The Scandalous Hamiltons

by Bill Shaffer

The Scandalous Hamiltons

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An Alexander Hamilton heir, a beautiful female con artist, an abandoned baby, and the shocking courtroom drama that was splashed across front pages from coast to coast... It's a historical true crime story almost too tawdry to be true - a con woman met the descendant of a Founding Father in a brothel, duped him into marriage using an infant purchased from a baby farm, then went to prison for stabbing the couple's baby nurse - all while in a common-law marriage with another man. The scandal surrounding Evangeline and Robert Ray Hamilton was one of the sensations of the Gilded Age, a sordid, gripping tale involving bigamy, bribery, sex, and violence. Through personal correspondence, court records, and sensational newspaper accounts, The Scandalous Hamiltons explores not only the full, riveting saga of ill-fated Ray and Eva, but the rise of tabloid journalism - including an exclusive interview conducted by world-famous investigative reporter Nellie Bly - in a story that unfurls as a timeless tale of ambition, greed, and obsession. The story of a beautiful, scrappy prostitute who managed to take advantage of a privileged aristocrat will really hit the sweet spot.
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An Alexander Hamilton heir, a beautiful female con artist, an abandoned baby, and the shocking courtroom drama that was splashed across front pages from coast to coast... It's a historical true crime story almost too tawdry to be true - a con woman met the descendant of a Founding Father in a brothel, duped him into marriage using an infant purchased from a baby farm, then went to prison for stabbing the couple's baby nurse - all while in a common-law marriage with another man. The scandal surrounding Evangeline and Robert Ray Hamilton was one of the sensations of the Gilded Age, a sordid, gripping tale involving bigamy, bribery, sex, and violence. Through personal correspondence, court records, and sensational newspaper accounts, The Scandalous Hamiltons explores not only the full, riveting saga of ill-fated Ray and Eva, but the rise of tabloid journalism - including an exclusive interview conducted by world-famous investigative reporter Nellie Bly - in a story that unfurls as a timeless tale of ambition, greed, and obsession. The story of a beautiful, scrappy prostitute who managed to take advantage of a privileged aristocrat will really hit the sweet spot.

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