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Schiff, Stacy

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Works: 62 works in 211 publications in 5 languages and 11,696 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Classifications: DT92.7, B
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Most widely held works by Stacy Schiff
Cleopatra : a life by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
29 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnet, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Ultimately she dispensed with an ambitious sister as well; incest and assassination were family specialties. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, among the most prominent Romans of the day. Both were married to other women. Cleopatra had a child with Caesar and -- after his murder -- three more with his protégé. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; the relationship with Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of her age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imagination ever since. ... Along the way, Cleopatra's supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a ... return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff ... separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order."-- From book jacket
A great improvisation : Franklin, France, and the birth of America by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Schiff tells how Benjamin Franklin--seventy years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary French--convinced France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in democracy. When Franklin stepped onto French soil, he well understood he was embarking on the greatest gamble of his career. By virtue of fame, charisma, and ingenuity, he outmaneuvered British spies, French informers, and hostile colleagues; engineered the Franco-American alliance of 1778; and helped to negotiate the peace of 1783. From these pages emerge a particularly human and yet fiercely determined Founding Father, as well as a profound sense of how fragile, improvisational, and international was our country's bid for independence
Cleopatra a life by Stacy Schiff ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To this day, Cleopatra proves to be one of the most important and controversial figures in ancient history. Married to both of her brothers, the first of which she defeated in a civil war before ordering the second's murder, Cleopatra would also have affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and nearly tear the Roman Empire in two. However, author Stacy Schiff believes history has given Cleopatra a bad rap and sets out to tell Egyptian queen's true story
Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) : a biography by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the Nabokovs, he famous for the novel, Lolita, she for being his muse, translator, editor, accountant, even typist. But above all she was his soulmate, a fact he recognized by dedicating every book to her. By the author of Saint-Exupéry
Saint-Exupéry : a biography by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografi over den franske forfatter og pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A great improvisation [Franklin, France, and the birth of America] by Stacy Schiff ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals how Benjamin Franklin outmaneuvered hostile colleagues, British spies, French informers, and other challenges to convince France to underwrite America's experiment in democracy
A great improvisation [Franklin, France, and the birth of America] by Stacy Schiff ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""In December 1776, a small boat delivered an old man to France." So begins a dazzling narrative account of Benjamin Franklin's French mission, the most exacting-- and momentous-- eight years of his life. When Franklin embarked, the colonies were without money, munitions, gunpowder, or common cause; like all adolescents, they were to discover that there was a difference between declaring independence and achieving it. To close that gap Franklin was dispatched to Paris, amid great secrecy, across a winter sea thick with enemy cruisers. He was seventy years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary French. He was also among the most famous men in the world. Franklin well understood he was off on the greatest gamble of his career. But despite minimal direction from Congress he was soon outwitting the British secret service and stirring a passion for a republic in an absolute monarchy. In A Great Improvisation, Stacy Schiff offers an utterly fresh and thrilling account of Franklin's Parisian adventure and of America's debut on the world stage. Schiff weaves her tale of international intrigue from new and little-known primary sources, working from a host of diplomatic archives, family papers, and intelligence reports. From her pages emerges a particularly human Founding Father, as well as a vivid sense of how fragile, improvisational, and international was our country's bid for independence"--Container
Véra Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov by Stacy Schiff ( )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hailed by critics as "monumental" (Boston Globe) and "utterly romantic" (New York magazine), Vřa, the story of Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov, brings to shimmering life one of the greatest literary love stories of our time. Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, Pale Fire, and Speak, Memory, wrote his books first for himself and secondly for his wife
Dr. Franklin goes to France by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saint-Exupéry : une vie à contre-courant by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angoissé et pétulant, brouillon et efficace, fraternel et élitiste, cet homme paradoxal et cet écrivain à la fois décrié et exalté a de plus été embrouillé par la légende. Cette biographie très documentée (soixante pages de notes) est, à ce jour, la plus complète et la plus juste, tenant compte de tout ce qui a été résumé autour de Saint-Ex
Cleopatra : een vrouwenleven by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Egyptische koningin (69-30 voor Christus)
A biography of Saint-Exupery by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Véra : ein Leben mit Vladimir Nabokov by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Véra's butterflies : first editions by Vladimir Nabokov inscribed to his wife by Sarah Funke ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La grande improvisation : Franklin, la France et la naissance des États-Unis by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Egyptische koningin (69-30 voor Christus)
Vera : Missis Vladimir Nabokov by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in Russian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Véra Nabokov by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nabokov rencontre Vera Evseevna Slonim à Berlin en 1923. Issue d'une famille juive de Russie, Vera vit une enfance heureuse pendant laquelle elle écrit des poèmes et apprend le français et l'anglais. Intellectuelle et indépendante, Vera influence toute l'oeuvre de son époux. Le destin d'une femme qui passe cinquante-quatre années dans l'ombre d'un génie littéraire
Benjamin Franklin and the birth of America : Franklin's French adventure 1776-85 by Stacy Schiff ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cleopatra a life by Stacy Schiff ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cleopatra's palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order, a generation before the birth of Christ. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff's is a luminous reconstruction of a dazzling life
 
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Alternative Names
De La Bruyère Stacy
La Bruyère Stacy de
La Bruyère, Stacy de, 1961-
Šiff, Stejsi.
Šiff, Stejsi, 1961-
Шифф, Стейси
シフ, ステイシー
Languages
English (129)
French (9)
German (7)
Russian (5)
Dutch (2)
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