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    DescriptionFrom 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"

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    Peter the Great
    His Life and World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert K Massie
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1109
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 58 mm
    Weight: 1,261 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679645603
    ISBN 10: 0679645608

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, HBJD
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    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
    BIC subject category V2: BGRA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY, CHRN/17CNTY
    B&T Approval Code: A40303000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H5
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A15204060
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, BIO014000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 947.05092
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 947/.05092
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    LC classification: DK131 .M28 2012
    Illustrations note
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    18 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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"