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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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....

  • Roxanne
    Aug 28, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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....

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    * 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. ...

    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! ...

    Historical fiction is my favorite genre and this book was my favorite from that genre! Loved the writing and the way the author makes the reader feel as though they are really there! If you love historical fiction, this book should be at the top of your TBR list!! ...

    The biography of Eliza Hamilton tells about the remarkable life of the wife of Alexander Hamilton. You will come away with an immense respect for this woman not only for the love and support she gave her husband but for the hardships she endured as a young mother and widow. ...

    Quite an informative and enjoyable reading experience ...

    Historical fiction is my favorite genre so this book was a joy to read and absorb. I won a copy of this book on GoodReads. ...

  • Heather
    Oct 03, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Wolfgang
    Oct 03, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

  • Sandy Korom
    Aug 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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....

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    * 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. ...

    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! ...

    Historical fiction is my favorite genre and this book was my favorite from that genre! Loved the writing and the way the author makes the reader feel as though they are really there! If you love historical fiction, this book should be at the top of your TBR list!! ...

    The biography of Eliza Hamilton tells about the remarkable life of the wife of Alexander Hamilton. You will come away with an immense respect for this woman not only for the love and support she gave her husband but for the hardships she endured as a young mother and widow. ...

    Quite an informative and enjoyable reading experience ...

  • Lisa
    Aug 18, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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....

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    * 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. ...

    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! ...

    Historical fiction is my favorite genre and this book was my favorite from that genre! Loved the writing and the way the author makes the reader feel as though they are really there! If you love historical fiction, this book should be at the top of your TBR list!! ...

  • Michael Denton
    Oct 09, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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....

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Melissa
    Oct 10, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

  • Irina
    Sep 14, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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....

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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....

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    * 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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

  • Book Seller GV
    Sep 18, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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....

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    * 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. ...

    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! ...

  • Lois Sittu
    Sep 05, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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....

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    * 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. ...

    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! ...

    Historical fiction is my favorite genre and this book was my favorite from that genre! Loved the writing and the way the author makes the reader feel as though they are really there! If you love historical fiction, this book should be at the top of your TBR list!! ...

    The biography of Eliza Hamilton tells about the remarkable life of the wife of Alexander Hamilton. You will come away with an immense respect for this woman not only for the love and support she gave her husband but for the hardships she endured as a young mother and widow. ...

  • Tracey
    Sep 13, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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....

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

  • Dede1948
    Jul 23, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ?...

    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...

    I've been so curious about Eliza's story and this is an amazing biography of her. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Fascinating read. Mazzeo has a much different take on the Maria Reynolds affair than does Chernow. Frustratingly confusing that the Schuylers and their extended family name their progeny with about only three first names per gender. There are a few places that could use some editing (P...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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....

    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...

    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 ...