Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tha Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs

Alexander Hamilton life starts and ends with hardship. As the illegitimate son of an shopkeeper in the Caribbean, he faces discrimination. When his mother dies and he is sent to school and becomes a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Elizabeth Schuyler, the tomboy sister in the crowded Schuyler family, learned the art of diplomacy early from her father when he attended meetings with the Native American tribe. When the two meet at her father's table, sparks fly. Soon, those sparks turn into a marriage that becomes part of the fabric of our early nation.

I liked how this book was written. It neither glorified or condemned Hamilton, but simply showed him as a human being. And it did it with grace that I believe Hamilton embodied. The Hamiltons' lives were so full of tragedy. I enjoyed reading about one of our Nation's Founding Fathers.

Thank you to the publisher for a review copy.

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