The Harvest of Sorrow
Soviet Collectivation and the Terror-Famine
By (author) Robert Conquest
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Harvest of Sorrow by Robert Conquest
Book DescriptionBetween 1929 and 1932 the Soviet Communist Party struck a double blow at the peasantry of the USSR: dekulakisation, the dispossession and deportation of millions of peasant families; and collectivisation, the effective abolition of private property in land and the concentration of the remaining peasantry in 'collective' farms under Party control. There followed a 'terror-famine', inflicted on the collectivised peasants of the Ukraine and certain other regions by the state, which set impossibly high quotas, removed every other source of food, and prevented outside help - even from other areas of the USSR - from reaching the starving millions. More deaths resulted from the actions described in this book that the total number of deaths from all the countries in the First World War. Epic in scope and rich in detail, The Harvest of Sorrow tells the moving story of a disaster that was, in human terms, one of the worst in living memory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712697507
(234mm x 153mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Conquest
Communist Manifesto, Paperback (March 2009)
"The Communist Manifesto" is the classic work of economics that initiated one of the greatest movements of political change that the world has ever seen. This book includes an essay that offers a skeptical critique of the author's arguments and assertions.
Great Terror, Paperback (January 2008)» View all books by Robert Conquest
Brings us the informative introduction from the author, which explores the reactions to the book's initial publication - including the response from Russia - and the information which has subsequently been made available about the Soviet Union. This title remains a work of modern history and essential reading for all.
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Author Biography - Robert Conquest
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 history, including the highly acclaimed The Great Terror, which is also available in Pimlico.
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