Peter the Great

His Life and World
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Product Number: Z100097953
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483078397
Narrator/s: Frederick Davidson
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This superbly told story brings to life one of the most remarkable rulers--and men--in all of history and conveys the drama of his life and world. The Russia of Peter's birth was very different from the Russia his energy, genius, and ruthlessness shaped. Crowned co-Tsar as a child of ten, after witnessing bloody uprisings in the streets of Moscow, he would grow up propelled by an unquenchable curiosity, everywhere looking, asking, tinkering, and learning, fired by Western ideas. We see Peter in his twenties traveling "incognito" with his ambassadors to the courts of Europe; as the victorious soldier proclaimed emperor; as the simple workman at his forge; and as the visionary statesman who single-handedly created a formidable world power. Impetuous and stubborn, bawdy and stern, relentless in his perseverance, he was capable of the greatest generosity and the greatest cruelty.

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Author(s): Robert K. Massie
Original Publish Date: Mar 18, 2011

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Author(s): Robert K. Massie
Product Number EB00165625
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780307817235

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