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The Great Terror at 40: How Robert Conquest's book threw open the doors of the Gulag’s secrets

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Robert Conquest

Funder(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Funder(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Topic: Politics (Politics)
Social conditions (History)

Keywords: Gulag; The Great Terror; Robert Conquest

Type: Brief

Coverage: Soviet Union

Abstract:

Robert Conquest reflects on how the publication of his book The Great Terror in 1968 threw open the doors of the Gulag’s secrets, eventually filling a huge gap in the western world's knowledge of Soviet history.