Catherine the Great
[portrait of A Woman]Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
"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. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into Empress of Russia by sheer determination. Possessing a brilliant mind and an insatiable curiosity as a young woman, she devoured the works of Enlightenment philosophers and, when she reached the throne, attempted to use their principles to guide her rule of the vast and backward Russian empire" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) :,digital