The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs

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Read The Hamilton Affair Online Free - Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of iconic characters such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Marquis de Lafayette, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from tremulous beginning to bittersweet ending—his at a dueling ground on the shores of the Hudson River, hers more than half a century later after a brave, successful life.

Hamilton was a bastard son, raised on the Caribbean island of St. Croix. He went to America to pursue his education. Along the way he became one of the American Revolution’s most dashing—and unlikely—heroes. Adored by Washington, hated by Jefferson, Hamilton was a lightning rod: the most controversial leader of the American Revolution.

She was the well-to-do daughter of one of New York’s most exalted families—feisty, adventurous, and loyal to a fault. When she met Alexander, she fell head over heels. She pursued him despite his illegitimacy, and loved him despite his infidelity. In 1816 (two centuries ago), she shamed Congress into supporting his seven orphaned children. Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton started New York’s first orphanage. The only “founding mother” to truly embrace public service, she raised 160 children in addition to her own.
With its flawless writing, brilliantly drawn characters, and epic scope, The Hamilton Affair will take its place among the greatest novels of American history.

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ISBN : 1628727209
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 408 pages


Clau rated it ★★★☆☆

December 31, 2016

3 stars.

Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★☆

August 06, 2017

This is for fans of Hamilton-the-Musical or a solid historical narrative focusing on female characters or historical romance. It's all of those things. The author worked on this when Hamilton was still a lesser known founding father instead of an award winning musical. There is some remarkable ov...

*Avonna rated it ★★★★☆

August 14, 2017

Check out all of my reviews at: I have always been a history lover. Give me a factual, scholarly, historical tome or a historical fictional story of a time, place or person and I can sit and disappear into that time or place for hours. Due to the Broadway musical “...

Patricia rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 18, 2016

As a huge fan of the musical Hamilton, I picked up this fictional rendering of the events hoping for an interesting read. Although it seems clear that the author did some research, the pedestrian prose reminded me of so-so historical fiction aimed at children or young adults. I just wasn't impres...

Rina rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 03, 2018

I thought the characters in The Hamilton Affair were very stereotypical and flat. The chapters rotate POV between Hamilton and Eliza. Eliza's chapters were annoying and read like something a middle school girl would be interested in. Overall, The Hamilton Affair gets 2 stars. The writing was dece...

KOMET rated it ★★★★☆

August 19, 2016

There is now a renewed interest in the life of one of America's most remarkable national leaders of the Revolutionary/Early Republic era: Alexander Hamilton. This is largely due to the success of the Broadway musical "HAMILTON." In "The Hamilton Affair", Elizabeth Cobbs does a remarkable job of r...

Erin rated it ★★★☆☆

August 23, 2017

Find this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot.... I understand trends and the rush to capitalize on Hamilton’s popularity, but I am not amused by Arcade Publishing’s decision to drape Elizabeth Cobbs’ The Hamilton Affair in artwork that was so obviously inspired by the music...

Karen rated it ★★★☆☆

May 18, 2017

I received this ARC from in exchange for a review. This book is a fictionalized story about the real relationship between Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. The couple's story is interesting enough, but I got bogged down as the flow of the story became less 'fictional' and mo...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

August 04, 2017

Very enjoyable novel about Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. It made me wish I remembered more about the Revolutionary War from 8th Grade.

Laurel rated it ★★★★★

May 13, 2016

I read this novel in an early draft several years back, and I am so happy to see Elizabeth Cobbs bring it to fruition and publication. I've noticed several people wondering about any influence the musical might have had on the book, and this is amusing to me because I know that The Hamilton Affai...

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