Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
2 years ago
I really liked this biography -- it takes a lot of skill to make a complex life and personality like Catherine's as accessible as Massie does here, without just glossing over the complexities and dumbing the book (and the reader) down. Agreed, though, on your comments re: source material (even if Massie is a known expert on Russian history and I didn't find any specific occasion to mistrust him on any details -- but more info on his sources would still have been nice to have).
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