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Joan of Arc (Classic Biography)

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Joan of Arc was one of the greatest figures of the Middle Ages - a woman who has fascinated historians ever since.

From her sudden arrival on the pages of history, in the spring of 1429, to her humiliating execution at the stake in Rouen in 1431, Joan of Arc achieved astonishing feats that changed the face of the Kingdom of France.

The standard biographies of Joan do not g
Published (first published January 1st 1973)
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Caleb Liu
Apr 19, 2007 Caleb Liu rated it really liked it
Classic biography of the epynonymous french peasant girl who heard a calling from God and become the model for every warrior girl up to modern day Zena.
Aug 17, 2007 Daniel rated it it was amazing
She died but her strategy and tactics lived on and by using these the French threw the English out of France for good.
Mar 18, 2014 Barb rated it really liked it
I thought I knew the story of Joan of Arc, but I was surprised of the depth of character the author was able to portray. More than a teenage religious zealot, Joan was a young girl conflicted between the visions that drove her crusade against the existing powers and her own fears and self-doubt.

This was a girl who grew up poor and uneducated in a harsh world. Driven by visions of the Virgin and saints, she set out to right the wrongs of a cruel social system. I was amazed at the violence she was
Thierry Sagnier
Mar 12, 2015 Thierry Sagnier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being French, Joan of Arc is more than simply a legend or a historical figure. She is the soul of the nation, and her importance in my native land can't be overstated.
I started learning about her in elementary school, and it's only a half-century later that I decided I should get away from the myth and learn something of her reality. This book explodes the beliefs that this was a frail, almost anemic girl, somewhat a simpleton, whose beatification went without saying. Joan, it turns out, was qu
Jan 17, 2012 Nathan rated it liked it
A simple and direct biography of Joan of Arc. A bit dated, but it gets the story across. The author is obviously a fan of the woman. Now, if only Sumption would hurry up with his work and get to this period... Rated PG for some battle violence and torture. 2.5/5
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Lucie-Smith was born in Kingston, Jamaica, moving to the United Kingdom in 1946. He was educated at The King's School, Canterbury, and, after a little time in Paris, he read History at Merton College, Oxford from 1951 to 1954.

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