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Schiff, Stacy

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Works: 66 works in 348 publications in 18 languages and 16,218 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Stacy Schiff
Cleopatra : a life by Stacy Schiff( Book )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 3,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Cleopatra, shrewd strategist and ingenious negotiator; though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world"--Publisher'd description
The witches : Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff( Book )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic
A great improvisation : Franklin, France, and the birth of America by Stacy Schiff( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,134 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
Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) : a biography by Stacy Schiff( Book )

51 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the remarkable literary partnership of the Russian author and his wife of fifty-two years
Cleopatra : a life by Stacy Schiff( Recording )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,505 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
Saint-Exupéry : a biography by Stacy Schiff( Book )

43 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stacy Schiff has brought Saint-Exupery wonderfully to life in this definitive biography of the enchanting and complex man. Drawing on dramatic new material, she provides full accounts of his many harrowing plunges to earth, the most serious of which led to the publication of Wind, Sand and Stars, and of his unhappy yet fertile years in New York, where he wrote both Flight to Arras and The Little Prince. She includes entirely fresh information on his career as an Allied war pilot as well as a heartbreaking portrait of him as a Frenchman without a country - and without any politics - in 1940. Deftly, she explores his tortured relationships with his wife and with other women, drawing on many unpublished letters and on her extensive interviews with his friends and his lovers. And she sets him superbly in the context of an era increasingly at odds with his courtly personality and romantic vision
The witches : Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff( Recording )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an 80-year-old man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other
Cleopatra : a life by Stacy Schiff( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her palace shimmered with onyx 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 and poisoned the second; incest and assassination were family specialties. She had children by Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Romans of the day. With Antony she would attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled both their ends. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Her supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost
A great improvisation : [Franklin, France, and the birth of America] by Stacy Schiff( Recording )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 343 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
Véra : Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov by Stacy Schiff( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed by critics as "monumental" (Boston Globe) and "utterly romantic" (New York magazine), Véra, 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. Set in prewar Europe and postwar America and spanning much of the twentieth century, this telling of the Nabokov's fifty-two-year marriage reads as vividly as a novel. Véra, both beautiful and brilliant, is its outsized heroine, a woman who loves as deeply and intelligently as did the great romantic heroines of Austen and Tolstoy. Stacy Schiff's Véra is a triumph of the biographical form
The witches : suspicion, betrayal, and hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An electrifying, fresh view of the Salem witch trials... Along with suffrage and Prohibition, the Salem witch trials represent one of the few moments when women played the central role in American history. Drawing masterfully on the archives, Stacy Schiff introduces us to the strains on a Puritan adolescent's life and to the authorities whose delicate agendas were at risk. She illuminates the demands of a rigorous faith, the vulnerability of settlements adrift from the mother country, perched -- at a politically tumultuous time -- on the edge of what a visitor termed a 'remote, rocky, barren, bushy, wild-woody wilderness.' With devastating clarity, the textures and tensions of a colonial life emerge; hidden patterns subtly, startlingly detach themselves from the darkness. Schiff brings early American anxieties to the fore to align them brilliantly with our own. In an era of religious provocations, crowdsourcing, and invisible enemies, this enthralling story makes more sense than ever
Dr. Franklin goes to France by Stacy Schiff( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witches by Stacy Schiff( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the Salem Witch Trials to offer key insights into the role of women in its events while explaining how its tragedies became possible
Cléopâtre by Stacy Schiff( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in 6 languages and held by 41 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 39 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 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La grande improvisation : Franklin, la France et la naissance des États-Unis by Stacy Schiff( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le temps est exécrable en ce 3 décembre de l'an 1776 sur les côtes bretonnes lorsque débarque, d'un frêle esquif, un vieillard perclus de rhumatismes. Son arrivée se fait dans le plus grand secret - il s'agit pourtant d'un homme célèbre et respecté dans le monde entier, et qui lors de son séjour français, changera le cours de l'histoire de l'Amérique. Son nom : Benjamin Franklin. Sa mission : rallier la France de l'Ancien Régime à la cause de la Révolution américaine. Et au vu des mille péripéties qui jalonneront cette première aventure franco-américaine au cours des mois suivants, c'est miracle qu'il y soit parvenu!
Kleopatra : ein Leben by Stacy Schiff( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and Thai and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleopatra VII., der letzte hinter Mythen und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgene weibliche Pharao Ägyptens, erwacht durch Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Stacy Schiff dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen zu neuem Leben: eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin, selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär
A biography of Saint-Exupery by Stacy Schiff( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleopatra : življenjepis by Stacy Schiff( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Slovenian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cleopatra : a life
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A great improvisation : Franklin, France, and the birth of AmericaVera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) : a biographyCleopatra : a lifeSaint-Exupéry : a biographyCleopatra : a lifeA great improvisation : [Franklin, France, and the birth of America]Véra : Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov
Alternative Names
De La Bruyère Stacy

La Bruyère Stacy de

La Bruyère, Stacy de 1961-

Schiff, Stacy Madeleine

Šīf, Stāysī 1961-

Šiff, Stejsi.

Šiff, Stejsi 1961-

Stacy de La Bruyère

Stacy Schiff Amerikaans historica

Stacy Schiff amerikansk historikar

Stacy Schiff amerikansk historiker

Stacy Schiff US-amerikanische Biografin und Journalistin

Стейси Шиф

Стейси Шифф американская писательница

Шифф, Стейси

שיף, סטיסי

시프, 스테이시 1961-

シフ, ステイシー

ステイシー・シフ

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