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Massie, Robert K. 1929-

Overview
Works: 81 works in 590 publications in 20 languages and 27,503 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Drama  Case studies  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  Biographical television programs  Personal narratives  Historical television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: DK258, B
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Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K Massie( Book )

168 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 5,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate account of the last of the Romanovs and the fall of Imperial Russia
Peter the Great : his life and world by Robert K Massie( Book )

119 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This meticulous biography of the notorious Russian ruler examines his background and accomplishments, detailing the armed conflicts during his reign and scrutinizing his transformation of medieval Russia into modern Russia
Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman by Robert K Massie( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This narrative biography tells the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into Empress of Russia by sheer determination. Possessing a brilliant mind and an insatiable curiosity as a young woman, she devoured the works of Enlightenment philosophers and, when she reached the throne, attempted to use their principles to guide her rule of the vast and backward Russian empire. She knew or corresponded with the preeminent historical figures of her time: Voltaire, Diderot, Frederick the Great, Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, Marie Antoinette, and, surprisingly, the American naval hero, John Paul Jones. Reaching the throne fired by Enlightenment philosophy and determined to become the embodiment of the "benevolent despot" idealized by Montesquieu, she found herself always contending with the deeply ingrained realities of Russian life, including serfdom. She persevered, and for thirty-four years the government, foreign policy, cultural development, and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands. She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars, and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution that swept across Europe. Her reputation depended entirely on the perspective of the speaker. She was praised by Voltaire as the equal of the greatest of classical philosophers; she was condemned by her enemies, mostly foreign, as "the Messalina of the north." Catherine's family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers, and enemies, all are here, vividly described. These included her ambitious, perpetually scheming mother; her weak, bullying husband, Peter (who left her lying untouched beside him for nine years after their marriage); her unhappy son and heir, Paul; her beloved grandchildren; and her "favorites", the parade of young men from whom she sought companionship and the recapture of youth as well as sex. Here, too, is the giant figure of Gregory Potemkin, her most significant lover and possible husband, with whom she shared a passionate correspondence of love and separation, followed by seventeen years of unparalleled mutual achievement
Dreadnought : Britain, Germany, and the coming of the Great War by Robert K Massie( Book )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the diplomatic minuets and military brinkmanship as Germany grew to be a continental superpower at the end of the nineteenth century and became a threat to Great Britain's naval superiority and isolationist policies
The Romanovs : the final chapter by Robert K Massie( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 2,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family-Russia History, forensic osteology. Pretenders to the throne
Castles of steel : Britain, Germany, and the winning of the Great War at sea by Robert K Massie( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work of extraordinary narrative power, filled with brilliant personalities and vivid scenes of dramatic action, 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 gas, and slaughter. A generation of European manhood was massacred, and a wound was inflicted on European civilization that required the remainder of the twentieth century to heal. But with all its sacrifice, trench warfare did not win the war for one side or lose it for the other. Over the course of four years, the lines on the Western Front moved scarcely at all; attempts to break through led only to the lengthening of the already unbearably long casualty lists. For the true story of military upheaval, we must look to the sea. On the eve of the war in August 1914, Great Britain and Germany possessed the two greatest navies the world had ever seen. When war came, these two fleets of dreadnoughts-gigantic floating castles of steel able to hurl massive shells at an enemy miles away-were ready to test their terrible power against each other. Their struggles took place in the North Sea and the Pacific, at the Falkland Islands and the Dardanelles. They reached their climax when Germany, suffocated by an implacable naval blockade, decided to strike against the British ring of steel. The result was Jutland, a titanic clash of fifty-eight dreadnoughts, each the home of a thousand men. When the German High Seas Fleet retreated, the kaiser unleashed unrestricted U-boat warfare, which, in its indiscriminate violence, brought a reluctant America into the war. In this way, the German effort to "seize the trident" by defeating the British navy led to the fall of the German empire. Ultimately, the distinguishing feature of Castles of Steel is the author himself. The knowledge, understanding, and literary power Massie brings to this story are unparalleled. His portrayals of Winston Churchill, the British admirals Fisher, Jellicoe, and Beatty, and the Germans Scheer, Hipper, and Tirpitz are stunning in their veracity and artistry. Castles of Steel is about war at sea, leadership and command, courage, genius, and folly. All these elements are given magnificent scope by Robert K. Massie's special and widely hailed literary mastery
Journey by Robert K Massie( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors recount the story of their eighteen-year struggle against their son's hemophilia
Catherine the Great [portrait of a woman] by Robert K Massie( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into Empress of Russia by sheer determination. Possessing a brilliant mind and an insatiable curiosity as a young woman, she devoured the works of Enlightenment philosophers and, when she reached the throne, attempted to use their principles to guide her rule of the vast and backward Russian empire" -- from publisher's web site
The Last courts of Europe : a royal family album 1860-1914 by Jeffrey Finestone( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People get screwed all the time : protecting yourself from scams, fraud, identity theft, fine print, and more by Robert K Massie( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal analyst Massi says that daily life and decisions are fraught with potential danger, and government mismanagement often has disastrous consequences for innocent, law-abiding citizens. Massi has heard countless stories of well-intentioned individuals getting caught up in damaging situations that they didn't see coming. He shares some of these stories and shows how to learn from them, to avoid falling for scams, getting entrenched in endless legal battles, and inadvertently ending up on the wrong side of the law. This guide covers the spheres of life that matter most: identity; love, family, and relationships; money, finances, and debt; your home; cars; work and business relationships; and final affairs.--From publisher description
The Romanovs the final chapter by Robert K Massie( Recording )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine skeletons wre exhumed in 1991 from a mass grave in Siberia, near the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family were murdered 73 years before. Were these the bones of the Romanovs? The author presents the characters and the efforts in post-Communist Russia to discover the truth
Peter the Great his life and world by Robert K Massie( Recording )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the seventeenth century, the expansive lands of Russia were united by the country's greatest tsar, Peter the Great. Despite his explosive temper and despotic favor of feudalism, Peter transformed Russia from a country struck in the Middle Ages to a vastly influential and cultured European power
Peter the Great( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the life of Russian Czar Peter the Great, filmed in what was formerly the Soviet Union. Peter the Great: a shrewd Czar and a visionary, statesman, sailor and shipbuilder, military leader, a husband and a father. Russia at the dawn of the 18th century -- a vast chilling mysterious land, almost medieval. A country led by a man whose curious, questing spirit is eager to learn all that is new. A monarch who brings his feudal country into the modern world
Nicholas and Alexandra : the classic account of the fall of the Romanov Dynasty by Robert K Massie( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castles of steel [Britain, Germany, and the winning of the Great War at sea] by Robert K Massie( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Romanov family album by Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GATHERS PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE LIFE OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY OF RUSSIA'S LAST RULER. BIBLIOG
People get screwed all the time protecting yourself from scams, fraud, identity theft, fine print, and more by Robert K Massie( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familiar to viewers as a national TV legal analyst, Robert Massi has heard countless stories of well-intentioned individuals getting caught up in damaging situations that they didn't see coming. In People Get Screwed All the Time, Massi explains how to avoid falling for scams, getting entrenched in endless legal battles, and inadvertently ending up on the wrong side of the law
Die Romanows : das letzte Kapitel by Robert K Massie( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K Massie( Recording )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas and Alexandra were the last of the Romanovs, the parents who with their four daughters and son were murdered by the Bolsheviks. In Russia anarchists and revolutionaries shrugged off concessions in favor of violence
No man's land: The Great War( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The optimism that fueled the early years of the 20th century vanished as America was drawn into "The war to end all wars." This program presents, through archival footage and first person accounts, the grim story of World War I--including the sinking of the Lusitania and the Bulshevik revolution, which led to Russia's withdrawal from the conflict--and the fruitless struggles of President Wilson, Who sought first to keep America out of the war and then, at its end, to forge a lasting and meaningful peace
 
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Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman
Alternative Names
Kinloch Massie, Robert 1929-

Masijs, Roberts K. 1929-

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Massie, Robert Kinloch 1929-

Mėssi, Robert K. 1929-

Robert K. Massie storico e saggista statunitense

Robert K. Massie US-amerikanischer Historiker

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Peter the Great : his life and worldCatherine the Great : portrait of a womanDreadnought : Britain, Germany, and the coming of the Great WarThe Romanovs : the final chapterCastles of steel : Britain, Germany, and the winning of the Great War at seaPeople get screwed all the time : protecting yourself from scams, fraud, identity theft, fine print, and moreThe Romanovs the final chapterPeter the Great his life and world