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    characters Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman Robert K. Massie ä 3 free read Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman E–book/E–pub My ongoing exploration of biographies has pushed into yet another realm; women of power What better way to begin than with a woman who held much

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    Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman E–book/E–pub Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman by Robert K Massie is the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who travelled to Russia at the tender age of fourteen and rose to become one of the most powerful and captiva

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    Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman E–book/E–pub This one was clearly a win for me as a biography of Catherine the Great Massie's writing is clear brisk and kept the story moving throughout What I really enjoyed was how he took the time and trouble to show how Catherine carried forward the reforms begun by Peter the Great and was a monarch who overcame a grea

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    Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman E–book/E–pub I am impressed Catherine the Great lived from 1729 1796 She was 14 when she first came to Russia This book covers this entire time period meticulously I understand how her childhood experiences came to shape her as an adult I understa

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    characters Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman E–book/E–pub free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ä Robert K. Massie This book is hard to place on a scale At times it’s a 5 and other times it’s a 2 or even a 1 After some debating in my head I’m going to give it a 35 but it’s not enough to round it up to a 4 This book started off as a 5 and I loved it The story of Catherine then Sophia growing up being picked as the bride for th

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    free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ä Robert K. Massie Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman E–book/E–pub She sat on the throne of Peter the Great and ruled an empire the largest on earth Her signature inscribed on a decree was law and if she chose could mean life or death for any one of her twenty million subjects She was intelligent wel

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    free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ä Robert K. Massie Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman E–book/E–pub Robert K. Massie ä 3 free read Whew What a densely loaded book about a fascinating woman If you have an interest in Catherine the Great this is most definitely a biography to add to your repertoire When the audiobook has 19 chapters which are just over an hour in

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  • Paperback
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  • Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman
  • Robert K. Massie
  • English
  • 09 August 2019
  • 9780345408778

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review Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman 103 characters Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman A tale of power perseverance and passion a great story in the hands of a master storyteller The Wall Street Journal The Pulitzer Prize winning author of Peter the Great Nicholas and Alexandra and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable powerful and captivating women in history Born into a minor noble family Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by sheer determination For thirty fou. Like probably every woman of note in history open about and unashamed of her sexuality Catherine the Great is primarily remembered as a power and man hungry salacious perverted woman Try googling her name and see how high on the list of the results is the ever pressing uestion Did she really sleep with a horse Does anyone care about her accomplishments in politics art and science Not really But her sexual exploits Oh YESThat s why I appreciate Robert K Massie s Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman so much It is an honest frank compassionate account of this superbly intelligent and deeply dedicated to her adoptive country woman s lifeAs expected from a biography of a monarch this work is pretty heavy on historical details I won t lie I skimmed over a good uarter of the book not desiring to read much about domestic and foreign policies wars legislation and reforms Thankfully the details of Catherine s personal life had me glued to the pages of this hefty work She was brought to Russia at the age of 14 married to a man unable to rid her of her virginity for years just like Marie Antoinette and thus encouraged to take a lover and get pregnant by him to finally produce an heir to the Russian throne which made me think how many kings emperors and princes who were assumed to belong to various royal dynasties had actual bloodDNA claim to them not many methinks deposed her own husband and usurped the power And of course all those lovers oh my 12 in total throughout her life by Massie s count Ironically her husband was not one of the 12It is easy to sensationalize these facts of Catherine s life and use them to condemn her But the reality is most of what she did was motivated by Catherine s desire to serve Russia be that by producing a very necessary heir when her husband was unable to do so due to psychological or physical issues or by removing the same incapable husband from the throne As for the lovers as a woman of high intellect and high power Catherine was never able to find a man emotionally politically and intellectually eual to her Thus can be explained her harem of young favorites she settled for in the later years of her life to uench her loneliness mostly I finished this biography feeling a lot of respect for Catherine a progressive smart responsible woman But I felt sad on her behalf too She might have succeeded as a monarch but her personal desires of being a mother and having a dedicated life partner were never completely fulfilled

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review Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman 103 characters Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman N titan but also of a flesh and blood woman Newsweek An absorbing satisfying biography Los Angeles TimesJuicy and suspenseful The New York Times Book Review A great life indeed and irresistibly told Salon NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times The Washington Post USA Today The Boston Globe San Francisco Chronicle Chicago Tribune NewsweekThe Daily Beast Salon Vogue St Louis Post Dispatch The Providence Journal Washington Examiner South Florida Sun Sentinel BookPage Bookreporter Publishers Week. This book is hard to place on a scale At times it s a 5 and other times it s a 2 or even a 1 After some debating in my head I m going to give it a 35 but it s not enough to round it up to a 4 This book started off as a 5 and I loved it The story of Catherine then Sophia growing up being picked as the bride for the heir to the Russian Empire and her years spent in Russia was great Massie interspaced entries from her own memoirs into these years and it really added a great personal flavor to the history Granted I didn t know that story going into this book but it s a very interesting look at a girl getting out from under her family and turning into a strong womanThen Catherine becomes Empress and the book takes a huge nose dive Just when I thought it was going to really get interesting Instead of continuing the solid chronological narrative the author suddenly decides to tackle broad topics related to Catherine s reign her legal code book her various lovers Poland philosophy art etc All important things to her rule but it s a very jarring switch Plus he bounces around in the timeline until I have no real sense of when these things are happening The cr me de la cr me occurs when suddenly there s a chapter on the French revolution and the death penaltyThe author eventually jumps back towards a chronological narrative but he never recovers the strength of the beginning There s still a lot of year jumping so that it feels like you learn about something only to go back in time and build the years up to it Not the smoothest read for sure and while I was interesting in the historical events I never felt like I got a solid look at Catherine s full reign as EmpressBefore you know it Catherine is an old woman Like I really had a holy shit moment of why is her health failing suddenly What do you mean she s in her 60s and her grandson is like 17 and people think she wants him to be heir HE WAS JUST BORN Then she s gone and that s the book I really could have used a legacy chapter here or even a little bit of what happened next to the familyHonestly I think Massie tried to tackle too much in one book It s understandable given her amazing life and the interesting journey she took to the Russian throne It was definitely a 5 star read for me I wish he would have sorted out her life as Empress and folded broad issue topics into the narrative as they occurred as a second book I can recommend the first part of this book If you want to learn about Catherine pre Empress it is definitely an intriguing story Just don t expect to be too excited about her life as Empress The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 round it up to a 4 This book started off as a 5 and I loved it The story of Catherine then Sophia growing up being picked as the bride for the heir to the Russian Empire and her years spent in Russia was great Massie interspaced entries from her own memoirs into these years and it The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 really added a great personal flavor to the history Granted 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review Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman 103 characters Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman R years the government foreign policy cultural development and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands She dealt with domestic rebellion foreign wars and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution Catherine's family friends ministers generals lovers and enemies all are here vividly brought to life History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great In this book an eternally fascinating woman is returned to lifeA compelling portrait not just of a Russia. This one was clearly a win for me as a biography of Catherine the Great Massie s writing is clear brisk and kept the story moving throughout What I really enjoyed was how he took the time and trouble to show how Catherine carried forward the reforms begun by Peter the Great and was a monarch who overcame a great deal of adversity to overcome the obstacles of not being Russian being a woman and a usurper to boot most biographies focus on her time before becoming empress andor her lovers while Massie does look closely at several of them he also wisely discards the wild rumours and looks at what Catherine actually did While I did receive an ARC of this I still intend to buy a copy of the finished edition This one gets five stars from me and a hearty recommendation for anyone interested in Tsarist history For the longer review please go here