My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
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Alexander and Eliza met at George Washington's headquarters in the year 1780. From all accounts Alexander was quite taken with Elizabeth (Betsy and later Eliza) and she with him. Their backgrounds could not have been more varied, she the second daughter of the wealthy and well known Schuyler family of upstate New York, while he was the illegitimate son of a mother who was jailed for adultery and being a whore. The heritage that Al ...more
Prior to reading this book, I was not wrapped up in all of the Hamiltonmania. I have not seen Hamilton on Broadway. I have not listened to a single song on the soundtrack. That has all changed, my friends. I am a believer and it’s all because of this book! I’m stalking Stub Hub and entering the Hamilton lottery on a daily basis. I’m on the verge of spending a ridiculous amount of money on tickets. If the play is as good as this book, i ...more
All right, here's the thing: American history is terribly boring and this book is ridiculously long. It took me four months to finish it -- which never happens -- and that's taking into account that I DNFed it at the 78% mark. I also think that while the author has skill in writing, her writing style here and account of Eliza Hamilton came across too matter-of-fact for me.
When we think about how Lin-Manuel took some of the most boring political machina ...more
I am about as articulate as an Oscar winner at the moment, but I am going to try and put a few words together.
Damn...Eliza Schuyler (pronounced Skylar) Hamilton, you have proved to be one of the most fascinating women I have ever read about in the pursuit of historical fiction. Daughter of a decorated officer, wife of a founding father, friend or foe to many American presidents, and a formidable supporter of the new United States. ...more
My Deat Hamilton is a massive novel, almost 700 pages and it took me around 2,5 days to read it. I was lucky enough to have a weekend off and let me tell you that it's the kind of book that that, despite the size of it, never get boring alt ...more
Alexander Hamilton is portrayed as a brilliant, hard-working man who had important roles in the war and in the new United States government. He was a Federalist who believed in a strong ...more
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 ...more
My husband. My hero. My betrayer."
Five stars for a formidable woman!
Elizabeth Schuyler knows how to handle herself around statesmen and dignitaries. Her father, General Philip Schuyler, is often in the company of them so its quite a surprise when she becomes smitten by Alexander Hamilton. George Washington's personal aide de camp, Alexander charms Eliza amd the two embark on a legendary love s ...more
He seems very unlikely to get married, but once he met Eliza Schulyer he was smitten. She was always he most ardent encourager.
After the dueling tragedy struck, Eliza fought to get control of all of Hamilton's papers. She had no idea of what she might find.
After her sister Angelia died she also had letters and other things which Eliza was able to keep.
Hamilton had not been the husband she adored. There was a dark ...more
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My Dear Hamilton captured my attention and my heart. And that's coming from a woman who hated American History classes. I wish history books in school were written this way. I might have enjoyed it a lot more.
My Dear Hamilton tells the story not of Alexander Hamilton but of his wife Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. It’s a story of her life journey a ...more
Currently the musical is playing in Portland which is near where I live and tickets are going for $400 a pop. I’ve been trying to enter the giveaway thing that they do for tickets but never seems to win—does anyone???
So like so many other Americans I too have jumped on the Hamilton train and plan to ride it all the way until I can see ...more
1. I am not usually a historical fiction fan. Romantic fake historical fiction, yes. Actual historical fiction, no.
2. I never paid attention in American history. Ever.
3. I’ve never seen the play “Hamilton” but it is based on Alexander Hamilton’s story and this book is about his wife, Eliza.
That being said, WOW! This book is an incredibly woven tale about the true life of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. The authors have obviously dedicated thousands of hours of research into the H ...more
Eliza also describes her transformation from young and naive girl to a politician as savvy (or more) than Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is portrayed as passio ...more
It's not a bad book, I mean it's about America's history but I found it so boring. I wanted more juice, like more of the drama between Angelica and Eliza. After finishing the book I understand why that's not the focus but in general Eliza was too forgiving which made me not like her at all. Since the book is about her, that would explain why I didn't enjoy this one. If you love American history or Alexander Hamilton is your thing then I would recommend it, otherwise skip it.