The Hamilton Affair

The Hamilton Affair

Large Print - 2016
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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 his ending at a dueling ground on the shores of the Hudson River, hers more than half a century later after a brave, successful life
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410495532
1410495531
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT FIC Cobbs Hoffman, E 2016
Characteristics: Large print
629 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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Feb 24, 2017

Really enjoyed the detail of how lives were lived and movements of the time. Thanks.

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lilypad_1
Feb 07, 2017

Due to the title I expected this book to be about the Hamiltons relationship but so much more was included(the whole Revolutionary War and more) that it was TMI. Their relationship was very interesting and unique and enjoyed how much they really loved each other and overcame many many obstacles and intimate struggles. Women in that time period had to made the cloth for their clothes, grow the crops for their food, bring income into the household and have a baby practically every year. Hamilton was gone for long periods of time so she also had to defend the homestead not know if he was alive or dead or when he would be returning and if they had money to run the household.
The politics during and after the Revolutionary War and setting up the government should be required reading for all of us. One, to remind us of what a hard fight our United States government has been; two, how amazing these people were to set up our government with checks and balances and the Treasury Department which we all take for granted and; three that politics have always dirty and crooked and somehow we still have a country of which we all are proud.

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