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    Description"[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller."--"The Wall Street Journal" The Pulitzer Prize-winning 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. Catherine's family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers, and enemies--all 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
    Portrait of a Woman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert K Massie
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 639
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780345408778
    ISBN 10: 0345408772

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    LC classification: DK170 .M34 2012B
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    18 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His previous books include "Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World "(for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography)," The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, ""Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, "and" Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea."
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    "Enthralling.""--USA Today" "Gripping.""--The New York Times Book Review" " " ""Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman "has it all: jealous mothers, indulgent eccentrics, greedy social climbers, intrigue, infidelity, murder, political coups, sex, war and passion."--Bookreporter "Exhaustively researched and dramatically narrated.""--The Boston Globe" " " "[Robert K. Massie] brings great authority to this sweeping account of Catherine and her times. . . . a compelling read.""--The Washington Post" " " "Meticulously, dramatically rendered.""--O: The Oprah Magazine" " " "Reads like an epic Russian novel.""--San Antonio Express-News" " " "Will transport history lovers."--"People" "Massie makes Catherine's story dramatic and immediate.""--The Kansas City Star" " " "Graceful and engrossing."--Minneapolis "Star Tribune" "A biography as captivating as its subject."--"MacLean's"