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For those whose interest is piqued by this issues’ story on Elizabeth, there is Henri Troyat’s excellent Terrible Tsarinas (Algora, 2001; $18.95), a nicely translated multi-biography of the five women who led Russia after Peter the Great’s death. Wonderfully written, it pulses with court intrigues, diplomatic conspiracies and vivid descriptions of court life.
Reviewed in Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2009