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Children's LiteratureHere is the absorbing story of a young German princess married at fifteen to the heir to the Russian throne. She survived a husband who detested her and a domineering mother-in-law who cared only that she produce a son , to become one of the most powerful rulers of the eighteenth century—Catherine the Great. Devoted to her adopted country, Catherine hoped to continue the modernization of Russia begun by Peter the Great and to implement the ideas of the Enlightenment with its emphasis on reason, logic, and education. Under her reign, Russian became one of the most powerful nations of the time and Catherine earned the title of "Catherine the Great." Illustrated with maps, drawings, and many portraits of the principal players in the drama of Russian court life, this straightforward account of a remarkable life makes for a fascinating and informative read. At the end of the book readers will find a timeline, a list of sources referencing quotes in each chapter, websites to links about Catherine, a bibliography and an index. 2004, Morgan Reynolds Publishing, Ages 15 up.
—Anita Barnes Lowen