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Massie, Robert K. 1929-

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Works: 131 works in 538 publications in 5 languages and 26,943 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Pictorial works  Film adaptations  Personal narratives  Television programs  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: DK258, B
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Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K Massie ( Book )
104 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,640 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 )
60 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,761 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 )
26 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,780 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 )
29 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,149 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 )
30 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,914 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 )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,895 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 )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,301 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 849 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 ( Book )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Romanovs the final chapter by Robert K Massie ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 204 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
The Last courts of Europe : royal family album, 1860-1914 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter the Great ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 132 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
The last courts of Europe by Jeffrey Finestone ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter the Great his life and world by Robert K Massie ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 108 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
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 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Schalen des Zorns : Grossbritannien, Deutschland und das Heraufziehen des Ersten Weltkrieges by Robert K Massie ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre le Grand. Sa vie, son univers by Robert K Massie ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter der Große : sein Leben und seine Zeit by Robert K Massie ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No man's land: The Great War ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 59 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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Alternative Names
Kinloch Massie, Robert 1929-
Masijs, Roberts K., 1929-
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Massie, Robert Kinloch 1929- Vollstaendiger Name
Mėssi, Robert K., 1929-
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