The Great Terror

The Great Terror : A Reassessment

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When The Great Terror was first published in 1968, it was universally acclaimed as one of the most important books ever written about the Soviet Union. Such was the wealth of new information that began to emerge, that a revised edition was published in 1990, giving further depth and breadth to this momentous period.

This brand new edition brings us right into the present day by way of a fascinating and informative introduction from the author, which explores the reactions to the book's initial publication - including the response from Russia - and the new information which has subsequently been made available about the Soviet Union. The Great Terror remains an outstanding work of modern history and essential reading for all.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 40.64mm | 703.06g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845951441
  • 9781845951443
  • 93,613

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"A very important book. No one has written about Stalin's terror so deeply"
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"A very important book. No one has written about Stalin's terror so deeply" -- Milovan Djilas "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 mast concealer. It took a master detective and a poet, like Mr. Conquest, to unmask him completely" * New York Times * "Monumental" * Washington Post * "I know of no other work of modern history to which it can be compared. Robert Conquest deserves the thanks of humanity. The Great Terror is a major contribution to civilisation; and I urge anyone who considers themselves civilised, or even capable of becoming so, to read this mighty and dreadful, fervent and controlled, just and merciless, rolling and detailed, timely and prophetic and - above all - most necessary book" -- Bernard Levin
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About Robert Conquest

One of Britain's most respected historians, Robert Conquest is an acclaimed novelist, poet, critic and reviewer, as well as being the author of such works as the best-selling Harvest of Sorrow, on the Ukranian collectivisation and the famines, and the first full-length examination of the Kirov assassination, Stalin and the Kirov Murder.
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