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Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton: A Master Passion (English Edition) di [Waldron, Juliet]
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A Master Passion is the story of our brilliant first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, and his wife, Betsy Schuyler.

It begins with their Revolutionary War courtship. Although born poor and illegitimate, as an Aide de Camp to General George Washington, Hamilton dares to reach, boldly pursuing Betsy, daughter of a wealthy and prominent New York family.

After the war, Hamilton engages in nation building. Like all mission-driven men, he is preoccupied, often absent, and not the best provider. The trials of making ends meet and raising their ever-growing troop of children falls to Betsy, who accomplishes her task with grace and devotion.

Conflict is built into their marriage. It does not simply spring from Alexander's agonizing childhood experience of bastardy, abuse, and abandonment. To quote Alexander Pope, Hamilton's favorite poet:

“And hence one Master Passion in the breast
like Aaron's serpent, swallows up all the rest..."

Betsy's passion is Alexander. Alexander's passion is America.

Though Hamilton's financial acumen and political courage is crucial to the formation and survival of our nation, his star sets quickly. Disillusioned, political power broken, his adored eldest son killed in a duel, Hamilton goes to his own famous duel with Aaron Burr in the spirit of those noble Romans he so steadfastly admires, preferring death to dishonor.

The Master Passion places the battles of Alexander Hamilton, the lonely idealist, within a family saga rich in period detail. The great edifice for which he laid the groundwork -- America -- has become, exactly as he planned, the richest and freest country on earth.

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  • Editore: Books We Love Ltd. (21 agosto 2015)
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  • Lingua: Inglese
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I had already read a fictional biopic on Richard III by this author (Roan Rose) and given my previous honestly negative experience I dreaded what she could write about the Hamiltons, especially with respect to the notorius affair with Maria Reynolds.
Well, thankfully Alexander Hamilton wrote so much about himself already that this author was probably forced not to stray too much from the beaten track, even if I personally do not agree with the overall picture of the Hamiltons’ marriage as an overall frustrating experience on both parts.
On one hand we have an Alexander Hamilton who is depicted as an unbashed flirt all his life, who chases skirts and repeatedly betrays his wife to satisfy his flesh during the times he and his wife are separate (with Maria Reynolds being only the most embarassing and notorious case, one that only gets a few pages and that in my view is never satisfactorily discussed by Alexander and Eliza in the book), a man who never really repents and feels sorry for his infidelities and ultimately only finds peace with his God, but not really with his wife, by deciding to throw away his shot and spare Burr’s life at the risk of his own life and his family’s welfare.
On the other hand we have an Eliza Schuyler Hamilton who seems never to loosen up even after her marriage, whose constant virginal shyness clearly frustrates a man who seems to get her pregnant the few times he manages to coax her into love making while Maria ensnares him with her gymnastics, an Eliza who feels frustrated not only by her husband’s infidelities, but by her lack of selfesteem, especially in her relationship with a brilliant penworm and socialite husband, a woman who manages a household that is so efficient as it seems gloomy and sad for most of their marriage.
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5 di 5 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Intensely real and readable 3 aprile 2015
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I know very little about American history, and all I knew about Alexander Hamilton is that he's rather a hero to several friends of mine. After reading Juliet Waldron's excellent novel about him I'm starting to see why. Waldron is a novelist who can be relied upon to have researched her subject thoroughly, so, in reading about people and an era unfamiliar to me, I felt I was in safe hands. But don't let me give the impression that this book is a dry piece of work -- on the contrary, it's extremely readable, in fact I found it close to unputdownable as the story took shape and the various characters were introduced. It's well paced, full of sympathetic and interesting people, and every historical detail is convincing. Hamilton feels very real as his personal story unfolds from a tough childhood to the start of a famous career. I'm eager to follow his story in the next novel about him.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Outstanding 4 dicembre 2016
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This was a well-researched and well-written story about Alexander Hamilton, his wife, children, and colleagues. I remembered much of the history but Ms. Waldron did such an outstanding job describing the characters, scenery, and historical facts I felt like I was living, not just reading, the history. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Very Readable 27 giugno 2016
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This historical novel about Alexander Hamilton gives us insight into Hamilton's personal life, telling the reader about his wife Elizabeth and how she managed being married to the soldier/statesman/complex husband that was Hamilton.
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5.0 su 5 stelle A Most Interesting Depiction of what Elizabeth Hamilton's life could have been and what Alexander Hamilton's life mostly was. 27 marzo 2017
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I thought this was a well-written novel based on history. Most of it was made up, although, and could lead the reader into believing it to be fact. At first I thought it was mostly fact, based of Elizabeth Hamilton's own reflection, however, Elizabeth Hamilton destroyed her own writings.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Very much enjoyed this interesting and humanizing treatment of the time and ... 9 febbraio 2016
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Very much enjoyed this interesting and humanizing treatment of the time and the people. AH was so gifted; his early death a tragic waste. His wife, Elizabeth, was an incredibly strong and accomplished woman. It would be interesting to learn how their children fared, whether they lived up to the high standards of their parents.
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