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The great terror : a reassessment

Author: Robert Conquest
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The definitive work on Stalin's purges, the author's The Great Terror was universally acclaimed when it first appeared in 1968. It was "hailed as the only scrupulous, nonpartisan, and adequate book on the subject". And in recent years it has received equally high praise in the Soviet Union, where it is now considered the authority on the period, and has been serialized in Neva, one of their leading periodicals. Of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Iosif V Stalin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Conquest
ISBN: 0195055802 9780195055801 0195071328 9780195071320 0091742935 9780091742935
OCLC Number: 20133978
Description: viii, 570 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The purge begins --
Introduction, The roots of terror --
Stalin prepares --
The Kirov murder --
Architect of terror --
Old Bolsheviks confess --
The problem of confession --
The Yezhov years --
Last stand --
Assault on the army --
The party crushed --
Nations in torment --
On the cultural front --
In the labor camps --
The great trial --
The foreign element --
Climax --
Aftermath --
Heritage of terror --
Epilogue, the terror today.
Responsibility: Robert Conquest.
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This new edition of "The Great Terror" contains 30per cent more new material, mostly from the Soviet Union. Hence, the author has been able to reassess the 10 years of political murder, genocide and  Read more...

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