Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman Author Robert K. Massie
ISBN-10 0345408772
ISBN-13 9780345408778
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 672
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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A tale of power perseverance and passion a great story in the hands of a master storyteller The Wall Street Journal The Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Peter the Great Nicholas and Alexandra and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable powerful and captivating women in history Born into a minor noble family Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by sheer determination For thirty four years the government foreign policy cultural development and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands She dealt with domestic rebellion foreign wars and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution Catherines family friends ministers generals lovers and enemiesall are here vividly brought to life History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great In this book an eternally fascinating woman is returned to life A compelling portrait not just of a Russian titan but also of a flesh and blood woman Newsweek An absorbing satisfying biography Los Angeles Times Juicy and suspenseful The New York Times Book Review A great life indeed and irresistibly told Salon NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times The Washington Post USA Today The Boston Globe San Francisco Chronicle Chicago Tribune Newsweek The Daily Beast Salon Vogue St Louis Post Dispatch The Providence Journal Washington Examiner South Florida Sun Sentinel BookPage Bookreporter Publishers Weekly

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Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great Author Robert K. Massie
ISBN-10 9781908800947
Release 2012-07-17
Pages 656