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Once you start reading this book it will be difficult to put it down.
Peter the Great is probably one of the most influential leaders in world history, and is considered by many as the one who modernized Russia.
Robert Massie writes a fascinating biography of a fascinating personality, Peter the Great.
Full (really full) of interesting information, very enjoyable to read, but could use some editing.Published 1 day ago by Brad Stein
This is an excellent book! I thought I knew a lot about European history, but now realize I had horribly neglected the Eastern side. Read morePublished 14 days ago by JWT
Just read it for the second time after a trip to Russia. It was just as engaging as it was the first time. A well researched biography that reads like a fascinating novel.Published 25 days ago by Janie Popnoe
Absolutely fascinating history. Peter truly deserved to be called Great, but in some ways even more impressive was the King of Sweden, Charles XII. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Kevin McCarthy
Well written and fair in its appraisal of the man and his contributionPublished 1 month ago by Lawrence H. Gordon
This was a great book, expect nothing less from Massie. Despite its heft, the pages flew, and even all the battles were made readable by Massie's excellent writing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gregory M. Zinkl
Very thorough and readable book about the life and times of Peter the Great. Skip the endless, detailed battle scenes!Published 1 month ago by M.M.K.
With references to the Soviet Union, this book may come across as dated. However, getting past those references and seeing them in the Russian cultural understanding of this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stratiotes Doxha Theon