'A harrowing story, told with great power and a wealth of detail.' Standard
Robert Conquest took his MA and D. Litt at Oxford University. Having held academic posts at various universities, including the London School of Economics and Columbia University, he is at present Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution , Stanford University. As well as poetry, criticism, fiction and translation, Robert conquest is the author of a number of works on Soviet themes, including the highly acclaimed The Great Terror, which is also available in Pimlico.
"This narrative is even more dreadfully surreal, more astoundingly
alien, than that of The Great Terror" -- Martin Amis
"Massive and devastating ... The Harvest of Sorrow reveals the truth about the dreadful years as fully and unflinchingly as Mr Conquest's The Great Terror presented it about Stalin's later crimes" * The Times *
"A harrowing story, told with great power and a wealth of detail" * Evening Standard *
"It is to Robert Conquest's undying credit that he has at last brought this incredible story into the light of day" * Spectator *
"Majestic ... The detachment of Conquest's telling adds to the story's horror and its effectiveness" * Sunday Times *