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2 edition of Catherine the Great. found in the catalog.

Catherine the Great.

Katharine Susan Anthony

Catherine the Great.

by Katharine Susan Anthony

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Cape in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Catherine -- II, -- Empress of Russia, -- 1729-1796.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesThe life and letters series, no. 13
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDK170 A6 1931
    The Physical Object
    Pagination317p.
    Number of Pages317
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22317746M

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      Catherine The Great: First She Read, Then She Ruled Biographer Robert Massie explains how Catherine II read books to escape the misery of her unhappy marriage. When she became empress in , she.   Catherine the Great, who was christened Sophia, was the daughter of a pushy teenage mother called Johanna, who had wanted a boy, and a colourless German soldier called Prince Christian Augustus of.

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Like most biographies of the ever-fascinating Catherine, this bouncy, all-over-the-place retelling has a surefire first half but then drifts into formlessness.

And like most, it stresses the infinite variety of Catherine-the-woman while failing to provide much in the way of historical grounding. "De Madariaga (Univ.

of London) has published extensively in the scholarly literature on Catherine II and her reign () Writing with great admiration for Catherine's accomplishments and minimizing, perhaps, the harsh conditions outside of Court circles, the author carefully points out areas where other historians disagree with her and gaps in existing.

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