Book Reviews of Catherine the Great: A Biography

Catherine the Great: A Biography
Catherine the Great A Biography
Author: Henri Troyat
ISBN-13: 9780425079812
ISBN-10: 0425079813
Publication Date: 10/15/1984
Edition: Reissue
Rating:
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3.2 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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She came as a virgin to the most licentious court in all the world.

She was given in marriage to a monstrous prince who degraded her in bed and humiliated her out of it.

She fought for survival against a mother-in-law who tried to destroy her again and again.

She triumphed to become the most powerful woman in the world. And the loneliest -- giving herself to legions of lovers in a desperate search for the man who could still the raging fires within her...
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I love history, but this book was rather too sensationalized to me. It is written almost like a romance novel rather than an accurate portrayal of an historical person. I am convinced this would be a perfect book for people who like historical romances (and best of all, it is mostly TRUE!)...