Catherine The Great: First She Read, Then She Ruled : NPR
"How did a German princess from a minor noble family become the empress of Russia, and win the praise of Voltaire, Montesquieu, Diderot and other giants of The Enlightenment? In Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
, Robert Massie explains the story of Catherine II, who ruled Russia for 34 years.
So how does
a German teenager become the empress of Russia?"