George Robert Acworth Conquest, CMG (July 15, 1917 – August 3, 2015) or Robert Conquest was an English-American historian and poet. He was best known for his influential works of Soviet history. They include The Great Terror: Stalin’s Purges of the 1930s. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2005.
Robert Conquest in 1987
George Robert Acworth Conquest
July 15, 1917
|Died||August 4, 2015 (aged 98)|
|Alma mater||Magdalen College, Oxford|
|The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s|
Joan Watkins (m. 1942–1948)
Tatiana Mihailova (m. 1948–1962)
Caroleen MacFarlane (m. 1964–1978)
Elizabeth Neece Wingate (m. 1979–2015)(his death)
He was married to Joan Watkins from 1942 until they divorced in 1948. Then he was married to Tatiana Mihailova from 1948 until they divorced 1962. Then he was married to Caroleen MacFarlane from 1964 until they divorced in 1978. Then he was married to Elizabeth Neece Wingate from 1979 until his death in 2015. He had two sons from Watkins and one step-daughter from Wingate.
- Ukraine honors Robert Conquest with Presidential Medal of Honor
- "Robert Conquest, Seminal Historian of Soviet Misrule, Dies at 98". New York Times.com. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
- Scourge and Poet, a profile of Robert Conquest
- articles by and about Robert Conquest at the New York Review of Books[dead link]
- Where Ignorance Isn't Bliss, article by Robert Conquest at National Review Online Archived 2009-02-12 at the Wayback Machine
- His biography at the Hoover Institution
- Great Terror at 40