CATHERINE THE GREAT by Katherine Scherman

CATHERINE THE GREAT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Make room for the life story of a minor German princess who married a frail and mentally unbalanced Russian prince, who survived him following his ascension to the throne and his death under suspicious circumstances, to become in maturity the Empress of Russia. The pawn of parental ambition herself, she was an unnatural mother, repulsed by her own son, Paul. Valid and absorbing psychological studies throughout and power polities translated into terms children can grasp, this makes a noteworthy contribution to an understanding of Russia's past. Distinguished.

Publisher: Random House