Peter The Great

Robert Massie
Head of Zeus,
 2012, 963 pp. 
Descrição da editora:

"Robert Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical figure, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend - including his 'incognito' travels in Europe, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, his creation of an unbeatable army, and his relationships with those he loved most: Catherine, his loving mistress, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, the charming, unscrupulous prince who rose to power through Peter's friendship."

Catherine The Great

Robert Massie
Head of Zeus, 2012, 656 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The Pulitzer Prize–winning Robert Massie returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars, and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution."