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Catherine the Great

Portrait of a Woman

Catherine the Great( )
Author: Massie, Robert K.
ISBN:978-0-345-40877-8
Publication Date:Sep 2012
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.00
Book Description:

"[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller."--The Wall Street Journal   The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. Born into a minor...
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Book Details
Pages:672
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Royalty
History / Russia & The Former Soviet Union
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9.2 x 1.5 Inches
Book Weight:1.475 Pounds
Author Biography
Massie, Robert K. (Author)
Robert Kinloch Massie III (1929-) is an American historian, author, Pulitzer Prize recipient. He has devoted much of his career to studying the House of Romanov, Russia's royal family from 1613-1917. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He spent much of his youth in Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides in the village of Irvington, New York. He studied United States and modern European history at Yale and Oxford University, respectively, on a Rhodes Scholarship. Massie went to work as a journalist for Newsweek from 1959 to 1962 and then took a position at the Saturday Evening Post. In 1969 he wrote and published his breakthrough book, Nicholas and Alexandra.

Massie was the president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991, and he still serves as a council member. While president of the Guild, he famously called on authors to boycott any store refusing to carry Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. His title Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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