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My Dear Hamilton

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
From the New York Times bestselling authors of America's First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton -- a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. Haunting, moving, and beautifully written, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza's story as it's never been told before -- not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal -- but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.

A general's daughter

Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washington's penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she's captivated by the young officer's charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton's bastard birth and the uncertainties of war.

A founding father's wife

But the union they create -- in their marriage and the new nation -- is far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it all -- including the political treachery of America's first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness.

The last surviving light of the Revolution

When a duel destroys Eliza's hard-won peace, the grieving widow fights her husband's enemies to preserve Alexander's legacy. But long-buried secrets threaten everything Eliza believes about her marriage and her own legacy. Questioning her tireless devotion to the man and country that have broken her heart, shes left with one last battle -- to understand the flawed man she married and imperfect union he could never have created without her.

Genre: Historical    

Praise for this book

"My Dear Hamilton is a fascinating work of historical fiction, beautifully crafted and richly detailed. If you think you already know Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, her role in the founding of our country, her marriage, and her heartbreak, you’ll marvel at the woman you meet in this compelling novel." - Jennifer Chiaverini

"Following their stunning success in America’s First Daughter, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamois have penned an unforgettable story of the woman behind Hamilton [...] My Dear Hamilton is a masterpiece that is both intimate in detail and epic in scope—a triumph!" - Pam Jenoff

"My Dear Hamilton is a superbly written, meticulously researched homage to the birth of America [...] At once a wartime drama, a woman’s coming of age, and a lesson on politics that resonates in today’s world, My Dear Hamilton is the book of the year." - Kate Quinn

"Eliza Hamilton assumes her rightful place as one of America’s founding mothers as she guides first her husband and then her fledgling nation into the annals of history. My Dear Hamilton is historical fiction at its most addictive!" - Stephanie Thornton

"No study of Alexander Hamilton would be complete without reading this book [...] Full of history, engaging characters who shimmer on each page, and a tremendous love story, this is a book for everyone." - Karen White

"If you’ve ever wanted to banter with Hamilton or share a dish of tea with the Marquis de Lafayette, open the covers of My Dear Hamiltonand step right in to Eliza Hamilton’s parlor [...] The gang’s all there!" - Lauren Willig

"Beautifully written and meticulously researched, this stunning novel captures the courage, strength, and kindness of the remarkable woman behind Alexander Hamilton. A fascinating read!" - Ellen Marie Wiseman


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April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
Author(s): Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
ISBN: 0-06-281982-8 / 978-0-06-281982-6 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
Author(s): Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
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April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
Author(s): Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
ISBN: 0-06-279192-3 / 978-0-06-279192-4 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Dear Hamilton: Perfect for fans of Hamilton: An American Musical
Author(s): Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
ISBN: 1-4087-1118-4 / 978-1-4087-1118-7 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
Author(s): Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
ISBN: 1-5384-9984-3 / 978-1-5384-9984-9
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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April 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton: Library Edition
Author(s): Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
ISBN: 1-5384-9982-7 / 978-1-5384-9982-5
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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Title: My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
Author(s): Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
ISBN: 1-5384-9983-5 / 978-1-5384-9983-2
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Title: My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
Author(s): Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
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April 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Dear Hamilton: Perfect for fans of Hamilton: An American Musical
Author(s): Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
Publisher: Piatkus
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