Catherine the Great: A Biography

Catherine the Great: A Biography By Joan Haslip, Catherine the Great A Biography DedicationForewordPrefaceTextEpilogueBibliographyIndex
  • Title: Catherine the Great: A Biography
  • Author: Joan Haslip
  • ISBN: 9780399116667
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Catherine the Great: A Biography By Joan Haslip, DedicationForewordPrefaceTextEpilogueBibliographyIndex
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    1. Joan Haslip

      Joan Haslip was an author of historical books, often focusing on European royalty She was born in London and educated in London, Paris and Florence Her first book, Out of Focus, appeared in 1931 among her other notable publications are Lady Hester Stanhope 1934 and Parnell 1937 She also wrote for the London Mercury, the Daily Mail and Evening News, and the Illustrated London News.She also worked for the Italian section of the BBC from 1940 to 1944 Her books were generally regarded as accurate and fairly complete although at times falling prey to outdated interpretations.

    319 thoughts on “Catherine the Great: A Biography”

    1. I checked this book out from the local library after watching the made for tv movie starring Catherine Zeta Jones It was boring, but the character of Catherine intrigued me so I wanted to find out the real story Unfortunately, I chose this book because it was the first listed This biography reads like a romance novel Both in style and due to the author s focus on Catherine II s relationships with her lovers rather than on her accomplishments as the leader of a country Much time is given to her [...]



    2. Enjoyable and literate probably 3 1 2 stars , but not as interesting as Massie s work, or as scholarly as Anderson s.


    3. I don t know what audience the author had in mind, but it wasn t people like me with no background in Russian history The book was interesting, but I was confused most of the time because the author assumes that the reader already knows most of the history I still have a lot to learn.


    4. Some weeks ago I read Zoe Oldenbourg s biography of Catherine II, mentioning to my roommate that it would be nice to read a similar work about her grandfather John subsequently presented me with Massie s Peter the Great Refreshed with the relevant historical background I went back to Catherine via Haslip, about whom I knew nothing.The first part of Haslip s biography, that dealing with her subject s life before her ascension to the throne, so much recapitulates the material in Oldenbourg that pl [...]


    5. This book was short and sweet Catherine the Great was given the name of Great because she tried to continue her grandfather s legacy She attempted to educate the Russians beyond Peter whom tried to culture his country She also maintained Peter s life work of port city capital St Petersburg As you know between, before, and after these two greats, the Russians are a bunch of boneheads They do make some decent vodka though I think Catherine was great because the two men she dumped in her life, she [...]



    6. I love the close attention to personal details, makes an otherwise tedious topic as entertaining as any soap opera


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