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Stacy Schiff


Stacy Schiff

Stacy Schiff is the author of VERA (MRS. VLADIMIR NABOKOV), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; SAINT-EXUPERY, Pulitzer Prize finalist; A GREAT IMPROVISATION: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize; and CLEOPATRA: A Life. Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Named a 2011 Library Lion by the New York Public Library, she lives in New York City.

Stacy Schiff

Books by Stacy Schiff

by Stacy Schiff - History, Nonfiction

It began in 1692 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.

by Stacy Schiff - Biography, Nonfiction

Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order.