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Robert K. Massie

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Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His previous books include Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, and Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea.

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Castles of Steel
Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea
Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 2, 2004
Price: $20.00

Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Dreadnought, elevates to its proper historical importance the role of sea power in the winning of the Great War.

The predominant image of this first world war is of mud and trenches, barbed wire, machine guns, poison... Read more >
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Castles of Steel
Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea
Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 28, 2003
Price: $15.99

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $20.00

“[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—The Wall Street Journal

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess... Read more >
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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $35.00

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book (Top Ten Pick)
A 2011 New York Times Notable Book

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and... Read more >
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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: eBook, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $14.99

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Dreadnought

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Trade Paperback, 1040 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 15, 1992
Price: $21.95

From the author of Peter the Great comes a richly textured and gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century's first great arms race and the bloodbath of World War I. With the biographer's rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, Massie brings... Read more >
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Dreadnought

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: eBook, 1040 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 27, 2012
Price: $13.99

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Nicholas and Alexandra

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $25.00

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Nicholas and Alexandra

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: eBook, 640 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Nicholas and Alexandra

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 1, 2000
Price: $20.00

Nicholas and Alexandra offers a fascinating account of the last of the Romanov dynasty, the love affair of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra, their family, their involvement with Rasputin, and the revolution that transformed imperial Russia. Read more >
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Peter the Great: His Life and World

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Hardcover, 1136 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $25.00

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Peter the Great: His Life and World

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Trade Paperback, 928 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 12, 1981
Price: $20.00

Against the monumental canvas of 17th- and 18th-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great–one of the most extraordinary rulers in 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... Read more >
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Peter the Great: His Life and World

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: eBook, 928 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 22, 2012
Price: $13.99

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The Romanovs: The Final Chapter

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $23.00

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The Romanovs: The Final Chapter

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 1, 1996
Price: $16.00

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The Romanovs: The Final Chapter

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 22, 2012
Price: $11.99

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