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The Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Club's next meeting: Monday, June 23rd@ 6:30 pm We will be discussing Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie ---------------------------------------- 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. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by sheer determination. For thirty-four years, the government, foreign policy, cultural development, and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands. She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars, and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution. Catherine’s family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers, and enemies—all are here, vividly brought to life. History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great. In this book, an eternally fascinating woman is returned to life. ====================== “A tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—The Wall Street Journal “A compelling portrait not just of a Russian titan, but also of a flesh-and-blood woman.”—Newsweek “An absorbing, satisfying biography.”—Los Angeles Times
“Juicy and suspenseful.”—The New York Times Book Review “A great life, indeed, and irresistibly told.”—Salon ------------------------------------------- Our book club is open to all and no registration is required, so please feel free to read the book and join in on the discussion! Questions? Please call 860-868-0525.
Location: Street: 2 Green Hill Road City: Washington Depot, Province: Connecticut Postal Code: 06794 Country: United States (tillagd från IndieBound)… (mer)
What’s better than talking about a book with a group of friends? Talking about a book with a group of friends during Happy Hour at Opa (2050 S. Lamar Blvd)! Come hang out with Mandy and Joel the last Thursday of every month at 5:30PM where we’ll discuss books over cocktails. This month’s book is Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie.
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (tillagd från IndieBound)… (mer)
The International Forum’s Book Club meets once a month on Sundays from 11:00 AM until noon at Books Inc. in Opera Plaza.
This month's book is "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman" by Robert K. Massie.
New members are always welcome! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event was developed by members of the World Affairs Council's International Forum, a globally minded multicultural group that acts as an interactive arm of the Council. We host events, informal group discussions, social gatherings, book clubs and other networking opportunities.
To learn about upcoming events and ways to get involved, visit our website or like our Facebook page.
Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His previous books include Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, and Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea. (tillagd från Random House)… (mer)