Cleopatra

A Life

by Stacy Schiff

Cleopatra

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A Life
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Book Summary

Stacy Schiff separates fact from fiction to reconstruct the life of Cleopatra, revealing her as a complex woman and shrewd monarch whose life and death reshaped the ancient world.

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27 weeks on NPR Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List

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History, With Heart: Cleopatra Reimagined, First Family Love Letters, All The President's Spies

In Cleopatra: A Life, Stacy Schiff argues that the Egyptian queen of literature, legend and Hollywood is largely inaccurate. First of all, Cleopatra was Greek, not Egyptian, and a commanding woman versed in politics, diplomacy and governance, with a fortune superior to the men in her circle. Schiff's great challenge as a biographer is to create a narrative that reveals the real Cleopatra and demonstrates why history should think of her as a canny political strategist and

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