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Catherine the Great

Portrait of a Woman

Catherine the Great( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Massie, Robert K.
ISBN:978-1-4104-5021-0
Publication Date:Aug 2012
Publisher:Thorndike Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $31.99
Book Description:

A New York Times Bestseller -- Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Nicholas and Alexandra and Peter the Great Robert K. Massie delivers another masterpiece of narrative biography, the story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. With Massie's mastery of detail, depth of understanding, felicity of style, and rare genius for finding the human drama in extraordinary...
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Book Details
Pages:946
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Royalty
History / Russia & The Former Soviet Union
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.4 x 9.3 x 1.9 Inches
Book Weight:0.062 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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