Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

"[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

Robert K. Massie
Random House

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