Includes bibliographical references (p. -398) and index.
About the Author
Ann Wroe wrote her first book at the age of seven. She received her doctorate in history from Oxford University, and then joined the BBC World Service to cover the last years of communism in Europe. Since 1992 she has been the editor of the American section of The Economist; before that she was its literary editor. Her books include Lives, Lies and the Iran-Contra Affair
and A Fool and His Money
, an account of a scandal in a French village during the Hundred Years' War. She lives in London with her husband and three sons.