researched conjecture as little primary source material about her remains. However, Mrs. General Hamilton’s story is peopled with the flawed historic men and women who fought and struggled to create a nation. Prepare yourself for a rollicking read about battles, ball ...more
This was a wonderful and fascinating book. It’s called a novel, and I don’t know how much was true and how much was fiction. I imagine though that it is mostly true. Since I am not a history fanatic, I knew very little about the details of the Revolutionary War, and found a lot of new information. Definitely worth reading.
Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie use the voice of Elizabeth Schulyer, to draw a portrait of Alexander Hamilton, her husband. “Betsy” takes the reader through her courtship in Washington’s Barracks, to her engagement and through early married life. Betsy matures into “Eliza” and Hamilton moves into private life after his pivotal role in founding and anchoring the new country.
Marriages have ups and downs, and this one is presented in a way that pulls Hamilton out of history into his own living roo ...more
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Prior to reading this book, I was not wrapped up in all of the Hamiltonmania. I have not seen Hamilton on Broadway. I have not listened to a single song on the soundtrack. That has all changed, my friends. I am a believer and it’s all because of this book! I’m stalking Stub Hub and entering the Hamilton lottery on a daily basis. I’m on the verge of spending a ridiculous amount of money on tickets. If the play is as good as this book, i ...more
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was an independent thinking, courageously strong woman. Her father thought of her as the practical daughter. She says of herself ". . . if there is anything that marks my character, it's that I have never rested easily in the face of injustice." The Schuyler coat of arms motto is Semper Fidelis -- Always Faithful, Always Loyal. Elizabeth "Betsy" was faithful and loyal to her family, friends, and nation. Her father, Philip Schuyler, held to the personal philosophy "for ...more
I've always been fascinated with Alexander Hamilton (more recently because of Lin-Manuel Miranda) but I didn't realize what an extraordinary woman Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was throughout her lifetime. This book was brilliantly written and opened my eyes to the hardships that Eliza faced over the years. Eliza was a strong woman confronted by war, deceit, and unimaginable tragedies. However, she handled everything with so much dignity and grace. Also, without her efforts, Alexander Hamilton wou ...more
I took a break from my Christian genre to read this book. What a historical rich book! I don’t know how you can read this and not desire to go dive into the history surrounding the founding of our government! Fortunately, I have had studies which already revealed the incredible instrumental role Alexander Hamilton played...and with the rise to fame of the musical Hamilton he’s someone everyone wants to know more about! And it’s well deserved that his story is being told so he can finally claim t ...more
Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, a daughter in the New York Schuyler family, was a fascinating woman. She met Alexander Hamilton when he was an aide-de-camp to General Washington during the Revolutionary War. Although Eliza had other suitors, she fell in love with the charming, handsome Hamilton and they were wed in 1780.
Alexander Hamilton is portrayed as a brilliant, hard-working man who had important roles in the war and in the new United States government. He was a Federalist who believed in a strong ...more