Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1929. He studied American History at Yale University and Modern European History at Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes scholar. He lives in Irvington, New York.
'A masterpiece of investigative reporting' San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle. 'Riveting... Unfolds like a detective story' Los Angeles Times. 'A tangled, extraordinary tale of intrigue... Masterful' The Washington Post.