Catherine the Great

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“[A] superb biography….Scholarly, refreshing, commonsensical, and compelling, vividly portraying the charismatic Empress and her times.”—Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Sashenka


Simon Dixon’sCatherine the Great is a complete and revealing portrait of an extraordinary leader, chronicling her rise to power and her remarkable reign as empress of Russia. Catherine Merridale, author ofIvan’s War, calls this definitive history, “attractive, engaging, and very intelligent….Established fans of the Russian empress will find plenty of new material and those who are meeting her for the first time will be dazzled.”

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physical xv, 432 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
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subject_facet Catherine -- II, -- Empress of Russia, -- 1729-1796, Russia -- History -- Catherine II, 1762-1796, Russia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
table_of_contents The coronation of a usurper, 1762 -- From Pomerania to St Petersburg, 1729-1744 -- Betrothal and marriage, 1744-1745 -- Living and loving at the Court of Empress Elizabeth, 1746-1753 -- Ambition, 1754-1759 -- Assassination, 1759-1762 -- "Our Lady of St Petersburg," 1763-1766 -- Philosopher on the throne, 1767-1768 -- Imperial ambitions, 1768-1772 -- Paul, Pugachëv, and Potëmkin, 1772-1775 -- The search for emotional stability, 1776-1784 -- Zenith, 1785-1790 -- End of an era, 1790-1796 -- The afterlife of an empress.
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