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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman Paperback – September 18, 2012

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“Enthralling.”—USA Today
 
“Gripping.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman has it all: jealous mothers, indulgent eccentrics, greedy social climbers, intrigue, infidelity, murder, political coups, sex, war and passion.”—Bookreporter
 
“Exhaustively researched and dramatically narrated.”—The Boston Globe
 
“[Robert K. Massie] brings great authority to this sweeping account of Catherine and her times. . . . a compelling read.”—The Washington Post
 
“Meticulously, dramatically rendered.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
 
“Reads like an epic Russian novel.”—San Antonio Express-News
 
“Will transport history lovers.”—People
 
“Massie makes Catherine’s story dramatic and immediate.”—The Kansas City Star
 
“Graceful and engrossing.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
“A biography as captivating as its subject.”—MacLean’s

About the Author

Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and 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, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, and Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea.

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  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks; 1st. edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 672 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0345408772
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0345408778
  • Item Weight : 1.59 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6.09 x 1.41 x 9.16 inches
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