Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

By Robert K. Massie. Publisher: Random


Ace biographer Massie’s dramatic account of Catherine the Great’s ascent from minor German princess to absolute autocrat of Russia humanizes the real woman behind the imperial persona.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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