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Peter the Great His Life and World Modern Library

Robert K. Massie

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ISBN 10: 0679645608 / ISBN 13: 9780679645603
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Hardcover. 1136 pages. Dimensions: 8.2in. x 5.9in. x 2.3in.From the Modern Librarys new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massiealso available are Nicholas and Alexandra and The RomanovsAgainst 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 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. The Modern Library of the Worlds Best Books 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. Harpers The Romanovs Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story. Los Angeles Times Book Review This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780679645603

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From the Modern Library?s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massie?also available are Nicholas and Alexandra and The Romanovs

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
 
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

From the Inside Flap: "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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