Catherine the Great by Simon Dixon

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“[A] superb biography….Scholarly, refreshing, commonsensical, and compelling, vividly portraying the charismatic Empress and her times.”
—Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Sashenka


Simon Dixon’s Catherine the Great is a complete and revealing portrait of an extraordinary leader, chronicling her rise to power and her remarkable reign as empress of Russia. Catherine Merridale, author of Ivan’s War, calls this definitive history, “attractive, engaging, and very intelligent….Established fans of the Russian empress will find plenty of new material and those who are meeting her for the first time will be dazzled.”


About Simon Dixon

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Simon Dixon is Sir Bernard Pares Professor of Russian History at University College London.
Published April 2, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 457 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Catherine the Great by Simon Dixon At least his book really is about what the jacket says it’s about, unlike Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Catherine the Great and Potemkin, which is actually the text of his Prince of Princes: the Life of Potemkin repackaged in ...

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