Catherine the Great & Potemkin by Simon Sebag Montefiore audiobook

Catherine the Great & Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair

By Simon Sebag Montefiore
Read by Sophie Robert

Random House Audio 9780525431961
27.33 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780593213131

From the author of The Romanovs: a vivid account of history's most successful political partnership—as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemkin—wildly flamboyant and sublimely talented—was the love of her life and her co-ruler. Together they seized Ukraine and Crimea, territories that define the Russian sphere of influence to this day. Their affair was so tumultuous that they negotiated an arrangement to share power, leaving each of them free to take younger lovers. But these “twin souls” never stopped loving each other. Drawing on the pair’s intimate letters and on vast research, Simon Sebag Montefiore's widely acclaimed biography restores these imperial partners to their rightful place as titans of their age.

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Summary

Summary

From the author of The Romanovs: a vivid account of history's most successful political partnership—as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemkin—wildly flamboyant and sublimely talented—was the love of her life and her co-ruler.

Together they seized Ukraine and Crimea, territories that define the Russian sphere of influence to this day. Their affair was so tumultuous that they negotiated an arrangement to share power, leaving each of them free to take younger lovers. But these “twin souls” never stopped loving each other.

Drawing on the pair’s intimate letters and on vast research, Simon Sebag Montefiore's widely acclaimed biography restores these imperial partners to their rightful place as titans of their age.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Monumental...Meticulously researched...Dizzily panoramic. The New York Times Book Review
Biography in the grand tradition...Riveting...The author [is] a gifted storyteller. The Washington Post 
Montefiore conveys [Russian] history with vivid detail and narrative momentum...Captures the genius of two extraordinary Enlightenment figures--and of the age as well. The Wall Street Journal
One of the great love stories of history...Excellent with dazzling mastery of detail and literary flair. The Economist

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Author Bio: Simon Sebag Montefiore

Author Bio: Simon Sebag Montefiore

Simon Sebag Montefiore is a historian specializing in Russia. Born in 1965, he read history at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. The author of several novels and a presenter of television documentaries, he is married with two children and lives in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 27.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English