Catherine the Great : Portrait of a Woman
by Robert K Massie
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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“A] story of food, perseverance and passiona great story in the hands of a master storyteller”The Wall Street Journal, The Pulitzer Prize Winner, author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Romanov returns with another masterpiece of biographical narration, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who has become one of the most remarkable, powerful and captivating women in historyBorn into a minor from a noble family, Catherine is transformed into an empress of Russia by a great determinationFor thirty-four years, the government, foreign policy, cultural development and the well-being of the Russian people were in his hands.She spoke internally about the rebellion, the wars abroad, and the tidal wave of political change and violence raised by the French Revolution.Catherine of family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers and enemies, all are there, aliveHistory offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the GreatIn this book, an eternal fascinating woman has returned to life”A convincing portrait, not only of a titanic Russian, but also of the woman’s flesh and blood.”–Newsweek “An absorption, to the satisfaction of the biography”Los Angeles Times “Juicy and full of suspense”The New York Times Book Review “A great life, indeed, and irresistibly said”–Salon NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times and The Washington Post – United States Today Hui – The Boston Globe – San Francisco Chronicle – Chicago Tribune, Newsweek/The Daily Beast Magazine – Salon – Vogue – Saint Louis Post-Dispatch – Le Providence Journal – Washington Examiner – South Florida Sun-S
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