The Memoirs of Princess Dashkova/Russia in the Time of Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great : Life and Legend
by John T. Alexander
Paperback from Oxford University Press
by Dashkova, Kyril Fitzlyon, .
Paperback from Duke University Press
Catherine the Great
by Henri Troyat, Joan Pinkham
Paperback from Plume Books
Love & Conquest: Personal Correspondence of Catherine the Great and Prince Grigory Potemkin
by Catherine, Grigorii Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Douglas Smith
Hardcover from Northern Illinois University Press
Catherine the Great: A Short History
by Isabel De Madariaga
Paperback from Yale University Press
Catherine the Great: Profiles in Power Series
by Simon Dixon
Paperback from Longman
The Prince of Princes: The Life of Potemkin
by Sebag Montefiore, S. Sebag Montefiore
Prince Grigory Potemkin was Catherine the Great's lover, secret husband, and partner in ruling the Russian Empire. Their affair was so tumultuous, they negotiated an arrangement that allowed them to share power while he was free to love his beautiful nieces, and Catherine, her favorites. But they never stopped loving each other. Their endearing and passionate relationship remains one of history's most remarkable love affairs.
Potemkin shone as an outstandingly gifted statesman, winning the Crimea, founding the Black Sea Fleet, reforming the Cossacks, planning new cities like Sebastopol and Odessa, and making Russia a Near Eastern power - achievements in war and peace that emulated his hero Peter the Great.
He embodied the strengths and weaknesses of Russia itself - volatile, ebullient, handsome, sensual, and always astonishing. His bizarre magnificence enchanted and scandalized Europe. Yet he disdained his own success.
He was surrounded by a cosmopolitan court that included brilliant Americans, such as Admiral John Paul Jones, and Lewis Littlepage, a friend of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Both served under Potemkin against the Turks.
An obsessive Anglophile, he commissioned Joshua Reynolds and created an English garden wherever he stopped for the night. In 1787, this master showman presided over Catherine's Crimean river-tour, so sumptuous it was compared to Cleopatra's progress. Potemkin's enemies claimed he displayed fake houses - "Potemkin villages" - a smear this biography lays to rest.
After five years' new research in archives from Petersburg to Odessa, Sebag Montefiore shoes how Potemkin and Catherine, with their younger lovers, created their own "family." He brings blazingly to life Potemkin's loving partnership with Catherine and restores him to his place as a colossus of the eighteenth century. When he died, Catherine was heartbroken. She said there could never be another Potemkin.
Hardcover from Thomas Dunne Books
Treasures of Catherine the Great
by Mikhail B. Piotrovsky
Paperback from Abrams
Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great (Phoenix Press)
by Isabel de Madariaga
Paperback from Phoenix Press
28 March, 2002
The Empress & the Architect: British Architecture and Gardens at the Court of Catherine the Great
by Dimitri Shvidkovsky
Hardcover from Yale University Press
A Course in Russian History: The Time of Catherine the Great
by V. O. Kliuchevskii, Marshall S. Shatz, Vasili O. Kiuchevsky, Marshall Shatz
Hardcover from M. E. Sharpe
Engraved in the Memory: James Walker, Engraver to the Empress Catherine the Great, and His Russian Anecdotes (Anglo-Russia Affinity)
by Anthony Cross
Hardcover from Berg Publishers
Two Comedies by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia: Oh, These Times and The Siberian Shaman (Russian Theatre Archive)
by O'Malley. Lurana Donnels, Lurana Donnels O'Malley
Paperback from Routledge
The Courtships of Catherine the Great
by Philip W. Sergeant
Paperback from Kessinger Publishing Company
Russian Overseas Commerce With Great Britain: During the Reign of Catherine II (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Vol 218)
Catherine the Great (Judge for Yourself)
by Christine Hatt
Library Binding from World Almanac Library
by Herbert H. Kaplan
Hardcover from American Philosophical Society
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