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:Biography
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...
  • Kim
    Jan 07, 2019
    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...
  • 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...
  • Laura
    Jan 06, 2019
    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...
  • Stephanie
    Jan 02, 2019
    ELIZA HAMILTON ? Who Tells the Story? http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... After the death of Alexander Hamilton, Eliza came into her own. I had recently read another book on my own (I think); a more fictionalized account of Eliza Hamilton but was interested in this biograp...
  • Jan Priddy
    Dec 05, 2018
    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...
  • 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...
  • Kate Guinan
    Jan 04, 2019
    Full disclosure, I won a copy in the Goodreads giveaway but it was on my list of books to own. After seeing the musical, I got interested in the history. I am always drawn to the women in famous men's lives. Often times, it is the woman who enables great men to be great. This was certa...
  • 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...
  • Amanda Z
    Nov 19, 2018
    I won a copy of the finished book in a Goodreads Giveaway! I'm a fan of the Hamilton play and I slogged through Ron Chernow's biography a while back. It was interesting to see the story from the perspective of Eliza, and learn more about her life after Hamilton. There were two fa...
  • 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...
  • Ash
    Nov 25, 2018
    Holy Maria Reynolds Faux Scandal, Batman! Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton musical even though I've never seen it, well, legally, that is. Is it wrong to want Lin-Manuel Miranda to redo his Hamilton musical from Eliza Hamilton's point of view with thi...
  • Bea Lynch
    Jan 01, 2019
    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...
  • 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 ...
  • Alexandria Palombo
    Dec 30, 2018
    This book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...
  • Melissa
    Oct 10, 2018
    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...
  • Leslie Goddard
    Oct 31, 2018
    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Devon Black
    Dec 04, 2018
    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Taylor
    Jan 14, 2019
    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dean
    Jan 18, 2019
    The subject of this book, Eliza Hamilton, is always worthy of five stars. Unfortunately, before I read this book, I read 'My Dear Hamilton', which presented the same facts, in a more fiction aspect. So, I felt like I was reading a less thrilling version of that. It's not to say that it...