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Catherine the Great

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Published by Meridian in New York .
Written in English



  • Russia


  • Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796,
  • Russia -- Empresses -- Biography,
  • Russia -- History -- Catherine II, 1762-1796

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Edition Notes

StatementHenri Troyat ; translated by Joan Pinkham.
ContributionsPinkham, Joan.
LC ClassificationsDK170 .T7613 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 377 p. ;
Number of Pages377
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1414162M
ISBN 100452011205
LC Control Number93023521

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Sep 18,  · Description: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie is the biography of Sophia Augusta, later known as Russian Empress Catherine the Great. It details Sophia's childhood, marriage, children, affairs, rise to power, famed coup, and eventual death. It is based on recorded historical documents and on Catherine's memoirs.4/5. Aug 01,  · Katharine the Great is the story of a woman born into wealth and power. Her husband, the brilliant, mercurial Philip Graham, became the publisher of her father's paper, the Post, while she settled down to home life. But by the s Philip Graham was battling manic depression, and in he committed suicide/5(19). Catherine the Great is a British-American miniseries in four parts written by Nigel Williams and directed by Philip Martin for Sky Atlantic and HBO Miniseries. It Genre: Drama. Catherine the Great, empress of Russia (–96) who led her country into full participation in the political and cultural life of Europe. With her ministers she reorganized the administration and law of the Russian Empire and extended Russian territory, adding Crimea and much of Poland.

Jun 13,  · Fluent in French, Russian, and German, Catherine published political theory, journalism, comedies, operas, and history, while writing thousands of letters as she corresponded with Voltaire and other public figures. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great provides an unparalleled window into eighteenth-century Russia and the mind of an absolute ruler/5(5). Great book Great narration This book is very interesting but you have to pay attention because of all the Russian names. I really enjoyed it and will listen again. I feel I now know a lot more about Catherine the Great and more about Russian history. Free download or read online Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Robert K. Massie. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is /5. Oct 03,  · The Russo-Turkish War is merely a generic background war, Catherine's enlightenment and progression barely touched on. I echo others in these reviews that are underwhelmed and disappointed. My advice is to avoid and watch the Russiabn series "Ekaterina: The Rise of Catherine the Great" currently on Amazon Prime/10(3K).