A very nice view of the woman and the empress, Catherine the Great. the author relies heavily on Catherine's own letters, so we get an up close view of the actual person. Read morePublished 12 months ago by perry man
Enjoyed leaning about Catherine The Great and this book was a perfect quick read. Author takes the time to explain his translation techniques, which is very helpful.Published 13 months ago by Tilly 08
This author once again proves that scholarly histories can be as good as any novel- Catharine, a German princess, is bargained off as a mate for a grandson of Peter the Great, and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Douglas E. Libert
....Friends had recommended this book to me. Not knowing much Russian history I enjoyed it and learned. Read morePublished 16 months ago by MaryB
Beautifully written, reads like a novel, gives a real sense of the Russian court and court life throughout Europe.
An education and entertaining.
This is a dull biography with little or no new information regarding this remarkable woman. Readers would be better off getting Robert Massey''s book re the same studyPublished on March 28, 2013 by Elizabeth A. Obrien
Yes, we should all know the travesty and yet the triumph of the woman, Catherine the Great. Her world is one that in today's society we can only imagine. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by KLN
The book is yellowed with age and impossible to read. I think it is hard to read because the print is so small and the pages are very yellow.Published on January 23, 2013 by Penguin1