Book #52962

Catherine the Great: A Biography - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Joan Haslip
Book #52962 Catherine the Great: A Biography - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Joan Haslip.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1977.
ISBN: 0399116664

A first American edition/first printing in Very Good condition showing age wear in alike dust-jacket, scuffed with a few minor edge chips.

In this biography, Joan Haslip tells the story of Catherine the Great, one of the most influential and controversial women in history. Haslip provides a comprehensive account of the tsar's life, from her childhood through to her reign as the most powerful woman in Europe. She describes Catherine's efforts to modernize Russia and make it a great power, her clashes with her powerful ministers, and her controversial policies. Haslip also provides a vivid portrait of Catherine's family and friends, showing how their interactions shaped her life. This lively and comprehensive biography is essential reading for anyone interested in Catherine the Great and the history of eighteenth-century Russia.; 8vo; 382 pages.

Price: $40.00