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Book made in Romania, 1964 by Editura Academeie Republicii Populare Romine Publishers. The title of the book reads:”Economic Calculation”. The book is written by Manea Manescu.
Manea Mănescu (1916-2009) was a Romanian communist politician who served as Prime Minister for five years (1974-1979). In 1951, Mănescu was appointed as head of the Department of Economics at the University of Bucharest and Director General of the Central Directorate of Statistics. He served as Finance Minister from 1955 until 1957.
In 1967 he was appointed Chairman of the Economic Council. He was promoted to full membership of the Executive Committee of the PCR in December 1968 and, after holding various positions in the party and government, he became Prime Minister in March 1974, a position he held until 1979. Also in 1974 he became titular member of the Romanian Academy.
Mănescu stayed close to Ceaușescu and his wife, up until the Romanian Revolution of 1989. He left the Central Committee’s building by helicopter together with them on 22 December, though he had to disembark at Snagov due to too much weight in the craft. He was arrested shortly afterward. He was tried in early 1990 and was sentenced to life in prison for participation in genocide; on appeal, his sentence was reduced to 10 years. He served two years in prison, and was set free in 1992 due to poor health. Because of his conviction, he was stripped of his membership in the Romanian Academy. He died in 2009.