Robert Conquest

Robert Conquest was a British historian and poet, best known for his influential works on Soviet history, particularly 'The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties'. He was a prominent figure in the field of Soviet studies and made significant contributions to the understanding of the Soviet Union's political history.


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  1. 1. The Great Terror

    "The Great Terror" is a comprehensive analysis of Joseph Stalin's purges in the Soviet Union during the 1930s. The book delves into the brutal and systematic elimination of potential political rivals, intellectuals, and ordinary citizens, who were falsely accused of espionage, sabotage, or being counter-revolutionary. It provides a detailed account of the show trials, executions, and forced labor camps, shedding light on one of the darkest periods in Soviet history.

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