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Everyone Loses

Autor: Samuel Charap
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429626681
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Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country. This Adelphi book argues that the crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome, in which all the parties are worse off and international security has deteriorated. This negative-sum scenario resulted from years of zero-sum behaviour on the part of Russia and the West in post-Soviet Eurasia, which the authors rigorously analyse. The rivalry was manageable in the early period after the Cold War, only to become entrenched and bitter a decade later. The upshot has been systematic losses for Russia, the West and the countries caught in between. All the governments involved must recognise that long-standing policies aimed at achieving one-sided advantage have reached a dead end, Charap and Colton argue, and commit to finding mutually acceptable alternatives through patient negotiation.

Everybody Loses

Autor: Teri Flicker
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1681393913
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Desperate to get some sleep, a young mother named May takes her son to the doctor. The pediatrician is sympathetic and gives her a prescription for a new drug to help with Martin’s colic. From the first dose of the drug Loctonan, life for Martin, May, and her mother Abigail begins a sharp spiral downward. As her baby lies unresponsive, May begins the steps of a world she never understood—the world of medical lingo and legal case maneuvering that she never knew existed. The life of mother, grandmother, and everyone who becomes engaged with this case are changed in far-reaching ways; and at the center of it all is a boy named Martin, unaware of how he affects those around him. The physicians and lawyers become involved, and May and Abigail become adrift in a sea of language new to them as well and dollar figures they never dreamed about. Andrew Kirkpatrick, the attorney on this case, has never handled a case of this type and must learn quickly that he must at least pretend to know what he is doing or the attorneys of a very large corporation will eat him alive, and no justice for Martin will be gained. The medical and legal world is unfamiliar to most of us, and this trip is one we hope never to travel, but along the way, we learn much of people and their motivations.

Everyone S A Critic

Autor: Rachel Wise
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144246822X
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Samantha writes a review of her sister’s play for the school newspaper—but her honest opinions provoke some serious offstage drama! Samantha is thrilled when she and her crush, Michael Lawrence, are assigned to write a review of the school play for the next issue of the newspaper. The Broadway revival will be a joint production between the middle school and the high school and is going to be the event of the school year, according to Allie, Sam’s older sister. But when Sam and Michael leave the theater, they’re less than impressed. Allie performed well, but the show had some flaws—props and lighting malfunctioned and the lead actress forgot a few lines. So Sam and Michael turn in a review that is fair if not flattering…and the Drama Club is furious! To make matters worse, Allie accuses Sam of being jealous. Sam is faced with a big dilemma: Is it better to be honest, or flattering?

Families The Environment Sports And Competition

Autor: David Cook Publishers
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781455145
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Help your 4th-6th graders navigate a confusing world by giving them a place to talk about the problems they face every day, and by teaching them what God says about these tough issues.

Back To The Summit

Autor: Omer Rains
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614480966
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“The way in which Omer Rains overcame a paralyzing near-death experience is as inspirational as any story can be” (John C. Malone, chairman, Liberty Media). “You’ll never walk again.” California senator Omer Rains had been a politician on the global stage, a power-broking lawyer of A-list celebrities, and conqueror of some of the highest mountains in the world. But when a paralyzing brain aneurysm and stroke hit him at age sixty-one, he became more helpless than a small child. In Back to the Summit, Rains takes readers on a courageous journey toward recovery, both physical and spiritual, as he reflects on the people, events, and American history that shaped his life and gave him the strength to dare to walk again. Every flashback to the past offers insight into the philosophy that once saved his life and now defines his every action: “Get up from every fall, no matter how great or far, and continue to live life fully.” Those who have suffered physical trauma may find hope in his story; their loved ones may gain insight and understanding. And any reader who has ever faced a mountain of a setback will be inspired to keep on fighting to live again. “I am Nepalese—a Sherpa—and Omer’s inspirational and heroic story of recovery is a moving one both in my native land of Nepal and in other countries where he does untold humanitarian work . . . This book is a must read for anyone with a loved one who has ever suffered a near death experience.” —Kaji Sherpa, former holder of world record, fastest ascent of Mount Everest

Liars And Outliers

Autor: Bruce Schneier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118239016
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In today's hyper-connected society, understanding the mechanisms of trust is crucial. Issues of trust are critical to solving problems as diverse as corporate responsibility, global warming, and the political system. In this insightful and entertaining book, Schneier weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust. He shows the unique role of trust in facilitating and stabilizing human society. He discusses why and how trust has evolved, why it works the way it does, and the ways the information society is changing everything.

The Plan

Autor: Lyn-Genet Recitas
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409148424
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A ground-breaking diet plan that helps eliminate the surprising 'healthy' foods that are making you fat - and lose weight fast. In this revolutionary, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book, cutting-edge nutrition expert Lyn-Genet Recitas reveals the surprising truth behind what actually makes people pack on the pounds - and it isn't carbs or portion sizes. Foods that are revered by traditional weight loss programmes may seem healthy, but when combined with each person's unique chemistry, they can cause a toxic reaction that triggers weight gain, premature ageing, inflammation and a host of health problems. This groundbreaking programme helps readers finally unlock the mystery behind what does and does not work for their individual body. With detailed meal plans, recipes and effective, personalised advice, you will discover how to: Identify your hidden trigger foods that are causing weight gain and inflammation, among other symptoms; Build a personalised healthy foods list that promotes rapid weight loss while enjoying generous servings of foods you love; Avoid feeling bloated, tired or unhealthy again! Feel better, look better and be empowered by the knowledge of what truly works best for your body!

The Political Economy Of Health Care Second Edition

Autor: Tudor Hart, Julian
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847428991
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With a foreword by Tony Benn. Drawing on clinical experience dating from the birth of the NHS in 1948, Julian Tudor Hart, a politically active GP in a Welsh coal mining community, charts the progress of the NHS from its 19th century origins in workers' mutual aid societies, to its current forced return to the market. His starting point is a detailed analysis of how clinical decisions are made. He explores the changing social relationships in the NHS as a gift economy, how these may be affected by reducing care to commodity status, and the new directions they might take if the NHS resumed progress independently from the market. This edition of this bestselling book has been entirely rewritten with two new chapters, and includes new material on resistance to that world-wide process. The essential principle in the book is that patients need to develop as active citizens and co-producers of health gain in a humanising society and the author's aim is to promote it wherever people recognise that pursuit of profit may be a brake on rational progress.

The Abc S Of Craps

Autor: Mike Exinger
Publisher: Mike Exinger
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Walk into any casino, and there is one section where the action is fast and furious. Players are whooping it up, and it sounds like one big party. You approach the area, and, squeezing through the crowd, you discover a long green felted table with a myriad of complex, confusing symbols. You hear voices, but while you can recognize the words, it seems they are in language you’ve never heard before – at least, you have no idea what they mean: “Eighter from Decatur,” “Six and one and you’re all done,” “It’s Little Joe,” and “Seven's a bruiser, the front line's a loser.” Does baby need a new pair of shoes? Of course, because you’re at a Craps Table, the most fun you can have in a casino. So many people pass this game by because of the perceived complexity and the unusual jargon, but Craps is really a very simple game to learn, and better yet – you can actually make some decent money by playing smart. And that’s what this book is all about. Yes, Craps is a game of chance, but the edge the casino has on many of the bets you’ll want to make are very small. A hot streak or two, and you can make some serious “spondulicks” Y’know, “Benjamins…Moolah.” Money. The ABC’s of Craps is designed for the beginning gambler who wants to learn how to play this classic casino game, and play it well.

Advancing The Ugandan Economy

Autor: Ezra Sabiti Suruma
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815725906
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Internal conflicts, dictatorship, and economic disintegration characterized the first twenty-five years of Uganda's independence from British colonial rule, which culminated in the reign of Idi Amin and a violent civil war. The country has since achieved an astounding turnaround of stability and growth. Advancing the Ugandan Economy is a first-hand look at the remarkable policy changes that took place from 1986 to 2012 and their effect in contrast with the turbulent events after independence. Ezra Suruma held several key positions in the Ugandan government during the nation's transition period, including minister of finance. His insightful recounting of those times demonstrates that African countries can achieve economic stability and sustain rapid growth when they meet at least two interdependent conditions: establishing a stable and secure political framework and unleashing entrepreneurialism. Suruma also highlights the strategic areas that still require fundamental reform if Uganda is to become a modern state and shares his vision for the future of his country. Rarely in African history has so much positive political and economic transformation of a country been achieved in such a short time. Suruma's account of the commitment, determination, vision, and dexterity of the Ugandan government holds invaluable lessons in managing the still complex policy challenges facing the African continent.