Peter the Great - Ian Grey

Peter the Great

Author: Ian Grey

  • Publication Date: 2016-01-22
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
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"Ian Grey's Peter the Great reads like a novel . . ."
- Louis Fischer

The first modern Russian was Peter the Great. In this enthralling biography of that remarkable ruler, award-winning historian Ian Grey paints an illuminating portrait - clear, objective, and without malice or sentimentality. Here we have, life-size, not only the great czar, but the man who fell in love with a peasant girl and made her his empress; the father who was betrayed by his son; the giant who carried all his life the scars of a childhood terror; the soldier, sailor, laborer, innovator, and architect of a nation.