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The great terror : a reassessment, Robert Conquest

Label
The great terror : a reassessment
Title
The great terror
Title remainder
a reassessment
Statement of responsibility
Robert Conquest
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 course, when the author wrote the original volume two decades ago, he relied heavily on unofficial sources. Now, with the advent of glasnost, an avalanche of new material is available, and he has mined this enormous cache to write a substantially new edition of his classic work. It is remarkable how many of the most disturbing conclusions have born up under the light of fresh evidence. But the author has added enormously to the detail, including hitherto secret information on the three great "Moscow Trials, " on the fate of the executed generals, on the methods of obtaining confessions, on the purge of writers and other members of the intelligentsia, on life in the labor camps, and many other key matters. Both a leading Sovietologist and a highly respected poet, the author blends research with prose, providing not only an authoritative account of Stalin's purges, but also a compelling chronicle of one of this century's most tragic events. A timely revision of a book long out of print, this is the updated version of the author's original work
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
947.084/2
Index
index present
LC call number
DK267
LC item number
.C649 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
The great terror : a reassessment, Robert Conquest
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-554) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm20133978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 570 pages
Isbn
9780195071320
Lccn
89037810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o20133978
  • (OCoLC)20133978
Label
The great terror : a reassessment, Robert Conquest
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-554) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm20133978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 570 pages
Isbn
9780195071320
Lccn
89037810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o20133978
  • (OCoLC)20133978

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