Catherine the Great (Innbundet)

Life and Legend

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1989
Antall sider: 456
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195052367
Omtale: Catherine the Great
John Alexander has provided the first popular biography of one of the most powerful, infamous, and colourful figures in modern history. Empress of the vast Russian Empire by the age of 33, Catherine's private and public life generated tremendous controversy, and she has been portrayed variously as a political genius, a despotic foreign adventuress, a tyrant, and a nymphomaniac. John Alexander's detailed research draws on little-known sources, including Catherine's love notes, to produce a much-needed, balanced appraisal of this remarkable woman throughout the whole of her long reign.

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