The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most powerful women in history.
Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1929. He studied American History at Yale University and Modern European History at Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes scholar. He lives in Irvington, New York.
'A biographer with the instincts of a novelist' * New York Times
'A masterful portrait of a majestic monarch' * Publishers Weekly *
'A sensitive and compelling portrait not just of a Russian titan, but also of a flesh-and-blood woman' * Newsweek *