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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman


Massie returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography--the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Debra  B

Great book

by Debra B on Sep 5, 2014

I don't read a lot of biographies; I prefer well-researched historical fiction. However, this book was beautifully written and highly interesting to boot; I could scarcely put it down. I bought a copy for my mother and then went out and bought Massie's "Peter the Great," which I am currently reading. I highly recommend it.

Barbara E

Reads like a Historical Novel

by Barbara E on Jun 5, 2014

Readable biography of an amazing woman. The first half is about her life growing up and moving to Russia. The second half is her life as Empress. A fascinating story.


Very readable biography of Catherine the Great

by LorraineL on Aug 16, 2012

After hearing the author, Robert Massie, interviewed on Public Radio, I was determined to read this book about Catherine the Great. He used the letters and other writings of this remarkable woman to bring her to life for the reader. I think this is a highly-recommendable book.

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