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Szamańska Choroba – Jacek Hugo-Bader

This was one of my lovely birthday gifts from my mum. The title can be roughly translated as Shamanic Disease. Jacek Hugo-Bader is a Polish reporter focusing mostly on Russia and former Soviet Republics. He traveled extensively in this area, including a car journey from Moscow to Vladivostok, a canoe trip through Lake Baikal and …

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Adrian Mole. The Cappuccino Years – Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole is a character that accompanied the British public for thirty years. First introduced in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾ published in 1982, Adrian grew and developed throughout the subsequent decades, while also becoming the chronicler of the societal changes happening in the United Kingdom. I remember I read the …

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Streetfight. Handbook for an Urban Revolution – Janette Sadik-Khan, Seth Solomonow – Quotes

It wasn’t really about the engineering of the space, the real battle was about the culture — about changing the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, of changing their minds about who their streets were for. If building roads actually resulted in less traffic, then surely after sixty years of interstate highway construction we would …

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