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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
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Sep 18, 2012 | ISBN 9780345408778

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“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 performance. . . . [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

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

“What a woman!”Elle

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

“[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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