Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Robert Conquest, R. I. P.

The New York Times: Robert Conquest, a historian whose landmark studies of the Stalinist purges and the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s documented the horrors perpetrated by the Soviet regime against its own citizens, died on Monday in Stanford, Calif. He was 98.

4 comments:

George said...

I've read Robert Conquest's books. Brilliant.

George said...

Here's the best obit of Robert Conquest I've read: http://www.newcriterion.com/posts.cfm/In-memoriam--Robert-Conquest--1917-2015-7830

Bill Crider said...

Thanks for that link, George!

Don Coffin said...

It should, quite early on, been obvious that the Soviet Union under Stalin was one manifestation in the 20th century of hell on earth (but not, unfortunately, the last). Anyone who hadn't figured it out already and who read Robert Conquest's *The Great Terror* could no longer have had any doubt...a magnificent book. (And not the only thing of his worth reading.)