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The Great Terror

By Conquest, Robert




Robert Conquest's fascinating new book is the first comprehensive study of the Russian purges in the 1930s, during which Stalin and his NKVD chiefs subjected to country and party to an example to repression, in which reach their public climax in the notorious Confession Trials. After tracing the extra ordinary background of the Soviet Communist Party and its individual leaders in struggles preceding Stalin's victory, Mr conquest examines the dark episode of Kirov's murder, which is being called "the crime of the century". He goes on to describe the manoeuvers that followed it, culminating in the trial of August 1936, when the first time a number of Stalin's rivals came forward choose one to make false confessions of terrorism.


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Robert Conquest

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The Great Terror: A Reassessment

Robert Conquest

Product details Paperback: 570 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc; Reprint edition (21 November 1991) Language: English ISBN-10: 0195071328

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Robert Conquest

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Robert Conquest

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Robert Conquest

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Conquest, Robert .

New York:: Macmillan,, 1968.. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in Very Good DJ. 633 pp., 8vo. Cloth hardcover in dj. First edition. A broad & fully documented history. Some shelfwear, cocking & shaking to spine but binding sturdy. Textblock clean & crisp. W/ b&w photos. Slight wear to dj. "Of all the treasures a State can possess, the human lives of citizens are for us the most precious." - Stalin.

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Conquest, Robert

Oxford University Press. Hardcover. 0195316991 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Robert Conquest

1991-03-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties

Robert Conquest

The Macmillan Company, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket in very good condition. First edition, fifth printing. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Dustjacket wrapped in protective sleeve. The first comprehensive research of the Great Purge, which took place in the Soviet Union between 1934 and 1939, based mainly on information made public during the so-called ""Khrushchev Thaw"" in the period 1956-64. A great gift for history buffs. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Great Terror: A Reassessment

Robert. Conquest

1992-03-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Robert Conquest (author)

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The Great Terror: A Reassessment

Robert Conquest

1990-07-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Great Terror; Stalin's Purge of the Thirties

Conquest, Robert

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1970. First American Edition. Fifth Printing [stated]. Hardcover. Very good/Good. xiv, 633, [1] pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Notes. Bibliographical Notes and Select Bibliography. Index. Embossed stamp on title page. DJ has some wear, soiling, and edge tears. Sticker residue at top of DJ spine. George Robert Acworth Conquest (15 July 1917 - 3 August 2015) was an English-American historian and poet. Conquest was noted for his works on Soviet history including The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s (1968). In 1948 Conquest joined the Foreign Office's Information Research Department (IRD), a "propaganda counter-offensive" unit. In 1956, Conquest left the IRD, becoming a writer and historian. In 1968, Conquest published his best-known work, The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties, the first comprehensive research of the Great Purge, which took place in the Soviet Union between 1934 and 1939. Many reviewers at the time were not impressed by his way of writing about the Great Terror, which was in the tradition of "great men who make history". The book was based mainly on information which had been made public, either officially or by individuals, during the so-called "Khrushchev Thaw" in the period 1956-64. It also drew on accounts by Russian and Ukrainian émigrés and exiles dating back to the 1930s, and on an analysis of official Soviet documents such as the Soviet census. The most important aspect was that it widened the understanding of the purges beyond the previous focus on the "Moscow trials" of disgraced Communist Party leaders such as Nikolai Bukharin and Grigory Zinoviev. The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties is a book by British historian Robert Conquest, published in 1968. It gave rise to an alternate title of the period in Soviet history known as the Great Purge. Conquest's title was also an evocative allusion to the period that was called the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. 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. The first critical inquiry into the Great Purge outside USSR had been made as early as 1937, by the Dewey Commission, which published its findings in the form of a 422-page book entitled Not Guilty (this title referred to the people who had been charged with various crimes by Stalin's government and therefore purged; the Dewey Commission found them not guilty). According to the book, the trials and executions of these former Communist leaders were a minor detail of the purges, which, together with man-made famines, had led to 20 million deaths according to his estimates. In the appendix of the original 1968 edition of The Great Terror, Conquest estimated 700,000 "legal" executions took place during 1937 and 1938, which was roughly confirmed by the 681,692 executions found in the Soviet archives for these two years. In the book, Conquest disputed the assertion made by Nikita Khrushchev, and supported by many Western leftists, that Stalin and his purges were an aberration from the ideals of the Revolution and were contrary to the principles of Leninism. Conquest argued that Stalinism was a natural consequence of the system established by Lenin, although he conceded that the personal character traits of Stalin had brought about the particular horrors of the late 1930s. In the book Conquest sharply criticized Western intellectuals for their blindness towards the realities of the Soviet Union, both in the 1930s and, in some cases, even in the 1960s. He described figures, such as Beatrice and Sidney Webb, George Bernard Shaw, Walter Duranty, Sir Bernard Pares, Harold Laski, and Theodore Dreiser as dupes of Stalin and apologists for his regime for denying, excusing, or justifying various aspects of the purges. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening up of the Soviet archives, many of Conquest's claims were validated as having been accurate. Many historians agree with Conquest and maintain their original, higher estimates, among them Stalin biographer Simon Sebag Montefiore, Perestroika architect Alexander Nikolaevich Yakovlev, and Jonathan Brent, putting the death toll at about 20 million. Russian historian Dmitri Volkogonov (who was special adviser for defence issues to the Russian President Boris Yeltsin until 1994), is also broadly in agreement with Conquest. In the preface to the 40th anniversary edition of The Great Terror (2007), Conquest said that "Exact numbers may never be known with complete certainty, but the total of deaths caused by the whole range of Soviet regime's terrors can hardly be lower than some fifteen million."

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The great terror: Stalin's purge of the thirties (Pelican books)

Conquest, Robert

Penguin. PAPERBACK. 014021285X New Condition. . New.

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The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties

Robert Conquest

2007-06-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge Of The Thirties

Conquest, Robert

1969, 1st edition, 3rd printing, very good condition, with a very good dust jacket, published by The Macmillan Company, 633 pages. A comprehensive account of Stalin's bloody purges of the 1930'. Illustrated with photographs, and a bibliographical notes section, and a selected bibliography. A fascinating read! .

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The Great Terror: A Reassessment

Robert Conquest

Oxford University Press, USA, 2007-11-15. 40th anniversary. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Great Terror: A Reassessment

Conquest, Robert

Oxford University Press, 2007. Paperback. New. 6.1 x 9.1 cm.

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Robert Conquest

Oxford University Press, USA, 2007-11-15. Hardcover. Good.

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The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties

Conquest, Robert

London : Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1968. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. VG copy of this rare first edition of Conquest's classic work on the Stalin purges of the 1930s in a VG DJ - a little ruffled. No inscriptions. DJ has not been price-clipped 84s.

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The great terror; Stalin's purge of the thirties

Robert Conquest

Macmillan, 1973. Hardcover. Good.

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The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge Of The Thirties

Conquest, Robert

Macmillan. Used - Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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The Great Terror: A Reassessment

Conquest, Robert

London: Hutchinson, 1990. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First thus. VG/VG save that the spine of the DJ is sunned

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Conquest, Robert

Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. 0195317009 BRAND-NEW, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. FAST FedEx shipping (you'll receive your order within 1-5 business days after shipping in most cases*), this helps to ensure your order arrives in perfect condition. PLEASE NOTE: FedEx does not generally deliver to PO Boxes or APO addresses, so please be sure to give us a physical street address to deliver to; also, unfortunately, we cannot ship this item to Alaska or Hawaii. THANKS! *(this applies to domestic shipments within the continental US - other destinations may take longer) . New.

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Robert Conquest

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The Great Terror: A Reassessment

Conquest, Robert.

Pimlico. PAPERBACK. 0712652531 New Condition. . New.

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Robert Conquest

Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2007. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Robert Conquest

Oxford University Press, USA, 1990-05-10. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Robert Conquest

1990-07-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Conquest, Robert

New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. Very good. viii, [2], 570. [4] pages. Occasional footnotes. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Minor soiling. George Robert Acworth Conquest (15 July 1917 - 3 August 2015) was an English-American historian. Conquest was noted for his works on Soviet history including The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s (1968). In 1948 Conquest joined the Foreign Office's Information Research Department (IRD), a "propaganda counter-offensive" unit. In 1956, Conquest became writer and historian. In 1968, Conquest published his best-known work, The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties, the first comprehensive research of the Great Purge, which took place in the Soviet Union between 1934 and 1939. The book was based mainly on information which had been made public, either officially or by individuals, during the so-called "Khrushchev Thaw" in the period 1956-64. It also drew on accounts by Russian and Ukrainian émigrés and exiles dating back to the 1930s, and on an analysis of official Soviet documents such as the Soviet census. The most important aspect was that it widened the understanding of the purges beyond the previous focus on the "Moscow trials" of disgraced Communist Party leaders such as Bukharin and Zinoviev. 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. 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. 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 rounds out the picture of this huge historical tragedy, further establishing the book as the key study of one of the twentieth century's most lethal, and longest-misunderstood, offenses against humanity.

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Robert Conquest

New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Light shelf wear to the book; priced jacket shows a bit of sunning to the spine. A trade copy clean and unmarked. First printing, full number line. By the English-American historian Robert Conquest The Great Terror: A Reassessment is a revision of Conquest's ground breaking book The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties published in 1968. Conquest amended the text, having had the opportunity to consult recently opened Soviet archives following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Conquest's title was also an evocative allusion to the period that was called the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution (French: la Terreur and from June to July 1794 la Grande Terreur, "the Great Terror"). "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."--Wikipedia. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

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Conquest, Robert

Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. 0195317009 New Condition. . New.

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The Great Terror: A Reassessment

Robert Conquest

1991-03-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Great Terror : A Reassessment

Robert Conquest

University of Alberta Press, 1990. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Great Terror

Conquest, Robert

London: MacMillan, 1969. reprint. chipped dust jacket. Near Fine. octavo. xiv + 633pp., notes, bibliog., index, Classic Work on StalinÕs purges. Author has since recanted & revised many of the outlandish claims made in this work

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The Great Terror: A Reassessment

Conquest, Robert

Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. 0195071328 New Condition. . New.

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Conquest, Robert

Oxford University Press. Hardcover. 0195055802 New Condition. . New.

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The Great Terror: A Reassessment (Library)

Conquest; Robert

Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc., 2008. Audio Book. Very Good. AudioCD. 24 BRAND NEW AUDIO CDS COLLECTOR EDITION FOR YOUR LIBRARY. NEW IN THE SHRINK WRAP in the clamshell case. Just a bit of shelf wear. Enjoy this NEW GIFT QUALITY AUDIO CD performance..

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Conquest, Robert

Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. 0195317009 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Robert Conquest

Oxford University Press, USA, 1991-11-21. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Robert Conquest

Oxford University Press, USA, 2007-11-15. 40th anniversary. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties

Robert Conquest

The Macmillan Company, 1968. Hard Cover. Good/Dust Jacket Included. 1969 fourth printing. Nice hardback and jacket. Light wear. Slight soiling to page blocks. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: BI1) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.

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The Great Terror: A Reassessment

Robert Conquest

Hutchinson, 1990-07-05. Hardcover. Good.

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The great terror : Stalin's purge of the thirties

Conquest, Robert

Macmillan. Used - Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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The great terror : Stalin's purge of the thirties

Conquest, Robert

Macmillan. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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The great terror : Stalin's purge of the thirties

Conquest, Robert

Macmillan. Used - Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear.

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Conquest, Robert

Macmillan, 1970. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

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Conquest, Robert

Oxford University Press, 2007-11-15. Paperback. Good.

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The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties (Pelican)

Robert Conquest

Penguin Books Ltd, 1971-03-25. Paperback. Very Good.

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