His Life and World
Random House 2011
Paperback 930pp Illustrated
9780345298065   Product Code: 23998
Peter I, tsar of Russia from 1682 to 1725, began his reign inauspiciously as joint tsar with his half-brother Ivan under the regency of his half-sister Sophia; by his death in 1725 he had changed Russia politically and culturally, bringing the country out of medievalism and establishing it as a world power. Massie's portrait of this complex personality balances Peter's ruthless crushing of all opposition against his loyal and passionate concern for family, friends and his new Russia. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.