The Hamilton Affair
ISBN: 1628727209
EAN13: 9781628727203
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 2, 2016
Pages: 408
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 8.9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of legendary characters, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from passionate and tender beginnings to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River.
Hamilton was a bastard and orphan, raised in the Caribbean and desperate for legitimacy, who became one of the American Revolution s most dashingand improbableheroes. Admired by George Washington, scorned by Thomas Jefferson, Hamilton was a lightning rod: the most controversial leader of the new nation. Elizabeth was the wealthy, beautiful, adventurous daughter of the respectable Schuyler clanand a pioneering advocate for women. Together, the unlikely couple braved the dangers of war, the perils of seduction, the anguish of infidelity, and the scourge of partisanship that menaced their family and the country itself.
With brilliantly drawn characters and an epic scope, The Hamilton Affair tells a story of love forged in revolution and tested by the bitter strife of young America.
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   Spotty history
I was familiar with the story of Alexander and Elizabeth Hamilton from Ron Chernow's book, and I enjoyed a lighter, fictionalized account of their lives. The book was unbalanced with short chapters jumping over important events. After Alexander Hamilton's death, the last chapter covers the years from 1804-1854, as well as the aftermath of his duel with Burr. The previous chapters took a couple of months or a year to complete. But then zip! zoom! Half a century has passed by. I would have preferred less build- up to their meeting for the first time, and more balance at the end, since it is said to be the story of both lives.
   Factually accurate historical fiction of the best kind.
This novel is like the best historical fiction because it works within the frame of facts. From Alexander's troubled childhood in the Caribbean to his death at the hands of Vice President Burr, it's a well researched page- turner. The dirty politics of today have nothing to do with the beginnings of the nation. Alexander and Eliza's marriage is more important than his relationship with Maria Reynolds. Hamilton published a book that declared himself an adulterer, but for his wife it was not empowering. The Nagging Wife trope made me complain about how much he worked. His work was very important, so he ignored it. The pics are not from the book, but posted for general interest.
   An Intimate Portrait
It was interesting to see the other side of the story in The Hamilton Affair, since America's First Daughter gave the Jeffersonian view of the political battles after the Revolutionary War and in which Hamilton was one of the bad guys. The back- and- forth chapters show the viewpoints of Alexander and Eliza as this story progresses from their diverse youths, through their meeting and marriage, to the sad death of Hamilton, and beyond with a taste of Eliza's later years. The book brought home how a man of such importance could sacrifice his life for his country, and how much he loved his family. A fascinating story told.
   Hamilton obsessed
I' ll forget if I wait until the tears stop, but I should. The love story of two imperfect people is beautiful. I don't like Hamilton's affair with Maria Reynolds, but his love for Eliza and hers for him are things that everyone aspires to. The book was well written but there were a few spelling errors that I wish had been caught before it was printed.
   The Hamilton Affair
I enjoyed reading The Hamilton Affair. The title indicates that it's about the affair, but it's really about the man and his wife. Would there be more love affairs today? The best marriages between flawed humans can be devastated by an unfaithful partner. What about the death of a child as well? Only by God's forgiveness could that be possible.