The Witches

Salem, 1692
Author(s): Stacy Schiff
Genre: History
Awards:2016-NonFiction-Longlist-Andrew Carnegie Medal,
New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Oct 27, 2015
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (18.27 hours)
Product Number: Z100113306
Released: Oct 27, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478936008
Narrator/s: Eliza Foss
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an eighty-year-old man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic. As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, The Witches is Stacy Schiff's account of this fantastical story—the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.

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Author(s): Stacy Schiff
Narrator(s): Eliza Foss
Genre: History
Product Number DD28079
Released: Sep 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781478913214
Author(s): Stacy Schiff
Product Number EB00594435
Released: Oct 27, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316365819

Professional reviews

"Author Schiff seeks to portray the historical figures involved in the Salem witch trials as the real people they were. Narrator Eliza Foss makes them come alive for the listener. Foss resists the urge to cackle or to sound incredulous during this objective examination of the so-called witches. While her voice suits the tone of the work, her reading is not dry. She modulates her intonations nicely, making listening easier on the ear and saving the long passages of historical and religious background from becoming tedious. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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