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Publisher’s statement about the author: “Siobhan Nash-Marshall has doctorates in Philosophy from Fordham University and Universita de Milano. She is currently an assistant professor at Fordham and New York University. Internationally acclaimed in the areas of metaphysics and epistemology Nash-Marshall engages the enigmatic figure of Joan and her contemporaries in the pursuit of the spiritual meaning of nationhood, and of personal quests.” Book summary: “Written in a straight-forward, concise, and at times humorous manner, Nash-Marshall’s Joan of Arcacquaints the reader with a historical character who became a legend during her lifetime legend. Joan is presented to us as a brave young girl who received a mission and who courageously used all of her faculties and gifts to accomplish it. Nash Marshall’s approach is refreshingly honest. The narrative is centered on Joan, her mission, her work to fulfill it, her betrayal.”