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fascinating account of a man and the country he changed.
on 23 March 2001
Robert K. Massie is one of the best historical authors, he deals with his chosen topics on the human level and manages to combine the human issues with the Bigger picture. From his rise to power and through the conversion of a backward country into a true world power. Through Peter's travels an insight is provided to the whole of Europe at the time. Massie manges to balance the personal and political aspects of the story brilliantly. Overall a fascinating account of a man and the country he changed forever.