Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: February 22, 2012
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307817237
ISBN - 13: 9780307817235
From the Publisher
"Enthralling...As fascinating as any novel and more so than
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.