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Saint-Exupery by Stacy Schiff
Book DescriptionThis is a fascinating account of the life of one of the century's great eccentrics - the brilliant Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Born in 1900 of impoverished aristocracy, he swiftly developed a mania for aviation, despite his chaotic mind and total technological incompetence. He flew reconnaissance missions in the War and wrote some strange and wonderful books, including the classic children's story "The Little Prince", between theatrically executed airplane crashed. He died in the air in 1944, and his brief life instantly acquired mythical status. 'Every facet of Saint-Exupery's short and dramatic life is covered in this fascinating biography. This is Stacy Schiff's first book, but she writes with all the skill, assurance and mastery of an old literary hand. If there was such a thing as a prize for a first biography, I would nominate this book' - Frank McLynn, "Sunday Telegraph".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712674942
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stacy Schiff
Witches, Paperback (October 2016)
A Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling historian explores one of the great mysteries of American history: the Salem witch trials
Cleopatra, Paperback (July 2011)
Cleopatra's palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. This title presents a reconstruction of her life.
Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of America, Paperback (October 2006)View all books by Stacy Schiff
Six months after America declared her independence, Congress dispatched Benjamin Franklin to France to solicit aid and arms for the upcoming fight. This work tells a tale of international intrigue and from it emerges a portrait of a brilliant man, as well as a sense of the fragility and improvisation of his country's bid for independence.
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Author Biography - Stacy Schiff
Stacy Schiff was educated at Phillips Academy and at Williams College. She lives with her husband and their two children. Saint-Exupery, her first book, was shortlisted for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize. Schiff is a 1996 Guggenheim Fellow.
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