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Catherine the Great by Virginia Rounding
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Jul 15, 11

it was amazing
Read from June 19 to July 15, 2011

This book gives great insight into Catherine's personality, background, life, and interests. It is a fantastic read with copious citations from Catherine's own memoirs and those of her courtiers and confidants, and really gives one a good feeling for the time period. My only complaint is that it could use to cover her foreign policy and actual accomplishments better; I am writing an essay on her motivations for forming the League of Armed Neutrality, yet what is arguably her most well-known accomplishment is neglected in this book. However, this book is wonderful for the areas it does cover.
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