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By Derek Wilson | Comments: ( 961 ) | Date: ( Apr 08, 2020 )

An exceptional copy fine in an equally fine dw Particularly and surprisingly well preserved tight, bright, clean and especially sharp cornered Literally as new 8vo 8 9 tall 236 pages Description xv, 236 p 8 p of plates ill map, ports 25 cm Subjects Peter I, Emperor of Russia, 1672 1725 Emperors Russia Biography Russia HistoryAn exceptional copy fine in an equally fine dw Particularly and surprisingly well preserved tight, bright, clean and especially sharp cornered Literally as new 8vo 8 9 tall 236 pages Description xv, 236 p 8 p of plates ill map, ports 25 cm Subjects Peter I, Emperor of Russia, 1672 1725 Emperors Russia Biography Russia History Peter I, 1689 1725 Summary Peter the Great was a giant in every way in physical stature, willpower, enthusiasm, energy, libertinism, and refusal to accept old conventions, he stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries He grew up in an atmosphere of fear, suspicion, and violent court rivalries As a product of the system, Peter was, of necessity, ruthless and tyrannical, but what earned him his place in history was tearing his country.


  • Title: Peter the Great
  • Author: Derek Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780312550998
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson has been a writer of historical fiction and non fiction for 50 years His much acclaimed prize winning works have largely centred on 16th and 17th century Europe He has used various pen names for his fiction, his current Thomas Treviot Tudor crime series being written under the name D.K Wilson The first 2 books in this series The First Horseman and The Traitor s Mark are based on real unsolved Tudor mysteries and have received enthusiastic plaudits Readers have favourably compared this innovative series with the books of C.J Sansom and S.J Parris Recent non fiction triumphs include The Plantagenets, Holbein Portrait of an Unknown Man, and Charlemagne a Biography Derek Wilson graduated from Cambridge and spent several years travelling and teaching in Africa before becoming a full time writer and broadcaster in 1971 He has frequently written and appeared on radio and television and is popular as a public speaker having appeared at several literary festivals,British Museum, Hampton Court Palace, The British Library and other prestigious venues.



Comments Peter the Great

  • Olive (abookolive)

    The writing isn't bad, but you absolutely cannot cram the enormous life of Peter into a book that has a little over 200 pages. It's incredibly hard to follow a narrative of his life that is jumping from subject to subject at warp speed.


  • Jim

    When Lenin was asked what he thought of the French Revolution, his answer was, "It's too early to tell." Even though Peter I, Tsar of Russia, died almost 300 years ago, it is still difficult to determine whether he was a tyrant or a benefactor, or both. His accomplishments are legendary, yet he failed to completely remake a conservative agrarian society in a Western European look-alike, and he never would. At the same time he was establishing an Academy of Sciences, building a new capital city, [...]


  • Robin Fox

    Took some getting into, but quite enjoyed it when I did


  • Tyler Windham

    "‘The Swede from here will be frightened;Here a great city will be wroughtTo spite our neighborhood conceited.From here by Nature we’re destinedTo cut a door to Europe wide,To step with a strong foot by waters.Here, by the new for them sea-paths,Ships of all flags will come to us –And on all seas our great feast opens.’" -"The Bronze Horsemen" by Aleksandr PushkinPeter the Great was one of the most interesting human beings ever to grace the stage of life, in fact Voltaire insisted that h [...]


  • Jodi

    As a kid watching Wild Kingdom each week we rooted for the featured animal. So one week we were hoping the little gazelle would get away from the lion because it was the star and the next week we were hoping the lion would capture the gazelle. That is how I feel when I read biographies. If it is on Elizabeth I, I want her to outwit Catherine de Medici; if it is on Catherine, I want her to find the upper-hand somehow. With this book on Peter the Great, I wasn’t sure who I was supposed to root f [...]


  • Chantal E. R. H.

    17th book of 2010. After reading about Catherine the Great, I of course had to read about Peter the Great. To be cliche, a man larger than life in every single way. My main problem with this book was that it was too short and glossed over some areas. I definitely recommend it for anyone who is interested in Russian history and who doesn't know much about Peter.


  • Ian Lorenz

    This book was decent and brief. Excellent as an introduction or for the casual reader with an interest. A quality overview of an important monarch. If one was looking for an in depth look at Peter the Great I would recommend a book of the same name by Robert Massie.


  • Kathleen Freeman

    This book is more than just a biography of Peter the Great - there is great insight into other parts of Europe and Russia.


  • Azeem Ali

    I read this book during my trip to Russia, which really brought it to life.


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  • Best Read [Derek Wilson] ↠ Peter the Great || [Poetry Book] PDF ↠
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