The Great Terror. Robert Conquest.
The Great Terror
The Great Terror
The Great Terror
The Great Terror
The Great Terror

The Great Terror

London, England: Macmillan, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Published in 1968, Robert Conquest’s “The Great Terror: Stalin’s Purge of the Thirties” was among the very first legitimate biographical undertakings to illustrate the depraved and truly horrifying “purges” put into action by the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin. Works like Conquest’s “Great Terror” were necessary at the time of publication, and still are necessary now; too few know about the horrors of the Holodomor, or the other sickly chapters of Stalin’s “Great Terror.” Works like Anne Applebaum’s excellent “Gulag: A History” [See TMB Item #4818] are important successor works—as Applebaum had access (in a post-Fall of the Soviet Union world) to documents that Conquest simply did not. However, this work is essential if one is to attain the fullest scholarly understanding of the checkered history; of the geopolitical “how,” “where,” and “why” of the Stalinist era. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket; the First UK Edition of Conquest’s pioneering study, with no reference to further editions at copyright page. Book in strong near fine condition with only minor shelf shelf-wear to fine-edges & tiny bumps to corners; a few scattered pencil notations from previous bookseller or owner at interior pastedown; some age-typical wrinkling (from the minor loosening of publisher’s glue) at same [see pictures]; age-typical toning, spotting, & yellowing to text block and a few other points throughout. Dust-jacket in Fair condition with pronounced-to-significant shelf-wear, rubbing, crinkling, closed chipping & tears to fine-edges of front, back covers & spine; crease-indentations scattered throughout same; age-typical toning, spotting & yellowing to dust-jacket at interior. Near Fine / Fair. [Item #4901]

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