Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman (Paperback)
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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman (Paperback)

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Paperback 800 Pages / Published: 08/08/2019
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The fascinating true story behind HBO's Catherine the Great starring Dame Helen Mirren as Catherine the Great.

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.

Robert K. Massie brings an eternally fascinating woman together with her family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers and enemies - vividly and triumphantly to life.

History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781789544534
Number of pages: 800
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: Reissue


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A biographer with the instincts of a novelist' * New York Times *
'A masterful 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 *

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“Perfect for anyone with a love of Imperial Russia.”

Having a big interest in Russian History I have previously read the Memoirs of Catherine the Great and I must say the beginning of Massie’s biography read largely as a regurgitation of Catherine’s memoirs.... More

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“An enjoyable history”

Well written and an enjoyable read, this book is a great introduction to the life of Catherine the Great. The focus is largely on the key relationships in her life, and I would have liked more pages focused on her... More

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