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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 young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.
From the Hardcover edition.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Robert K Massie , Mark Deakins
Publisher: Books on Tape
Imprint: Books on Tape
Country of Publication: United States
Dimensions: Width: 15.70cm , Height: 3.80cm , Length: 18.50cm
ISBN 10: 0307970213
Publication Date: 08 November 2011
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In stock
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PRAISE FOR CATHERINE THE GREAT<br><br> Massie once again delivers a masterful, intimate, and tantalizing portrait of a majestic monarch. --Publishers Weekly , starred review<br><br> [A] rich, nuanced examination of Russia's lone female leader... --The Daily Beast <br><br> What Catherine the Great offers is a great story in the hands of a master storyteller. --The Wall Street Journal <br> <br> Dense and detailed, enriched by pages of full-color illustrations, Massie's latest will transport history lovers. --People <br><br> What a woman, what a world, what a biography. --USA Today <br> <br> [Massie] hasn't lost his mojo. . . . a consistently nimble and buoyant performances . . . [Massie] has always been a biographer with the instincts of a novelist. He understands plot--fate--as a function of character, and the narrative perspective he establishes and maintains, a vision tightly aligned with that of his subject, convinces a reader he's not so much looking at Catherine the Great as he is out of her eyes. . . juicy and suspenseful. -- Kathryn Harrison, The New York Times Book Review <br><br> A meticulously, dramatically rendered biography... --O , The Oprah Magazine<br> <br> What a Woman! --Elle magazine<br> <br> In Catherine the Great , Massie has created a sensitive and compelling portrait not just of a Russian titan, but also of a flesh-and-blood woman. --Newsweek <br> <br> [A] meticulously detailed work about Catherine and her world...Massie makes Catherine's story as gripping as that of any novel. His book does full justice to a complex and fascinating woman and to the age in which she lived. -- Historical Novels Review <br><br><br><br><br> From the Hardcover edition.
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