Signature Series: Author Elizabeth Cobbs

Elizabeth Cobbs, an award-winning historian and author of “The Hamilton Affair,” will visit our Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch on Friday, Feb. 22.

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Signature Series: Author Elizabeth Cobbs
Friday, Feb. 22
7 – 9 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

Elizabeth Cobbs will visit our Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch to discuss the captivating and tumultuous lives of Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza Schuyler, the subjects of her best-selling book “The Hamilton Affair.”

Copies of both “The Hamilton Affair” and Ms. Cobbs’ new book, “The Hello Girls,” will be available for purchase through our partnership with Joseph Beth Booksellers. There will be a book signing at the end of the event.

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Books by Elizabeth Cobbs

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 of their romance to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River.

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This is the story of how America’s first women soldiers helped win World War I, earned the vote and fought the U.S. Army. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, demanded female “wire experts” when he discovered that inexperienced doughboys were unable to keep him connected with troops under fire. Without communications for even an hour, the army would collapse.

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The war that’s been brewing for a decade has exploded, pitting North against South. Fearing that England will support the Confederate cause, President Lincoln sends Charles Francis Adams, son of John Quincy Adams, to London. But when Charles arrives, accompanied by his son Henry, he discovers that the English are already building warships for the South. As Charles embarks on a high-stakes game of espionage and diplomacy, Henry reconnects with his college friend Baxter Sams, a Southerner who has fallen in love with Englishwoman Julia Birch. Julia’s family reviles Americans, leaving Baxter torn between his love for Julia, his friendship with Henry, and his obligations to his own family, who entreat him to run medical supplies across the blockade to help the Confederacy. As tensions mount, irrevocable choices are made—igniting a moment when history could have changed forever.

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The Musical Soundscapes of “Hamilton”

Exploring the Musical Soundscapes of “Hamilton”
Wednesday, Feb. 27
7 – 8:30 pm
Southgate Street School

The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement presents Exploring the Musical Soundscapes of “Hamilton” on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Musicologist Leanne Wood, Ph.D., a lecturer in the Music Program at Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts, will explore the varied musical styles of the popular musical “Hamilton” and how creator Lin-Manuel Miranda employs various idioms to develop characters and enliven the historical narrative. She will guide the audience through some of the musical’s many homages to earlier artists and genres, paying particular attention to Miranda’s choice of hip-hop as the music of the American Revolution.

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