The Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam (New York Review Books

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Colin Woodard, A91, is the author of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. Lake Baikal is the oldest (25 million years) and deepest (1 637 m) of the world's lakes. ETA or Electronic Travel Authorisation promises to make citizens of more than 40 countries eligible for visa on arrival. NEP also denationalized service enterprises and much small-scale industry, leaving the "commanding heights" of the economy--large-scale industry, transportation, and foreign trade--under state control.

Pages: 192

Publisher: NYRB Classics; 1st edition (August 31, 2004)

ISBN: 1590170911

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