Eliza Hamilton by Tilar J. Mazzeo audiobook

Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

By Tilar J. Mazzeo
Read by January LaVoy

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501166303
10.70 Hours Unabridged
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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 musical Hamilton. But they don’t know her full story. A strong pioneer woman, a loving sister, a caring mother, and in her later years, a generous philanthropist, Eliza had many sides—and this fascinating biography brings her multi-faceted personality to vivid life. Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of The Wife of Alexander Hamilton follows Eliza through her early years in New York, into the ups and downs of her married life with Alexander, beyond the aftermath of his tragic murder, and finally to her involvement in many projects that cemented her legacy as one of the unsung heroes of our nation’s early days. Featuring Mazzeo’s “impeccable research and crafting” (Library Journal), and perfect for fans of the richly detailed historical books by Ron Chernow and Erik Larson, Eliza Hamilton is the captivating account of the woman behind the famous man.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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 musical Hamilton. But they don’t know her full story. A strong pioneer woman, a loving sister, a caring mother, and in her later years, a generous philanthropist, Eliza had many sides—and this fascinating biography brings her multi-faceted personality to vivid life.

Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of The Wife of Alexander Hamilton follows Eliza through her early years in New York, into the ups and downs of her married life with Alexander, beyond the aftermath of his tragic murder, and finally to her involvement in many projects that cemented her legacy as one of the unsung heroes of our nation’s early days. Featuring Mazzeo’s “impeccable research and crafting” (Library Journal), and perfect for fans of the richly detailed historical books by Ron Chernow and Erik Larson, Eliza Hamilton is the captivating account of the woman behind the famous man.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator January LaVoy takes the many facets of Eliza described and creates a fully fleshed-out character with personality, wit, and intelligence. She engages listeners by creating voices for each of the characters involved in the telling of Eliza’s story through Eliza’s correspondence. LaVoy’s delivery of narrative passages is just as engaging. She keeps listeners audience engaged through the tragic duel that took Alexander’s life and the financial disaster that almost put Eliza on the street. Listeners will appreciate this creative presentation by an outstanding performer. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A highly readable book about a woman who lived in the shadows of the Founding Fathers yet was anything but a stock character…A luminous biography that brings Eliza to life as a relatable survivor, and will appeal to lovers of history and biography as well as fans of the musical.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Mazzeo, who has done careful research for this first full biography of Eliza Hamilton, promotes an interesting theory about her possible role in the ‘Reynolds Affair.’" Bookreporter
“In Tilar J. Mazeo’s vivid, compelling, and unputdownable new biography, Eliza Hamilton finally takes her place in the pantheon of remarkable American women who, no less than the men they loved, built this nation.” Christopher Andersen, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Tilar J. Mazzeo

Author Bio: Tilar J. Mazzeo

Tilar J. Mazzeo is a cultural historian, biographer, and passionate student of wine and food culture. A member of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association, she divides her time between the California wine country and Maine, where she is an assistant professor of English at Colby College.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English