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Peter the Great

by Derek Wilson

If the longer biographies of Peter (by Peter Massie and Lindsay Hughes) are not for you, or if you just want to visit Peter’s history anew, you can’t go wrong with this tightly and beautifully written biography of Peter Alexe­yevich. Derek Wilson is not a Russian expert, but a historian, a biographer, and a fine writer. And he ably packs a very full life into just 202 pages.

— Paul E. Richardson

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Reviewed in Russian Life: May/June 2010