Tortured by a secret so shameful that it is beyond bearing, Hamilton is alone in his grief. His heir is dead; his daughter has gone insane with grief. His dear wife, Eliza, now shudders at his touch.
He never intended to send his son to his death. And his wife may never forgive him.
As Hamilton struggles to save his marriage and his family, his political opponent, Aaron Burr, threatens to topple the nation. The nation which Hamilton had risked everything to forge.
Burr, impoverished and embittered by a humiliating loss, blames Hamilton. Burr will stop at nothing to regain his lost power and restore his fortunes. If he can destroy and defame Hamilton in the process, he will have his ultimate triumph.
It is a time of honor, duels, political intrigues, and political violence.
Torn between his duty to his wife and family, and his allegiance to the country, Hamilton must make his choice.
Fans of American history will love this fictionalization of Alexander Hamilton's political and family life in the years leading to his death. Great for fans of Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton, Joanne Freeman's Affairs of Honor, Gore Vidal's Burr" - Booklife Review
Average rating from 9 members
Thank you NetGalley, Diamonds Big as Radishes and Jack Casey for an ARC in exchange for an honest book review. Alexander Hamilton. Aaron Burr. Politics. Family. Triumphs. Failures. Duel. I read this compelling historical novel in a weekend. Jack Casey dives into the dimensions, lives and minds of Hamilton, Burr politically and personally. The characters are well developed and identifiable. There is a richness and intimacy that Casey shares with the reader that allows one to become a part of the story. The relationship of Hamilton and his son brims with love but will suffer from guilt and unimaginable pain. Eliza Hamilton shines as wife and mother, cherishing her spouse, his keen intellect and his genius. The antics of the rascally Aaron Burr are illustrated beautifully. Jack Casey has authored an historical gem and I cannot praise it enough. It is a perfect read and highly recommended.
As a Hamilton lover, this book just adds to the great books on the Founding Father. Very easy to read and historically accurate for the most part. It makes it feel like we are living A.Ham’s life as we read. The anguish of Eliza after Phillip and Alexander die is enough to break anyone’s heart.