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The Resource Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie, (overdrive ebook)

Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie, (overdrive ebook)

Label
Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman
Title
Catherine the Great
Title remainder
portrait of a woman
Statement of responsibility
Robert K. Massie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents a reconstruction of the eighteenth-century empress's life that covers her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage, and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs
Summary
Presents a reconstruction of the eighteenth-century empress's life that covers her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage, and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
Biography type
individual biography
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10015961
Cataloging source
ZS3
Dewey number
  • 947/.063092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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portrait of a woman
Label
Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie, (overdrive ebook)
Link
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5028034D-F598-4E60-B992-8AD034BC2AB3
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1 : A German princess. Sophia's childhood -- Summoned to Russia -- Frederick II and the journey to Russia -- Empress Elizabeth -- The making of a grand duke -- Meeting Elizabeth and Peter -- Pneumonia -- Intercepted letters -- Conversion and betrothal -- A pilgrimage to Kiev and transvestite balls -- Smallpox -- Marriage -- Johanna goes home -- Part 2 : A painful marriage. The Zhukova affair -- Peepholes -- A watchdog -- He was not a king -- In the bedroom -- A house collapses -- Summer pleasures -- Dismissals at court -- Moscow and the country -- Choglokov makes an enemy and Peter survives a plot -- A bath before Easter and a coachman's whip -- Oysters and an actor -- Reading, dancing, and a betrayal -- Part 3 : Seduction, motherhood, and confrontation. Saltykov -- The birth of the heir -- Retaliation -- The English ambassador -- A diplomatic earthquake -- Poniatowski -- A dead rat, an absent lover, and a risky proposal -- Catherine challenges Brockdorff; she gives a party -- Apraskin's retreat -- Catherine's daughter -- The fall of Bestuzhev -- A gamble -- Confrontation -- A menage a quatre -- Part 4 : The time has come! Panin, Orlov, and Elizabeth's death -- The brief reign of Peter III -- Dura! -- We ourselves know not what we did -- Part 5 : Empress of Russia. Coronation -- The government and the church -- Serfdom -- Madame Orlov could never be Empress of Russia -- The death of Ivan VI -- Catherine and the Enlightenment -- The Nakaz -- All free estates of the realm -- The king we have made -- The first partition of Poland and the first Turkish War -- Doctors, smallpox, and plague -- The return of Peter the Third -- The last days of the Marquis de Pugachev -- Part 6 : Potemkin and favoritism. Vasilchikov -- Catherine and Potemkin : Passion -- Potemkin ascending -- Catherine and Potemkin : separation -- New relationships -- Favorites -- Part 7 : My name is Catherine the Second. Catherine, Paul, and Natalia -- Paul, Maria, and the succession -- Potemkin : builder and diplomat -- Crimean journey and Potemkin villages -- The Second Turkish War and the death of Potemkin -- Art, architecture, and the bronze horseman -- They are capable of hanging their king from a lamppost! -- Dissent in Russia, final partition of Poland -- Twilight -- The death of Catherine the Great
Control code
ocm763179906
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588360441
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5028034d-f598-4e60-b992-8ad034bc2ab3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o763179906
  • (Sirsi) 3312536
Label
Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie, (overdrive ebook)
Link
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5028034D-F598-4E60-B992-8AD034BC2AB3
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1 : A German princess. Sophia's childhood -- Summoned to Russia -- Frederick II and the journey to Russia -- Empress Elizabeth -- The making of a grand duke -- Meeting Elizabeth and Peter -- Pneumonia -- Intercepted letters -- Conversion and betrothal -- A pilgrimage to Kiev and transvestite balls -- Smallpox -- Marriage -- Johanna goes home -- Part 2 : A painful marriage. The Zhukova affair -- Peepholes -- A watchdog -- He was not a king -- In the bedroom -- A house collapses -- Summer pleasures -- Dismissals at court -- Moscow and the country -- Choglokov makes an enemy and Peter survives a plot -- A bath before Easter and a coachman's whip -- Oysters and an actor -- Reading, dancing, and a betrayal -- Part 3 : Seduction, motherhood, and confrontation. Saltykov -- The birth of the heir -- Retaliation -- The English ambassador -- A diplomatic earthquake -- Poniatowski -- A dead rat, an absent lover, and a risky proposal -- Catherine challenges Brockdorff; she gives a party -- Apraskin's retreat -- Catherine's daughter -- The fall of Bestuzhev -- A gamble -- Confrontation -- A menage a quatre -- Part 4 : The time has come! Panin, Orlov, and Elizabeth's death -- The brief reign of Peter III -- Dura! -- We ourselves know not what we did -- Part 5 : Empress of Russia. Coronation -- The government and the church -- Serfdom -- Madame Orlov could never be Empress of Russia -- The death of Ivan VI -- Catherine and the Enlightenment -- The Nakaz -- All free estates of the realm -- The king we have made -- The first partition of Poland and the first Turkish War -- Doctors, smallpox, and plague -- The return of Peter the Third -- The last days of the Marquis de Pugachev -- Part 6 : Potemkin and favoritism. Vasilchikov -- Catherine and Potemkin : Passion -- Potemkin ascending -- Catherine and Potemkin : separation -- New relationships -- Favorites -- Part 7 : My name is Catherine the Second. Catherine, Paul, and Natalia -- Paul, Maria, and the succession -- Potemkin : builder and diplomat -- Crimean journey and Potemkin villages -- The Second Turkish War and the death of Potemkin -- Art, architecture, and the bronze horseman -- They are capable of hanging their king from a lamppost! -- Dissent in Russia, final partition of Poland -- Twilight -- The death of Catherine the Great
Control code
ocm763179906
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588360441
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5028034d-f598-4e60-b992-8ad034bc2ab3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o763179906
  • (Sirsi) 3312536

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