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Women and Books Book Club: The Hamilton Affair

Join the Women and Books Book Club in the Community Meeting Room. The book for September is The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman.

Even if you haven't read the book, you're welcome to attend and get a copy of October's selection. Please RSVP via the group's MeetUp page at http://www.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho/. Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood's Women's Advisory Board.

Summary:
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 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 brilliantly drawn characters and an epic scope, The Hamilton Affair tells a story of love forged in revolution and tested by the bitter strife of young America.

Tue, September 5, 2017

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