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Other titles in the Yale-Hoover Series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War series:
Guns and Rubles: The Defense Industry in the Stalinist State (Yale-Hoover Series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War)
Synopses & Reviews
For this book a distinguished team of economists and historiansand#151;R. W. Davies, Paul R. Gregory, Andrei Markevich, Mikhail Mukhin, Andrei Sokolov, and Mark Harrisonand#151;scoured formerly closed Soviet archives to discover how Stalin used rubles to make guns. Focusing on various aspects of the defense industry, a top-secret branch of the Soviet economy, the volumeand#8217;s contributors uncover new information on the inner workings of Stalinand#8217;s dictatorship, military and economic planning, and the industrial organization of the Soviet economy.
Previously unknown details about Stalinand#8217;s command system come to light, as do fascinating insights into the relations between Soviet public and private interests. The authors show that defense was at the core of Stalinand#8217;s system of rule; single-minded management of the defense sector helped him keep his grip on power.
About the Author
Mark Harrison is professor of economics, University of Warwick; honorary senior fellow of the Centre for Russian and East European studies, University of Birmingham; and distinguished visiting fellow of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University. He lives in Coventry, UK.
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