Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman (Large Print / Paperback)

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“This is an admiring biography of the minor German princess who, through cleverness, audacity, and ambition, deposed her incompetent husband, a grandson of Peter the Great, to become Empress of Russia. An 'enlightened' autocrat, Catherine did not succeed at all she attempted, but Massie argues persuasively that she truly earned the title bestowed upon her by the Russian people. What a woman, what a book!”
— Arlene Cook, Watermark Book Co., Anacortes, WA

About the Author


Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and modern European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His previous books include "Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for Biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, and "Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594136153
ISBN-10: 1594136157
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2012
Pages: 926
Language: English