Catherine the GreatDVD - 2006
Tells the story of Catherine the Great, who transformed herself from an obscure young German princess into Russia's most powerful regent. Depicts her development as she learns the ways of Russian society and politics. Follows her as she seizes her chance for power in a daring coup and becomes Empress. Shows how she strove to modernize Russia with new ideas on health and education, but also waged numerous wars in a ruthless quest for expansion and used her intelligence, humanity, ruthlessness, political cunning and personal charm to hold on to power. Uses Catherine's intimate memoirs and personal letters to bring to life one of history's most powerful and passionate women.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2006.
Edition: Widescreen format.
Branch Call Number: DVD 947.063 CATHERIN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Empress of Russia