This book is the first English language book about the retrial of Joan of Arc: and clearly the best, based firmly on the testimonies given at the retrial. Written by renowned French historian, Regine Pernoud, it uses extensive excerpts from people who actually knew Joan, bringing to life this great woman and her powerful story.
This elegant book recounts the classic tale of the Maid of Orleans who terrified the English, and was a talisman to the French, and remained an enigma to everyone after her death. Claiming to have heard voices, and commanding the French army, this biography traces the life of Joan of Arc from her birth to death and the trials that cleared her name after her death. 64 Colorful pages, softcover.
Filled with archival photographs and amazing fact boxes, this groundbreaking series introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters.
Joan of Arc tells the story of the farm-girl turned Christian martyr, who heard voices encouraging her to secure the throne of France for its rightful heir. 128 pages, paperback. Ages 10-17.
Within little more than a year after her astounding triumphs- uniting the nation and securing the throne for Charles VII with her victory over the English at Orleans - nineteen-year-old Joan was imprisoned on charges of witchcraft and sorcery, tried with heresy, and burned at the stake. Polly Schoyer Brook's detailed account unveils the spirited woman behind the heroine who became a patron saint and continues to inspire courage and faith, even beyond her death.
Of all his works, this was Twain's personal favorite. Drawing on years of research, one of America's greatest authors retells the moving story of the maid of Orleans, portraying Joan's mystical visions, military prowess, endurance of charges of witchcraft and heresy, and her martyrdom with authenticity, poignancy, and admiration. An often overlooked masterpiece! 455 pages, softcover from Ignatius.
A vivid image of the young country girl who accomplished unprecedented victories for her country shines forth in this moving biography. Witness the spirit and faith of the maid of Orleans in Siobhan Nash-Marshall’s carefully researched page-turner.