Stacy Schiff

Stacy Schiff is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and historian, known for her biographies of notable figures such as Cleopatra, Benjamin Franklin, and the Witches of Salem.


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  1. 1. Cleopatra: A Life

    "Cleopatra: A Life" by Stacy Schiff is a detailed biography of one of the most famous and enigmatic figures in history, Cleopatra VII of Egypt. The book explores her life from childhood to her reign as queen, her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and her eventual downfall. Schiff uses primary sources and historical records to paint a vivid picture of Cleopatra's world and dispel many of the myths surrounding her life. The book also delves into the political and cultural context of ancient Egypt and Rome, providing a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era.

    The 7780th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Saint Exupery

    The biography "Saint Exupery" by Stacy Schiff provides an in-depth look into the life of the famed French aviator and writer, exploring his adventurous spirit, complex personality, and the turbulent times in which he lived. Schiff delves into his aristocratic upbringing, his pioneering contributions to aviation, and his literary achievements, most notably the creation of a beloved children's classic. The book also examines his personal struggles, romantic entanglements, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his disappearance during a reconnaissance mission in World War II, offering a comprehensive and nuanced portrait of an enigmatic figure whose legacy continues to inspire.

    The 9742nd Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Vera

    "Vera" is a biography that explores the life of Vera Nabokov, the wife of a famous Russian novelist. The book delves into the complexities of their relationship and Vera's role as her husband's muse, editor, protector, and the force behind his success. It provides a detailed look at their life together, from their meeting in 1920s Europe, through their escape from the Nazis, to their life in America. The book also highlights Vera's intelligence, strength, and unwavering support for her husband's career.

    The 11281st Greatest Book of All Time