When The Great Terror was first published in 1968, it was universally acclaimed as one of the most important books ever written about the Soviet Union. Such was the wealth of new information that began to emerge, that a revised edition was published in 1990, giving further depth and breadth to this momentous period. This brand new edition brings us right into the present day by way of a fascinating and informative introduction from the author, which explores the reactions to the book's initial publication - including the response from Russia - and the new information which has subsequently been made available about the Soviet Union. The Great Terror remains an outstanding work of modern history and essential reading for all.
One of Britain's most respected historians, Robert Conquest is an acclaimed novelist, poet, critic and reviewer, as well as being the author of such works as the best-selling Harvest of Sorrow, on the Ukranian collectivisation and the famines, and the first full-length examination of the Kirov assassination, Stalin and the Kirov Murder.