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    Peter the Great: The Compelling Story of the Man Who Created Modern Russia, Founded St Petersburg and Made His Country Part of Europe (Paperback) By (author) Robert K. Massie

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    DescriptionAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, Robert K. Massie unfolds the extraordinary story of Peter the Great. A volatile feudal tsar with a taste for barbaric torture; a progressive and enlightened reformer of government and science; a statesman of vision who recreated his country's army and navy and founded St Petersburg as his imperial capital: Peter the Great embodied the greatest strengths and weaknesses of Russia while being at the very forefront of her development. Robert K. Massie delves deep into Peter's life and character, chronicling the pivotal events that transformed the boy tsar into a national icon. His portrayal of the complexities and contradictions of this most energetic of Russian rulers - a man both impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel - brings a towering historical figure triumphantly to life.


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    Title
    Peter the Great
    Subtitle
    The Compelling Story of the Man Who Created Modern Russia, Founded St Petersburg and Made His Country Part of Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert K. Massie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 928
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 58 mm
    Weight: 1,068 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781851289
    ISBN 10: 178185128X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, HBLL, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000, BIO014000, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA, 3JD, 3JF
    DC23: 947.05
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Publisher
    Head of Zeus
    Imprint name
    Head of Zeus
    Publication date
    07 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1929. He studied American History at Yale University and Modern European History at Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes scholar. He lives in Irvington, New York.
    Review quote
    'Enthralling. As fascinating as a novel and more so than most.' New York Times. 'Urgently readable ... the work of a master of narrative history' Newsweek. 'Exceptional' New Yorker.