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Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon

Overview
Works: 32 works in 151 publications in 2 languages and 10,106 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D115, B
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Most widely held works about Nancy Bazelon Goldstone
 
Most widely held works by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone
Four queens : the Provençal sisters who ruled Europe by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the turbulent thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, poetry and knights, comes the story of the four daughters of the count of Provence whose brilliant marriages made them the queens of France, England, Germany, and Sicily. From a cultured childhood in Provence, each sister was propelled into a world marked by shifting alliances, intrigue, and subterfuge. Marguerite, the eldest, whose resolution and spirit would be tested by the cold splendor of the Palais du Roi in Paris; Eleanor, whose soaring political aspirations would provoke her kingdom to civil war; Sanchia, the neglected wife of the richest man in England who bought himself the crown of Germany; and Beatrice, whose desire for sovereignty led her to risk her life to earn her place at the royal table. This book shatters the myth that women were helpless pawns in a society that celebrated physical prowess and masculine intellect.--From publisher description
The maid and the queen : the secret history of Joan of Arc by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untold story of the extraordinary queen Yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, who championed Joan of Arc
The rival queens : Catherine de' Medici, her daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the betrayal that ignited a kingdom by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldstone documents the turbulent mother-daughter relationship between Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois to explore the court politics, assassinations, espionage and betrayals that shaped their time
Out of the flames : the remarkable story of a fearless scholar, a fatal heresy, and one of the rarest books in the world by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Servetus is one of those hidden figureheads of history who is remembered not for his name but for the revolutionary deeds that stand in his place. Both a scientist and a freethinking theologian, Servetus is credited with the discovery of pulmonary circulation in the human body as well as the authorship of a polemical masterpiece that cost Servetus his life. The Christianismi Restitutio, a heretical work of biblical scholarship written in 1553, aimed to refute the orthodox Christianity that Servetus's old colleague, John Calvin, supported. After the book spread through the ranks of the Protestant hierarchy, Servetus was tried and agonizingly burned at the stake, the last known copy of the Restitutio chained to his leg. Servetus's execution is significant because it marked a turning point in the quest for freedom of expression, due largely to the development of the printing press and the proliferation of books in Renaissance Europe. Three copies of the Restitutio managed to survive the burning, despite every effort on the part of his enemies to destroy them. As a result, the book became almost a surrogate for its author, going into hiding and relying on covert distribution until it could be read freely, centuries later." "Out of the Flames tracks the history of this special work, examining Servetus's life and times and the politics of the first information revolution during the sixteenth century. Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone follow the clandestine journey of the three copies through the subsequent centuries and explore the author's legacy and influence over the thinkers that shared his spirit and genius, such as Leibniz, Voltaire, Jefferson, and William Osler. Out of the Flames is an extraordinary testament to the power of ideas, the enduring legacy of books, and the triumph of individual courage."--Jacket
The friar and the cipher : Roger Bacon and the unsolved mystery of the most unusual manuscript in the world by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the mystery of the Voynich manuscript, discovered in 1912, examines the theory that thirteenth-century astronomer Roger Bacon was the author of the book, which is written in an indecipherable language and code that remains unsolved
The lady queen : the notorious reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The riveting history of a beautiful Queen, a shocking murder, a papal trial -- and a reign as triumphant as any in the Middle Ages. Italy, 14th-century -- amid intrigue, betrayal, and conspiracy, Joanna I of Sicily became the only female monarch of her day to rule in her own name, and one of the most courageous women in history. Married for political advantage at the age of seven to her six-year-old Hungarian cousin, Joanna saw her brilliant, cultivated world shattered 12 years later by the brutal assassination of her husband. Accused of the murder by her powerful in-laws, Joanna was forced to flee her kingdom and stand trial for her life before the papal court at Avignon on on March 15, 1348. The account of how, despite her youth and sex, she triumphed over her enemies, raised an army, and took back her realm makes for one of the most compelling sagas of any age. Joanna went on to rule for a further 30 years, weathering war, plague, and treason to become one of the most powerful and influential leaders in Italy. Her reign rivaled that of Elizabeth I in power and scope until the violence and treachery of the medieval world ultimately betrayed her. - Jacket flap
Slightly chipped : footnotes in booklore by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the authors as they explore the world of book collecting and shares their experiences as they discover new places to find and buy rare literary works
Warmly inscribed : the New England forger and other book tales by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intended for those readers who already know a lot about books but want to learn more, Warmly Inscribed is the perfect gift for the book lover in your life."--Jacket
Deconstructing penguins : parents, kids, and the bond of reading by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Books are like puzzles. The author's ideas are hidden, and it is up to all of us to figure them out." In this reading companion, the Goldstones--noted parent-child book club experts--encourage grownups and young readers alike to adopt an approach that will unlock the magic and power of reading. With the Goldstones' help, parents can inspire kids' lifelong love of reading by teaching them how to unlock a book's hidden meaning. Featuring fun and incisive discussions of numerous children's classics, this dynamic guide highlights key elements--theme, setting, character, point of view, climax, and conflict--and paves the way for meaningful conversations between parents and children. "Best of all," the Goldstones note, "you don't need an advanced degree in literature or forty hours a week of free time to effectively discuss a book with your child. This isn't Crime and Punishment, it's Charlotte's Web."--Publisher description
Mommy and the murder : a novel by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Massachusetts town, mothers form a support group to help one of their own beat a charge of murder. The heroine is a Wall Street commodity trader whose husband was shot. The couple were in the middle of a divorce and the husband's will makes her a million dollars richer so police think she did it. Everyone chips in with what they can, computers, legal advice, moral support
Mommy and the money : a novel by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a Massachusetts man is murdered all kinds of people visit his wife, Elizabeth Halperin, laying claims to the $30 million he swindled. They refuse to believe Elizabeth that she knows nothing of the money. It gets so bad Elizabeth is forced to turn sleuth to catch her husband's killer to learn where the money is
Four queens : [the Provençal sisters who ruled Europe] by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, troubadors, knights, and monarchs, Four Queens is the story of four provocative sisters - Marguerite, Eleanor, Sanchia, and Beatrice of Provence - who rose from near obscurity to become the most coveted and powerful women in Europe. Each sister in this extraordinary family was beatutiful, cultured, and accomplished but what made these women so remarkable was that each became queen of a principal European power - France, England, Germany, and Sicily. During their regins, they exercised considerable political authority, raised armies, intervened diplomatically and helped redraw the map of Europe. Theirs is a drama of courage, sagacity, and ambition that re-examines the concept of leadership in the Middle Ages
Bad business : a novel by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Used and rare : travels in the book world by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey into the world of book collecting with the Goldstones-rediscover the joy of reading, laugh, and fall in love with books all over again. The idea that books had stories associated with them that had nothing to do with the stories inside them was new to us. We had always valued the history, the world of ideas contained between the covers of a book or, as in the case of The Night Visitor, some special personal significance. Now, for the first time, we began to appreciate that there was a history and a world of ideas embodied by the books themselves
The maid and the queen : the secret history of Joan of Arc by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the relationship between Joan of Arc and Yolande of Aragon (the queen of Sicily), and deepens our understanding of this dramatic period in history. How did an illiterate peasant girl gain access to the future king of France, earn his trust, and ultimately lead his forces into battle? Was it only the hand of God that moved Joan of Arc, or was it also Yolande of Aragon?
The lady Queen : [the notorious reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily] by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The riveting history of a beautiful queen, a shocking murder, a papal trial--and a reign as triumphant as any in the Middle Ages. As courageous as Eleanor of Aquitaine, as astute and determined as Elizabeth I of England, Joanna, Queen of Naples, was the only female monarch in her time to rule in her own name
Joanna : the notorious Queen of Naples, Jerusalem and Sicily by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 15 March 1348, Joanna I, Queen of Naples, stood trial for her life before the pope and his court in Avignon. She was 22 years old. Her cousin and husband, Prince Andrew of Hungary, had recently been murdered, and Joanna was the chief suspect. Determined to defend herself, Joanna won her acquittal against enormous odds. Returning to Naples, she ruled over one of Europe's most prestigious and enlightened courts for more than thirty years - until she was herself murdered. As courageous as Eleanor of Aquitaine, as astute and determined as Elizabeth I, Joanna was the only female monarch in her time to rule in her own right. The taint of her husband's death never quite left her, but she was also widely admired. Dedicated to the welfare of her subjects and her realm, she reduce crime, built hospitals and churches, and encouraged the licensing of women physicians. While a procession of the most important artists and writers of her day found patronage at her glittering court, the turmoil of her times swirled around her: war, plague, intrigue and the treachery that would ultimately bring her down. Nancy Goldstone brings one of history's most remarkable women to life in this impeccably researched and captivating portrait of medieval royalty
Out of the flames : the story of one of the rarest books in the world, and how it changed the course of history by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Servetus was burnt at the stake in the mid-16th century for writing a book arguing for the reality of human free will when the orthodox church taught a doctrine of predestination. This title tells how just three copies survived and inspired leaders of the American and French Revolutions
Trading up by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rival queens : Catherine de' Medici, her daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the betrayal that ignited a kingdom by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The riveting true story of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent relationship changed the shape of their tempestuous and dangerous century. Catherine de' Medici was a ruthless pragmatist and powerbroker who dominated the throne for thirty years. Her youngest daughter Marguerite, the glamorous "Queen Margot," was a passionate free spirit, the only adversary whom her mother could neither intimidate nor control. When Catherine forces the Catholic Marguerite to marry her Protestant cousin Henry of Navarre against her will, and then uses her opulent Parisian wedding as a means of luring his followers to their deaths, she creates not only savage conflict within France but also a potent rival within her own family
 
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Four queens : the Provençal sisters who ruled Europe
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Bazelon Goldstone, Nancy 1957-

Bazelon, Nancy 1957-

Goldstone, Nancy.

Goldstone, Nancy 1957-

Goldstone, Nancy B. 1957-

Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon 1957-

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The maid and the queen : the secret history of Joan of ArcOut of the flames : the remarkable story of a fearless scholar, a fatal heresy, and one of the rarest books in the worldThe friar and the cipher : Roger Bacon and the unsolved mystery of the most unusual manuscript in the worldThe lady queen : the notorious reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and SicilySlightly chipped : footnotes in bookloreWarmly inscribed : the New England forger and other book talesDeconstructing penguins : parents, kids, and the bond of readingMommy and the murder : a novel