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The Great Terror

By: Robert Conquest
Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
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Publisher's summary

The definitive work on Stalin's purges, The Great Terror was universally acclaimed when it first appeared in 1968. While the original volume had relied heavily on unofficial sources, later developments within the Soviet Union provided an avalanche of new material, which Conquest has mined to write this revised and updated edition of his classic work.

Under the light of fresh evidence, it is remarkable how many of Conquest's most disturbing conclusions have been verified. Many details have also been added, including hitherto secret information on the three great "Moscow Trials", the purge of writers and other members of the intelligentsia, life in the labor camps, and many other key matters.

Both a leading Sovietologist and a highly respected poet, Conquest blends profound research with evocative prose to create a compelling and eloquent chronicle of one of the 20th century's most tragic events.

©1990 Robert Conquest (P)1992 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

Critic reviews

"[A] terrifying record from the best of all commentators on Stalin's USSR." ( Star-Ledger, Newark)
"[A] broad, well-documented portrayal....This remains an essential source." ( Library Journal)

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