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"Joan of Arc:The Warrior Saint is one of the very best biographies of this most singular young woman written to date."
Midwest Book Reviews
"This book will be welcomed by those attracted to Joan of Arc's remarkable story and who want to see repeated declarations that Joan was a military leader."
The Journal of Military History
"[E]verybody interested in Joan of Arc or military history should read carefully the thorough analysis of how she achieved her victories, which can be extremely useful in order to understand how charisma and personality work on soldiers."
"Stephen Richey's enthusiasm for his subject practically leaps off every page."
"Although one might wonder why yet another book on Joan of Arc should appear, Stephen Richey's offering does indeed fill a need, for this is Joan as seen not through the eyes of an historian or literary author, but of a modern military-historical researcher who is also a man-at-arms….It is also a very personal book, but unlike others Richey takes care to distinguish his opinions from his factual findings, while meticulously documenting previous research and theories. Yet his discussion is always uery readable and clear….In the end, Richey, like most other Joan scholars, remains in awe of her mystery, yet not without adding significant insight in a manner appealing to scholars and general readers alike."
"This latest rendition of the life of Joan of Arc analyzes the concept of warrior (soldier) and how Joan managed to obtain this status. Richey's extensive military career is useful in this analysis of the what and how of Joan's military career….Richey's attempt to clarify further a much discussed topic is admirable. His military background adds to his analysis of Joan's military career, yet he is forced to conclude that the how of Joan of Arc is still a mystery. Nonetheless, Richey's work is a nice addition to those existing about Joan of Arc."
The Sixteenth Century Journal