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Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie
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May 13, 12

Thank you Mister Massie.

We know Peter wasn't the hero this book would like him to be. But what great person ever lives up to hindsight and hype? This is still an amazing retelling of a life. Massie gives us a Russia as fantastic as anything invented in fiction. A big bawdy place whose's people are even larger. This is an introduction that seems aimed at a general audience. A mainstreaming of Russian history for those of us would do not see the value of remembering all the names, but still want one of those good stories world history is so full of. It's a treat given by a master.

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