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Catherine of all the Russias: a strong and successful figurehead

Advantages: Good, objective biography of a powerful figure
Disadvantages: Some tangential material could have been omitted

... The book This biography tells the story of the woman who was to become Catherine the Great, who reigned as Empress of Russia from 1762 until her death in 1796. Born Sophia Augusta Frederica of the modest German principality Anhalt-Zerbst in 1729, ...

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Review of Catherine the Great - Robert K. Massie

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An Enlightened Empress

Advantages: Fascinating subject, written with authority, well paced and never dry
Disadvantages: None

Catherine the Great was ruler of Russia in the eighteenth century.Born Princess Sophia of Anhalt-Herbst, she was brought to Russia by the Empress Elizabeth as bride to her nephew and heir, Peter. The marriage however was not happy, and when Peter ascended ...

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"Film has gone from Citizen Cane to Candy Cane" - Orsen Wells!

Advantages: Interesting stuff
Disadvantages: Not saucy enough

Mike Medevoy was and is a very famous movie producer form the early 1970s, 80s and 90s, still dabbling a bit now, but not quite the power he was, hence the tell all book on his life. He rose to power through Universal Studios, going from mail room boy to ...

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Review of You're Only as Good as Your Next One: 100 Great Films, 100 Good Films and 100 for Which I Should be Shot - Mike Medevoy

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Please sir can I have some Moore...

Advantages: Gentle read
Disadvantages: Bit boring and waffly

It's widely known that Roger Moore is the nicest and most down to earth of movie stars, and also one of the most wooden, of course, using Cuprinol as sun tan oil and needs a plain and chisel for his morning shave, that affable personality getting him more ...

thedevilinme 17.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of My Word Is My Bond: The Autobiography - Roger Moore

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A Saintly Biography!

Advantages: First time his life has ever been told!
Disadvantages: Emotional and upsetting in parts.

...this book is called My Word is My Bond, and I think that the title is spot on for the person we are reading about. When it was announced the book was to be written I was extremely curious as to how Moore would approach the telling of his life ...

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