Cast between the 17th and 18th centuries, this gigantic, Pulitzer prize-winning biography is as impressive as the man himself. Peter the Great was an extraordinary ruler - impulsive and stubborn, cruel yet generous, tender and forgiving.More
"Enthralling....As fascinating as any novel and more so than most!" (The New York Times Book Review)
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Peter the Great was great
I am not a huge fan of biographies but in the interest of improving my knowledge, I tried Peter the Great. It was not a long story as Peter didn't live very long. Though short in length it was long in accomplishments. This is an intriguing tale that would interest any young boy as well as this old woman.
I don't usually enjoy tales of war, but this one was not so much of war as of conflict. Imagine a boy king of 10 (with a mother who was probably a genius) managing to not only continue to live, but to inspire a kingdom as enormous as Russia in an age where power could be absolutely changed with the stroke of a knife.