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Peter the Great: His Life and World - Robert K. Massie
Peter the Great: His Life and World
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Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten. The acclaimed author of Catherine the Great, Robert K. Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical... show more
Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten. The acclaimed author of Catherine the Great, Robert K. Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical figure, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend—including his “incognito” travels in Europe, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, his creation of an unbeatable army, his transformation of Russia, and his relationships with those he loved most: Catherine, the robust yet gentle peasant, his loving mistress, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, the charming, bold, unscrupulous prince who rose to wealth and power through Peter’s friendship. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, tender and unforgiving, a man of enormous energy and complexity, Peter the Great is brought fully to life.   The Modern Library of the World’s Best Books   These Robert K. Massie books are available in Modern Library editions   Peter the Great Winner of the Pulitzer Prize   “Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most.”—The New York Times Book Review   Nicholas and Alexandra   “A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’s   The Romanovs   “Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679645603 (0679645608)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 136
Edition language: English
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Wow! One of the best books of history I have ever read. I am not surprised, as I have always loved anything written by Robert K. Massie. This book covers the life and times of Peter the Great, and the level of detail is astonishing. Massie fully immerses the reader into the world of the early 18...
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