Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie
If you like history and biography you will love Peter the Great, but you have to like history a lot because this book is 855 jam packed pages. Here you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about Russian history from about 1680 to 1725, along with ample pieces of European life during the same period. Massie is a fascinating writer and produces a biography that reads like a novel. You will enjoy this book, and thank the Lord that you live in the 21st century.