Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman (Hardcover)

Portrait of a Woman

By Robert K. Massie

Thorndike Press, 9781410450210, 929pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2012

December 2011 Indie Next List

“This is an admiring biography of the minor German princess who, through cleverness, audacity, and ambition, deposed her incompetent husband, a grandson of Peter the Great, to become Empress of Russia. An 'enlightened' autocrat, Catherine did not succeed at all she attempted, but Massie argues persuasively that she truly earned the title bestowed upon her by the Russian people. What a woman, what a book!”
— Arlene Cook, Watermark Book Co., Anacortes, WA
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