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This book provides a new quantitative view of the wartime economic experiences of six great powers the UK, the USA, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USSR What contribution did economics made to war preparedness and to winning or losing the war What was the effect of wartime experiences on postwar fortunes, and did those who won the war lose the peace A chapter is devoted to each country, reviewing its economic war potential, military economic policies and performance, war expenditures and development, while the introductory chapter presents a comparative overview The result of an international collaborative project, the volume aims to provide a text of statistical reference for students and researchers interested in international and comparative economic history, the history of World War II, the history of economic policy, and comparative economic systems It embodies the latest in economic analysis and historical research....

Title : The Economics of World War II: Six Great Powers in International Comparison (Studies in Macroeconomic History)
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Format Type : Printlength
Language : English
Publisher : Cambridge University Press February 19, 1998
Number of Pages : 323 pages
File Size : 7274 KB
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The Economics of World War II: Six Great Powers in International Comparison (Studies in Macroeconomic History) Reviews

  • Gregory W. Edwards
    2019-05-16 15:15

    Very interesting book. Chapter one is a great summary. The remaining six chapters cover the main six countries of WW2 (China, France are not covered). Yes the data for the last six chapters vary as they are written by different people and the available data is incomplete. But chapter one is a grand summary.

  • JayArr
    2019-04-27 14:17

    Harrison has done some of the best work available on this topic, with statistics I've never found anywhere else. If you are a World War Two historian, professional or anateur, this books is well worth your time. My book arrived on time, well-packaged, as described, and at a reasonable price. I received excellent service and merchandise, and I'll have no hesitation at ordering from this vendor again.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-04-24 15:28

    I'm just a person interested in understanding history, with no special knowledge.

  • hd reader
    2019-05-21 08:28

    The Economics of World War II is worth reading for research purposes. The facts presented in the book bring the reader to the conclusion that economics were a primary driver in the causes of WWII. The writing was sometimes difficult to get through and without a decent understanding of economics, many would be lost. I found it interesting and the book sheds light on an often overlooked aspect of that war.

  • Bayard B.
    2019-05-16 15:30

    Really good! It's on par with books by Tooze and Overy on this subject. And what's nice is that it compares the military industrial economies of all six major powers: USA, Great Britain, USSR, Germany, Japan, and Italy.

  • John Fahey
    2019-05-13 09:18

    A useful source for the analysis of the general war effort of the major powers in WW II. Should be on any historians bookshelf.

  • John Wells
    2019-05-06 16:32

    Excellent source of information regarding world economics during World War II.

  • Carl O Schuster
    2019-05-09 11:26

    No single book covers the economies of the major powers better.