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Descripción editorial

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 the best provider. The trials of making ends meet and raising their ever-growing troop of children falls to Betsy, who accomplishes her task with grace and devotion. Conflict is built into their marriage. It does not simply spring from Alexander's agonizing childhood experience of bastardy, abuse, and abandonment. To quote Alexander Pope, Hamilton's favorite poet:
“And hence one Master Passion in the breast
like Aaron's serpent, swallows up all the rest..."
Betsy's passion is Alexander. Alexander's passion is America.
Though Hamilton's financial acumen and political courage is crucial to the formation and survival of our nation, his star sets quickly. Disillusioned, political power broken, his adored eldest son killed in a duel, Hamilton goes to his own famous duel with Aaron Burr in the spirit of those noble Romans he so steadfastly admires, preferring death to dishonor.
A Master Passion places the battles of Alexander Hamilton, the lonely idealist, within a family saga rich in period detail. The great edifice for which he laid the groundwork -- America -- has become, exactly as he planned, the richest and freest country on earth.

If you were fascinated by Stephanie Dray’s best-selling America’s First Daughter, you will love A Master Passion by Juliet Waldron

GÉNERO
Ficción y literatura
PUBLICADO
2017
7 de mayo
IDIOMA
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
608
Páginas
EDITORIAL
BWL Publishing Inc.
VENTAS
Smashwords, Inc.
TAMAÑO
959.6
KB

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