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The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic.

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The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic

Margaret A. Oppenheimer

Chicago Review Press

2016

347 pages

$29.95

Hardcover

E302

Oppenheimer traces the life and times of Eliza Jumel, born into poverty and going on to achieve money, fame, and infamy throughout her storied life. The battle for her fortune after her death at age 90 was as dramatic as her long life. Highlights include her marriage and divorce to Aaron Burr, and the rumor of an illegitimate son with George Washington. Chapter titles include, A House of Bad Fame, Bloomingdale, The Fortunes of War, and Murder Most Foul. The book includes a number of drawings and photographs of the era, including many of the mansion. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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