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

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5.39 X 7.94 X 0.54 inches | 0.39 pounds
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About the Author

Donald Spoto has written two dozen bestselling biographies of film and theater stars--among them Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, Ingrid Bergman, and Marilyn Monroe. Born in Westchester County, near New York City, he now lives in Denmark.

"Thought provoking and very readable... Joan's story is significant and should be retold...."--United Press International
"I have never read a biography that affected me so deeply as a Catholic or as a woman."--Sr. Joan Chittister, author of Called to Question and columnist for The National Catholic Reporter
"[Spoto] approaches his subject with the sophistication of a historian and the admiration of a true believer."--Washington Post
"A magnificent introduction to one of the most misunderstood and controversial of all the saints."--James Martin, SJ, editor of America Magazine, author of My Life With the Saints
"Spoto's new biography is like bringing reality TV into a 15th century courtroom . . .a stunning miscarriage of justice."--Denver Post
"Spoto is a surprisingly apt biographer for [Joan] ...."--Slate
"Donald Spoto is one of the best biographers in the world today. "--Acclaimed biographer Mary S. Lovell, author of the national bestselling The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family
"A worthy contribution to a renewed understanding of a figure who still speaks to today's realities."--Library Journal
"A fresh and definitive biography in the context of Joan of Arc's times."--International Herald Tribune
"[An] engaging, and at times gripping, biography."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"...a lively, accessible book ...with a cogent discussion of faith, mystery and early church politics."--Washington Times