Peter the Great: His Life and World
Author : Robert K. Massie
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date : 1981-10-12
ISBN 10 : 0345298063
Pages : 938 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (345 downloads)
Download Peter the Great: His Life and World PDF Format Full Free by Robert K. Massie and published by Random House Trade Paperbacks. This book was released on 1981-10-12 with total page 938 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • An “urgently readable” (Newsweek) biography of the captivating tsar who changed Russian history—from the New York Times bestselling author of Nicholas and Alexandra, The Romanovs, and Catherine the Great “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, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten. Robert K. Massie delves deep into his life, 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.