— feeling alien
Being a Hamiltonian, and seeing Robert Land's name all across my hometown, I always wondered who he was. Now I know.
He was an American Loyalist spy, and for some reason he decided to make Hamilton his home after the revolution.
Not without much strife, trials and heartache. He lost children. His family that survived was not with him for so much of his life. His story is sad.
As a Canadian, it's weird to say my hometown is started by an American who was considered a traitor. But the British roots in me are quite okay with it all again.
Still, I now know where my city started.
The writing is slightly boring and fell flat for me, but I appreciate the research that went into this book.
Readers will enjoy it's non-fiction with fiction.