Peter the Great: His Life and World

by Robert K. Massie

Random House Publishing Group | February 22, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Peter the Great: His Life and World is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
"Enthralling...As fascinating as any novel and more so than most!"
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great. He brought Russia from the darkness of its own Middle Ages into the Enlightenment and transformed it into the power that has its legacy in the Russia of our own century.

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Published: February 22, 2012

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0307817237

ISBN - 13: 9780307817235

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spell-binding Peter the Great reads like a novel. An excellent presentation of Peter the Great's life and his efforts to modernize Russia. An important turning point in Russian history with the creation of a Navy, the encouragement of scientific thought and the disassociation of the State from religious institutions. A recommended read for Russian history buffs.
Date published: 2000-01-05

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Peter the Great: His Life and World

by Robert K. Massie

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: February 22, 2012

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307817237

ISBN - 13: 9780307817235

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"Enthralling...As fascinating as any novel and more so than most!"
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great. He brought Russia from the darkness of its own Middle Ages into the Enlightenment and transformed it into the power that has its legacy in the Russia of our own century.

About the Author

Robert Kinloch Massie III (1929-) is an American historian, author, Pulitzer Prize recipient. He has devoted much of his career to studying the House of Romanov, Russia's royal family from 1613-1917. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He spent much of his youth in Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides in the village of Irvington, New York. He studied United States and modern European history at Yale and Oxford University, respectively, on a Rhodes Scholarship. Massie went to work as a journalist for Newsweek from 1959 to 1962 and then took a position at the Saturday Evening Post. In 1969 he wrote and published his breakthrough book, Nicholas and Alexandra. Massie was the president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991, and he still serves as a council member. While president of the Guild, he famously called on authors to boycott any store refusing to carry Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. His title Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.
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