Portrait of a Woman
Random House 2011
Hardback 682pp Illustrated 241x166mm
9780679456728   Product Code: 10655
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great returns with a biography of Russia's greatest and most controversial empress. Blending scholarship and narrative verve, Massie tells how an obscure German princess travelled to Russia at the age of 14, and overcame the machinations of the feudal aristocracy, her scheming mother and her bullying husband to become the most powerful woman in the world. American cut pages, Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge and Off-mint.