Empress of Russia
Sep 28, 2012 — At No. 9, Robert K. Massie's Catherine The Great reconstructs the life of an 18th-century empress.
Nov 5, 2011 — Biographer Robert Massie explains how Catherine II read books to escape the misery of her unhappy marriage. When she became empress in 1762, she championed the ideals of the French Enlightenment during her 34-year reign over Russia.