📒The Hamilton Affair ✍ Elizabeth Cobbs

â™ Book Title : The Hamilton Affair
✍Author : Elizabeth Cobbs
â™›Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
♣Release Date : 2016-07-28
âśżPages : 408
â™ ISBN : 9781628727234
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Hamilton Affair Book Synopsis : A New York Times Bestseller. Can’t get tickets for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award winning Broadway musical Hamilton? Then you’ll want to read The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs. Now a New York Times, this is an entertaining novel that has gotten great endorsements from Joseph Ellis, Cokie Roberts, Kurt Anderson, and Jim Leher. 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. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

📒The Hamilton Affair ✍ Elizabeth Cobbs

â™ Book Title : The Hamilton Affair
✍Author : Elizabeth Cobbs
â™›Publisher : Hachette UK
♣Release Date : 2016-10-06
âśżPages : 416
â™ ISBN : 9781473650800
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Hamilton Affair Book Synopsis : Love Hamilton: An American Musical? You'll adore The Hamilton Affair. THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER War will bring them together. Peace will tear them apart. History will make them immortal . . . Born a bastard and raised an orphan in the slavery-ridden Caribbean, Alexander Hamilton must prove his worth on the bloody battlefields of the American Revolution. A wealthy child of privilege, Elizabeth Schuyler has never wanted for anything, yet she longs for a life of so much more. When fate brings them together, a passionate, life-long love affair begins. But to Alexander, burdened by his tragic origins, matters of honour can never be forgotten. As he risks everything for the future of his bold new country, this extraordinary marriage will be tested like no other - and become forever immortalised in hearts and minds. Praise for THE HAMILTON AFFAIR: 'The Hamilton novel that immediately leaps to the top of the list' Joseph J. Ellis 'A portrait of a love so deep it was able to survive betrayal and a devastatingly public scandal' Booklist 'Cobbs' depiction of Hamilton will endear him in the hearts of readers' Publishers Weekly

📒The Hamilton Affair ✍ Elizabeth Cobbs

â™ Book Title : The Hamilton Affair
✍Author : Elizabeth Cobbs
â™›Publisher : Regnery Publishing
♣Release Date : 2016-07-28
âśżPages : 408
â™ ISBN : 9781628727234
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Hamilton Affair Book Synopsis : A New York Times Bestseller. Can’t get tickets for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award winning Broadway musical Hamilton? Then you’ll want to read The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs. Now a New York Times, this is an entertaining novel that has gotten great endorsements from Joseph Ellis, Cokie Roberts, Kurt Anderson, and Jim Leher. 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. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

📒Alexander Hamilton ✍ Ron Chernow

â™ Book Title : Alexander Hamilton
✍Author : Ron Chernow
â™›Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2005-03-29
âśżPages : 832
â™ ISBN : 1101200855
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Alexander Hamilton Book Synopsis : A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation. In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. “To repudiate his legacy,” Chernow writes, “is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.” Chernow here recounts Hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804. Chernow’s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America’s birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans. “Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow” —The New York Times Book Review Ron Chernow's new biography, Grant, will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017.

📒Affairs Of Honor ✍ Joanne B. Freeman

â™ Book Title : Affairs of Honor
✍Author : Joanne B. Freeman
â™›Publisher : Yale University Press
♣Release Date : 2002
âśżPages : 376
â™ ISBN : 0300097557
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťAffairs of Honor Book Synopsis : Offering a reassessment of the tumultuous culture of politics on the national stage during America's early years, when Jefferson, Burr, and Hamilton were among the national leaders, Freeman shows how the rituals and rhetoric of honor provides ground rules for political combat. Illustrations.

📒Hamilton The Revolution ✍ Lin-Manuel Miranda

â™ Book Title : Hamilton The Revolution
✍Author : Lin-Manuel Miranda
â™›Publisher : Hachette UK
♣Release Date : 2016-10-06
âśżPages : 288
â™ ISBN : 9781408709245
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťHamilton The Revolution Book Synopsis : From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims the origins of the United States for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages - "since before this was even a show," according to Miranda - traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became an international phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.

📒Alex And Eliza A Love Story ✍ Melissa de la Cruz

â™ Book Title : Alex and Eliza A Love Story
✍Author : Melissa de la Cruz
â™›Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2017-04-11
âśżPages : 368
â™ ISBN : 9781524739638
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Alex and Eliza A Love Story Book Synopsis : From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and the Descendants series comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. 1777. Albany, New York. As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball. Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history. In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.

â™ Book Title : Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran Contra Affair
✍Author : Lee H. Hamilton
â™›Publisher : DIANE Publishing
♣Release Date : 1995-11-01
âśżPages : 690
â™ ISBN : 9780788126024
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťReport of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran Contra Affair Book Synopsis : Contents: The Report: executive summary; Central America; the arms sales to Iran; exposure and concealment; the enterprise; conclusions and recommendations. Also contains the Minority report: the foreign affairs powers of the Constitution and the Iran-Contra Affair; Nicaragua; Iran; disclosure and investigations; putting Congress' house in order; and recommendations. Extensive appendices contain additional views of several Representatives and Senators.

📒The Hamilton Papers ✍ Alexander Hamilton

â™ Book Title : The Hamilton Papers
✍Author : Alexander Hamilton
â™›Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
♣Release Date : 2016-11-21
âśżPages : 436
â™ ISBN : 1540430766
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Hamilton Papers Book Synopsis : "If you liked Hamilton the musical, you absolutely need to read The Hamilton Papers" Do you love everything about the broadway show Hamilton: An American Musical? Do you find yourself listening to the Hamilton cast album on repeat all day and night? Do you quote Lin-Manuel Miranda to random people you meet? If so, this book is for you! The Hamilton Papers is the only complete resource for the historic documents from the hit Broadway musical. This amazing collection includes over 430 pages of Alexander Hamilton's writing wrapped in a beautifully designed matte soft-touch book cover. Get lost in Hamilton's elegant prose and go inside the mind of the man considered to be one of the greatest writers of his time. You'll be amazed by Hamilton's ability to convince people of his ideas using only his written words. A true Hamilton fan doesn't know the whole story until they've read this book! The Hamilton Papers was created to give fans of the show a behind-the-scenes look at history. Want to know what Hamilton wrote as a teenager that made his local community raise money to send him across an ocean to New York? What was so important about Hamilton's extramarital affair that he risked his marriage and reputation by writing a public pamphlet about it? What exactly were Hamilton and Burr writing to each other in letters that lead to their famous duel? Order The Hamilton Papers now to find out! The book includes the full versions of: THE FEDERALIST PAPERS, essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Referenced in the song "Non-Stop" in the musical THE REYNOLDS PAMPHLET, written by Alexander Hamilton about his scandalous affair of 1791-1792. Referenced in the song "The Reynolds Pamphlet" in the musical THE HURRICANE LETTER, written by Alexander Hamilton about the disastrous hurricane of August 1772 on St. Croix. This letter is how Alexander "wrote his way out" of poverty and is referenced in the songs "Alexander Hamilton" and "Hurricane" in the musical THE FARMER REFUTED, written by Alexander Hamilton and referenced in the song "Farmer Refuted" in the musical YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANT letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr that lead to the famous duel. Referenced in the song "Your Obedient Servant" in the musical BEST OF WIVES AND BEST OF WOMEN letter from Alexander Hamilton to his wife Eliza, his final note to her before he was killed by Aaron Burr. Referenced in the song "Best of Wives and Best of Women" in the musical

📒Hamilton ✍ Lin-Manuel Miranda

â™ Book Title : Hamilton
✍Author : Lin-Manuel Miranda
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2016-03-01
âśżPages : 200
â™ ISBN : 1495057542
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťHamilton Book Synopsis : Vocal line(s) with piano accompaniment; including chord symbols. Songs arranged by Alex Lacamoire and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

📒American Umpire ✍ Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

â™ Book Title : American Umpire
✍Author : Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
â™›Publisher : Harvard University Press
♣Release Date : 2013-03-04
âśżPages :
â™ ISBN : 9780674073838
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťAmerican Umpire Book Synopsis : Commentators call the United States an empire: occasionally a benign empire, sometimes an empire in denial, often a destructive empire. In American Umpire Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman asserts instead that America has performed the role of umpire since 1776, compelling adherence to rules that gradually earned broad approval, and violating them as well.

📒The Monkey Gland Affair ✍ David Hamilton

â™ Book Title : The Monkey Gland Affair
✍Author : David Hamilton
â™›Publisher : Vintage
♣Release Date : 1986
âśżPages : 155
â™ ISBN : 0701130210
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒The Hello Girls ✍ Elizabeth Cobbs

â™ Book Title : The Hello Girls
✍Author : Elizabeth Cobbs
â™›Publisher : Harvard University Press
♣Release Date : 2017-04-06
âśżPages : 400
â™ ISBN : 9780674971479
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Hello Girls Book Synopsis : In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France to help win World War I. Elizabeth Cobbs reveals the challenges these patriotic young women faced in a war zone where male soldiers resented, wooed, mocked, saluted, and ultimately celebrated them. Back on the home front, they fought the army for veterans’ benefits and medals, and won.

📒The Denmark Vesey Affair ✍ Douglas R. Egerton

â™ Book Title : The Denmark Vesey Affair
✍Author : Douglas R. Egerton
â™›Publisher : Southern Dissent
♣Release Date : 2017-03-20
âśżPages : 928
â™ ISBN : 0813062829
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒I Eliza Hamilton ✍ Susan Holloway Scott

â™ Book Title : I Eliza Hamilton
✍Author : Susan Holloway Scott
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2017-09
âśżPages : 400
â™ ISBN : 1496712528
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťI Eliza Hamilton Book Synopsis : In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton's wife, Eliza--a fascinating, strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history. "Love is not easy with a man chosen by Fate for greatness . . ." As the daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schuyler is accustomed to socializing with dignitaries and soldiers. But no visitor to her parents' home has affected her so strongly as Alexander Hamilton, a charismatic, ambitious aide to George Washington. They marry quickly, and despite the tumult of the American Revolution, Eliza is confident in her brilliant husband and in her role as his helpmate. But it is in the aftermath of war, as Hamilton becomes one of the country's most important figures, that she truly comes into her own. In the new capital, Eliza becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as her grace. Behind closed doors, she astutely manages their expanding household, and assists her husband with his political writings. Yet some challenges are impossible to prepare for. Through public scandal, betrayal, personal heartbreak, and tragedy, she is tested again and again. In the end, it will be Eliza's indomitable strength that makes her not only Hamilton's most crucial ally in life, but also his most loyal advocate after his death, determined to preserve his legacy while pursuing her own extraordinary path through the nation they helped shape together.

â™ Book Title : The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
✍Author : Joel Dicker
â™›Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2014-05-27
âśżPages : 656
â™ ISBN : 9780698171121
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair Book Synopsis : Instant New York Times Bestseller “Unimpeachably terrific.” —The New York Times Book Review One of CBS This Morning’s 6 “Must-Have Titles for Your Summer Reading List” The publishing phenomenon topping bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than two million copies in Europe and rights sold in more than forty countries, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller, and an ingenious book within a book, by a dazzling young writer. August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of the country’s most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. But Marcus’s plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan—whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor’s books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset’s citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his own writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a book to save someone’s life? From the Trade Paperback edition.

📒A Rural Affair ✍ Catherine Alliott

â™ Book Title : A Rural Affair
✍Author : Catherine Alliott
â™›Publisher : Penguin UK
♣Release Date : 2011-07-21
âśżPages : 480
â™ ISBN : 9780141962740
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťA Rural Affair Book Synopsis : Fans of Catherine Alliott's bestselling novels One Day in May and A Crowded Marriage, will love her latest gorgeously romantic novel A Rural Affair. 'If I'm being totally honest I had fantasized about Phil dying.' When Poppy Shilling's bike-besotted, Lycra-clad husband is killed in a freak accident, she can't help feeling a guilty sense of relief. For at long last she's released from a controlling and loveless marriage. Throwing herself wholeheartedly into village life, she's determined to start over. And sure enough, everyone from Luke the sexy church organist to Bob the resident oddball, is taking note. Yet the one man Poppy can't take her eyes off seems tantalizingly out of reach - why won't he let go of his glamorous ex-wife? But just as she's ready to dip her toes in the water, the discovery of a dark secret about her late husband shatters Poppy's confidence. Does she really have the courage to risk her heart again? Because Poppy wants a lot more than just a rural affair . . . Praise for Catherine Alliott: 'I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish' Daily Mail 'An entertaining read that's as light as the summer breeze' Daily Express

📒The Drifters ✍ James A. Michener

â™ Book Title : The Drifters
✍Author : James A. Michener
â™›Publisher : Dial Press
♣Release Date : 2014-03-18
âśżPages : 752
â™ ISBN : 9780804151498
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Drifters Book Synopsis : In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world—as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them. With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the private world of these unforgettable characters, exposing their innermost desires with remarkable candor and infinite compassion. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for The Drifters “A blockbuster of a book . . . full of surprise, drama, and fascination.”—Philadelphia Bulletin “Rings with authentic detail and clearly descriptive sights and smells . . . The Drifters is to the generation gap what The Source was to Israel.”—Publishers Weekly “[The Drifters] conveys a sense of a new time, a new generation.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Michener has slid open a window on the world of the dropout and has spared no effort to make the reader aware of this new world.”—The Salt Lake Tribune

📒Scandalmonger ✍ William Safire

â™ Book Title : Scandalmonger
✍Author : William Safire
â™›Publisher : Simon and Schuster
♣Release Date : 2000-02-02
âśżPages : 496
â™ ISBN : 9780743212052
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťScandalmonger Book Synopsis : A presidential hopeful has taken a beautiful, vulnerable woman as his mistress, though both are married to others. His rival for the presidency of the United States has even more sensational secrets to guard about his own past. An ambitious journalist unearths the stories of the private lives of both, and he hefts in his hand what he calls "the hammer of truth." The time is the end of the eighteenth century. The political figures whose intimate lives are about to be revealed are Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. The journalist out to shape the course of the young nation's history is "that scurrilous scoundrel Callender," the fugitive from Scottish sedition law who pioneered the public exposure of men in power. The women he makes famous are the mysterious Maria Reynolds and the slave Sally Hemings. The novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist William Safire brings these real characters in our history to life. He recounts the dramatic clash of the Founders and the first journalists -- drawn from actual events of the nation's beginnings -- that has special relevance for our time. Scandalmonger is dramatized history at its best and presidential politics at its most fascinating. For those who think that Washington sex scandals and lurid journalism are recent developments, this novel will be a revelation, for Safire shows vividly how media intrusiveness into private lives -- and politicians' cool manipulation of the press -- are as old as the Constitution. The "scandalmonger" of the title is James Thomson Callender, a writer with a poisonous quill pen who is secretly on the payroll of Vice President Jefferson. When Callender publishes documents leaked to him about a secret Congressional investigation into Treasury Secretary Hamilton's financial dealings, Hamilton counters with a confession of an affair with the blackmailing Mrs. Reynolds -- admitting to a sin but not a crime. Callender's scathing newspaper attacks on Hamilton and on President John Adams as a "hoary-headed incendiary" so incensed the Federalists in power that they enacted the Sedition Act to crush freedom of speech. The scandalmonger was convicted and jailed, but his widely reported martyrdom after an unfair trial angered many voters and helped to sweep the Jeffersonians into power. The new President pardoned his partisan publicist but refused to reward him -- indeed, cut him off in favor of less divisive supporters. Broke and betrayed, Callender set out to wreak vengeance on his former hero by breaking the story of Jefferson's fathering of children with his slave Sally Hemings -- an account that would be scornfully disbelieved until largely authenticated by DNA evidence almost two centuries later. Central to the story of Scandalmonger is the enigmatic allure of Maria Reynolds, a haunting adventuress who in real life bedazzled both Hamilton and his arch-enemy, Aaron Burr, and, in this novel, attracted the reviled scandalmonger as well. Much of the dialogue of Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe is drawn from their letters. The accounts of libel and sedition trials to suppress the opinions of Callender and his bombastic newspaper antagonist, "Peter Porcupine," are accurate. Hamilton's passionate and ironic defense of freedom of the press is true (although the notes of his speech were fleshed out by Safire, a former White House speechwriter). In a unique "Underbook," the author scrupulously sets forth his scholarly sources, separating fiction from dramatized history -- and in so leveling with the reader, truly re-creates the passionate controversies of an era that presages our times.

â™ Book Title : The Bettencourt Affair
✍Author : Tom Sancton
â™›Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2017-08-08
âśżPages : 400
â™ ISBN : 9781101984482
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Bettencourt Affair Book Synopsis : Heiress to the nearly forty-billion-dollar L’Oréal fortune, Liliane Bettencourt is the world’s richest woman and the fourteenth wealthiest person. But her gilded life has taken a dark yet fascinating turn in the past decade. At ninety-four, she’s now embroiled in what has been called the Bettencourt Affair, a scandal that dominated the headlines in France. Why? It’s a tangled web of hidden secrets, divided loyalties, frayed relationships, and fractured families, set in the most romantic city—and involving the most glamorous industry—in the world. The Bettencourt Affair started as a family drama but quickly became a massive scandal, uncovering L’Oréal’s shadowy corporate history and buried World War II secrets. From the Right Bank mansions to the Left Bank artist havens; and from the Bettencourts’ servant quarters to the office of President Nicolas Sarkozy; all of Paris was shaken by the blockbuster case, the shocking reversals, and the surprising final victim. It all began when Liliane met François-Marie Banier, an artist and photographer who was, in his youth, the toast of Paris and a protégé of Salvador Dalí. Over the next two decades, Banier was given hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts, cash, and insurance policies by Liliane. What, exactly, was their relationship? It wasn’t clear, least of all to Liliane’s daughter and only child, Françoise, who became suspicious of Banier’s motives and filed a lawsuit against him. But Banier has a far different story to tell... The Bettencourt Affair is part courtroom drama; part upstairs-downstairs tale; and part characterdriven story of a complex, fascinating family and the intruder who nearly tore it apart.

📒The Secret Race ✍ Daniel Coyle

â™ Book Title : The Secret Race
✍Author : Daniel Coyle
â™›Publisher : Random House
♣Release Date : 2012-09-12
âśżPages : 384
â™ ISBN : 9781448167159
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📝The Secret Race Book Synopsis : WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner in Boulder, Colorado. Over the next eighteen months, Hamilton would tell Coyle his story, and his sport's story, in explosive detail, never sparing himself in the process. In a way, he became as obsessed with telling the truth as he had been with winning the Tour de France just a few years before. The truth would set Tyler free, but would also be the most damning indictment yet of teammates like Lance Armstrong. The result of this determination is The Secret Race, a book that pulls back the curtain and takes us into the secret world of professional cycling like never before. A world populated by unbelievably driven – and some flawed – characters. A world where the competition used every means to get an edge, and the options were stark. A world where it often felt like there was no choice.