Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great

Paperback Life&Times

By (author) Michael Streeter

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  • Publisher: Haus Publishing Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 203mm x 13mm | 268g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1905791062
  • ISBN 13: 9781905791064
  • Illustrations note: 20 colour and b&w illustrations

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The daughter of a minor German princely family, she rose to become the greatest ruler of a vast Russian empire in the 18th century. This biography reveals a remarkable woman who combined intelligence, a passion for the responsibilities of state with a constant search for the love of important men.

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Author information

Michael Streeter has been the news editor of the Independent on Sunday as well as the editor of the scottish Daily Express. He has written books on the history of witchcraft, internet crime and a biography of Franco.

Review quote

'It was Catherine the Great's formidable persona, plus an enquiring intellect ... that helped to drag Russia into the 18th century. Michael Streeter scotches some of the grosser rumours that surrounded her and retells, with assurance, the tale of that extraordinary woman.' -- Seven Sunday Telegraph