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Author Schiff, Stacy.

Title Cleopatra : a life / Stacy Schiff.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
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 95th Street Adult Biography  BIO CLEOPATR    DUE 12-09-22 BILLED
 Naper Blvd. Adult Biography  BIO CLEOPATR    DUE 12-17-23
 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO CLEOPATR    AVAILABLE
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Description viii, 368 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-349) and index.
Contents That Egyptian woman -- Dead men don't bite -- Cleopatra captures the old man by magic -- The golden age never was the present age -- Man is by nature a political creature -- We must often shift the sails when we wish to arrive in port -- An object of gossip for the whole world -- Illicit affairs and bastard children -- The wickedest woman in history.
Summary The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
Subject Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C.
Queens -- Egypt -- Biography.
Egypt -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C.
ISBN 9780316001922
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SRP 2013 X
August 12 2013
SRP 2013 REVIEW: Nefertiti is a queen with a face but not a story. Cleopatra is a queen with a story but not a face. Author sifts through the different accounts of Cleopatra's life to tell a realistic possible biographical history.
SRP 2012 X
August 27 2012
SRP 2012 REVIEW: A sympathetic biography of the last queen of Egypt. This tragic woman is shown in her struggle for survival in a world dominated by the rising Roman Empire.
SRP 2012 X
August 20 2012
SRP 2012 REVIEW: Fascinating history of Egypt and its last queen. I didn't enjoy the author's style as much as other historians or reading about the brutality of the Roman culture.
SRP 2011 X
October 14 2011
SRP 2011 REVIEW: An interesting book that explains a lot of facts vs. fiction about Cleopatra. However it sometimes gets really boring with all the footnotes.
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