I received this book as a big fan of the MiG-3 WWII fighter and hoped to get more info on the subject.
There has not been much written on the actual aircraft and even fewer photos.
This is volume 1 in the MiG-3 Monograph Series #80 and deals mainly with the development of the aircraft.
Most of the first half of the book deals with other aircraft in Soviet development and concentrates on the designers and design boroughs of the VVS and others.
The majority of the book talks about the disjointed workings of the soviet government under Stalin and how designers of early soviet aircraft were shuffled around and sometimes imprisoned.
This book shows how the early designers cared about only speed and not much on aircraft strength and maneuverability. Many pages talk about the development of just early soviet power plants and engines.