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|Named Person:||Catherine, Empress of Russia; Grigoriĭ Aleksandrovich Potemkin, kni︠a︡zʹ|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Catherine, Empress of Russia; Grigoriĭ Aleksandrovich Potemkin, kniï¸ aï¸¡zÊ¹; Douglas Smith
|Language Note:||Translated from the Russian.|
|Notes:||Translation of and selections from: Ekaterina II i G.A. Potemkin : lichnai︠a︡ perepiska 1769-1791. Moskva : Nauka, 1997.|
|Description:||liv, 421 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Ardent zeal, sincere confessions, 1769-1774 --
Lovers, 1774-1775 --
Breaking up, 1776 --
Partners, 1777-1781 --
Annexing the Crimea, 1782-1783 --
Southern visions, 1784-1787 --
War, 1787 --
The siege of Ochakov, 1788 --
A gallant campaign, the Count's betrayal and Blackie, 1789 --
One paw out of the mud, 1790 --
Death on the Steppe, 1791.
Love and conquest
|Responsibility:||edited and translated by Douglas Smith.|
"Beginning with Potemkin's initial letter to Catherine written while off fighting the Turks in 1769 and concluding with his farewell note scribbled the day before his death in 1791, the correspondence spans most of Catherine's reign. The letters are at once personal and political, private and public. Many of Catherine's love letters to Potemkin written during their stormy affair reveal the empress's passionate personality. Potemkin's letters provide rare insight into his arrogant and mercurial character, while serving to dispel the myth of Potemkin as little more than a corrupt sycophant."--BOOK JACKET.