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The Great Terror

Stalin's Purge of the Thirties

Robert Conquest

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Bodley Head
15 October 2018
History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship
Robert Conquest's The Great Terror is the book that revealed the horrors of Stalin's regime to the West. This definitive fiftieth anniversary edition features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum.

One of the most important books ever written about the Soviet Union, The Great Terror revealed to the West for the first time the true extent and nature Stalin's purges in the 1930s, in which around a million people were tortured and executed or sent to labour camps on political grounds. Its publication caused a widespread reassessment of Communism itself.

This definitive fiftieth anniversary edition gathers together the wealth of material added by the author in the decades following its first publication and features a new foreword by leading historian Anne Applebaum, explaining the continued relevance of this momentous period of history and of this classic account.
By:   Robert Conquest
Imprint:   Bodley Head
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 44mm
Weight:   745g
ISBN:   9781847925688
ISBN 10:   1847925685
Pages:   624
Publication Date:   15 October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert Conquest (1917 - 2015) was one of the twentieth century's greatest historians of the Soviet Union. Publication of The Great Terror- Stalin's Purge of the Thirties in 1968 brought him international renown, as did his revelatory later history The Harvest of Sorrow- Soviet Collectivisation and the Terror-Famine published in 1986. As well as holding academic posts at various universities, including the London School of Economics, Columbia University and Stanford University, he was an acclaimed poet, critic, novelist and translator.

Reviews for The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties

More than any other writer, Conquest has been responsible for bringing to the attention of the West the extent of the crimes committed against humanity in the name of Soviet Communism * Sunday Times * Stalin was not only the master criminal; he was the master concealer. It took a master detective, and a poet, like Mr Conquest, to unmask him completely * New York Times * Monumental * Washington Post * A very important book. No one has written about Stalin's terror so deeply -- Milovan Djilas


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