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    Description"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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    Title
    Peter the Great: His Life and World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert K Massie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 928
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345298065
    ISBN 10: 0345298063
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 921
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A15204060
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, BIO014000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DK131 .M28 1981
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    2 PHOTO INSERTS; 13 MAPS; FAMILY TREE
    Publisher
    Random House Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Random House Trade
    Publication date
    01 November 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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."
    Review quote
    "Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most."--"The New York Times Book Review" "Urgently readable . . . the work of a master of narrative history."--"Newsweek" "Written in a style that combines vigor, clarity, and sensitivity . . . should be the envy of historians and novelists alike."--"Chicago Sun-Times" "Fascinating . . . an absorbing book."--"The Plain Dealer" "Exceptional."--"The New Yorker"
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    "Enthralling . . . As fascinating as any novel and more so than most." The New York Times Book Review The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Bestseller by the author of DREADNOUGHT. Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, one of the most extraordinary rulers in history. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, tender and unforgiving, a man of enormous energy and complexity, Peter the Great is brought fully to life in this exceptional biography.