Making and Remaking the Balkans by Robert Clegg Austin

Making and Remaking the Balkans: Nations and States since 1878 (Munk Series on Global Affairs) by Robert Clegg Austin
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Overview: With more than 25 years since the collapse of communism, the end of the wars and billions of dollars in aid, the Balkans are still characterized by corruption, state capture, and decidedly unmodern states that are often either weak or authoritarian. Taking the contemporary Balkans as a starting point, Making and Remaking the Balkans studies the region’s history combined with observations based on more than twenty years of field experience.
Primarily concerned with current issues in the Balkans since 1989, this book explains why the region has endured such a prolonged and fraught transition to democracy and eventual membership in the European Union. The young and educated have largely left. Governmental crisis and economic stagnation is the norm and much-needed regional cooperation has been suppressed by renewed nationalism. Wars on corruption have proved to be largely rhetorical. Making and Remaking the Balkans offers a systematic study of the issues the entire region faces as it struggles to complete the European integration process at a time when the European Union faces bigger problems elsewhere.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Making Vintage 1930s Clothes for Women by Ciara Phipps

Making Vintage 1930s Clothes for Women by Ciara Phipps
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 63 MB
Overview: From the elegant bias-cut gown to the light and liberating day dress, this book looks at and celebrates the historic silhouettes, fabric cuts and contextual history of 1930s clothing. Equipped with instructions, patterns and enchanting photos, it explores the history of 1930s fashion, and explains how to make a range of versatile thirties inspired garments. It takes ten examples of 1930s garments, ranging from a lingerie set to a heavy coat, to create a capsule collection.

The patterns are taken from original 1930s garments, with each piece being carefully measured and the patterns scaled down accordingly. Step-by-step instructions for making each garment are complemented by close up photographs of historic details and decoration. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire designers, dressmakers and lovers of vintage fashion who want to express themselves through timeless and elegant style. Explores the history and context of 1930s clothing styles, cuts and designers, to give a full understanding of how fabric was manipulated to create figure-hugging silhouettes. Superbly illustrated with 443 colour images and 29 patterns taken from original 1930s garments.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player [Audiobook]

Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player [Audiobook]

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The Making Of A Democratic Economy: How …

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Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money [Audiobook]

Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money [Audiobook]

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Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money [Audiobook]

Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money [Audiobook]

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Making Murder Public by K. J. Kesselring

Making Murder Public: Homicide in Early Modern England, 1480-1680 by K. J. Kesselring
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Overview: Revises standard interpretations of the history of homicide and its criminalization
Explores the connections between interpersonal homicide and judicial violence
Examines, using a political lens, both legal and sociological approaches to the study of homicide
Uses a wealth of material drawn from a number of archives
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Finest Gold: Making of an Olympic Swimmer by Brad Cooper

The Finest Gold: The Making of an Olympic Swimmer by Brad Cooper
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Overview: Munich, 1972. In the men’s 400-metre freestyle race, America’s Rick DeMont beats Australia’s Brad Cooper by a hundredth of a second. It’s the first electronic timing to deliver a win by such a close margin. The following day, DeMont is stripped of his medal in the world’s first swim doping disqualification. Three days later, as the Black September terrorist attack is unfolding on the other side of the Village, Brad is presented with gold in a ‘farce of firsts’. Neither Brad nor the Olympics will ever be the same.

This is a story about a global sporting competition-its glory, ignominy, and industry-but mostly it is the intimate account of the making of an athlete. In poetic, whip-smart prose, we journey from Brad’s childhood in 1960s Rockhampton, where his acid-tongued mother feeds a pining for her glamorous ex-pat days by holding Latin nights and smoking Craven ‘A’, via his parents’ vicious split, to an itinerant adolescence with his amnesiac, portent-driven father, where the only constant is the relentless search for training lanes as the pair pinball up and down Australia’s east coast, from boarding house to sleep-out. At fifteen, with the Munich Olympics looming, Brad teams up with the legendary and fearsome coach Don Talbot, aka Ming the Merciless; his career is about to step into overdrive with two world records and an Olympic gold medal, but it would take the rest of his life to work out what it all meant.

The Finest Gold is a rollicking coming-of-age and a compelling exploration of the limits and lengths of the human body.
Genre: Non-fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Making Piece: A Memoir Of Love, Loss …

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Making History


Making History
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Happy Money: The Japanese Art Of Making …

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Making Our Neighborhoods..by George C. Galster

Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves by George C. Galster
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.4 MB
Overview: Urban theorists have tried for decades to define exactly what a neighborhood is. But behind that daunting existential question lies a much murkier problem: never mind how you define them-how do you make neighborhoods productive and fair for their residents? In Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves, George Galster delves deep into the question of whether American neighborhoods are as efficient and equitable as they could be-socially, financially, and emotionally-and, if not, what we can do to change that.

Galster aims to redefine the relationship between places and people, promoting specific policies that reduce inequalities in housing markets and beyond. Drawing on economics, sociology, geography, and psychology, Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves delivers a clear-sighted explanation of what neighborhoods are, how they come to be-and what they should be.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves by George C Galster

Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves by George C. Galster
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.4 MB
Overview: Urban theorists have tried for decades to define exactly what a neighborhood is. But behind that daunting existential question lies a much murkier problem: never mind how you define them-how do you make neighborhoods productive and fair for their residents? In Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves, George Galster delves deep into the question of whether American neighborhoods are as efficient and equitable as they could be-socially, financially, and emotionally-and, if not, what we can do to change that.

Galster aims to redefine the relationship between places and people, promoting specific policies that reduce inequalities in housing markets and beyond. Drawing on economics, sociology, geography, and psychology, Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves delivers a clear-sighted explanation of what neighborhoods are, how they come to be-and what they should be.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Making Sense of Evolution by Massimo Pigliucci+

Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology by Massimo Pigliucci, Jonathan Kaplan
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Overview: Making Sense of Evolution explores contemporary evolutionary biology, focusing on the elements of theories-selection, adaptation, and species-that are complex and open to multiple possible interpretations, many of which are incompatible with one another and with other accepted practices in the discipline. Particular experimental methods, for example, may demand one understanding of “selection,” while the application of the same concept to another area of evolutionary biology could necessitate a very different definition.

Spotlighting these conceptual difficulties and presenting alternate theoretical interpretations that alleviate this incompatibility, Massimo Pigliucci and Jonathan Kaplan intertwine scientific and philosophical analysis to produce a coherent picture of evolutionary biology. Innovative and controversial, Making Sense of Evolution encourages further development of the Modern Synthesis and outlines what might be necessary for the continued refinement of this evolving field.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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