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 nationis far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it allincluding the political treachery of Americas first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness.The last surviving light of the RevolutionWhen a duel destroys Elizas hard-won peace, the grieving widow fights her husbands enemies to preserve Alexanders legacy. But long-buried secrets threaten everything Eliza believes about her marriage and her own legacy. Questioning her tireless devotion to the man and country that have broken her heart, shes left with one last battleto understand the flawed man she married and imperfect union he could never have created without her...
|Title||:||My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton|
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My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton Reviews
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
So excited to read this book! I've read all of Stephanie Dray's novels. I've just begun re-reading Lily of the Nile, in fact; I loved it that much. And now I hear she's written another novel about another one of my favorite historical characters? Color me ecstatic!
Edit: And she liked my comment. I've died and gone to heaven!
I was worried picking this book up that it would be a disappointment after reading America’s First Daughter. I wondered if the authors would seem like a one trick pony, will they be cranking out these historical fiction novels? And though I am rating it lower than the previous book, I am happy to say it didn’t feel like it was just being cranked out. It was thoughtful, researched and done with care.
I think I may have liked it less because I’m more familiar with Eliza’s history than i was with P ...more
Easily my favorite book of 2018 and I highly doubt anything will knock it out of that #1 spot. I'm left with goosebumps. Such a rich book. Chock full of history and so engrossing. If you love history, you'll love this book. I'm left respecting Hamilton the founding father but truly loving his wife, Eliza.
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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
Eliza, known as Betsy as a child, is the daughter of General Philip Schuyler. Out of all of her sisters, she is the one that is a bit of a tomboy and challenges conventions. She has many admirers, but once General George Washington's aide, Alexander Hamilton, catches her eye she is smitten. After a courtship filled with some ups and downs, they decide to marry. This is big deal, because although Alexander Hamilton is an up and coming person in society, he isn't financially secure. But Eliza does ...more
First I want to say that this is a book that I was really thrilled to get the chance to read. I fell in love with the cover the first time I saw it and I was intrigued by the blurb. And, I'm glad to say that the book was just as good as I had hoped it to be.
My Deat Hamilton is a massive novel, almost 700 pages and it took me around 2,5 days to read it. I was lucky enough to have a weekend off and let me tell you that it's the kind of book that that, despite the size of it, never get boring alt ...more
Hamilton is everywhere thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda! All of a sudden US History is cool again and everyone wants to get their hands on the hottest tickets in town!
Currently the musical is playing in Portland which is near where I live and tickets are going for $400 a pop. I’ve been trying to enter the giveaway thing that they do for tickets but never seems to win—does anyone???
So like so many other Americans I too have jumped on the Hamilton train and plan to ride it all the way until I can see ...more