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Peter the Great

His Life and World

Robert K. Massie

Experience the captivating story of a young boy who became a legend - Peter the Great, the crowned tsar of Russia at only ten years old. Follow his journey through seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, as he transformed from a barbarous, volatile feudal tsar to a progressive and enlightened reformer of government and science. Delve deep into the life of this historical figure with Robert K. Massie's captivating storytelling, chronicling pivotal events that shaped Peter's legacy. Discover his obsession with Western ways, his establishment of the Russian navy and unbeatable army, and his intimate relationships with Catherine and Menshikov. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, Peter the Great is a man of enormous complexity, brought fully to life in this book.
Publish Date
First Published in 1980
Goodreads rating
The seven books that as a young person made me love history… (and even aspire to write it.) I m sure u have some of yr own…. Isabel de Madariaga, Russia in age of Catherine the Great. Robert Conquest, Great Terror. Peter Hopkirk, Great Game. Robert Massie, Peter the Great.      source