The Master Passion

The Master Passion THE MASTER PASSION is the story of a marriage called by some a misalliance of Alexander Hamilton our First Secretary of the Treasury and Betsy Schuyler Although born poor and illegitimate Hamilton

  • Title: The Master Passion
  • Author: Juliet V. Waldron
  • ISBN: B00V8UT910
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • THE MASTER PASSION is the story of a marriage called by some a misalliance of Alexander Hamilton, our First Secretary of the Treasury, and Betsy Schuyler Although born poor and illegitimate, Hamilton courts the daughter of Major General Schuyler, an American princess Hamilton is one of a trinity of Founders who seem to have been created on purpose to invent our natioTHE MASTER PASSION is the story of a marriage called by some a misalliance of Alexander Hamilton, our First Secretary of the Treasury, and Betsy Schuyler Although born poor and illegitimate, Hamilton courts the daughter of Major General Schuyler, an American princess Hamilton is one of a trinity of Founders who seem to have been created on purpose to invent our nation Like all mission driven men, he is preoccupied, often absent, and not the best provider The trials of making ends meet and raising an ever growing troop of children are Betsy s This woman behind the man is barely known, but through war, Indian attacks, multiple births, epidemics, infidelity, unending politics and dire tragedy, Betsy is the force which holds the family together Conflict is built into this marriage It does not simply spring from Alexander s childhood experience of bastardy, abuse and abandonment To quote Alexander Pope, his favorite poet And hence one master passion in the breast,Like Aaron s serpent, swallows up the rest Betsy s passion is Alexander, but, sometimes, even than this wife, Alexander loves America.

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    1. Book ReviewImpressionsIn British West Indies a little over 50 years from its beginnings, Alexander Hamilton was born. It is hard to describe this amazing man living both a structured and unstructured life. Weaving enhanced accounts of his career into compelling storylines isn’t irresistible…but this author offers a fascinating read. I’ll admit to a lack of interest in our glorious and at times shallow history – compared to older cultures. At best, stories about a nascent Americana can be [...]

    2. Synopsis 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 th [...]

    3. After developing an obsession with the musical Hamilton, I wanted to learn more about Eliza/Betsy Hamilton. My search led me to this book, which citing an impressive amount of research. So, it turns out the musical took a lot of liberties, but that's to be expected. This book was very interesting and told a story balanced between Hamilton and his somewhat long-suffering wife. If you are interested in Hamilton and not quite ready for the Chernow tomb, this might be a good read for you.

    4. I really wanted this one to work, but it just didn't. I agree with the reviewer who said it alternated between a historical romance novel and a dry biography. The characters never really came to life for me. And it's not helped by poor proof-reading. I slogged through it, but never really felt like it engaged for me. I never was drawn to pick it up.

    5. This was a pretty good book. Some parts read like a romance novel and some parts read like a very dry historical biography. Overall I enjoyed it even if I had to force myself to slog thru some paces.

    6. Great historical fiction! I was a little worried when I started this book, not sure if it was my taste, but I was soon engaged and found it difficult to put down. I highly recommend this historical novel. Thanks to for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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