The Hamilton Affair

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Cobbs

Narrated By: Coleen Marlo

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: August 2016

Duration: 11 hours 32 minutes

Summary:

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 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 brilliantly drawn characters and an epic scope, The Hamilton Affair tells a story of love forged in revolution and tested by the bitter strife of young America.

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  • Edith kodmur

    While I learned a great deal--while listening, I realized I knew only sketchy outlines of Hamilton's life, certainly of his birth and death and role in the Revolution and as the first Secretary of the Treasury--all of which was interesting, it does not rate as a 'Best Book', despite the author's impressive credentials as a historian. The most compelling section for me was the dangerous chess game he had to play with James Monroe and Jefferson in the background, pulling the strings. I chose to read it because the highly praised 'best biography', by Ron Chernow, is 800 pages! Certainly worth getting if you're curious about "Ham's" life.

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