Catherine the Great was once just an insignificant German princess name Sophia who went on to rule an empire, wielding her power as few women -- then or now -- ever could. Catherine's life and rule have been immortalized in books countless times, but few authors have made a towering work of non-fiction as accessible as Robert K. Massie.
Life can often be more interesting than fiction, and that is certainly the case with the life of Catherine the Great.
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