• "More than any other writer, Conquest has been responsible for bringing to the attention of the West the extent of the crimes committed against humanity in the name of Soviet Communism"

    Sunday Times
  • "Stalin was not only the master criminal; he was the master concealer. It took a master detective, and a poet, like Mr Conquest, to unmask him completely"

    New York Times
  • "Monumental"

    Washington Post
  • "A very important book. No one has written about Stalin's terror so deeply"

    Milovan Djilas