Czar Ivan IV (1530-1584), the first Russian ruler to take the title
czar, is known as one of the worst tyrants in history, but
few people among the general public know how he got such an
infamous reputation. Relying on extensive research based heavily on
original Russian sources, this definitive biography depicts an
incredibly complex man living in a time of simple, harsh realities.
Robert Payne, the distinguished author of many historical and... more...