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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman
Author: Robert K. Massie
?[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 becam...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345408778
ISBN-10: 0345408772
Publication Date: 9/18/2012
Pages: 672
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Beautifully written story of a most remarkable woman. Massie places us firmly and sympathetically in the life of Sophia, to become Catherine II of Russia. Despite the years covered and the in-depth attention to Russia's legal, political, and military history, the book reads easily and the reader becomes enmeshed in Catherine. I found her, and the story, quite fascinating. Highly recommended.