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Aircraft of the Aces 087, Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific

Aircraft of the Aces 087, Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific
Author: Andrew Thomas, Illustrated by: Chris Davey
Osprey Publishing | 2009 | ISBN-10: 1846034221 | 96 Pages | PDF | 31,0 MB

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The arrival of the Spitfire in Burma came at a crucial time as the RAF struggled against the Japanese to support the Chindit operation on the ground. Proving a huge boost to morale, the Spitfire played a large part in defeating the enemy, and covering the subsequent Allied advance through Burma, protecting the ground troops and providing vital supplies. Covering this little documented aerial war, this book tells the stories of the 54 aces who flew against the Japanese, and also those who fought in India and Australia. Full-colour artwork reveals the markings and paint schemes of this most-famous of British planes, whilst first-hand accounts and archive photographs bring the aerial battles of Burma, India and Australia to life.
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Blood in the Sand: Imperial Fantasies, Right-Wing Ambitions, and the Erosion of American Democracy
University Press of Kentucky / 30 Sep 2005 | 207 pages | ISBN: 0813123674 | PDF | 1.4Mb

Blood in the Sand is Stephen Eric Bronner's powerful critique of the current state of American foreign and domestic policy, ranging from the government's initial response to 9/11 and the assault on Afghanistan through the Iraqi War and the ramifications of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Bronner, who just months before the war began spent time in Iraq as part of a peace delegation, examines the state of twenty-first century America, a nation in which security against future terrorist attacks has become an obsession, "moral values" have turned into a slogan, and belief in the right to engage in a preemptive strike has come to define foreign policy. In Blood in the Sand, Bronner develops a bold new framework for a modern democratic foreign policy. In doing so, he passionately warns of the consequences of failure to alter the current course of events in America: extreme economic inequalities of power, political authoritarianism, imperialist ambitions, and an increasingly constrained cultural climate.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:59:09 | 136 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha

With the US set Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja - who still lives interpretation as a recreation - staged in this program his own musical meditation on death. Allusions mostly in the medieval dance of death, pieces by Dowland, Nörmiger, Gesualdo, Schubert and Kurtág serve as interludes between the movements of Schubert quartet heard here in the proper arrangement for orchestra violinist. Despite the diversity of origin and style of these pages, the musicians were able to make a coherent whole that is not without value. As for the Quartet "Girl and Death", here's a new vision where the theatricality and contrasts accused to better express the feelings of fear, anger, desire and despair prevail over the Schubert writing at times when the -ci only subtlety, magic and transparency. Force Does the line? Discerned as we want, but we will in any case to remove Patricia Kopatchinskaja commitment, intensity and inventiveness.
The Real Middle Earth: Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Middle Ages, J.R.R. Tolkien, and "The Lord of the Rings"

Brian Bates, "The Real Middle Earth: Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Middle Ages, J.R.R. Tolkien, and "The Lord of the Rings""
ISBN: 1403963193, 1403966834 | 2003 | EPUB | 320 pages | 670 KB

They Came to Cordura (1959)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Jan. 31, 2016
They Came to Cordura (1959)

They Came to Cordura (1959)
English or Spanish (2 audio tracks) | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 1353 Kbps | 720x304 | 25.000 fps | 1.31 GB
Audio: MP3, 104 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:58:18 minutes | Subtitles: Spanish (srt)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History

After a cavalry charge during the 1916 U.S. "war against Pancho Villa," unheroic awards officer Tom Thorn (who is obsessed with the nature of courage) recommends 4 men for the Medal of Honor. He is ordered back to Cordura with them…and prisoner Adelaide Geary, gringo who sheltered the enemy. On the arduous journey, Thorn's heroes show a different face, and Thorn may have one last chance to prove he's no coward.
Tritium on Ice: The Dangerous New Alliance of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

Tritium on Ice: The Dangerous New Alliance of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power by Kenneth D. Bergeron
The MIT Press | November 15, 2002 | English | ISBN: 0262025272 | 232 pages | PDF | 1 MB

In December 1998, Energy Secretary Bill Richardson announced that the U.S. planned to begin producing tritium for its nuclear weapons in commercial nuclear power plants. This decision overturned a fifty-year policy of keeping civilian and military nuclear production processes separate. Tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, is needed to turn A-bombs into H-bombs, and the commercial nuclear power plants that are to be modified to produce tritium are called ice condensers.
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, «Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets»
Random House Trade Paperbacks | ISBN-10: 0812975219 | PDF | 110 Pages | 8,9 Mb

If the prescriptions for getting rich that are outlined in books such as The Millionaire Next Door and Rich Dad Poor Dad are successful enough to make the books bestsellers, then one must ask, Why aren't there more millionaires? In Fooled by Randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a professional trader and mathematics professor, examines what randomness means in business and in life and why human beings are so prone to mistake dumb luck for consummate skill. This eccentric and highly personal exploration of the nature of randomness meanders from the court of Croesus and trading rooms in New York and London to Russian roulette, Monte Carlo engines, and the philosophy of Karl Popper. Part of what makes this book so good is Taleb's ability to make seemingly arcane mathematical concepts (at least to this reviewer) entirely relevant in evaluating and understanding everything from the stock market to the success of those millionaires cited in the aforementioned bestsellers. Here's an articulate, wise, and humorous meditation on the nature of success and failure that anyone who wants a little more of the former would do well to consider. Highly recommended. –Harry C. Edwards –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Manageme

From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Management as a Profession by Rakesh Khurana
English | Oct. 7, 2007 | ISBN: 069112020X | 542 Pages | PDF | 2 MB


Is management a profession? Should it be? Can it be? This major work of social and intellectual history reveals how such questions have driven business education and shaped American management and society for more than a century.
Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich

Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich
Delta Trade | 2002 | ISBN: 0385336497 | English | 410 pages | PDF | 54 MB

Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Aug. 7, 2016
Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment

Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 128 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 05:45:58 | 2010 | ISBN-10: 1598038621 | 316 MB
Genre: Politics, Sociology

More than any other people on earth, Americans are free to say and write what they think. The media can air the secrets of the White House, the boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. The reason for this extraordinary freedom is not a superior culture of tolerance, but just 14 words in our most fundamental legal document: the free expression clauses of the First Amendment to the Constitution.