The book is a detailed biography of Peter the Great, the Tsar of Russia from 1682 until his death in 1725. It explores his life, his reign, and the profound impact he had on Russia and the world. The book delves into his efforts to modernize Russia, his military campaigns, his efforts to expand Russia's territory, and his creation of a new capital, St. Petersburg. It also examines his personal life, including his marriages, his children, and his complex personality. The book paints a vivid picture of a man who was a towering figure in Russian history and a transformative leader.