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The Long Hangover

Author : Shaun Walker
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In The Long Hangover, Shaun Walker provides a deeply reported, bottom-up explanation of Russia's resurgence under Putin. By cleverly exploiting the memory of the Soviet victory over fascism in World War II, Putin's regime has made ordinary Russians feel that their country is great again. Shaun Walker provides new insight into contemporary Russia and its search for a new identity, telling the story through the country's troubled relationship with its Soviet past. Walker not only explains Vladimir Putin's goals and the government's official manipulations of history, but also focuses on ordinary Russians and their motivations. He charts how Putin raised victory in World War II to the status of a national founding myth in the search for a unifying force to heal a divided country, and shows how dangerous the ramifications of this have been. The book explores why Russia, unlike Germany, has failed to come to terms with the darkest pages of its past: Stalin's purges, the Gulag, and the war deportations. The narrative roams from the corridors of the Kremlin to the wilds of the Gulags and the trenches of East Ukraine. It puts the annexation of Crimea and the newly assertive Russia in the context of the delayed fallout of the Soviet collapse. The Long Hangover is a book about a lost generation: the millions of Russians who lost their country and the subsequent attempts to restore to them a sense of purpose. Packed with analysis but told mainly through vibrant reportage, it is a thoughtful exploration of the legacy of the Soviet collapse and how it has affected life in Russia and Putin's policies.

The Hangover Companion

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We've been suffering hangovers for as long as anyone can remember - anyone who was sober last night, that is, not anyone who's currently sipping Lucozade in a darkened room with a basin by their side. They can't even remember how they got home. So, if we've known about hangovers for so long, how come we've never figured out how to put a stop to them? Well, you might be surprised to hear that we have. A great deal of research has gone into the mystery of the hangover. People are out there every night researching themselves legless in bars, pubs and clubs all over the country. They try different combinations of drinks; wine before beer then whisky, beer before wine then whisky, vodka before beer and then wine before whisky; drinking standing up, drinking sitting down, eating before the drinking, eating during the drinking, eating after the drinking; wine before sitting down, vodka during the whisky and standing up eating in the beer (the researcher's notes get a bit confused here). The point is, we know what causes hangovers - the Devil. He's trying to suck out your soul through your toilet and starts with everything you've had to eat in the last three days. pituitary gland causing vasopressin inhibition, dehydration and a toxic accumulation of acetaldehyde when the liver's production of glutathione is exhausted. The scientists have all the answers and their ultimate solution to the hangover problem is... don't drink. But that's just crazy talk, so maybe they're not so clever after all. There are plenty of hangover 'cures' - from Prairie Oysters and Bloody Marys to burnt toast, fried breakfasts and bananas - but only a few of them do any good at all and some of them can actually to more harm than good... banging yourself on the head with a dustbin lid, for example, or turning up for work. Different things, obviously, will work better or worse for different people; the trick is knowing what works best for you and Rough As A Badger's Arse gives a fair and unbiased assessment of all of the best hangover cures to guide you through the tough choices. the world about the perils of the demon drink, the odd drinking quote or ditty, lots of hard facts to help you think your head straight and plenty of soft paper if your problem is mainly at the other end. As good a pick-me-up as a JCB or a bucketful of Red Bull, Rough As A Badger's Arse will have you ready to face your next session before you can say, 'Mine's a Perrier.' So, if that randy wild gorilla broke into your room last night while you were unconscious - you know, the one that scattered your clothes around, wrecked your CD player, stole all your money, messed up your bed, planted a traffic cone on your head, left your front door open and emptied an ash tray into your mouth - you really need this book

The Hangover Murders

Author : Adam Hobhouse
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LIFE

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The Humanitarian Hangover

Author : Loren Brett Landau
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Economic Report of the President

Author : United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee
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The Hangover

Author : Benjamin Karpman
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The Hangover Handbook

Author : David Outerbridge
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The Overhang Hangover

Author : Jean Imbs
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"The authors revisit the debt overhang question. They first use nonparametric techniques to isolate a panel of countries on the downward sloping section of a debt Laffer Curve. In particular, overhang countries are ones where a threshold level of debt is reached in sample, beyond which (initial) debt ends up lowering (subsequent) growth. On average, significantly negative coefficients appear when debt face value reaches 60 percent of GDP or 200 percent of exports, and when its present value reaches 40 percent of GDP or 140 percent of exports. Second, the authors depart from reduced form growth regressions and perform direct tests of the theory on the thus selected sample of overhang countries. In the spirit of event studies, they ask whether, as the overhang level of debt is reached: (1) investment falls precipitously as it should when it becomes optimal to default; (2) economic policy deteriorates observably, as it should when debt contracts become unable to elicit effort on the part of the debtor; and (3) the terms of borrowing worsen noticeably, as they should when it becomes optimal for creditors to preempt default and exact punitive interest rates. The authors find a systematic response of investment, particularly when property rights are weakly enforced, some worsening of the policy environment, and a fall in interest rates. This easing of borrowing conditions happens because lending by the private sector virtually disappears in overhang situations, and multilateral agencies step in with concessional rates. Thus, while debt relief is likely to improve economic policy (and especially investment) in overhang countries, it is doubtful that it would ease their terms of borrowing or the burden of debt. "--World Bank web site.

The Hangover

Author : Frank Sargeson
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The Billion Dollar Hangover

Author : Carl A. Coppolino
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Bell Telephone System Technical Publications

Author : Bell Telephone Laboratories
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How to Teach in FE with a Hangover

Author : Angela Steward
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This book encourages FE teachers to use the expertise gained from learning how to teach others to teach themselves how to deal with the headaches and realities of college life and to take the opportunity to think more about themselves and their teaching.

Nursing Times

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Germany 1989

Author : Lothar Kettenacker
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In autumn 1989 the world watched transfixed as East German citizens, demonstrating under the banner ‘We are the people!’, staged the only successful, totally peaceful revolution in German history. By October 1990, the process of reunification was formally concluded, bringing together a nation that had been divided for almost four decades. Now, nearly twenty years later, it is possible to judge the causes and consequences of the revolution more clearly. Was the fall of the Berlin Wall an unexpected fluke, or was it, in fact, the result of a long process of engagement between East and West? And did the momentous events of 1989 really signal the start of a bright new future for a united Germany? In this probing and wide-ranging account, Lothar Kettenacker considers the background behind the division of Germany and explains how the Berlin Wall and its death trap border proved to be the most horrendous manifestation of East-West antagonism. He also looks beyond 1990 to show how the confusion caused by the sudden collapse of the GDR and the fusion of two radically different economies is proving to be a challenge that will preoccupy Germany for generations to come.

Far Eastern Economic Review

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The Observatory

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Some vols. for 1886- include a special issue: Annual companion to the Observatory.

Duke University Libraries

Author : Duke University. Library
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Outlook

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The Middle East

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