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The Hamilton Affair: A Novel

A New York Times Bestseller and one of the best historical fiction books of 2016 and 2017!

“A juicy answer to Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton…” –Cosmopolitan

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 of their romance 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 dashing–and improbable–heroes. 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 clan–and 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 flawless writing, brilliantly drawn characters, and epic scope, The Hamilton Affair tells a story of love forged in revolution and tested by the bitter strife of young America, and will take its place among the greatest novels of American history ever written.

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Anonymous says:

I prepared myself for a boring affair that I hoped might enlighten me a bit … Alexander Hamilton – the nation’s first Treasury Secretary and a man extremely reviled. A man that had become more of a footnote in history – other than his notorious death by Aaron Burr – until a Broadway musical became a smash hit and revived interest in this “soldier, thinker, statesman”. In “The Hamilton Affair”, Elizabeth Cobbs has created a novel as fascinating as Hamilton was, and one that sheds light on his unique place in history.I confess – I was initially attracted to…

Anonymous says:

If you love the “what are men to rocks and mountians” sass … Okay where to start… This book had me hooked from chapter one. If you love the “what are men to rocks and mountians” sass of Elizabeth Bennet, you are going to love Elizabeth “Eliza” Hamiliton, and if you believe true love stories should be more complicated than “they met, fell in love, and lived happily ever after”, then you’re going to love this book even more.I was hesitant to jump on the Hamilton craze that has followed the Broadway play, for fear that…

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