Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Author(s): Robert Conquest
Research Area: Politics; Social conditions
Keywords: Gulag; The Great Terror; Robert Conquest
Coverage: Soviet Union
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.