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    Catherine the Great: The Story of the Impoverished German Princess Who Deposed Her Husband to Become Tzarina of the Largest Empire on Earth (Hardback) By (author) Robert K. Massie

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    DescriptionThe extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most powerful 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. History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great. Robert K. Massie brings an eternally fascinating woman together with her family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers and enemies - vividly and triumphantly to life.


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    Title
    Catherine the Great
    Subtitle
    The Story of the Impoverished German Princess Who Deposed Her Husband to Become Tzarina of the Largest Empire on Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert K. Massie
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 1,100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908800008
    ISBN 10: 1908800003
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000, HIS032000, BIO014000, HIS037050
    DC23: 947.063092
    Illustrations note
    8pp colour plates + 4 b&w maps
    Publisher
    Head of Zeus
    Imprint name
    Head of Zeus
    Publication date
    01 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1929. He studied American History at Yale University and Modern European History at Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes scholar. He lives in Irvington, New York.
    Review quote
    'A biographer with the instincts of a novelist' New York Times. 'A masterful, intimate and tantalising portrait of a majestic monarch' Publishers' Weekly. 'A sensitive and compelling portrait not just of a Russian titan, but also of a flesh-and-blood woman' Newsweek.