I just finished reading My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. It's a well written, fictionalized account of the life of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton's strong, capable and intelligent wife. The book is a veritable who's who of the revolution and early years of the nation. It was delightful to read about the lives that touched hers -- like the Marquis de Lafayette, George and Martha Washington, James and Dolley Madison, Aaron Burr and more.
Reading the book makes that time period come alive, revealing insights into the challenges faced and the character of this extraordinary woman and her family.
I highly recommend reading it!
Have you read it? If so, what did you think about it? Feel free to leave comments.
It's election year -- political ads and news crowd the airways. As in any election year, you'll hear numerous references to the Constitution, the backbone of United States' government.
The Constitution is a remarkable document -- and so is the story about the personalities and circumstances that shaped its creation.
So, if you're interested in history, politics or characters, I'd recommend reading Plain, Honest Men - The Making of The American Constitution by Richard Beeman.
Beeman is a distinguished historian and his account of behind the scenes actions and compromises that shaped the Constitution is engrossing and engaging. In some places, it almost felt like reading fiction. It's excellent, unbiased and helps to understand the many complex issues that were faced by the founding fathers.
Add this one to your list of books to read!
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