"Grant's case study tests and challenges accepted ideas about Russian capitalism at the end of the Old Regime. The Russian company described here had much in common with West European giants such as Krupp and Vickers, and Grant's book should be read by anyone interested in the question of Russian uniqueness." -- Susan McCaffray, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
"This account offers a valuable examination of the company's industrial strategy as it moved from rail and locomotive production into the manufacture of armaments and warships. Grant's bold thesis that the Pulitov enterprise's strategy resembled that of the leading European arms producers-Vickers, Creusot, Skoda, and Krupp-adds a new and welcome dimension to the lively debate over the nature of Russian capitalism under autocracy." -- Thomas C. Owen, Louisiana State University
About the Author
Jonathan Grant is assistant professor of modern Russian history at Florida State University, Tallahassee, and is the author of numerous articles, most recently "Banks, Boards, and the Question of Bank Dominance in Late Imperial Russia: The Case of the Putilov Company, 1907-1914" published in Essays in Economic and Business History, and seven articles about the relationship between tsarist Russia and Eastern Europe in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Modern East Europe, 1815-1989. He lives in Tallahassee, FL.