The story of Russia's First World War remains largely unkwn, neglected by historians who have been more interested in the grand drama that unfolded in 1917. In Russia's First World War: A Social and Ecomic History Peter Gatrell shows that war is itself 'revolutionary' - rupturing established social and ecomic ties, but also creating new social and ecomic relationships, affiliations, practices and opportunities. Russia's First World War brings together the findings of Russian and n-Russian historians, and draws upon fresh research. It turns the spotlight on what Churchill called the 'unkwn war', providing an authoritative account that finally does justice to the impact of war on Russia's home front
Peter Gatrell is Professor of Economic History at the University of Manchester. He has written extensively on Russia, including (with Nick Baron) Homelands: W ar , Population and Statehood in Eastern Europe and Russia , 1918-1924 (2004) and the prize-winning book, A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia during World W ar I (1999).