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Catherine the Great

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert Massie tells the story of Catherine the Great, an obscure young German princess who rose to become the Empress of Russia, one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. Massie’s biography Catherine the Great tells the story of her life and legacy.

Guests:

Robert Massie

Comments [7]

John T. Alexander from Lawrence, K

Massie's book is dreadful: wretchedly researched and i9neptly written, totally unoriginal, he doesn't even read
Russian .Cn you believe it! He's lost it at 82 and looks defeted on screen.
the hype for this atrocity is tuly revolting! Hwe qs awful 9n
chrlie
rose a few weeks ago. Yet he thinks he's protecting our morals by not mentioni8ng the salacious stories about her sexuality, unaware that these have been all over the Internet (ever herd of that,
bob?) for at least two decades! He's lost it at 82, if he ver had it. Whoever gave him a Pulitzer prize needs their head examined! Sd, pathetic, forgettable!

Feb. 15 2012 11:04 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Not history, but BEAUTIFUL and fun - not the junk you see today.

Marlene Dietrich in "The Scarlet Empress".

Nov. 22 2011 02:17 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Crime prevention sounds very enlightened, but what methods did she favor? What ideas were accepted at the time about what would prevent crime?

Nov. 22 2011 01:54 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Her husband might have had good reason to fear surgery. What was the state of infection prevention at the time?

Nov. 22 2011 01:49 PM
Hazel from New Jersey

Elizabeth was on the throne? Doesn't he mean Victoria?

Nov. 22 2011 01:45 PM
Michelle from Brooklyn

Can your guest talk about her role in regards to the Volga Germans?

Nov. 22 2011 01:37 PM
Vadim from Fort lee, NJ

I so enjoyed Massie's Peter the Great, I read it twice!
What an adventure story. I am looking forward to Catherine the Great.
Great people, great reads!

Nov. 22 2011 12:47 PM

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