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Joan

The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint

Joan( )
Author: Spoto, Donald
ISBN:978-0-06-118918-0
Publication Date:Mar 2008
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:HarperOne
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

Since her death at the age of nineteen in 1431, Joan of Arc has maintained a remarkable hold on our collective imagination. She was a teenager of astonishing common sense and a national heroine who led men in to battle as a courageous warrior. Yet she was also abandoned by the king whose coronation she secured, betrayed by her countrymen, and sold to the enemy. In this meticulously researched landmark biography, Donald Spoto captures her astonishing life and the times in which she...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Religious
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.312 x 8 x 0.541 Inches
Book Weight:0.405 Pounds
Author Biography
Spoto, Donald (Author)
Donald Spoto was born on June 28, 1941 in New Rochelle, New York. He received a B.A. from Iona College in 1963 and a M.A. and Ph.D. in theology (New Testament studies) from Fordham University in 1966 and 1970, respectively. He taught theology, Christian mysticism, and biblical literature at the university level for twenty years.

He has written more than 25 biographies of film and theatre celebrities including The Art of Alfred Hitchcock, The Kindness of Strangers: The Life of Tennessee Williams, Diana: The Last Year, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life, Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly, Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford, and The Redgraves: A Family Epic. He also wrote biographies on religious figures including The Hidden Jesus: A New Life, Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi, and Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint.

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