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Robert Conquest

Robert Conquest (1917 - 2015) was one of the twentieth century's greatest historians of the Soviet Union. Publication of The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties in 1968 brought him international renown, as did his revelatory later history The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivisation and the Terror-Famine published in 1986. As well as holding academic posts at various universities, including the London School of Economics, Columbia University and Stanford University, he was an...See more