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Joan of Arc : the warrior saint
Richey, Stephen W. (Stephen Wesley), 1957-
Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, [2003]

Physical Description:
x, 175 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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DC103 .R52 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Drawing on eyewitness accounts of Joan's comrades-in-arms and the author's own military experience, Richey goes beyond what Joan did in her amazing career, analyzing how she performed her martial feats. The first study in English to dig deeper into the mechanics of Joan's military career, and the first English treatment by a professional soldier with battlefield experience, this vivid account explores Joan's achievements in winning the loyalty of her men.

Author Notes

Stephen W. Richey is a freelance researcher. He presently serves as a part-time soldier in the office of Military Support to Civil Authorities of the Army National Guard in Washington state

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. ix
1. The Two Key Questions about Joan of Arc's Military Career: "What" and "How"p. 1
2. The Story of Joan's Story: A Review of the Literaturep. 7
3. The General Situation Prior to Joan's Arrival on the Public Stagep. 13
4. Joan's Military Career: The Preliminariesp. 25
5. Joan's Achievement in Raising French Morale: The First Part of "What"p. 37
6. Joan's Achievement as a Military Commander: The Second Part of "What"p. 45
7. Joan's Leadership Qualities: The First Part of "How"p. 89
8. Joan's Lucky Circumstances: The Second Part of "How"p. 115
9. Summationp. 121
Appendix A Joan's Four Key Missions or Propheciesp. 123
Appendix B Joan of Arc at the Moviesp. 125
Appendix C Joan's Personal Appearancep. 139
Notesp. 143
Selected Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 171