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Title: Peter the Great: A Life of Peter I of Russia.
Description: Ernest Benn, London, 1950, 2nd edition.. 376 pp, 8 5/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "..Peter is recognized by students of Russian history as the Tsar who started that country on her leftward course - in Russia his statues still remain. Autocrat and constructive re volutionary, his like did not recur among the later Romanoffs, and it is to Peter that Stalin has been said to turn for a model on which to shape the prerogatives of absolutism. But Stephen Graham does not theorize or make political generali z a t i o n s in this biography. With precision and detachment, he tells us what the Tsar did, and how he behaved from day to day, leaving us to draw our own conclusions as to the motives that inspired this intriguing monarch. The narrative is sw if t an d vi vi d, the style is easy and confident. (His) valuation of Peter has been descibed as an ikon framed in the designs and patterns of his public and private life." One slight small corner bump, a few faint foxing marks on front board, s mal l com pa ny lab el on front pastedown, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning and foxing on endpapers, very small ink stain in margin of page 165, tiny foxing marks and slight browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has wrin klin g and ver y s mall ch ips/tears at top of spine, light edge wear/wrinkling, light foxing marks - mainly on inside surface, light soiling, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good.

Keywords: Sophia Troitsky, Patrick Gordon, Archangel, Shipbuilding, Turkey, Azov, Sweden, Neva, St Petersburg, Astrakhan, Charles Xii, Poltava, Karelia, Riga, Pruth, Carlsbad, Liebnitz, Gadebusch, Stettin, Finland, Friedrich Wilhelm, Copenhagen, Havelsburg, N

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23380

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