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Peter the Great: His Life and Word (Modern Library)

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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 . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

Nicholas and Alexandra

 

“A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’s

 

The Romanovs

 

“Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

Synopsis:

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

 

These Robert K. Massie books are available in Modern Library editions

 

Peter the Great

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

 

“Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

Nicholas and Alexandra

 

“A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’s

 

The Romanovs

 

“Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

Synopsis:

"Enthralling...As fascinating as any novel and more so than most!"

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679645603
Author:
Massie, Robert K.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 PHOTO INSERTS; 13 MAPS; FAMILY TREE
Pages:
1136
Dimensions:
8.22 x 5.74 x 2.32 in 2.72 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Political
Biography » Royalty
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » Russia » Romanovs
History and Social Science » World History » Russia

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"Synopsis" by , 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

 

These Robert K. Massie books are available in Modern Library editions

 

Peter the Great

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

 

“Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

Nicholas and Alexandra

 

“A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’s

 

The Romanovs

 

“Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Synopsis" by , "Enthralling...As fascinating as any novel and more so than most!"

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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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