The Great Terror by Robert Conquest

The Great Terror is a book by British writer Robert Conquest, published in 1968. It gave rise to an alternate title of the period in Soviet history known as the Great Purge. The complete title of the book is The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties. A revised version of the book, called The Great Terror: A Reassessment, was printed in 1990 after Conquest was able to amend the text, having consulted recently opened Soviet archives. One of the first books by a Western writer to discuss the Great Purge in the Soviet Union, it was based mainly on information which had been made public, either officially or by individuals, during the Khrushchev Thaw in the period 1956-1964. It also drew on accounts by Russian and Ukrainian émigrés and exiles dating back to the 1930s. Lastly it was based on an analysis of official Soviet documents such as the census.

The 253rd greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 21st on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)

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The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties Hardcover 2392490 $178.54 $44.86
The Great Terror: A Reassessment Paperback 6432108 $20.40 $47.68 2008
The Great Terror: A Reassessment Hardcover 9473642 $21.76 1990
The Great Terror: A Reassessment Paperback 803095 $13.99 $6.21 1991
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Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties Hardcover 5667753 $442.06 $9.75
The Great Terror: A Reassesment Hardcover 8848638 $20.00 1990
The Great Terror: A Reassessment Hardcover 1383391 $49.95 $79.90 2007
The Great Terror: A Reassessment (Library) MP3 CD 1047676 $44.95 2008
The Great Terror: A Reassessment Hardcover 983527 $35.00 $16.53 1990
The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties (Pelican) Paperback 3012707 $17.49 1971
The Great Terror Audio Cassette 20643344 $49.88 1997
The Great Terror: A Reassessment (Library) Audio CD 2207652 $100.80 2008