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  • Applebaum, Anne. 2012. Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56. London: Allen Lane.
  • Berliner, Joseph S. 1957. Factory and Manager in the USSR. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
  • Collier, Paul. 2007. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can be Done About It. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Davies, R. W., Oleg V. Khlevniuk, E. A. Rees, Liudmila P. Kosheleva, and Larisa A. Rogovaya, eds. 2003. The Stalin-Kaganovich Correspondence, 1931-36. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Gregory, Paul R. 2013. Women of the Gulag. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press.
  • Karol, K. S. 1986. Solik: Life in the Soviet Union, 1939-1946. London: Pluto.
  • Keegan, John. 1976. The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme. London: Jonathan Cape.
  • National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States. 2004. The 9/11 Commission Report. New York: W. W. Norton.
  • Newby, Eric. 1958. A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush. London: Secker & Warburg.
  • Pinker, Steven. 2014. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. New York: Penguin.
  • Rajan, Raghuram. 2010. Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Roseman, Mark. 2002. The Villa, the Lake, the Meeting: Wannsee and the Final Solution. London: Allen Lane.
  • Spufford, Francis. 2010. Red Plenty: Inside the Fifties' Soviet Dream. London: Faber.
  • van Creveld, Martin. 1977. Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


  • Brennan, Geoffrey, and Gordon Tullock. 1982. An Economic Theory of Military Tactics: Methodological Individualism at War. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 3:2-3, pp. 225-42.
  • Frey, Bruno. 1997. On the Relationship Between Extrinsic and Intrinsic Work Motivation. International Journal of Industrial Organization 15:4, pp. 427-439.
  • Hoffman, Philip T. Why Was It Europeans Who Conquered the World? Journal of Economic History 72:3, pp 601-633.
  • Krugman, Paul. 1998. Two Cheers for Formalism. Economic Journal 108:451, pp. 1829-1836.
  • Medawar, Peter. 1963. Is the Scientific Paper a Fraud? First published in The Listener 70 (London, September 12, 1963). Reprinted in 1996 in The Strange Case of the Spotted Mice and Other Classic Essays on Science, pp. 33-39. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Nove, Alec. 1958. The Problem of Success Indicators in Soviet Industry. Economica 25:97, pp. 1-13.
  • Olson, Mancur. 1993. Dictatorship, Democracy, and Development. American Political Science Review, 87:3, pp. 567-76
  • Orwell, George. 1946. Politics and the English Language. First published in Horizon 13:76 (London, April 1946). Reprinted in Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays (London: Secker & Warburg, 1950).
  • Weitzman, Martin L. 1980. The Ratchet Principle and Performance Incentives. Bell Journal of Economics 11:1, pp. 302-308.


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