ECCO is an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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HarperCollins was founded in New York City in 1817 as J. and J. Harper, later Harper & Brothers, by the - James and John Harper. In 1987, as Harper & Row, it was acquired by News Corporation.

The worldwide book group was formed following News Corporation’s 1990 acquisition of the British publisher William Collins & Sons.

Founded in 1819, William Collins & Sons published a range of Bibles, atlases, dictionaries, and reissued classics, expanding over the years to include legendary authors, such as H. G. Wells, Agatha Christie, J. R. R. Tolkien, and C. S. Lewis. HarperCollins has publishing groups in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia/New Zealand, and India.

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Catherine The Great, HarperCollinsCatherine The Great by Simon Dixon published by ECCO in 2009
. The author of this book created a unique portrait of the monarch, who changed Russia into the most powerful state since the fall of the Roman Empire - Catherine The Great. Simon Dixon explores the character and life of Catherine in a new light; he examines her absolute power and crucial role combining the court history with his new research from journals. Dixon showed her close relationships, surrounding, and theRussian politics. Fully illustrated, this book is a fresh look at this important historical figure, who also was the most revealing memoir writer and promotedof radical political ideas.
Simon Dixon is professor of modern history and chairman of the School of History at the Uniiversity of Leeds in England, who specializes in Russian history.




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