Robert Conquest

Robert Conquest

Birth
Great Malvern, Malvern Hills District, Worcestershire, England
Death 3 Aug 2015 (aged 98)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 150198320 · View Source
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Author, Historian, Poet. He will be remembered for his extensive coverage of 20th Century Russian history, which resulted in his penning of numerous books on the subject. Notably "The Great Terror" (1969), which detailed Joseph Stalin's reign. Born George Robert Acworth Conquest, his father was a wealthy businessman, his mother was English. Robert studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Magdalen College, prior to enlisting with the British Army after the outbreak of World War II in 1939 and serving with the Buckingham Light Infantry. Following the war, he landed a position with the British Foreign Office in Bulgaria. In 1963, he became literary editor of the British publication Spectator. Among his other works include "The Nation Killers" (1969), "Lenin" (1970) and "Reflections of a Ravaged Century" (1999). In addition, he had several works of poetry published. In 2005, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.

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  • Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 4 Aug 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 150198320
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Conquest (15 Jul 1917–3 Aug 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 150198320, ; Maintained by C.S. (contributor 46798780) Unknown.