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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Sophia Augusta Fredrika Von Anhalt Zerbst
The venerable Robert Massie has written another fascinating book about one of his favorite subjects: Czarist Russia. The new narrative by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Nicholas and Alexandra," "Peter The Great" and "The Romanovs" reveals, in exhaustive detail, the lavish and byzantine lives of the imperial family along with the machinations, intrigues, malicious gossip and rumors that flourished in the shadows of their court.
After his death she wrote her own epitaph, which reads in part: