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
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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

  • Kathryn Bashaar
    Feb 10, 2019

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

  • Kim
    Jan 07, 2019

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

  • Tanya
    Sep 06, 2018

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

    This is fiction - not a biography. The author even wrote the birth years incorrectly on the family tree for Eliza and Anjelica. Do not read. Stick with Chernow. ...

    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

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    I loved this super readable biography of Eliza Hamilton. For anyone who can't get enough of the Hamilton craze, or just wants to learn more about a strong woman coming of age with America, this is a great read. My one caveat is that it's told in such a wonderfully readable style (it...

  • Laura
    Jan 06, 2019

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

  • Stephanie
    Jan 02, 2019

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

    This is fiction - not a biography. The author even wrote the birth years incorrectly on the family tree for Eliza and Anjelica. Do not read. Stick with Chernow. ...

    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...

    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...

    ELIZA HAMILTON ? Who Tells the Story? http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... After the death of Alexander Hamilton, Eliza came into her own. I had recently read another book on my own (I think); a more fictionalized account of Eliza Hamilton but was interested in this biograp...

  • Jan Priddy
    Dec 05, 2018

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

  • Heather
    Oct 03, 2018

    Reading this was an absolute waste of time & I do not understand how the term "biography" can be attached to this. Biographical fiction? Yes. But this is not a biography. The way the author wrote this was incredibly frustrating, starting with the first sentence on the first pag...

  • Margaret Sankey
    May 31, 2018

    Reading this was an absolute waste of time & I do not understand how the term "biography" can be attached to this. Biographical fiction? Yes. But this is not a biography. The way the author wrote this was incredibly frustrating, starting with the first sentence on the first pag...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    Mazzeo explores the life and context of Eliza Hamilton--her family network of wealthy Dutch patroons, the American Revolution, her sketchy in-laws (Angelica and Cornelia picked creeps with whom to elope), the financial boom of the 1790s, Hamilton's status as an outsider favorite of the...

  • Amanda Z
    Nov 19, 2018

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

    This is fiction - not a biography. The author even wrote the birth years incorrectly on the family tree for Eliza and Anjelica. Do not read. Stick with Chernow. ...

    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...

    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...

    ELIZA HAMILTON ? Who Tells the Story? http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... After the death of Alexander Hamilton, Eliza came into her own. I had recently read another book on my own (I think); a more fictionalized account of Eliza Hamilton but was interested in this biograp...

    I won a copy of the finished book in a Goodreads Giveaway! I'm a fan of the Hamilton play and I slogged through Ron Chernow's biography a while back. It was interesting to see the story from the perspective of Eliza, and learn more about her life after Hamilton. There were two fa...

  • Michael Denton
    Oct 09, 2018

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

    This is fiction - not a biography. The author even wrote the birth years incorrectly on the family tree for Eliza and Anjelica. Do not read. Stick with Chernow. ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

    This is fiction - not a biography. The author even wrote the birth years incorrectly on the family tree for Eliza and Anjelica. Do not read. Stick with Chernow. ...

    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...

    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...

    ELIZA HAMILTON ? Who Tells the Story? http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... After the death of Alexander Hamilton, Eliza came into her own. I had recently read another book on my own (I think); a more fictionalized account of Eliza Hamilton but was interested in this biograp...

    I won a copy of the finished book in a Goodreads Giveaway! I'm a fan of the Hamilton play and I slogged through Ron Chernow's biography a while back. It was interesting to see the story from the perspective of Eliza, and learn more about her life after Hamilton. There were two fa...

    "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...

  • Ash
    Nov 25, 2018

    Reading this was an absolute waste of time & I do not understand how the term "biography" can be attached to this. Biographical fiction? Yes. But this is not a biography. The way the author wrote this was incredibly frustrating, starting with the first sentence on the first pag...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

    This is fiction - not a biography. The author even wrote the birth years incorrectly on the family tree for Eliza and Anjelica. Do not read. Stick with Chernow. ...

    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...

    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...

    ELIZA HAMILTON ? Who Tells the Story? http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... After the death of Alexander Hamilton, Eliza came into her own. I had recently read another book on my own (I think); a more fictionalized account of Eliza Hamilton but was interested in this biograp...

    I won a copy of the finished book in a Goodreads Giveaway! I'm a fan of the Hamilton play and I slogged through Ron Chernow's biography a while back. It was interesting to see the story from the perspective of Eliza, and learn more about her life after Hamilton. There were two fa...

    "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...

    This lively biography by the bestselling author of THE WIDOW CLICQUOT and IRENA?S CHILDREN follows Eliza through her early years as the daughter of a prominent landowner, through her life with Alexander and for 50 years after his death, as she worked to ensure his legacy while lookin...

    Holy Maria Reynolds Faux Scandal, Batman! Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton musical even though I've never seen it, well, legally, that is. Is it wrong to want Lin-Manuel Miranda to redo his Hamilton musical from Eliza Hamilton's point of view with thi...

  • Bea Lynch
    Jan 01, 2019

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

  • John Behle
    Feb 09, 2019

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

  • Kathi Johnson
    Nov 03, 2018

    Reading this was an absolute waste of time & I do not understand how the term "biography" can be attached to this. Biographical fiction? Yes. But this is not a biography. The way the author wrote this was incredibly frustrating, starting with the first sentence on the first pag...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

  • Alexandria Palombo
    Dec 30, 2018

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

  • Melissa
    Oct 10, 2018

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

  • Scott Pearson
    Feb 09, 2019

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

    This is fiction - not a biography. The author even wrote the birth years incorrectly on the family tree for Eliza and Anjelica. Do not read. Stick with Chernow. ...

    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...

    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...

    ELIZA HAMILTON ? Who Tells the Story? http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... After the death of Alexander Hamilton, Eliza came into her own. I had recently read another book on my own (I think); a more fictionalized account of Eliza Hamilton but was interested in this biograp...

    I won a copy of the finished book in a Goodreads Giveaway! I'm a fan of the Hamilton play and I slogged through Ron Chernow's biography a while back. It was interesting to see the story from the perspective of Eliza, and learn more about her life after Hamilton. There were two fa...

    "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...

    This lively biography by the bestselling author of THE WIDOW CLICQUOT and IRENA?S CHILDREN follows Eliza through her early years as the daughter of a prominent landowner, through her life with Alexander and for 50 years after his death, as she worked to ensure his legacy while lookin...

    Holy Maria Reynolds Faux Scandal, Batman! Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton musical even though I've never seen it, well, legally, that is. Is it wrong to want Lin-Manuel Miranda to redo his Hamilton musical from Eliza Hamilton's point of view with thi...

    What to do about the story of Eliza Hamilton. "Eliza Hamilton" by Tilar J. Mazzeo from Gallery Books. Not much is known about the wife of Alexander Hamilton and on purpose. Eliza destroyed almost all of her correspondence and later, some of her husband's as well. What's left behi...

    Like many, I fell in love with the protagonist of Broadway's biggest hit in recent years Hamilton. The true protagonist of that story is not Alexander Hamilton but his wife Eliza Hamilton. Her life as one of our country's founding mothers brings accolades that stack up well alongside h...

  • Leslie Goddard
    Oct 31, 2018

    Reading this was an absolute waste of time & I do not understand how the term "biography" can be attached to this. Biographical fiction? Yes. But this is not a biography. The way the author wrote this was incredibly frustrating, starting with the first sentence on the first pag...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

  • Joelle
    Jul 13, 2018

    Reading this was an absolute waste of time & I do not understand how the term "biography" can be attached to this. Biographical fiction? Yes. But this is not a biography. The way the author wrote this was incredibly frustrating, starting with the first sentence on the first pag...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    This was an intriguing glimpse into the lives of Eliza Hamilton and her Revolutionary peers. I?m glad that while this is a biography of Eliza there was a plethora of information about the people who influenced her life and times. I?ve seen plenty about Eliza?s relationship with h...

  • Devon Black
    Dec 04, 2018

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

  • Kathleen
    Jul 12, 2018

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    The author used research which she then fleshed out into the story of Eliza Hamilton's life. The beginning of the book was about her childhood and then about a third of the way through the book, the scandals started. If you like books about the ways of the world in those days with the ...

  • Jenna Bookish
    Jul 23, 2018

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

    This is fiction - not a biography. The author even wrote the birth years incorrectly on the family tree for Eliza and Anjelica. Do not read. Stick with Chernow. ...

    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...

    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...

    ELIZA HAMILTON ? Who Tells the Story? http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... After the death of Alexander Hamilton, Eliza came into her own. I had recently read another book on my own (I think); a more fictionalized account of Eliza Hamilton but was interested in this biograp...

    I won a copy of the finished book in a Goodreads Giveaway! I'm a fan of the Hamilton play and I slogged through Ron Chernow's biography a while back. It was interesting to see the story from the perspective of Eliza, and learn more about her life after Hamilton. There were two fa...

    "Best of wives and best of women." This was an immensely readable biography. Mazzeo's writing style creates the immersive reading experience of a good novel. While this at times requires her to take certain liberties and to speculate (the book opens, for example, with Eliza blushin...

  • Taylor
    Jan 14, 2019

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

  • Marco
    Nov 06, 2018

    Reading this was an absolute waste of time & I do not understand how the term "biography" can be attached to this. Biographical fiction? Yes. But this is not a biography. The way the author wrote this was incredibly frustrating, starting with the first sentence on the first pag...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

    This is fiction - not a biography. The author even wrote the birth years incorrectly on the family tree for Eliza and Anjelica. Do not read. Stick with Chernow. ...

    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...

    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...

    ELIZA HAMILTON ? Who Tells the Story? http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... After the death of Alexander Hamilton, Eliza came into her own. I had recently read another book on my own (I think); a more fictionalized account of Eliza Hamilton but was interested in this biograp...

    I won a copy of the finished book in a Goodreads Giveaway! I'm a fan of the Hamilton play and I slogged through Ron Chernow's biography a while back. It was interesting to see the story from the perspective of Eliza, and learn more about her life after Hamilton. There were two fa...

    "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...

    This lively biography by the bestselling author of THE WIDOW CLICQUOT and IRENA?S CHILDREN follows Eliza through her early years as the daughter of a prominent landowner, through her life with Alexander and for 50 years after his death, as she worked to ensure his legacy while lookin...

    Holy Maria Reynolds Faux Scandal, Batman! Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton musical even though I've never seen it, well, legally, that is. Is it wrong to want Lin-Manuel Miranda to redo his Hamilton musical from Eliza Hamilton's point of view with thi...

    What to do about the story of Eliza Hamilton. "Eliza Hamilton" by Tilar J. Mazzeo from Gallery Books. Not much is known about the wife of Alexander Hamilton and on purpose. Eliza destroyed almost all of her correspondence and later, some of her husband's as well. What's left behi...

  • Amanda
    Feb 03, 2019

    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...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

    This is fiction - not a biography. The author even wrote the birth years incorrectly on the family tree for Eliza and Anjelica. Do not read. Stick with Chernow. ...

  • Bookreporter.com Biography & Memoir
    Oct 26, 2018

    Reading this was an absolute waste of time & I do not understand how the term "biography" can be attached to this. Biographical fiction? Yes. But this is not a biography. The way the author wrote this was incredibly frustrating, starting with the first sentence on the first pag...

    I can't understand the high ratings this book has garnered or why it is classified as a biography. The research is sloppy and the fictionalized additions by the author don't add to the book's credibility. The book's publication soon after the Hamilton musical's amazing success makes ...

    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...

    "Aaron Burr was famously louche and horny." What can I say about a sentence combining a high school senior's vocabulary word with slang? Not to mention "a hot bullet tore through Hamilton's abdomen, shattering his rib cage." Nothing actually wrong with either one, except that I found s...

    So interesting! A great look into her life. ...

    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 book gets two stars because of the subject matter - I?d never rate anything involving Eliza Hamilton lower. If you want to read this biography please understand, though, that it is NOT a biography. This is a work of historical fiction couched as a biography by an author riding o...

    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...

    My husband and I recently saw the musical Hamilton, and like many people who have that pleasure, I was curious to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. This was a good biography, and I understand it is the ONLY complete biography of Eliza Hamilton. It gave me the inf...

    What a disappointment. I was so excited to think that at last there would be a biography of Eliza Hamilton. Nope. This is NOT a biography ...

    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 ...

    I enjoyed this book, but it read as much like a fictionalized account of someone's life as an actual biography, maybe more so. There were many scenes in which Eliza's (and Alexander's) inner thoughts or physical reactions, like blushing or calmly sighing, were stated as fact-- though t...

    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 ?...

    I am so disappointedly underwhelmed by this book. As an American Revolution scholar, and Hamilton fan, I was thrilled to see that Eliza finally had her own biography. However, Mazzeo's citations are limited, and she admits in the notes that she is not writing a "dissertation." Regardle...

    Shoddy research, questionable sources, fictionalized passages, and numerous claims without proof/sources. I can?t finish this book because the author clearly isn?t trustworthy. This is highly disappointing. Eliza deserves better. I hope somewhere there is a scholar writing a better...

    Could not muscle past the first chapter. Tilar Mazzeo whips out a virtual daytime TV soap opera script that is unreadable to anyone looking for history. An obvious capitalization on the success of the musical, I enjoyed consulting Wikipedia for fact checking more than plowing throu...

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

    Written like a novel. Not much discussion of her sources or how she comes to her conclusions, which is important when writing about someone who famously is missing documents. ...

    This is fiction - not a biography. The author even wrote the birth years incorrectly on the family tree for Eliza and Anjelica. Do not read. Stick with Chernow. ...

    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...

    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...

    ELIZA HAMILTON ? Who Tells the Story? http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... After the death of Alexander Hamilton, Eliza came into her own. I had recently read another book on my own (I think); a more fictionalized account of Eliza Hamilton but was interested in this biograp...

    I won a copy of the finished book in a Goodreads Giveaway! I'm a fan of the Hamilton play and I slogged through Ron Chernow's biography a while back. It was interesting to see the story from the perspective of Eliza, and learn more about her life after Hamilton. There were two fa...

    "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...

    This lively biography by the bestselling author of THE WIDOW CLICQUOT and IRENA?S CHILDREN follows Eliza through her early years as the daughter of a prominent landowner, through her life with Alexander and for 50 years after his death, as she worked to ensure his legacy while lookin...