Book cover of The Scandalous Hamiltons: A Gilded Age Grifter, a Founding Fathers Disgraced Descendant, and a Trial at the Dawn of Tabloid Journalism  by Bill Shafferby Bill Shaffer

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—this is the fascinating true story behind one of the greatest scandals of the Gilded Age, and the story that gave rise to the sensational tabloid journalism still driving so much of the news cycle in the 21st century.

“Fans of Erik Larson–style histories and anyone who just loves a fun, gossipy read will love The Scandalous Hamiltons.”—Apple Books, Best of the Month Selection

Interview with the Author

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260: The 1889 Hamilton Scandal w/ Bill Shaffer – A True Crime History Podcast
8/30/22            62 min

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History Nerds United S1:E20 – Author Bill Shaffer
7/26/22            36 min

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