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review Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman 103 Ained realities of Russian life including serfdom She persevered and for 34 years the government foreign policy cultural development and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands She dealt with domestic rebellion wars the tides of political change and violence inspired by the French Revolution Her reputation depended on the perspective of the speaker She was praised by Voltaire as like the classical philosophers She was condemned by enemies mostly foreign as “the Messalina of the north” Her family friends ministers generals lovers and enemies are vividly described These included her ambitious scheming mother; her weak bullying husband Pete. 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 captivating women in historyI had previously read Massie s Nicholas and Alexandra which was wonderful and I was really interested in reading about Catherine the GreatMassie did extensive research on this book It is Catherine s detailed and excellent memoirs and letters from which Massie uotes liberally which make it possible for him to write such a wonderful detailed portrait of this Woman and her time in history Mr Massie writes elegantly and knows how to get the readers attention and I found myself totally invested in this story and its characters I loved reading this book and really learned so much I spent a lot of time googing places and palaces in Russia tha Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star realities of Russian life including serfdom She persevered and for 34 years the government foreign policy cultural development and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands She dealt with domestic Souls in the Great Machine rebellion wars the tides of political change and violence inspired by the French Revolution Her Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 reputation depended on the perspective of the speaker She was praised by Voltaire as like the classical philosophers She was condemned by enemies mostly foreign as “the Messalina of the north” Her family friends ministers generals lovers and enemies are vividly described These included her ambitious scheming mother; her weak bullying husband Pete. 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 THE WALLPAPER CHASE rose to become one of the most powerful and captivating women in historyI had previously SpongeBob Mix Match read Massie s Nicholas and Alexandra which was wonderful and I was Rules of the Knife Fight really interested in Know What I Saw? reading about Catherine the GreatMassie did extensive The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections research on this book It is Catherine s detailed and excellent memoirs and letters from which Massie uotes liberally which make it possible for him to write such a wonderful detailed portrait of this Woman and her time in history Mr Massie writes elegantly and knows how to get the Gunnin' For Love readers attention and I found myself totally invested in this story and its characters I loved MIA Hunter reading this book and Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramid really learned so much I spent a lot of time googing places and palaces in Russia tha

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review Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman 103 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 She knew or corresponded with notable figures of her time Voltaire Diderot Frederick the Great Maria Theresa of Austria Marie Antoinette John Paul Jones Wanting to be the “benevolent despot” Montesuieu idealized she contended with the deeply ingr. 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 d Say Your Abc With Me reaching the throne tried using their principles to The Outcast Dead rule the vast backward empire She knew or corresponded with notable figures of her time Voltaire Diderot Frederick the Great Maria Theresa of Austria Marie Antoinette John Paul Jones Wanting to be the “benevolent despot” Montesuieu idealized she contended with the deeply ingr. Like probably every woman of note in history open about and unashamed of her sexuality Catherine the Great is primarily ಅಮ್ಮಾವ್ರ ಗಂಡ remembered as a power and man hungry salacious perverted woman Try googling her name and see how high on the list of the Potato Surprise A Brimstone Preuel results is the ever pressing uestion Did she Winning The Player really sleep with a horse Does anyone care about her accomplishments in politics art and science Not Hell for the Company Brimstone #1 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 A Year Down Yonder read much about domestic and foreign policies wars legislation and Getting Naked reforms Thankfully the d

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review Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman 103 R who left her sexually untouched for nine years after their marriage; her unhappy son heir Paul; her beloved grandchildren; and her favorites the young men from whom she sought companionship and the recapture of youth as well as sex Here too is Gregory Potemkin her most significant lover possible husband with whom she shared a correspondence of love separation followed by 17 years of unparalleled mutual achievement All the ualities that Massie brought to Nicholas Alexandra and Peter the Great are present historical accuracy deep understanding felicity of style mastery of detail ability to shatter myth a genius for finding and expressing a human dra. 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 well read and a shrewd judge of character During the coup she had shown determination and courage once on the throne she displayed an open mind willingness to forgive and a political morality founded on rationality and practical efficiency She softened imperial presence with a sense of humor and a uick tongue indeed with Catherine than any other monarch of her day there was always a wide latitude for humor There was also a line not to be crossed even by close friendsI knew almost nothing about Catherine the Great before reading this book Now that I ve finished it all I say is damn this lady was impressive It would have been easy for this book to be a neve


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    PDF or EPUB Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman é Robert K. Massie FROM THE MEMOIRS OF CATHERINE THE GREATFirst things first that wasn’t my real name The Empress Elizabeth who was Peter the Great’s daughter now that is a man who truly deserves “the Great” after his name changed my name to Ekaterina when she converted me into the Russian Orthodox religion As for that superfluous title that follows

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    PDF or EPUB Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman é Robert K. Massie summary Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman Firstly to answer your most pressing uestion regarding Catherine the Great the Empress of Russia from 1762 to 1796 No she did not die having sex with a horseMoreover if you have an abiding interest in the origins of this rumor Robert K Massie’s Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman will not satiate your deviant interest it certainly didn't satisfy mine Massie refuses to engage the slander – born during he

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    review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert K. Massie Robert K. Massie ´ 3 review PDF or EPUB Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman é Robert K. Massie 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 abo

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    summary Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman PDF or EPUB Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman é Robert K. Massie review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert K. Massie 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 power in her time and about whom I know very little? Bring on Catherine the Great of Russia Robert K Massie does a sensational job of pulling out a strong and well rounded story o

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    summary Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman PDF or EPUB Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman é Robert K. Massie review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert K. Massie 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 captivati

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    review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert K. Massie Robert K. Massie ´ 3 review PDF or EPUB Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman é Robert K. Massie 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

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    summary Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman PDF or EPUB Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman é Robert K. Massie review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert K. Massie 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 understand her need for love and why she came to have twelve lovers At the same time she was motiv

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    PDF or EPUB Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman é 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 debat

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    Robert K. Massie ´ 3 review review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert K. Massie summary Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman 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 s

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    PDF or EPUB Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman é Robert K. Massie 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

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  • Hardcover
  • 625
  • Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman
  • Robert K. Massie
  • English
  • 06 September 2020
  • 9780679456728