Joan of Arc: The Warrior Saint (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 175 pages
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It began with voices—St. Michael, St. Catherine, and St. Margaret speaking to an ordinary farmer's daughter. Inspired to aid the future King Charles VII, whose right to the throne had been denied by the English in the Hundred Years War, Joan of Arc made her journey clad in male attire. Theologians testified to the veracity of her divine claims, and she was furnished with a host of troops. But how did she achieve the military feats that made her a legend?

Stephen W. Richey offers a unique look at this remarkable woman. Joan of Arc rapidly matured into a true battle commander who spoke forcefully in war councils, made decisions, and gave orders that were obeyed—resulting in a stunning series of victories for her army. She achieved this feat by virtue of her unschooled but intuitive genius for war, a charismatic personality that inspired her soldiers to heroic feats, and her ability to exploit a unique set of lucky circumstances.

  

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Contents

The Two Key Questions about Joan of Arcs Military Career What and How
1
The Story of Joans Story A Review of the Literature
7
The General Situation Prior to Joans Arrival on the Public Stage
13
Joans Military Career The Preliminaries
25
Joans Achievement in Raising French Morale The First Part of What
37
Joans Achievement as a Military Commander The Second Part of What
45
Joans Leadership Qualities The First Part of How
89
Joans Lucky Circumstances The Second Part of How
115
Summation
121
Joans Four Key Missions or Prophecies
123
Joan of Arc at the Moves
125
Joans Personal Appearance
139
Notes
143
Selected Bibliography
167
Index
171
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About the author (2003)

STEPHEN W. RICHEY is a freelance researcher. Born and raised in Rochester, New York, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a tank crewman in 1977. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1984 as a Second Lieutenant of tank troops. He has served out his military career in numerous places around the world, to include Germany, the Persian Gulf War of 1991, humanitarian de-mining operations in Ethiopia, and earning his parachutist's wings at Fort Benning, Georgia. 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.

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