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Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess Erzsébet Báthory Paperback – October 27, 2009
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Kimberly L. Craft holds bachelor and master's degrees as well as a juris (law) doctorate. She also received a Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache from the Goethe Institut in Munich. Prof. Craft has served on various faculties, including DePaul University and Florida A&M College of Law. An attorney and legal historian, Prof. Craft has spent over a decade researching the life and trial of Countess Báthory and over a year translating original source material into English.
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Prof. Kim Craft's book falls in to this last of categories. She brings the full accounts to the table of both peasants and lords. She discussed the myths and categorically cleanses the history of them. She shows The Countess as the murderer she almost certainly was but also as the woman, mother, wife and Lady that she was outside of her crimes.
In this beautifully constructed biography we get a glimpse at 16th Centaury life in the heart of Hungary surrounding history's most infamous Countess.
I highly recommend that you invest in this book and I say invest as you will gain an appreciation for her life in a way that even the best of her peers have failed to present.
I purchased the Kindle edition of this but I will be purchasing the hardcopy as this is one my library can not do without.
This was a disturbing read, but that is not why I gave it 3 stars. Let me start by saying that Kimberly Craft did an excellent job researching this book. She includes a lot of letters and witness statements, which paint a vivid picture. Unfortunately this is where the positives end. This book is in desperate need of an edit and the author did herself a disservice by not having an editor review this before publication. There is a second edition to this book (this review is on the first edition), which I hope was edited. Another thing that really turned me off was the author filling in the gaps with her opinions. Something I've seen in biographies before, but not to this extent. This was an informative book and I appreciate the effort put into it, but it was difficult reading through bias comments and grammatical mistakes.