Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life And Times Of The Wife Of Alexander Hamilton

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena’s Children comes a “vivid, compelling, and unputdownable new biography” (Christopher Andersen, #1 New York Times bestselling author) about 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.

This “expertly told story” (Publishers Weekly) 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.

This captivating account of the woman behind the famous man is perfect for fans of the works of Ron Chernow, Lisa McCubbin, and Nathaniel Philbrick.


  • ElizaHamilton 001 Open

    Duration: 41s
  • ElizaHamilton 002 Dedication

    Duration: 06s
  • ElizaHamilton 003 Epigraph

    Duration: 18s
  • ElizaHamilton 004 Prologue The Best of Wives, Best of Women

    Duration: 06min
  • ElizaHamilton 005 Chapter 1 Home on the Hudson, 1751-65

    Duration: 21min
  • ElizaHamilton 006 Chapter 2 Fine Frontier Ladies, 1765-74

    Duration: 28min
  • ElizaHamilton 007 Chapter 3 First Romances, 1775-77

    Duration: 31min
  • ElizaHamilton 008 Chapter 4 Angelica, 1777

    Duration: 27min
  • ElizaHamilton 009 Chapter 5 Hamilton, 1778-80

    Duration: 27min
  • ElizaHamilton 010 Chapter 6 The Winter Ball, 1780

    Duration: 35min
  • ElizaHamilton 011 Chapter 7 All Girls Together and Peggy, 1780-81

    Duration: 39min
  • ElizaHamilton 012 Chapter 8 Peggy, 1781-84

    Duration: 25min
  • ElizaHamilton 013 Chapter 9 New York, 1785-88

    Duration: 22min
  • ElizaHamilton 014 Chapter 10 Family Indiscretions, 1789

    Duration: 24min
  • ElizaHamilton 015 Chapter 11 Speculation, 1790-91

    Duration: 30min
  • ElizaHamilton 016 Chapter 12 The Affair, 1791-92

    Duration: 41min
  • ElizaHamilton 017 Chapter 13 Reprieve, 1793-95

    Duration: 35min
  • ElizaHamilton 018 Chapter 14 The Scandal, 1796-97

    Duration: 31min
  • ElizaHamilton 019 Chapter 15 A Roman Wife, 1797-1802

    Duration: 48min
  • ElizaHamilton 020 Chapter 16 The Duel, 1804

    Duration: 23min
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