Peter the Great: His Life and World

By | March 14, 2018
Peter the Great: His Life and World Author Robert K. Massie
ISBN-10 0345298063
ISBN-13 9780345298065
Year 1981-10-12
Pages 928
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAgainst 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 Robert K Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical figure chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legendincluding 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 Peters 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

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