Cooper Square Press
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978-0-8154-1229-8 • Paperback • October 2002 • $19.95 • (£14.99)
978-1-4616-6108-5 • eBook • October 2002 • $18.99 • (£14.99)
Robert Payne (1911–1983) was a distinguished historian and author of The Life and Death of Lenin, The Rise and Fall of Stalin, and The Dream and the Tomb.
Nikita Romanoff, grandnephew of Nicholas II of Russia, is a world-renowned scholar of Russian history.
Ivan was truly in a class with Genghis Khan, Hitler and Stalin, and this study brings him to life with all the fascination which the monstrous evokes.
— Publishers Weekly
Grandly conceived with imperial sweep and torch-lit pageantry.
The authors reveal the most significant moments in Ivan's life and his growing abuse of power. The writing is vigorous and colorful yet never sensational.
— Choice Reviews
Deeply satisfying... . Ivan'r reign lasted 54 years, more than a lifetime (perhaps two?) for people of his time. And, together with the evil he perpetrated, he had an immense effect on Russian architecture, the arts, governance and geography. His reign merits better understanding, and this book tells the story in a manner that makes the study enjoyable.
— Russian Life