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Elizabeth Cobbs


Elizabeth Cobbs

Elizabeth Cobbs, historian, novelist and documentary filmmaker, is the author of four books on American history and a winner of the Allan Nevins Prize. Her novel BROKEN PROMISES: A Novel of the Civil War won the San Diego Book Award. She holds the Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M and a Research Fellowship at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Her newest book, THE HELLO GIRLS: America’s First Women Soldiers, released June 6 from Harvard University Press.

Books by Elizabeth Cobbs

by Elizabeth Cobbs - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Hamilton was a bastard and an 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.