Catherine the Great Portrait of a woman

Robert K. Massie, 1929-

Large print - 2012

Presents a reconstruction of the eighteenth-century empress's life that covers her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage, and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs.

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Published
Detroit : Thorndike Press 2012.
Edition
Large print ed
Language
English
Item Description
Originally published: New York : Random House, 2012.
Physical Description
929 p. (large print) : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781410450210
141045021X
Main Author
Robert K. Massie, 1929- (-)
  • A German princess
  • A painful marriage
  • Seduction, motherhood and confrontation
  • "The time has come!"
  • Empress of Russia
  • Potemkin and favoritism
  • "My name is Catherine the Second".
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents a reconstruction of the eighteenth-century empress's life that covers her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage, and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Peter the Great presents a reconstruction of the 18th-century empress's life that includes coverage of such topics as her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs. (biography & autobiography).