Peter the Great: His Life and World

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Ballantine Books, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 934 pages
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"Enthralling...As fascinating as any novel and more so than most!"
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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User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

I can understand why this incredible biography was a Pulitzer Prize recipient. Having read two of Massie's Romanov books, I was familiar with his thoroughness, but the scope of Peter's life story was ... Read full review


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Russia during the youth of Peter the Great 16721696
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About the author (1986)

Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His books include "Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World "(for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography)," The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, ""Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea, "and" Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman.

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