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Stacy Schiff

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Stacy Schiff is the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize, the Ambassador Award in American Studies, and the Gilbert Chinard Prize of the Institut Français d'Amérique. All three were New York Times Notable Books; the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the Chicago Tribune, and The Economist also named A Great Improvisation a Best Book of the Year. The biographies have been published in a host of foreign editions.

Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and was a Director’s Fellow at the Cullman
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Stacy Schiff Given how little we have of Cleopatra -- one word in her handwriting, if indeed that is actually her handwriting -- almost anything would help. Some o…moreGiven how little we have of Cleopatra -- one word in her handwriting, if indeed that is actually her handwriting -- almost anything would help. Some of what we know about justice in her day we know from legal documents that survived inside of mummified crocodiles. So more crocodile mummies, please! For years archeologists have searched for her tomb; it would not resolve the mystery of her death, but if found, it would tell us something of her life.(less)
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“As always, an educated woman was a dangerous woman.”
Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra: A Life

“[Cleopatra's] power has been made to derive from her sexuality, for obvious reason; as one of Caesar's murderers had noted, 'How much more attention people pay to their fears than to their memories!' It has always been preferable to attribute a woman's success to her beauty rather than to her brains, to reduce her to the sum of her sex life.”
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“And in the absence of facts, myth rushes in, the kudzu of history.”
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