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Product Description: In this sixth volume of Alan Axelrod's popular CEO series, he dispenses the wisdom of a female monarch for the first time since his Businessweek bestseller Elizabeth I, CEO. Catherine the Great traveled from Germany to Russia at only 14 years of age, and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating rulers in history...read more

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9781454905608, titled "Catherine the Great, CEO: 7 Principles to Guide & Inspire Modern Leaders" | Sterling Pub Co Inc, November 5, 2013, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In this sixth volume of Alan Axelrod's popular CEO series, he dispenses the wisdom of a female monarch for the first time since his Businessweek bestseller Elizabeth I, CEO.

The dramatic story of Emperor Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna, the last Tsar and Tsarina of Russia―A penetrating and deeply personal study that gives profound psychological insight into their marriage and how it shaped the events that engulfed them.There are few characters in history about whom opinion has been more divided than the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his wife the Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. On one hand, they are venerated as saints, innocent victims of Bolshevik assassins, and on the other they are impugned as the unwitting harbingers of revolution and imperial collapse, blamed for all the ills that befell the Russian people in the 20th century. Theirs was also a tragic love story; for whatever else can be said of them, there can be no doubt that Alix and Nicky adored one another. Soon after their engagement, Alix wrote in her fiancé's diary: "Ever true and ever loving, faithful, pure and strong as death"―words which met their fulfillment twenty-four years later in a blood-spattered cellar in Ekaterinburg.Through the letters and diaries written by the couple and by those around them, Virginia Rounding presents an intimate, penetrating, and fresh portrayal of these two complex figures and of their passion―their love and their suffering. She explores the nature and possible causes of the Empress's ill health, and examines in depth the enigmatic triangular relationship between Nicky, Alix and their ‘favourite,' Ania Vyrubova, protégée of the infamous Rasputin, extracting the meaning from words left unsaid, from hints and innuendoes..The story of Alix and Nicky, of their four daughters known collectively as ‘OTMA' and of their hemophiliac little boy Alexei, is endlessly fascinating, and Rounding makes these characters come alive, presenting them in all their human dimensions and expertly leading the reader into their vanished world.

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9780312381004 | St Martins Pr, January 17, 2012, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The dramatic story of Emperor Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna, the last Tsar and Tsarina of Russia―A penetrating and deeply personal study that gives profound psychological insight into their marriage and how it shaped the events that engulfed them.

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9781250022196 | Reprint edition (Griffin, January 22, 2013), cover price $22.99

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Product Description: "[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller."--"The Wall Street Journal" The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, "and" The Romanovs "returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history...read more

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9781410450210 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, August 22, 2012), cover price $31.99
9780679456728 | Random House Inc, November 8, 2011, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.

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9781594136153 | Large print edition (Large Print Pr, October 2, 2012), cover price $20.99 | About this edition: "[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion .
9780345408778 | Random House Inc, September 18, 2012, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: “[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion .

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Product Description: From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massie—also available are Peter the Great and The RomanovsIn this commanding book, Robert K. Massie, prize-winning author of Catherine the Great, sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s brave struggle with hemophilia...read more

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9780679645610 | Reprint edition (Modern Library, September 18, 2012), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K.

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Product Description: The daughter of a minor German princely family, she rose to become the greatest ruler of a vast Russian empire in the 18th century. This biography reveals a remarkable woman who combined intelligence, a passion for the responsibilities of state with a constant search for the love of important men...read more

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9781905791064 | Haus Pub, May 30, 2007, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The daughter of a minor German princely family, she rose to become the greatest ruler of a vast Russian empire in the 18th century.

Examines Alexandra's childhood, her marriage to Nicholas, her increasing eccentricites and psychological anguish, and her focus and dependence on a series of occult mentors, including Rasputin.

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9780312253073 | St Martins Pr, September 1, 2001, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Examines Alexandra's childhood, her marriage to Nicholas, her increasing eccentricites and psychological anguish, and her focus and dependence on a series of occult mentors, including Rasputin.

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9780312302382 | Reprint edition (Griffin, September 1, 2002), cover price $26.99 | About this edition: A richly textured and compelling account delves into the mysterious personal life of Alexandra, Russia's last tsarina, by detailing her childhood, her marriage to Nicholas, her increasing eccentricities and psychological anguish, and her focus and dependence on a series of occult mentors, including Rasputin.

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9781429904025 | 1 edition (St Martins Pr, April 1, 2007), cover price $9.99

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A definitive translation of the memoirs by the powerful Russian queen describes Catherine's youth, her unhappy marriage and life prior to taking the Russian throne, her dealing with the intrigues and betrayals of Russian court life, and her ultimate rise to power. 12,500 first printing.

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9780679642992 | Modern Library, July 5, 2005, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Presents the memoirs of Catherine the Great, empress of Russia, who came to power after her husband was overthrown in a coup d'etat and was viewed as an enlightened monarch.

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A definitive translation of the memoirs by the powerful Russian queen describes Catherine's youth, her unhappy marriage and life prior to taking the Russian throne, her dealing with the intrigues and betrayals of Russian court life, and her ultimate rise to power. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
By Catherine the Great (corporate author), Markus Cruse (trans) and Hilde Hoogenboom (trans)

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9780812969870 | Reprint edition (Modern Library, June 13, 2006), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Presents the memoirs of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, who came to power after her husband was overthrown in a coup d'etat and was viewed as an enlightened monarch.

A portrait of the late eighteenth-century Russian ruler discusses how she seized and kept the throne in spite of her illegitimate claim and a series of wars, rebellions, and plagues, tracing how she rendered Russia a major European power.

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9780312328870 | St Martins Pr, February 6, 2007, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A portrait of the late eighteenth-century Russian ruler discusses how she seized and kept the throne in spite of her illegitimate claim and a series of wars, rebellions, and plagues, tracing how she rendered Russia a major European power.
9780091799922, titled "Catherine the Great: Love Sex and Power" | Ill edition (Gardners Books, March 30, 2006), cover price $33.55 | About this edition: Many legends have grown up about the sexual rapacity of Catherine the Great.

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9780312378639 | Reprint edition (Griffin, January 22, 2008), cover price $25.99 | About this edition: Based on her correspondence as well as contemporary accounts, a modern portrait of the late eighteenth-century Russian Imperial ruler describes how Empress Catherine II seized and kept the throne in spite of her illegitimate claim and a series of wars, rebellions, and plagues, detailing how she rendered Russia a major European power.

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9781429967983 | 1 edition (St Martins Pr, April 1, 2010), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: Peter the Great was a tough act to follow. Who could possibly take the place of that gigantic reformer, that despotic visionary? He died in 1725, leaving Russia with one foot in the modern world and one foot in obscurity - and entirely caught up in a snarl of conspiracies and betrayals...read more

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9781892941541 | Algora Pub, June 1, 2001, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Peter the Great was a tough act to follow.

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9781892941343 | Algora Pub, June 1, 2001, cover price $18.95

Reveals the story of Tsar Nicholas' wife, a major force in the destruction of the Russian Empire, and her involvement with the infamous Rasputin

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9780735101043 | Reprint edition (Replica Books, February 1, 2001), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Reveals the story of Tsar Nicholas' wife, a major force in the destruction of the Russian Empire, and her involvement with the infamous Rasputin
9781559722117 | Birch Lane Pr, June 1, 1994, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Reveals the story of Tsar Nicholas' wife, a major force in the destruction of the Russian Empire, and her involvement with the infamous Rasputin

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Product Description: From the moment the fourteen-year-old Princess Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst agreed to marry the heir to the Russian throne, she was mired in a quicksand of intrigue. Precociously intelligent, self-confident, and attractive but with a stubborn, wayward streak, Sophia withstood a degree of emotional battering that would have broken a weaker spirit until at last she emerged, triumphant over her many enemies, as Empress Catherine II of Russia...read more

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9780517590911 | Crown Pub, May 1, 1994, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Presents a biography of the legendary Russian empress that emphasizes Catherine the Great's political ability, humanitarian inclinations, and other accomplishments

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9780312135034 | Griffin, September 1, 1995, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: From the moment the fourteen-year-old Princess Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst agreed to marry the heir to the Russian throne, she was mired in a quicksand of intrigue.

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A study of the reign of Catherine the Great focuses on her sex life and its impact on her public character, rise to power, and political achievements

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9780698112018 | Coward Mc Cann, November 1, 1982, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A study of the reign of Catherine the Great focuses on her sex life and its impact on her public character, rise to power, and political achievements

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