Elizabeth Cobbs - The Hamilton Affair

Upcoming Event
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In her second novel, Cobbs, a writer, filmmaker, and now a research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, traces the relationship of Elizabeth Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton, telling the life of the founder through the lens of a love story. The relationship was dramatic and controversial from the start: Hamilton was born illegitimate in St. Croix, while Eliza was the privileged daughter of an established New York family. Married in 1780, they had eight children; after Hamilton’s death in 1804, Eliza petitioned Congress for child support. She later founded New York’s first orphanage—becoming something of a founding mother.

Cobbs will be in conversation with Ruth Tam, a producer with The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

This event is part of the WAMU in Your Bookstore Series.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
The Hamilton Affair: A Novel By Elizabeth Cobbs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781628727203
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Arcade - August 2nd, 2016

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