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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

af Robert K. Massie

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Presents a reconstruction of the eighteenth-century empress's life that covers her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage, and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs.
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A veeery detailed account. But it looks like the author sympathizes with his heroine.
  Den85 | Jan 3, 2024 |
Most of the book had me very interested. I don't know much about Russian history and it was nice to learn so many new things. I had to force myself near the end unfortunately. Also, I was not at all interested in the sexual deviancy of a philosopher. It wasn't necessary to add those details, in my opinion. ( )
  mintymoo5 | Nov 13, 2023 |
I don't know why I didn't post a review for myself here. Probably because I (rightly, so far) knew this book had ignited an undying passion in me for more Massie and more Habsburgs. I am waiting for my next cycle of biography and/or history thirst to read another Massie book, but I spent atweeks delving into wikipedia and its bibliography lists/links all while filling my "Kim Academy" journal with notes. I think about Catherine often. ( )
  Kim.Sasso | Aug 27, 2023 |
The back cover of this book used several one word descriptions to describe it. "Enthralling, Masterful, Admirable, Riveting, & Compelling. All of these are totally applicable descriptions of the book, but since this is a book about Catherine The Great, why did no one include the most obvious adjective? Since no one did, I will. Great ! ( )
  kevinkevbo | Jul 14, 2023 |
I listened to this as an audiobook and I'm not sure if I would have responded the same way to reading it in print. It's wonderfully researched and engaging but it also seemed repetitive and sometimes I felt Massie was patronizing Catherine, like when he would comment on her looks or her romances. As a historian he set Catherine in a complex political world without judging her prejudices or personal behavior by modern standards (like her neglect of her son or her aggression toward Turkey and Poland). Yet somehow despite its length and detail the book ends up feeling rather slight. ( )
  VOlsen | Jun 14, 2023 |
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Imperial biographer Robert K. Massie paints a satisfying portrait of Catherine the woman and Catherine the ruler, and her attempts to modernize and westernize Russia.
 
"Pulitzer Prize winner Massie offers the tale of a princess who went to Russia at 14 and became one of the most powerful women in history. Born into minor German nobility, she transformed herself into an empress by sheer determination. Possessing a brilliant, curious mind, she devoured the works of Enlightenment philosophers, and reaching the throne, tried using their principles to rule the vast, backward empire."
 

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Prince Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst was hardly distinguishable in the swarm of obscure, penurious noblemen who cluttered the landscape and society of politically fragmented eighteenth-century German.
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