'In this mesmerising study [the kaleidoscopic complexities and contradictions within Russian society as the country struggled to stay in the war are masterfully portrayed.'
Professor Geoffrey Swain, University of the West of England
'Gatrell is thorough and judicious in his judgments and analysis one can read this volume with full confidence in the reliability of the information.'
Daniel Orlovsky, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
'I expect that this book will quickly find a wide audience...sure to remain a foundational text for a long time.'
Joshua Sanborn, Lafayette College
'the definitive work on the subject ... thoughtfully constructed and brilliantly executed'.
'...just the sort of reliable account of its subject that has long been needed and will benefit both specialists and students.'
Professor Lewis Siegelbaum A merican Historical Review (vol. 111 no. 1, 2006)
'a thought-provoking analysis ... will be the first port of call for anyone looking to understand either wartime Russia or the economic background to the 1917 Revolution'.
Professor Ewan Mawdsley Russian Review (March 2006)