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Catherine the Great : life and legend

Author: John T Alexander
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Series: Oxford University Press paperback.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The reign of Russia's notorious Empress is examined in an account of her German childhood, marriage to a Grand Duke and overthrow of his government, her infamous love life, and her multinational rule lasting more than three decades.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T Alexander
ISBN: 0195061624 9780195061628 0195052366 9780195052367
OCLC Number: 427361266
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 1989.
Description: xii, 418 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Oxford University Press paperback.
Responsibility: John T. Alexander.
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The biography of one of history's most colourful figures, based on the latest scholarship, and including a newly-translated collection of Catherine's love notes.  Read more...

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