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Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint | [Donald Spoto]

Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint

During the tumultuous Hundred Years War between England and France, a young peasant girl nicknamed "The Maid" (La Pucelle) followed her heart and came to the aid of her nation. Facing unimaginable odds, Joan's belief in her mission from God continued to propel her forward. Within months, she was directing soldiers and bravely fighting for her nation.
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Since her death at the age of 19 in 1431, Joan of Arc has maintained a remarkable hold on our collective imagination.

During the tumultuous Hundred Years War between England and France, a young peasant girl nicknamed "The Maid" (La Pucelle) followed her heart and came to the aid of her nation. Facing unimaginable odds, Joan's belief in her mission from God continued to propel her forward. Within months, she was directing soldiers and bravely fighting for her nation. Joan became a national hero and was the guest of honor at her king's coronation. However, her success and fame ultimately and ironically became her undoing.

Best-selling biographer Donald Spoto uses newly translated transcripts of Joan's trial to deliver an intimate portrait of this extraordinary woman. Neither wife nor nun, neither queen nor noblewoman, neither philosopher nor stateswoman, Joan showed the world that anyone who follows her or his heart has the power to change history.

©2007 Donald Spoto; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

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"Basing much of his research on newly translated transcripts of Joan's trial, Spoto breathes new life into an old subject." (Booklist)

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    "joan of arc"

    if you are a history buff than this book is for you. if you are not then this book is also for you. it doesn't matter if you are an atheist,agostic or a believer. you will not be able to put this book down.certainly one of the most extroadinary characters in history and died at the age of 19. amazing she accomplished so much, especially being a female in the 1400's. get it. you will not be dissapointed!!!

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    "Not a biography"

    This is not a biography but a hagiography. I did not find the objective study I was looking for.

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