Peter the Great: His Life and World

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Random House Publishing Group, 22 февр. 2012 г. - Всего страниц: 928
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From 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.
 
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Poltava
490
Poltava III
499
Surrender by the River
507
The Fruits of Poltava
516
On the European Stage
527
Liberator of the Balkan Christians
539
Fifty Blows on the Pruth
552

Sophia Overthrown
95
Gordon Lefort and the Jolly Company
108
Archangel
124
Azov
134
16
155
Among Friends
262
2I Voronezh and the Southern Fleet
275
The Great Northern
287
The Swedish Empire at the beginning of the Great Northern War
293
Let the Cannon Decide
302
Charles Xii
312
Narva
323
The Battle of Narva I
331
We Must Not Lose Our Heads
339
The Founding of St Petersburg
355
Menshikov and Catherine
367
The Hand of the Autocrat
383
Polish Quagmire
397
Charles in Saxony
413
The Great Road to Moscow
427
Golovchin and Lesnaya
439
The Swedish invasion of Russia 17081709
441
Mazeppa
455
The Worst Winter Within Memory
467
The Gathering of Forces
479
The Pruth campaign
555
The German Campaign and Frederick William
567
The Coast of Finland
581
The Kalabalik
591
Venice of the North
602
An Ambassador Reports
613
The King Is a Mighty Man
635
A Visitor in Paris
644
The Education of an Heir
657
A Paternal Ultimatum
669
Flight of the Tsarevich
681
The Future on Trial
692
Charles Last Offensive
711
King George Enters the Baltic
724
Victory
735
In the Service of the State
747
Commerce by Decree
770
Supreme Under
783
Along the Caspian
818
Genealogy of the Romanov Dynasty 16131917
858
Notes
869
Index
887
Europe in the time of Peter the Great 910911
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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.

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