The March of Muscovy Author:Harold Lamb With his fanatical supporters, Ivan presided over a gruesome orgy of rape, torture and murder. Obsessed by a vision of a mighty empire, nothing could stand in the way of his monstrous lust for power. When the Russian nobility opposed him, he slaughtered them like cattle. When the Church called for a return to sanity, he destroyed the monasteries... more ». Once, foaming at the mouth in a black rage, he even killed his own son.
This is his story and the story of the growth of a strange, barbaric land -- a vivid, pulsating tale of terror, cruelty and ruthless ambition.« less