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by Henri Troyat

Peter the Great download ebook
ISBN:
024112249X
ISBN13:
978-0241122495
Author:
Henri Troyat
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton; First Edition edition (1988)
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Pages:
16 pages
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1898 kb
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1464 kb
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Rating:
4.9

Troyat, a prolific author of numerous biographies of Russian writers and leaders (. Chekhov, Catherine the Great, Ivan the Terrible) has now produced a lively tale of Peter the Great

Troyat, a prolific author of numerous biographies of Russian writers and leaders (. Chekhov, Catherine the Great, Ivan the Terrible) has now produced a lively tale of Peter the Great. A larger than life figure famed for turning Russia toward the West and enlarging the Russian empire, Peter has been the subject of frequent study. Troyat's biography offers a wealth of detail of the tsar's life and times, particularly its crudity and excesses, but it is quite superficial.

Peter the Great book. Troyat published more than 100 books, novels and biographies, among them those of Anton Chekhov, Catherine the Great, Rasputin, Ivan the Terrible and Leo Tolstoy

Peter the Great book. Troyat published more than 100 books, novels and biographies, among them those of Anton Chekhov, Catherine the Great, Rasputin, Ivan the Terrible and Leo Tolstoy. He was elected as a member of the Académie française in 1959. I read this book in its original French version, but I understand that many books of Henri Troyat, including this one, have been translated into English. Fascinated by the history of Russia, I have read many books about this unique country and its leaders. Among the generations of tsars who have shaped its history, the most extraordinary is without any doubt Peter the Great (1672 - 1725).

by. Troyat, Henri, 1911-2007. Peter I, Emperor of Russia, 1672-1725. Russia's Peter the Great, a cruel visionary imbued equally with a fascination for progress and absolute power. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Henri Troyat(Catherine the Great;Terrible Tsarinas). peter the great is a book about an autocrat with big ideas, the power to instigate them, and the total lack of understanding about what these powers and ideas caused his people.

peter the great is a book about an autocrat with big ideas, the power to instigate them, and the total lack of understanding about what these powers and ideas caused his people. he overtaxed them, enforced his own ideas and desires (which changed daily some times), and instituted his powers unmercifully. people didn't know from one minute to the next.

Means were supposed to be spent not on personal, but on state needs. In discription of the situation with Tsarevich Alexei (the son of the tsar from the first wife Natalia), there is no clear mention of the fact that there were fears that, if Alexey came to power, it would be risk of execution of Catherine (future Empress) and of her children from Peter the Great.

Henri Troyat (1 November 1911 – 2 March 2007) was a Russian-born French author, biographer, historian and novelist. Troyat was born Lev Aslanovich Tarasov, (Russian: Лев Асланович Тарасов, Lev Aslanovich Tarasov) in Moscow to parents of mixed heritage, including Armenian, Russian, German and Georgian. According to his autobiography he states that his surname is Armenian (Torossian), while his maternal grandmother was German and his maternal grandfather was of mixed Georgian and Armenian descent

By (author) Henri Troyat, Translated by Joan Pinkham. This is a biography of Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia (1672 - 1725) who was a ruler of phenomenal energy and vision who made it his mission to bring Russia into the mainstream of European life. Avid for every kind of knowledge, simple in his personal tastes, he was highly militaristic and utterly ruthless in the pursuit of power. Format Paperback 400 pages. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

ISBN 10: 024112249X ISBN 13: 9780241122495. Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, 1988.

Tags: Non Fiction, History

Tags: Non Fiction, History. He brought Russia from the darkness of its own Middle Ages into the Enlightenment and transformed it into the power that has its legacy in the Russia of our own century.

Reviews:
  • Dagdardana
I've read hundreds of books but this is on of my all-time favorites. Massie is a meticulous researcher and an excellent writer and storyteller. This book brings to life a fascinating man, and his incredible times, and how Peter brought Russia out of the dark ages with his vision, willpower, restless soul and ceaseless energy. The battle scenes are incredible: I read the Battle of Poltava like it was happening before me, like watching a football game with the best newscaster. A true page-turner. You will find yourself enveloped in military strategy of two great men (Charles XII of Sweden and Peter the Great) and their armies, how they thought, what moves they made, mistakes they committed, and the final outcome. Massie takes you from a bird's eye view of a battle, right down to the most minute of details. I don't know how he does it! This is my third time reading this book. The last time? 1987, when I was in labor with my firstborn. A long night, so I grabbed my favorite book. The author's son has hemophilia (like Tsar Nicholas II's did), and the next day, I gave birth to a son with hemophilia. When the doctor gave me the diagnosis, I looked at the book in awe. Perhaps this explains my personal love for this book. But it is a classic: so very well written, so perfectly researched, and so expertly told. Read it and you will time travel to the 18th century!
  • Gholbirius
"Peter the Great" is one of the best-written history books I've encountered, and it is the gold standard that I compare against other narrative histories. Despite the title, this is not a biography -- it is an incredible narrative history of the times of Peter the Great. I found this to be not only an outstanding book about Russian history, but also an excellent book about Western history in the 17th and 18th centuries. The best chapters cover Peter's grand tour through the Netherlands, Germany and England, and the book successfully brings to life the Europe of Peter's time. I also learned a lot about the warfare and military strategy of the times. My one critique would be that the chapters on the war with Sweden could probably be a bit shorter; there's more detail than most people need. Reading "Peter the Great" is better than reading historical fiction; the story is captivating and I really couldn't put the book down.
  • Dorilune
Excellent ... He did bring European technology and values into a backward, isolated Russia at considerable cost in lives and treasure. A brilliant guy with low brow tastes and manners who valued a hands on approach to everything. Carpentry. Ship building. Women. Torture. A guy who enjoyed the common touch and regular folks and preferred to go about incognito... Except for his size, who would notice? A man of considerable physical presence and strength and a quick study. He attracted first rate minds like Leibniz, whom he considered out of touch.. Quite a family man until he grew weary of you or you disobeyed him. Unforgiving in matters he considered of great principle in which case blood was no barrier to being dispatched. He lead his military in battles and damn the cost. Not the sort of guy you would say "No" to twice. Had an irresistible charm and an overwhelming personality that didn't take No for an answer. Great party guy, too. When he laughed, everyone laughed. When he partied, everyone partied and no one left until he said so. His excesses aside, he made Russia a great power... His contributions manifold.
  • Linn
Amazing book! After spending several days in St. Petersburg, Russia last summer I was very interested in learning about the Russian Tsar responsible for its creation. Mr. Massie’s book on Peter The Great is a thorough biography that reads like a good novel. Mr Massie demonstrates the intricacies of the confluence of culture, identity, ideas and technologies of Western Europe, The Baltic Countries, Ottoman Empire and Russia during the time of Peter’s reign. St Petersburg feels like a Western European city in some regards - the canals, the palaces, the long boulevards and wide plazas. You realize this was by Peter’s design as he was very much taken by Western European architecture, fashion, technology and naval prowess. Peter could also be as brutish as many iron-fisted Tsars - demanding duty and subservience of all his subjects - including his own family. Peter was a high energy intellectual who surrounded himself with foreigners more often than the Russian aristocrats (boyars) of his time. His interest in ship building became his mark on Russian history. His ability to defeat the Swedish gave birth to the dazzling city on the Neva River.
  • Vishura
Robert K. Massie has an almost uncanny ability to take you back in time. Peter the Great does this with magical ease. We get to know the child, the youth, the man and the Tsar, with all the details we need to form a relationship that lasts as long as this long masterpiece does. As in all of his historical biographies he brings the times and the individuals that made the greatest impact on who we are today to the forefront. He defines actions, humanity, foibles and strengths with the skill of a novelist. He draws you into the actions of Peter from shipbuilding to war-making, along with his eccentricities which are many. All of Massie's historical novels should be a must read for individuals who are interested in the past, and I would recommend this book to everyone who loves a fantastically well written book about a man who still resonates in our own time.
  • melody of you
This is the very best kind of biography. it is 855 pages of fascinating history not only of the man but of the times and culture of the period. I read every word including the footnotes and battle descriptions (which in other histories are often dreadfully belabored) and without exception every page was interesting. Massie never talks down to the reader nor is his writing ever either dry or frivolous. This book is worth every minute the reader spends with it. Highly recommend
  • Gindian
Remarkable book - engrossing and well-written. Massie offers excellent narrative on czarist Russian history, culture, and politics. Importantly, readers gain insight into influential events and people outside of Russia.