Peter the Great

Peter the Great

His Life and World

eBook - 2012
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"Enthralling...As fascinating as any novel and more so than most!"THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWAgainst 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.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2012
ISBN: 9780307817235
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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SeattleSaul
Jan 30, 2016

A book that combines serious scholarship with the deft hand of a writer. One feels that Massie, on balance, believes that Peter, especially given the world standards of behavior toward fellow human beings, was a benefactor of Russia, but he does not sweep under the rug his cruelties or personal flaws. Massie also enriches our understanding of the times by providing background on the other important rulers.

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Apr 02, 2012

explores the relationship between Peter the Great and his brother George the Not so Hot

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fletchmo
Jan 19, 2010

reads like fiction but highly annotated, the characters really come to life!

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