New York. 1967. Collier/Macmillan. 1st Collier Paperback Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. 181 pages. 03290. paperback. Ian Grey (5 May 1918 – 5 June 1996) was a New Zealand-born historian of Russian history. He has written studies of Peter the Great, Ivan the Terrible, and Catherine the Great. He began his career as a lawyer, a member of the New South Wales Bar. In 1941 he joined the Australian navy and was posted at Naval Intelligence of the Admiralty in London, then serving in the Soviet Union as an officer. He served for two and a half years in the Russian north, acting as a liaison for British Destroyers of the Soviet Navy in the Arctic. He also served as Deputy Secretary-General and the editor of publications of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Headquarters Secretariat from 1966 until his retirement. In 1971 he established the Parliamentary Information and Reference Centre. keywords: 42242. inventory # 32925. FROM THE PUBLISHER-An Absolute Tsar and a New Russian Nation. The only paperback available on one of the most fascinating figures in Russian history, Ivan III and the Unification of Russia illuminates the crucial years of the fifteenth century which saw the unification, under the aegis of Ivan III, of chaotic western Asia into the country we know as Russia. It was, above all, a period in which the Grand Princes of Moscow emerged as leaders, Moscow was established as the center and capital of Russia, and Ivan III-in the face of Russia's many enemies-forged the great beginnings of the Russian colossus. Throughout his study, Mr. Grey emphasizes those historical components that have been integral to the Russian character and policy in every century since.
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