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John T. Alexander - Catherine the Great - 9780195061628 - KMK0023785
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Catherine the Great

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Description for Catherine the Great paperback. Drawing on little-known sources, including newly-translated editions of Catherine's love notes, John Alexander has produced a balanced appraisal and biography of one of the most powerful, infamous and colourful figures in modern history. Series: Oxford Lives Series. Num Pages: 460 pages, 24 pp black and white plates, maps. BIC Classification: 1DVUA; 3JF; BGH; HBJD; HBLL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 233 x 157 x 25. Weight in Grams: 692. Clean copy showing some age and light shelf wear. Remains a very good copy
Empress of the vast Russian Empire by the age of 33, Catherine's private and public life generated tremendous contemporary controversy, and she has subsequently been portrayed variously as a political genius, a despotic foreign adventuress, a tyrant, and a nymphomaniac. Drawing on little-known sources, including Catherine's billets doux , John Alexander has produced a much-needed balanced appraisal and popular biography of one of the most powerful, infamous, and colourful figures in modern history.

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Oxford University Press
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Oxford Lives Series
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About John T. Alexander
Professor of History at the University of Kansas

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`Alexander demonstrates that he posesses two important skills which enable him to address a popular readership: the ability to tell a good story well and an understanding of the effective use of descriptive contemporary accounts and interesting detail to enliven the text. An academic readership will also find this study of value' Slavonic Review 'a balanced, comprehensive portrait of the ... Read more

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