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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
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Nov 08, 2011 | 656 Pages
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PRAISE FOR CATHERINE THE GREAT

“Massie once again delivers a masterful, intimate, and tantalizing portrait of a majestic monarch.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

[A] rich, nuanced examination of Russia’s lone female leader…”—The Daily Beast

“What Catherine the Great offers is a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.—The Wall Street Journal
 
“Dense and detailed, enriched by pages of full-color illustrations, Massie’s latest will transport history lovers.” —People

What a woman, what a world, what a biography.—USA Today
 
[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

“A meticulously, dramatically rendered biography…” —O, The Oprah Magazine
 
What a Woman!—Elle magazine
 
“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
 
“[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

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