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The Great Terror: A Reassessment

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The definitive work on Stalin's purges, Robert Conquest's The Great Terror was universally acclaimed when it first appeared in 1968. Harrison Salisbury called it "brilliant...not only an odyssey of madness, tragedy, and sadism, but a work of scholarship and literary craftsmanship." And in recent years it has received equally high praise in the former Soviet Union, where it is now considered the definitive account of the period.

When Conquest wrote the original volume, he relied heavily on unofficial sources. With the advent of glasnost, an avalanche of new material became available, and Conquest mined this enormous cache to write, in 1990, a substantially new edition of his classic work, adding enormously to the detail. Both a leading historian and a highly respected poet, Conquest blends profound research with evocative prose, providing not only an authoritative account of Stalin's purges, but also a compelling and eloquent chronicle of one of this century's most tragic events. He provides gripping accounts of everything from the three great "Moscow Trials," to methods of obtaining confessions, the purge of writers and other members of the intelligentsia, life in the labor camps, and many other key matters.

On the fortieth anniversary of the first edition, in the light of further archival releases, and new material published in Moscow and elsewhere, it remains remarkable how many of Conquest's most disturbing conclusions have continued to bear up. This volume, featuring a new preface by Conquest, rounds out the picture of this huge historical tragedy, further establishing the book as the key study of one of the twentieth centurys most lethal, and longest-misunderstood, offenses against humanity.

About the Author

Robert Conquest is Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also the author of The Harvest of Sorrow, Stalin and the Kirov Murder, and numerous other books.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 40th Anniversary Edition

Book I, The Purge Begins

Introduction

1. Stalin Prepares

2. The Kirov Murder

3. Architect of Terror

4. Old Bolsheviks Congress

5. The Problems of Confession

Book II, The Yeshov Years

6. Last Stand

7. Assault on the Party

8. The Party Crushed

9. Nations in Torment

10. On the Cultural Front

11. In the Labor Camps

12. The Great Trial

13. The Foreign Element

14. Climax

Book III, Aftermath

15. Heritage of Terror

Epilogue: The Terror Today

Notes / Bibliography / Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195317008
Author:
Conquest, Robert
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Robert
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
History, World | Russia and Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Stalin, Joseph
Subject:
Soviet Union Politics and government.
Subject:
History, World | Russia
Subject:
Former Soviet Union
Subject:
History, World | Russia & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Edition Number:
40
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.1 x 1.7 in 1.75 lb

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