“[A] tale of energy, perseverance and fervour . . . An ideal tale within the fingers of a grasp storyteller.”—The Wall Boulevard Journal
The Pulitzer Prize–successful writer of Peter the Nice, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with some other masterpiece of narrative biography, the unusual tale of an difficult to understand German princess who changed into one of the crucial exceptional, robust, and fascinating girls in Historical past. Born right into a minor noble circle of relatives, Catherine reworked herself into empress of Russia through sheer resolution. For thirty-4 years, the federal government, overseas coverage, cultural building, and welfare of the Russian other folks have been in her fingers. She handled family rise up, overseas wars, and the tidal wave of political amendment and violence churned up through the French Revolution. Catherine’s circle of relatives, buddies, ministers, generals, fans, and enemies—all are right here, vividly dropped at existence. Historical past provides few tales richer than that of Catherine the Nice. On this Ebook, an ceaselessly interesting girl is back to existence.
“[A] compelling portrait now not simply of a Russian titan, but in addition of a flesh-and-blood girl.”—Newsweek
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“An ideal existence, certainly, and irresistibly advised.”—Salon
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