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Author Shaffer, George W. (George William), author.

Title The scandalous Hamiltons / Bill Shaffer.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  B HAMILTON    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  BIOGRAPHY SHAFFER    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B HAMILTON, R.    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  BIOG HAMILTON, ROBERT RAY    Check Shelf
Description viii, 312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Note "A Gilded Age grifter, a Founding Father's disgraced descendant, and a trial at the dawn of tabloid journalism" -- Cover.
Contents Introduction -- In the woman's power -- A woman's ready dagger -- A villainous conspiracy -- Mr. Hamilton's plight -- Mrs. Hamilton weeps -- Mrs. Eva Hamilton's story -- Mann or Hamilton? -- Mr. Hamilton's fate -- Eva begins her fight -- Eva at the frontlights -- Mrs. Gaul's queer goings-on -- Sequel to tragedy -- Let him be forgotten -- Epilogue.
Summary A sordid tale of bigamy, bribery, sex, and violence, set in the Gilded Age, explores the ill-fated saga of Ray, an Alexander Hamilton heir, and his wife, a con artist who tricked him into marriage using an abandoned infant, and who went to prison for stabbing their baby's nurse.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293) and index.
Subject Hamilton, Robert Ray, Mrs. (Evangeline Steele)
Hamilton, Robert Ray.
Married people -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Trials (Assault and battery) -- New York (State)
Scandals -- New York (State) -- New York.
Deception -- New York (State) -- New York.
Tabloid newspapers -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780806542256 (hardcover)
080654225X (hardcover)
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