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Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie
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Jan 19, 2010

it was amazing

If you complain about today, you should read about then. You were considered a bitch if you ate with a fork, just for starters. Men might prefer to live back then cause they inherited a whip from their father in-law to whip their spouses when they got out of line. The only person I know today that practices this form of discipline is Snoop Dogg (You gots to control your ho!). Peter was great for many reasons. The russians in this day were like the geico cavemen of their time. Peter was the first ruler to travel amongst Europe and bring some culture back to Russia. Peter was highly intelligent and you could compare him to the great Thomas Jefferson. Integrating with many countries as Jefferson did with the indians to use as an advantage with networking and pursuing bigger business. Nemesis, Charles XII King of Swedes was however the hater towards Peter as they fought and battled for the seas and ports along the black sea. Peter brought many great things to his country and he did not try to take over his halfbrothers legacy, eventhough his half sister Sophia was power hungry and made an attempt on his life. He was interested in knowledge and bettering himself as he built a powerful navy for Russia. By the way, he did tax his people for having a beard, so if you got one, you then must pay me some roubles, noon, or off with your head.
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January 19, 2010 – Started Reading
January 19, 2010 – Shelved
January 19, 2010 –
page 68
February 1, 2010 –
page 500
February 12, 2010 –
page 700
February 15, 2010 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Andrea (new) - added it

Andrea Saying that Western Europeans had the only culture worth having is kind of a stretch, but I appreciate the humour in your review.

Cathy Cheek Yeah, right

message 3: by Jason (new) - added it

Jason D'Souza stand up comedy with an informative historicsl slant... great review!

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