Peter the Great

His Life and World
Product Number: EB00165625
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307817235
Publisher: Random House
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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...?s fascinating as any novel and more so than most."-The New York Times Book Review Nicholas and Alexandra "A magnificent and intimate picture...?ot only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible."-Harper's The Romanovs "Riveting...?nfolds like a detective story."-Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Author(s): Robert K. Massie
Original Publish Date: Feb 22, 2012

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Author(s): Robert K. Massie
Narrator(s): Frederick Davidson
Product Number Z100097953
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483078397

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