The Hamilton Affair

The Hamilton Affair
Author: Elizabeth Cobbs
Publsiher: Arcade
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN: 9781628728552
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hamilton Affair Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Bestseller and one of the best historical fiction books of 2016 and 2017! “A juicy answer to Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton…” --Cosmopolitan Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of legendary characters, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from passionate and tender beginnings of their romance to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River. Hamilton was a bastard and orphan, raised in the Caribbean and desperate for legitimacy, who became one of the American Revolution's most dashing--and improbable--heroes. Admired by George Washington, scorned by Thomas Jefferson, Hamilton was a lightning rod: the most controversial leader of the new nation. Elizabeth was the wealthy, beautiful, adventurous daughter of the respectable Schuyler clan--and a pioneering advocate for women. Together, the unlikely couple braved the dangers of war, the perils of seduction, the anguish of infidelity, and the scourge of partisanship that menaced their family and the country itself. With flawless writing, brilliantly drawn characters, and epic scope, The Hamilton Affair tells a story of love forged in revolution and tested by the bitter strife of young America, and will take its place among the greatest novels of American history ever written.

The Hamilton Affair

The Hamilton Affair
Author: Elizabeth Cobbs
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 1628727233
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hamilton Affair Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Bestseller. “[A] finely tuned fictional biography of one of America’s most intriguing yet vastly underrated Founding Fathers.” —Booklist (starred review) Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of legendary characters, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from passionate and tender beginnings of their romance to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River. Hamilton was a bastard and orphan, raised in the Caribbean and desperate for legitimacy, who became one of the American Revolution’s most dashing—and improbable—heroes. Admired by George Washington, scorned by Thomas Jefferson, Hamilton was a lightning rod: the most controversial leader of the new nation. Elizabeth was the wealthy, beautiful, adventurous daughter of the respectable Schuyler clan—and a pioneering advocate for women. Together, the unlikely couple braved the dangers of war, the perils of seduction, the anguish of infidelity, and the scourge of partisanship that menaced their family and the country itself. With flawless writing, brilliantly drawn characters, and epic scope, The Hamilton Affair tells a story of love forged in revolution and tested by the bitter strife of young America, and will take its place among the greatest novels of American history ever written. “Why did Alexander Hamilton risk everything? Why did Eliza Hamilton stand by him? This complicated couple who did so much for young America spring to life in this entertaining, well-told tale.” —Cokie Roberts, author of Ladies of Liberty “A juicy answer to Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton.” —Cosmopolitan

The Hamilton Phenomenon

The Hamilton Phenomenon
Author: Chloe Northrop
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2022-07-05
ISBN: 1648894224
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hamilton Phenomenon Book Excerpt:

'The Hamilton Phenomenon' brings together a diverse group of scholars including university professors and librarians, educators at community colleges, Ph.D. candidates and independent scholars, in an exploration of the celebrated Broadway hit. When Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical sensation erupted onto Broadway in 2015, scholars were underprepared for the impact the theatrical experience would have. Miranda’s use of rap, hip-hop, jazz, and Broadway show tunes provides the basis for this whirlwind showcase of America’s past through a reinterpretation of eighteenth-century history. Bound together by their shared interest in 'Hamilton: an American Musical', the authors in this volume diverge from a common touchstone to uncover the unique moment presented by this phenomenon. The two parts of this book feature different emerging themes, ranging from the meaning of the musical on stage, to how the musical is impacting pedagogy and teaching in the 21st century. The first part places Hamilton in the history of theatrical performances of the American Revolution, compares it with other musicals, and fleshes out the significance of postcolonial studies within theatrical performances. Esteemed scholars and educators provide the basis for the second part with insights on the efficacy, benefits, and pitfalls of teaching using Hamilton. Although other scholarly works have debated the historical accuracy of Hamilton, 'The Hamilton Phenomenon' benefits from more distance from the release of the musical, as well as the dissemination of the hit through traveling productions and the summer 2020 release on Disney+. Through critically engaging with Hamilton these authors unfold new insights on early American history, pedagogy, costume, race in theatrical performances, and the role of theatre in crafting interest in history.

Alexander Hamilton Biography The Real Life of The Founding Father And Crafting The US Constitution

Alexander Hamilton Biography  The Real Life of The Founding Father And Crafting The US Constitution
Author: Chris Dicker
Publsiher: Chris Dicker
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alexander Hamilton Biography The Real Life of The Founding Father And Crafting The US Constitution Book Excerpt:

Alexander Hamilton was the architect of the US Constitution. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States a little more than two centuries ago. Hamilton was one of the public figures, along with George Washington, to craft and enforce the US Constitution, claiming independence from Great Britain. Hamilton's life is a subject to a lot of debates...

Pierre M Irving and Washington Irving

Pierre M  Irving and Washington Irving
Author: Wayne R. Kime
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 0889207453
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pierre M Irving and Washington Irving Book Excerpt:

Washington Irving and his nephew Pierre first met as adults in 1826. In compliance with teh wises of his uncle, Pierre assumed the roles of real estate agent, comptroller, editor, confidant and nurse. After the author's death in 1859, Pierre compiled The Life and Letters of Washington Irving, which for three generations remained the standard biographic portrait. The present work traces the relationships between Pierre and Washington Irving. In addition it includes a biography of Pierre M. Irving.

The Hamilton Collection

The Hamilton Collection
Author: Dan Tucker
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 0316503681
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hamilton Collection Book Excerpt:

The subject of a New York Times best-selling biography and a Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, interest in Alexander Hamilton is at an all-time high. This carefully curated collection of Hamilton's writings gives the reader an intimate glimpse into the mind of our most misunderstood founding father. The smash-hit musical Hamilton presents its central character as a truth-telling immigrant boot-strapper who used his extraordinary intelligence to make good -- but what was he really like? Let the man himself, a prolific and extremely effective writer, tell his story in his own words. Organized chronologically, this collection of Alexander Hamilton's personal letters, business and governmental correspondence, and excerpts from his most important published writings (including the Federalist Papers) gives readers first-hand insight into this highly influential founding father who engineered the ratification of the US Constitution, created the United States' financial system, and established friendly trade relations with Britain. The book includes love letters to Elizabeth Schuyler, who became his wife, and correspondence with his friend-turned-nemesis, Aaron Burr, which led to the duel in Weehawken that ended Hamilton's life at the age of 47. Also included are responses from some of his correspondents that give a 360-degree view of the man so esteemed by his protector and friend, George Washington, but reviled by others, including Washington's successor as president, John Adams. Illustrated with 50 illustrations, drawings, document facsimiles and more, the text is accompanied throughout by explanatory annotations from editor Dan Tucker who also provides introductions to each chapter and a preface.

Politics Religion and Society in England 1679 1742

Politics  Religion and Society in England  1679 1742
Author: Geoffrey Holmes
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 394
Release: 1986-07-01
ISBN: 9780907628767
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics Religion and Society in England 1679 1742 Book Excerpt:

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Peers Politics and Power

Peers  Politics and Power
Author: Clyve Jones,David L. Jones
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 604
Release: 1986-01-01
ISBN: 9780907628781
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peers Politics and Power Book Excerpt:

This book brings together a substantial and representative selection of recent writings on the House of Lords from the accession of James I to the Parliament Act of 1911. The editors provide a general historiographical survey and a bibliography of recent writings on the House of Lords during the period.

Bruce s History Lessons

Bruce s History Lessons
Author: Bruce G. Kauffmann
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-11-24
ISBN: 9781440106439
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bruce s History Lessons Book Excerpt:

This collection of columns by historian Bruce G. Kauffmann is must reading whether you are a history buff or not. Unlike most historians Kauffmann writes in a style that is entertaining as well as educational, and because his columns are short just 450 words they arent a huge commitment in time. Read one each day, or as many as you like. A recurring theme in the correspondence Kauffmann gets from readers is how much they wish history had been taught in school the way he writes it in his column. As reader Cynthia Scarlett wrote, Mr. Kauffmann, I truly enjoy your columns! How I wish someone with your flair could have been around when I was in high school. I would have been a lot smarter than I am now. I think you are a real asset to learning and I hope someone in the academic arena understands that and helps spread your fascinating columns throughout the country, or world." Even teachers are fans, and countless numbers of them use his column in their classroom. Regardless of your age, or past interest in history, you will enjoy this book.

American Musicals in Context From the American Revolution to the 21st Century

American Musicals in Context  From the American Revolution to the 21st Century
Author: Thomas A. Greenfield
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 1440865418
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Musicals in Context From the American Revolution to the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

American Musicals in Context: From the American Revolution to the 21st Century gives students a fresh look at history-based musicals, helping readers to understand the American story through one of the country's most celebrated art forms: the musical. With the hit musical Hamilton (2015) captivating audiences and reshaping the way early U.S. history is taught and written about, this book offers insight into an array of musicals that explore U.S. history. The work provides a synopsis, critical and audience reception, and historical context and analysis for each of 20 musicals selected for the unique and illuminating way they present the American story on the stage. Specifically, this volume explores musicals that have centered their themes, characters, and plots on some aspect of the American complex and ever-changing history. Each in its own way helps us rediscover and discover anew pivotal national crises, key political decisions, defining moral choices, unspeakable and unresolved injustices, important and untold stories, defeats suffered, victories won in the face of monumental adversity, and the sacrifices borne publicly and privately in the process of creating the American narrative, one story at a time. High school and college readers will come away from the volume armed with the critical thinking skills necessary to discern fact from fiction in U.S. history. Capitalizes on historic interest in the musical Hamilton Represents major periods in American history through musicals Unlike other books on the history of musical theatre, explores American history through musical form

Sexual Blackmail

Sexual Blackmail
Author: Professor of History Angus McLaren,Angus McLaren
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2002-11-04
ISBN: 9780674009240
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexual Blackmail Book Excerpt:

Charts the rise and fall of sexual taboos from the Victorian era to the first half of the twentieth century, noting how the labeling and outlawing of various sexual acts resulted in a rise in extortion, sensationalized court cases, and muckraking. (Social Science)

Defending the Revolution

Defending the Revolution
Author: Jeffrey Stephen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN: 1317153634
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defending the Revolution Book Excerpt:

The 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688-90 played a fundamental role in re-shaping the political, religious and cultural map of the British Isles. Yet, as this book demonstrates, many key elements of the history of the period between the landing of William of Orange and the establishment of the Union between Scotland and England, remain shadowy. In particular, the religious and theological underpinnings of the Revolution in Scotland have received scant attention compared to discussions of events in England, and Ireland. This book sets out to show how the religious dimension of the revolution settlement in Scotland while comprehensively Presbyterian, was not inevitable, revealing instead the degree of political and religious pressure that was brought to bear in order to press for a moderate settlement that took cognizance of the Episcopalian position. However, the outcome demonstrated the ability of Presbyterians to respond to the changing political circumstances and seize the opportunities they offered, enabling them to galvanise their support within parliament and secure a settlement that went beyond what William and Erastian-inclined Presbyterians would have preferred. Traditionally, treatment of the religious outcome in Scotland has been restricted to a bare narration of the significant acts of parliament - this book takes a more thorough and critical approach to explain not only the nature of the final settlement but how it was achieved, and the legacy it left for both Scotland and the newly forged British state.

The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Author: Michael J. Hogan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-03
ISBN: 1316949729
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Book Excerpt:

In his new book, Michael J. Hogan, a leading historian of the American presidency, offers a new perspective on John Fitzgerald Kennedy, as seen not from his life and times but from his afterlife in American memory. The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy considers how Kennedy constructed a popular image of himself, in effect, a brand, as he played the part of president on the White House stage. The cultural trauma brought on by his assassination further burnished that image and began the process of transporting Kennedy from history to memory. Hogan shows how Jacqueline Kennedy, as the chief guardian of her husband's memory, devoted herself to embedding the image of the slain president in the collective memory of the nation, evident in the many physical and literary monuments dedicated to his memory. Regardless of critics, most Americans continue to see Kennedy as his wife wanted him remembered: the charming war hero, the loving husband and father, and the peacemaker and progressive leader who inspired confidence and hope in the American people.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Author: Lawrence S. Kaplan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 504
Release: 1999
ISBN: 0842026304
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Jefferson Book Excerpt:

This biography of one of America's greatest political figures focuses on Thomas Jefferson's role as a maker of foreign policy. Although he was not the sole formulator of American diplomacy, Jefferson's voice was the most pervasive in the first generation of the republic's history. This text explores how the concept of the United States' westward expansion worked as the moving force in forming Jefferson's judgments and actions in foreign relations. Although much has been written about Jefferson, this volume is one of the few that explores the full range of his positions on foreign relations. Readable and authoritative, Thomas Jefferson: Westward the Course of Empire offers new insight into the man who shaped American foreign policy.

Swift and History

Swift and History
Author: Ashley Marshall
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-04-23
ISBN: 1316300919
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swift and History Book Excerpt:

Swift has been said to have little interest in history; his attempts to write it have been disparaged and his desire to become Historiographer Royal ridiculed. Ashley Marshall argues that history mattered enormously to Swift. He read a vast amount of history and uses historical examples copiously in his own works. This study traces Swift's classical and modern historiographical inheritance; analyses his unsuccessful attempt to write a history of England; and offers radical re-reading of his History of the Four Last Years of the Queen. A systematic analysis of Swift's view of 'authority' is highly revealing. His attitudes toward power and authority, sovereigns' and subjects' rights, parliamentary representation, and succession are reflected in his lifelong engagement with and pervasive use of the past. Studying Swift and history enables a deeper understanding of his authoritarian and historiographically Tory outlook - and how it changed when Swift's party fell from power in 1714.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1370
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Book Excerpt:

Pillar of the Constitution

Pillar of the Constitution
Author: Clyve Jones
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN: 0826427464
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pillar of the Constitution Book Excerpt:

This collection of original essays deals with aspects of the history of the House of Lords in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, including the internal management of the Lords and its external influence.

God and Hamilton

God and Hamilton
Author: Kevin Cloud
Publsiher: Deep River Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-06-07
ISBN: 1632695405
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and Hamilton Book Excerpt:

Discover Spiritual Truths from the Smash Broadway Hit Hamilton that Will Transform Your Life Hamilton―the hip-hop musical about a forgotten Founding Father―is the most compelling musical of our time. But if you watch it without understanding the spiritual themes of Alexander Hamilton’s life, you only get half the story. Discover how Hamilton is a modern-day parable that will: Lead you into a deeper experience of God’s grace Help you battle guilt and shame Challenge you to forgive Inspire your faith Engage you in the struggle for human equality God and Hamilton impressively weaves together insights from the musical itself, the lives of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton, and the story of Scripture into a tapestry that challenges people of faith to reexamine their lives. “God and Hamilton turned me inside out and revealed a side of Hamilton I had never thought to explore.”―LAUREN BOYD, HAMILTON BROADWAY CAST “A wonderful example of drawing from contemporary culture to understand how God works…I cannot recommend it more highly!”―MIKE BREEN “A bold and creative exploration of the themes in life that matter most. In this beautiful book, Kevin Cloud helps us see, listen, and open to the all-consuming love God pours out to us.”―PHILEEN HEUERTZ “For all who struggle with doubt, depression, and despair, God and Hamilton offers an inspiring way forward. Kevin Cloud’s book made my heart sing!” ―CRAIG DETWEILER “In this book Kevin portrays a wonderful example of how you can draw from contemporary culture to understand how God works with us on our own heroic journeys. I found his emphasis on God’s grace and faithfulness particularly inspiring and think that all who read it will come away with a better understanding of the challenges we all face. I cannot recommend it more highly!” (Mike Breen, Founder of 3DM, Author of Building a Discipling Culture, Covenant and Kingdom, and Family on Mission) “A bold and creative exploration of the themes in life that matter most. If we have the eyes to see and the ears to hear, we will notice God everywhere. In this beautiful book, Cloud helps us see, listen, and open to the all-consuming love God pours out to us.” (Phileena Heuertz, author of Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life and founding partner, Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism) “How did Alexander Hamilton overcome a tragic and shame-filled childhood? Kevin Cloud celebrates the amazing grace that propelled Hamilton to become a key architect of our fledgling democracy. For all who struggle with doubt, depression, and despair, God and Hamilton offers an inspiring way forward. Kevin Cloud’s book made my heart sing!” (Craig Detweiler, President, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology) “C.S. Lewis once lamented that people too often fail to appreciate the real and serious glory of even the most dull and uninteresting human life; that if we could ever truly glimpse the beauty of a normal everyday person’s story we might actually be tempted to worship them. In God and Hamilton, Kevin Cloud offers precisely this kind of appreciative glimpse into the life of Alexander Hamilton. These pastoral reflections upon a life that was anything but dull and uninteresting are sure to inspire. Read this book and catch a new imagination for what it means to be human.” (Tim Suttle, pastor and author of Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church-Growth Culture) A Note from the Author: I will never forget the moment I saw Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical on Broadway. I walked out of the Richard Rogers Theatre that night knowing that I had seen a ground-breaking and brilliant Broadway musical. I also knew that Hamilton somehow become for me a deeply spiritual experience. I soon discovered that I was not the only one. I read so many reviews and watched so many interviews where people spoke of Hamilton as a life changing experience. Rosie O’Donnell even went so far as to call it “medicine that I need for my soul. It is vital to me; it feels like going to church.” In writing this book, I have come to see Hamilton as a story that will transform our lives. A story that teaches us about grace, shame, forgiveness, and despair. A story that invites us into the struggle for equality and challenges us to partner with God in his ultimate goal of bringing redemption to His creation. I pray that this story, which intersects insights from the musical, the lives of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton, and the story of Scripture, might transform your life as well.

The Augustan Court

The Augustan Court
Author: R. O. Bucholz
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780804720809
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Augustan Court Book Excerpt:

Staid respectability and ineffectualness. A special feature of the book is a collective biography of all 1,525 men, women, and children at the court of Queen Anne, the first such study of the personnel of any large institution of later Stuart government.

British Politics in the Age of Anne

British Politics in the Age of Anne
Author: Geoffrey Holmes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 624
Release: 1987-07-01
ISBN: 0826446191
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Politics in the Age of Anne Book Excerpt:

British Politics in the Age of Anne is a book that anyone with an interest in the period will wish to possess: completely authoritative, yet as attractive to the student and the general reader as to the specialist. The author has both revised the text and written a substantial new introduction to this edition. Geoffrey Holmes reveals how little the structure and contents of politics under Queen Anne had in common with the connexion-ridden scene of the mid-18th century, as portrayed by Namier. He depicts a period of fierce and genuine party conflict, in which society at many levels was divided by great issues of principle and policy. Through frequent and hotly-contested elections and long parliamentary campaigns both Whigs and Tories enjoyed triumphs and suffered disasters. And while struggling against one another, each had to contend with internal factions and pressure-groups, the divisive thrust of personal ambitions and the hostility of the queen to single party rule. British politics in the Age of Anne is more than a major work of analysis and a historiographical landmark. By liberal use of quotation, eye for detail, sense of atmosphere and vivid character sketches of both leading and lesser personae, Professor Holmes recreates the unique political life of the high Augustan age.