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Italian in 32 Lessons

Author : Adrienne
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The rapid and practical way for tourists, students, and business people to master the basics of Italian and begin speaking. It encourages creativity, allowing the learner to discover his or her own style.

Meritocracy Growth and Lessons from Italy s Economic Decline

Author : Lorenzo Codogno
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This book draws lessons on the importance of meritocracy for economic growth by analysing Italy's economic decline in the past few decades. Connections, rather than merit, are a long-standing feature of the Italian elites, even in the corporate sector. This became a significant problem when Italy's economy could no longer grow due to imitation, devaluation, and public debt, and faced the challenges of becoming a frontier knowledge-based open economy. This book uses international comparisons on social capital, governance, the role of the public sector, efficiency of the judiciary, education, gender and social inequality, social mobility, corporate standards, financial structures, and more to evaluate Italy's economic performance. It argues that the arrogance of mediocracy is more damaging than that of meritocracy. Italy experienced an economic miracle after the Second World War, and it is still an advanced economy and a member of the G7. Until the 1960s it seemed destined to catch up with the best-performing countries. Then the growth engine stopped, its debt skyrocketed, and Italy became a weaker member of the Eurozone. Many other countries in the world have heavy historical legacies and low social capital, and many others have to make the jump from imitation led growth to endogenous growth. The lessons drawn from studying Italy's case can therefore have important international applications.

Closing with the Enemy

Author : Michael Dale Doubler
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Describes how American innovation under the pressures of combat helped ensure victory, and recounts the attitudes and battle experiences of American soldiers

French in 32 Lessons

Author : Adrienne
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Gives the essential French grammar and over three thousand vocabulary words, with tests, a sample lesson plan, and a full answer key

German in 32 Lessons

Author : Adrienne
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Here is the third in Norton's colorful reissues of Adrienne's popular guides to learning languages.

Spanish Civil War Tanks

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
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The tanks used during the Spanish Civil War are not often examined in any great detail, and are often labeled as little more than test vehicles in a convenient proving ground before World War II. But, with groundbreaking research, armor expert Steven J Zaloga has taken a fresh look at the tanks deployed in Spain, examining how future tanks and armored tactics were shaped and honed by the crews' experiences, and how Germany was able to benefit from these lessons while their Soviet opponents were not. Based on recently uncovered records of Soviet tankers in Spain and rare archival accounts, this book describes the various tanks deployed in Spain, including the PzKpfw I and the T-26.

Coal and coal mining

Author : W.W. Smyth
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Examples on the Integral Calculus

Author : James Hann
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Elements of Algebra

Author : James Haddon
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Reprint of the original, first published in 1871.

Tubular and Other Iron Girder Bridges

Author : George Drysdale Dempsey
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