The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel in the media
Kim Dramer, Untapped Cities, March 22, 2016. Read more . . .
"Eliza was a modern woman in a most un-modern time. Her tactics were considered unseemly by some, but reading her story today, one can only raise a glass, tip a hat, bow down and say, "Brava!"
Liz Smith, New York Social Diary, March 7, 2016. Read more . . .
"Art historian Oppenheimer (The French Portrait) vibrantly recreates Eliza Jumel’s rise from poverty to affluence, skillfully peeling away generations of rumors about this intelligent and resourceful woman."
Publishers Weekly, September 21, 2015. Read more . . .
"Ms. Oppenheimer recounts quotidian early-19th-century New York and imaginatively fills the gaps in the biographical record of that rare woman involved in financial affairs by invoking romantic literature and the ribald gossip of the day."
Sam Roberts, New York Times, December 11, 2015. Read more . . .
“Presented in novel-like fashion, the book will appeal to all audiences. The narrative is punctuated with valuable information about cultural, economic, and political life in the US and France during that time, making it a useful primer on the era.”
Choice, July 1, 2016. Read more (requires Choice subscription) . . .
"The author has presented a yarn worth staying up for to read."
Joan M. Burda, New York Journal of Books, November 9, 2015. Read more . . .