The Resource The great terror : a reassessment, Robert Conquest

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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conquest, Robert
Index
index present
LC call number
DK267
LC item number
.C649 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Political purges
  • Soviet Union
  • Kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ Sovetskogo Soi︠u︡za
  • Stalin, Joseph
Label
The great terror : a reassessment, Robert Conquest
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 570 p. :
Isbn
9780091742935
Lccn
^^^89037810^
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Main, cop. [1]-2.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20133978
  • (OCoLC)ocm20133978^
Label
The great terror : a reassessment, Robert Conquest
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 570 p. :
Isbn
9780091742935
Lccn
^^^89037810^
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Main, cop. [1]-2.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20133978
  • (OCoLC)ocm20133978^

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