My Dear Hamilton
From the New York Times bestselling authors of America’s First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton—a 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 Eliza’s story as it’s never been told before—not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal—but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.A general’s daughter…Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she’s captivated by the young officer’s charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton’s bastard birth and the uncertainties of war.A founding father’s wife...But the union they create—in their marriage and the new nation—is far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it all—including the political treachery of America’s first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness.The last surviving light of the Revolution…When a duel destroys Eliza’s hard-won peace, the grieving widow fights her husband’s enemies to preserve Alexander’s 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, she’s left with one last battle—to understand the flawed man she married and imperfect union he could never have created without her…

My Dear Hamilton Details

TitleMy Dear Hamilton
Author
ReleaseApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN-139780062466174
Rating
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

My Dear Hamilton Review

  • Minni Mouse
    January 1, 1970
    Written by a historical fiction author I can respect?HELPLESS.
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways and I’m so glad I did! After seeing Hamilton on Broadway a couple of years ago I, like the authors, wanted to know more about Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. Much to my chagrin, there really weren’t any books (historical or otherwise) about her. Eliza wanted to make sure that Alexander’s story was told and I was eagerly awaiting someone to tell hers. Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie did an excellent job doing just that. There hav I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways and I’m so glad I did! After seeing Hamilton on Broadway a couple of years ago I, like the authors, wanted to know more about Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. Much to my chagrin, there really weren’t any books (historical or otherwise) about her. Eliza wanted to make sure that Alexander’s story was told and I was eagerly awaiting someone to tell hers. Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie did an excellent job doing just that. There haven’t been many books lately that have made me lose sleep to finish but this one certainly did. My Dear Hamilton is such a well-written book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to reading their other work because I’m a little sad that this one is over!
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. This was the best book I have read in quite awhile. Some of my favorite books both fiction and nonfiction have to do with the Revolutionary War and its figures so this book already had that going for it. The characters in the book are so vivid and multi-faceted. I thoroughly enjoyed going along with Eliza's struggles to understand her complicated husband and their relationship. This is definitely a book that I'll read again.
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  • Ruth
    January 1, 1970
    Although it was a work of fiction, the authors did an excellent job of researching and depicting the life of this fascinating woman. Having read this, I'm anxious to read the book Hamilton to learn more of the man and the times.
  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you goodreads giveaways for an advanced copy of My Dear Hamilton.I do not hand out 5 star ratings often, but My Dear Hamilton deserves 5 stars - or more, it was my favorite book of the year! I was at first intimidated by the length - over 600 pages - but they just flew by when reading. I love how Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie makes history very interesting and real. They tell the story of Alexander Hamilton and the founding of the country through the eyes of his wife, Eliza. I LOVED this Thank you goodreads giveaways for an advanced copy of My Dear Hamilton.I do not hand out 5 star ratings often, but My Dear Hamilton deserves 5 stars - or more, it was my favorite book of the year! I was at first intimidated by the length - over 600 pages - but they just flew by when reading. I love how Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie makes history very interesting and real. They tell the story of Alexander Hamilton and the founding of the country through the eyes of his wife, Eliza. I LOVED this book - it is beyond fabulous!!
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