90% done with Peter the Great: His Life and World

Nobody knows how to party like Peter knows how to party.

Peter did earn the title of ‘great’. I can’t imagine the sheer strength of will it took for him to accomplish as much as he did. Even considering he was an absolute ruler with total power in every respect, he still had to struggle against his entire culture to drag Russia out of the ‘dark ages’.

I don’t know if I like him, but it’s hard to argue with him