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Schiff, Stacy

Overview
Works: 57 works in 301 publications in 17 languages and 15,988 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DT92.7, B
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Most widely held works by Stacy Schiff
Cleopatra : a life by Stacy Schiff( Book )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,065 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."--Jacket
The witches : Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,858 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 2,136 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 )

48 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,588 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 )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,521 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 )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,388 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 )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 898 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( Recording )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 358 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( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 120 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
The witches : suspicion, betrayal, and hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 84 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 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleopatra : een vrouwenleven by Stacy Schiff( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 65 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."--Jacket
Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in 7 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Egyptische koningin (69-30 voor Christus)
Véra : ein Leben mit Vladimir Nabokov by Stacy Schiff( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witches by Stacy Schiff( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Saint-Exupery by Stacy Schiff( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cléopâtre by Stacy Schiff( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in 5 languages and held by 33 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

Benjamin Franklin and the birth of America : Franklin's French adventure 1776-85 by Stacy Schiff( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six months after America declared her independence, Congress dispatched Benjamin Franklin to France to solicit aid and arms for the upcoming fight. He was seventy years old, possessed of the most rudimentary French and had no diplomatic training. But this most remarkable of envoys was also among the most famous men in the world. During his eight years in Paris he charmed the French, outwitted the British spies and stirred a passion for a republic in those who lived under an absolute monarchy. Stacy Schiff tells a tale of international intrigue and from it emerges an intimate portrait of a brilliant man, as well as a sense of the fragility and improvisation of his country's bid for independence
 
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Alternative Names
Bruyère, Stacy de la

De La Bruyère Stacy

La Bruyère Stacy de

La Bruyère, Stacy de 1961-

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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A great improvisation : Franklin, France, and the birth of AmericaVera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) : a biographyCleopatra : a lifeSaint-Exupéry : a biographyA great improvisation : [Franklin, France, and the birth of America]Véra : Mrs. Vladimir NabokovCleopatra : een vrouwenlevenCleopatraBenjamin Franklin and the birth of America : Franklin's French adventure 1776-85