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The March of Muscovy : Ivan the Terrible and the growth of the Russian Empire, 1400-1648
The March of Muscovy Ivan the Terrible and the growth of the Russian Empire 1400-1648 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.
The 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