Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena?s Children comes a comprehensive and riveting biography of the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America?s early days. Fans fell in love with Eliza Hamilton?Alexander Hamilton?s devoted wife?in Lin-Manuel Miranda?s phenomenal musi From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena?s Children comes a comprehensive and riveting biogr...

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Title:Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton
Author:Tilar J. Mazzeo
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton Reviews

  • Stacy
    Aug 02, 2018
    Unputdownable! I had so much fun reading this biography. The author is one of those writers who makes everything so fascinating you're constantly going to back and forth to Google to learn even more about some cool thing you just read in the book. I have to look up what else Tilar Mazz...
  • Tanya
    Sep 06, 2018
    I have stayed somewhat clear of the mania around Alexander Hamilton these last few years, but I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and I just happen to be in possession of tickets for "Hamilton" in Chicago for next month, so it was time... I recognize that the book I read i...
  • Holly
    Oct 15, 2018
    This is a hard one to rate, simply because I almost feel like it should be under historical fiction rather than Biography. I know there are not a lot of source materials from Eliza herself, but I did not like how the author would infer or state things about Eliza that she actually has ...
  • Katelyn
    May 22, 2018
    I loved this super readable biography of Eliza Hamilton. For anyone who can't get enough of the Hamilton craze, or just wants to learn more about a strong woman coming of age with America, this is a great read. My one caveat is that it's told in such a wonderfully readable style (it...
  • Bertha
    Sep 08, 2018
    I'm not a big history buff but this book peaked my interest when I entered the contest to win a copy of this book. I found the book well researched and the story flowed from the first page. The one thing I didn't like was that two thirds of the book was devoted to Eliza and Alexander....
  • Heather
    Oct 03, 2018
    Reading this was an absolute waste of time & I do not understand how the term "biography" can be attached to this. Biographical fiction? Yes. But this is not a biography. The way the author wrote this was incredibly frustrating, starting with the first sentence on the first pag...
  • Margaret Sankey
    May 31, 2018
    Mazzeo explores the life and context of Eliza Hamilton--her family network of wealthy Dutch patroons, the American Revolution, her sketchy in-laws (Angelica and Cornelia picked creeps with whom to elope), the financial boom of the 1790s, Hamilton's status as an outsider favorite of the...
  • Raine
    Aug 30, 2018
    This is a beautiful book, well written and has been really researched! I appreciate the fact that Mazzeo also includes her footnotes at the end of the book! I will be interested to look through her research and learn more about the Hamilton's as well as others living during this time...
  • Michael Denton
    Oct 09, 2018
    It?s a quick read but you quickly tell that the author makes up for the lack of source material on Eliza by filling in the blanks herself. While it?s nice to have the perspective of Eliza and what was going on at home for Alexander there are many times where the read has to ask ?...
  • Amy
    Sep 25, 2018
    This was a very quick, and easily readable biography in that it read more like a novel in parts than nonfiction. I appreciate Mazzeo writing this long overdue first full-length biography of Eliza Hamilton and overall found it satisfactory. Oddly enough, the fact that it often read more...
  • Sally
    Jul 30, 2018
    This was an enjoyable glimpse into the life of Eliza Hamilton. If you are a fan of the musical Hamilton and want to know more about the life of the woman who married Alexander Hamilton then you will be interested in reading this book. This book is a straight-forward and well-written bi...
  • Ryan Macnair
    Sep 11, 2018
    This is an easy to digest, well written biography that bring to light the story of someone whom most people who saw the musical Hamilton instantly liked. That being said, some of the sourcing is a bit dodgy as many conclusions had to be made based on only one side of the conversation a...
  • Kathi Johnson
    Nov 03, 2018
    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...
  • Melissa
    Oct 10, 2018
    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...
  • Irina
    Sep 14, 2018
    Let me start by saying that biographies are not my go to genre. I happen to win this ARC in a giveaway and was curious about the wife of A. Hamilton. We always hear and read about the men, but the wives of these men rarely share the spotlight. I was so pleasantly surprised by this book...
  • Tehila
    Oct 02, 2018
    This is a well-researched and well-written biography of a fascinating woman. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in strong women, U.S. history, &/or just having a really good read in their hands. The only reason it took me so long to finish is that in the interim I?d ...
  • Joelle
    Jul 13, 2018
    This was an intriguing glimpse into the lives of Eliza Hamilton and her Revolutionary peers. I?m glad that while this is a biography of Eliza there was a plethora of information about the people who influenced her life and times. I?ve seen plenty about Eliza?s relationship with h...
  • Alexis
    Sep 25, 2018
    I was given this book by NetGalley for an honest review. I chose this book because I had read Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow and was intrigued by Eliza?s story. I really enjoyed Mazzeo?s style of story telling combined with facts. The book was well-researched and organized w...
  • Eric
    Sep 15, 2018
    * My wife raced through this in just a couple days. Alexander Hamilton is all the rage these days, so it's pleasant to see some attention paid to his wife's full story. A true hero too. * I received a free copy of the book in a Goodreads giveaway. ...
  • Kathleen
    Jul 12, 2018
    The author used research which she then fleshed out into the story of Eliza Hamilton's life. The beginning of the book was about her childhood and then about a third of the way through the book, the scandals started. If you like books about the ways of the world in those days with the ...
  • Jackie
    Jul 02, 2018
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Overall a really good book. The writing is easy and the pace is good. This book is clearly written to follow the success of the musical. Not that this is bad, but Eliza did a lot and yet, most of the book focuses on her time with Hamilton. She l...
  • Jenna Bookish
    Jul 23, 2018
    "Best of wives and best of women." This was an immensely readable biography. Mazzeo's writing style creates the immersive reading experience of a good novel. While this at times requires her to take certain liberties and to speculate (the book opens, for example, with Eliza blushin...
  • Mark
    Oct 24, 2018
    I am excited to have read this biography, it is the "first full-length biography of Eliza Hamilton," and though details of her story will remain subject to speculation, the incredible drama of her story is undeniable. I now understand why perhaps the musical Hamilton has been so succes...
  • Book Seller GV
    Sep 18, 2018
    A revolutionary new look at the woman behind one of our favorite founding fathers. Mazzeo's detailed and emotional examination of Eliza gives insight to a woman too often marginalized by her husband's long shadow. A must read! ...
  • Marco
    Nov 06, 2018
    What to do about the story of Eliza Hamilton. "Eliza Hamilton" by Tilar J. Mazzeo from Gallery Books. Not much is known about the wife of Alexander Hamilton and on purpose. Eliza destroyed almost all of her correspondence and later, some of her husband's as well. What's left behi...
  • Ellie
    Nov 07, 2018
    The book contained a lot of information about Eliza Hamilton that I never would have gotten if not for reading this book, but there were many unnecessarily detailed parts of the book. The author would make the book seem more like a narrative than a memoir, describing Eliza's movements ...
  • Tracey
    Sep 13, 2018
    I am not a fan of biographies, but this was incredible. It read like a novel. I learned so much about our founding fathers, but in a fun interesting way! The author was descriptive without boring the reader. The writing was easy and flowed quickly. All the characters were true to the...
  • Stu Wilson
    Sep 13, 2018
    This is a very well put together book, easy to read, with great information about the family of Eliza and of course her life with Alexander Hamilton. I enjoyed the back story of the Scuyler family as much as the Hamilton connection because this was new information for me and painted a ...
  • Bookreporter.com Biography & Memoir
    Oct 26, 2018
    This lively biography by the bestselling author of THE WIDOW CLICQUOT and IRENA?S CHILDREN follows Eliza through her early years as the daughter of a prominent landowner, through her life with Alexander and for 50 years after his death, as she worked to ensure his legacy while lookin...
  • Dede1948
    Jul 23, 2018
    I have read several books on Alexander, but none where the focus was on Eliza. The facts are there, but I found it hard to picture the scenes in my mind, not enough descriptive words. I will have to read another book on Eliza and compare notes. The story of Alexander?s infidelity is ...