The Hamilton Affair
The Epic Love Story of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler
By Elizabeth Cobbs
The epic love story of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler, perfect for fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash-hit HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL.
Love Hamilton: An American Musical? You'll adore The Hamilton Affair.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
War will bring them together. Peace will tear them apart. History will make them immortal . . .
Born a bastard and raised an orphan in the stifling heat of the Caribbean, Alexander Hamilton must prove his worth on the bloody battlefields of the American Revolution.
A wealthy child of privilege, Elizabeth Schuyler has never wanted for anything, yet she longs for a life of so much more.
When fate brings them together, a passionate, life-long love affair begins. But to Alexander, burdened by his tragic origins, matters of honour can never be forgotten. As he risks everything for the future of his bold new country, this extraordinary marriage will be tested like no other - and become forever immortalised in hearts and minds.
Praise for THE HAMILTON AFFAIR:
'The Hamilton novel that immediately leaps to the top of the list' Joseph J. Ellis
'A portrait of a love so deep it was able to survive betrayal and a devastatingly public scandal' Booklist
'Cobbs' depiction of Hamilton will endear him in the hearts of readers' Publishers Weekly
Elizabeth Cobbs, historian, novelist, and documentary filmmaker, is the author of four books on American history and a winner of the Allan Nevins Prize. Her novel Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War won the San Diego Book Award. She holds the Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M. Her first PBS film, American Umpire, debuts fall 2016.
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19 Oct 2017
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If you want the authoritative biography of Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow is the place to go. If historical fiction is your preference, Elizabeth Cobbs has now written the Hamilton novel that immediately leaps to the top of the list. — Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers
With the expertise of an historian and the intimacy and immediacy of a gifted novelist, Elizabeth Cobbs plunges us into the cauldron of love, war, betrayal, slavery, blackmail, revolution, dueling, and banking in which our nation was brewedand delivers us into the conflicted heart of one of its most passionate and misunderstood heroes. — Stephen Harrigan, author of the bestselling The Gates of the Alamo and A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
A juicy answer to Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton — Cosmopolitan
Can't get tickets to Hamilton, the megahit Broadway musical? Don't despair, check out Elizabeth Cobbs finely tuned fictional biography of one of America's most intriguing yet vastly underrated Founding Fathers . . . Cobbs paints a portrait of a love so deep it was able to survive betrayal and a devastatingly public scandal. The focus alternates between Alexander and Elizabeth as their tempestuous tale unfolds in all its triumph and tragedy. — Booklist (starred review)
Cobbs' depiction of Hamilton will endear him in the hearts of readers — Publishers Weekly
Historic scholarship and creative music have suddenly turned Alexander Hamilton into one of the hottest of the nation's Founding Fathers. THE HAMILTON AFFAIR promises to turn up the heat even further. Elizabeth Cobbs superb novel about the many lives and perils of Hamilton and his wife Eliza adds delights and insights that are as fascinating as they are fun. Think of it as a terrific and must-companion to all things Hamilton. — Kurt Anderson, author of True Believers