Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, .
A most attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with trivial edgewear.
A biography of Russia's first world-class leader, a cruel and dangerously insane tyrant. Under his reign, Russia saw the conquest of the Tartar khanates of Kazan and Astrakhan, the creation of a national church, the consolidation of the Russian state, and its emergence as a world power. Yet Ivan is also the ruler whose policies first cast Russia in the role of "Evil Empire" to the West; 398 pages.