This book is about the impact of World War II on the Soviet system of economic planning. It assesses the prewar Soviet economic system, how the economy measured up to wartime requirements, and the lessons laid down for the postwar Soviet approach to both peaceful and warlike tasks.
About the Author
Mark Harrison writes about the history and economics of Russia, conflict, defence and security. He is a Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. He is also a research fellow of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham and of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.