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Cleopatra : a life

Author: Stacy Schiff
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Back Bay pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life one of the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stacy Schiff
ISBN: 0316001945 9780316001946
OCLC Number: 741733835
Notes: Originally published in hardcover by Little Brown & Co., November 2010. This paperback edition includes a reading group guide written by the author September 2011.
Description: 394, 13 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: That Egyptian woman --
Dead men don't bite --
Cleopatra captures the old man by magic --
The golden age never was the present age --
Man is by nature a political creature --
We must often shift the sails when we wish to arrive in port --
An object of gossip for the whole world --
Illicit affairs and bastard children --
The wickedest woman in history.
Responsibility: Stacy Schiff.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life one of the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.

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