Catherine the Great

Written By Robert K. Massie
Catherine the Great
  • Publsiher : Head of Zeus
  • Release : 17 July 2012
  • ISBN : 1908800941
  • Pages : 656 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3650 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Catherine the Great written by Robert K. Massie which was release on 17 July 2012, this book published by Head of Zeus. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The story of one of the truly great female rulers in history by an award winning historian. The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of all the Russias, a feckless teenager with a weakness for drink. Catherine was only able to give him an heir by passing off her lover's son as his own. In 1762, Catherine rode out of St Petersburg at the head of an army to arrest her husband. Three months later she became sole empress of the largest empire on earth. She was 33 years old. She ruled Russia as a benevolent autocrat for 34 years,fighting the Turks abroad and rebellion at home, and shepherding her people through the upheavals of the French Revolution. She took on many lovers but gave her heart to General Potemkin, the foremost statesman of her time. She died in 1796 aged 67, revered by her people as 'our mother', praised by Voltaire as a philosopher, reviled by her enemies as the Messalina of the North and remembered in history as Catherine the Great. From this extraordinary life of great events, fabulous splendour and barbaric cruelty, Robert K. Massie has woven a thrilling narrative based on impeccable scholarship and a cinematic eye for detail.

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release Date : 2012-07-17
  • Total pages : 656
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : The story of one of the truly great female rulers in history by an award winning historian. The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of all the Russias, a feckless teenager with a weakness for drink. Catherine was only ...

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Total pages : 639
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer presents a reconstruction of the 18th-century empress's life that includes coverage of her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe and much more....

Peter the Great His Life and World

Peter the Great  His Life and World
  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-02-22
  • Total pages : 928
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massie—also available are Nicholas and Alexandra and The Romanovs Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ...

Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and Alexandra
  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-11-08
  • Total pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : The story of the love that ended an empire In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic ...

The Romanovs The Final Chapter

The Romanovs  The Final Chapter
  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-02-22
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : “Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before. But were these the ...

Dreadnought

Dreadnought
  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-27
  • Total pages : 1040
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : A gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century’s first great arms race, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie With the biographer’s rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, Massie brings to life a crowd of glittery figures: the ...

Journey

Journey
  • Author : Robert K. Massie,Suzanne Massie
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Total pages : 417
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : The authors recount the story of their eighteen-year struggle against their son's hemophilia....

Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and Alexandra
  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 639
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : Nicholass political naïveté, Alexandras obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexiss brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and historythe story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble....

Nicholas Alexandra

Nicholas   Alexandra
  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Orion Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 624
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : The tragic, compelling story of the last Tsar and his family Nicholas & Alexandra is the internationally famous biography from Pulitzer prize-winner Robert Massie. Massie shows conclusively how the personal curse of the young heir's haemophilia, and the decisive influence it brought Rasputin, became fatally linked with the collapse of Imperial ...

Women in Russia and the Soviet Union

Women in Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Author : Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild
  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 203
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : Cites nearly 900 works written in, or translated into, English that contain significant information or ideas about women or gender. Includes encyclopedia and journal articles, bibliographies, histories, poetry, autobiographies, dissertations, and works of sociology and psychology. Arranged in chronological sections stretching from the ancient period, through the empire and revolutions, to ...

Castles of Steel

Castles of Steel
  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 865
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : The author continues his study of early twentieth-century military and naval history in an analysis of the confrontation between the two most powerful navies in the world as the British and Germans clashed at sea during World War I....

The Romanov Family Album

The Romanov Family Album
  • Author : Robert Massie,Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Total pages : 127
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : Gathers photographs of the life of the imperial family of Russia's last ruler...

Peter the Great

Peter the Great
  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 909
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : A barbarous, volatile feudal tsar with a taste for torture; a progressive and enlightened reformer of government and science; a statesman of vision and colossal significance: Peter the Great embodied the greatest strengths and weaknesses of Russia while being at the very forefront of her development.Robert K Massie's award-winning ...

An Imperial Collection

An Imperial Collection
  • Author : Gosudarstvennyj Ėrmitaž (Sankt Petersburg)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : The Extraordinary Selection of paintings reproduced in this stunning book -- all by western European women artists -- has been drawn from the unrivaled collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is published here as part of the international celebrations to mark the city's 300th anniversary. ...

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : John T. Alexander
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1988-11-03
  • Total pages : 460
  • ISBN : 1908800941
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Summary : One of the most colorful characters in modern history, Catherine II of Russia began her life as a minor German princess, until the childless Empress Elizabeth and Catherine's own scheming mother married her off to the Grand Duke Peter of Russia at age sixteen. By thirty-three, she had overthrown her ...