Conquest focuses on Stalin's terrifying character, portraying him as an unnatural monster who was responsible for slaughtering millions but who demanded adulation. The author tells of Stalin's skill at falsification and deception which duped many both in the West and in his own empire.
Stalin: Breaker of Nations by Robert Conquest
A culmination of a lifetime's work, this book is a masterly portrait of a man who "perhaps more than any other determined the course of the twentieth century"
About Robert Conquest
Robert Conquest was educated at Winchester and Magdalen College, Oxford. He served in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in World War II,and thereafter in the Foreign Service in Sofia and New York, for which he was awarded the OBE. He has since held various academic posts. He is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
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