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Tilar Mazzeo - Library Journal Starred Review of: ELIZA HAMILTON


Oct 22, 2018

Library Journal gives ELIZA HAMILTON by Tilar Mazzeo a starred review in the November 1st issue!

“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.”

Please see below for the full review.

Library Journal
November 1st
Mazzeo, Tilar J. Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton.

With the success of the Broadway musical Hamilton, it seems only natural that an upswing in interest in both Alexander Hamilton (d. 1804) and his wife, Eliza, would follow. Fortunately, Mazzeo (Irena’s Children) has created a highly readable book about a woman who lived in the shadows of the Founding Fathers yet was anything but a stock character. Born to an affluent family and raised both in society and on the frontier where she occasionally attended tribal councils with her father, Elizabeth Schuyler (1757–1854) was most comfortable in the country, though she adapted well to both worlds. Though quieter than her sisters, the socially astute Eliza succeeded in capturing the heart of the fickle Alexander. His later affair with Maria Reynolds, while rocking the nation, reportedly impacted the marriage less so, according to a fascinating theory by Mazzeo. The author also follows Eliza’s life after Alexander—Eliza lived till her late 90s—and the local orphanage and public school she founded. VERDICT 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.—Stacy Shaw, Denver

Eliza Hamilton
Subtitle: The Extraordinary Life and
Times of the Wife of
Alexander Hamilton
Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo
ISBN: 9781501166303
Pub Date: 9/18/2018
Imprint: 1266 - Gallery HC
Format: Hardcover
Retail Price: $27.00
eBook Price: $12.99
Author Tilar Mazzeo/Saanichton,
Hometown: BC/NYC
Publicists: Harris, Meagan


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February 25, 2019 / 92nd St. Y Psychobiography with Dr. Gail Saltz series / New York, NY


OCT 1 Finished Book / FYE / Included in the 2018-2019 Freshman Year Experience catalog under MEMOIR & BIOGRAPHY category.


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JUN 19 June Bookseller Newsletter / Simon & Schuster June Bookseller Newsletter / ARC/Galley offered
SEP 4 September Adult Librarian e-Newsletter / New Books and a LIVE Event! / Featured under "Biography Roundup" category
SEP 9 History in Five monthly newsletter / Included in HI5 "New and Notable" section of its monthly newsletter /LINK
SEP 21 Indie Bookseller Asset e-Blast / The riveting biography of Eliza Hamilton, an unsung hero in America’s early days.

AUG 9 Twitter / Tweet / Post from Graham Windham school on Eliza's birthday /LINK
AUG 21 Subway Reads / Feature / Featured in the Subway Reads Campaign. Includes an excerpt of the book on + MTA subway advertising of the campaign / LINK
OCT 28 Great Books about Real-Life Women / List / Roundup on Off the Shelf

Pull Quotes
“Drawing from an impressive breadth of sources… this is an expertly told story that’s certain to captivate Hamilton fans and intrigue anyone interested in early U.S. history.”
Publishers Weekly

"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." STARRED REVIEW
Library Journal

"Mazzeo draws Eliza’s life as a narrative full of philanthropy, kindness, and dedication."
Read it Forward

“Historian and bestsellingg author Tilar J. Mazzeo offers a comprehensive look at the life of Eliza Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton's wife who founded New York's first orphanage… this is a story of an audacious woman.”

"The story of Eliza Hamilton has remained in the shadow of her well known husband for over two hundred years. Tilar Mazzeo has brought her back into the limelight, and this book will be the standard by which any future books about her will be judged by."
Midwest Rewind

"In this intelligent and insightful biography Tilar Mazzeo makes it nearly impossible for the reader not to fall in love with the admittedly plain-looking, yet endearing, adventurous, and wildly interesting Eliza Schuyler Hamilton."
Journal of the American Revolution

"[A] lively biography... Tilar J. 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,' where debate still rages as to whether Alexander was having an affair or hiding financial irregularities."