From the Up to date Library’s new set of fantastically repackaged hardcover classics through Robert Okay. Massie—additionally to be had are Nicholas and Alexandra and The Romanovs

Against the huge canvas of 17th- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the remarkable tale of Peter the Nice, topped co-tsar on the age of ten. The acclaimed writer of Catherine the Nice, Robert Okay. Massie delves deep into the lifetime of this charming ancient determine, chronicling the pivotal occasions that formed a boy right into a legend—together with his “incognito” travels in Europe, his unquenchable interest approximately Western techniques, his obsession with the ocean and established order of the stupendous Russian military, his introduction of an unbeatable military, his transformation of Russia, and his relationships with the ones he cherished such a lot: Catherine, the powerful but mild peasant, his loving mistress, spouse, and successor; and Menshikov, the fascinating, daring, unscrupulous prince who rose to wealth and gear thru Peter’s friendship. Impetuous and cussed, beneficiant and harsh, gentle and unforgiving, a person of large power and complexity, Peter the Nice is introduced totally to existence.
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Peter the Great
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
“Enchanting . . . as attention-grabbing as any novel and extra so than such a lot.”The New York Instances E book Review
Nicholas and Alexandra
“A powerful and intimate image . . . No longer best the primary characters however an entire generation turn into alive and understandable.”—Harper’s
The Romanovs
“Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective tale.”—Los Angeles Instances E book Review