Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie
His Life and World

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

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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.
Published February 22, 2012 by Random House. 928 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Through knot and purge Peter the Great (1672-1725) transformed a medieval, backward Russia into a semi-Westernized world power.

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