Journals of The House of Commons

Voices Of The Battle Of Britain (2015)  

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 8, 2015
Voices Of The Battle Of Britain (2015)

Voices Of The Battle Of Britain (2015)
DVDRip | 720x406 | .MKV/AVC @ 1293 Kbps | 2x~51min | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 962 MiB
Genre: Documentary

It was a crucial moment of WW2. 1940. The Royal Air Force, virtually alone, defended the skies of Britain against massed formations of German bombers. They put up such a ferocious defence that Hitler gave up ideas of invading Britain and turned his attention to an assault on the Soviet Union. Of those pilots who courageously flew their Spitfires and Hurricanes against the Luftwaffe barely a handful remain. However the authors have interviewed no less than eighteen survivors and it is their memories and anecdotes that make this book unique. Highly illustrated throughout with rarely seen images, Battle of Britain is packed with great stories of aerial combat and being shot down, of the classic fighters that they flew and fought in and against, of making and losing friends and colleagues; of a strained social life in the midst of battle; and, most of all, of standing steadfast in the face of overwhelming odds. It is coupled with an authoritative and lively narrative.
Archives of the University of Cambridge: An Historical Introduction (repost)

Heather E. Peek and Catherine P. Hall, "Archives of the University of Cambridge: An Historical Introduction"
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1108002374 | 120 pages | PDF | 3,1 MB

Published in 1962, this account of the University Archives at Cambridge will be of particular importance to those interested in the history of the University. The first part describes the growth of the archives from their beginnings in the thirteenth century and the changes of fortune they have undergone during that time. Part two provides a survey of the archives, placing the main groups in the context of the University. The authors show how the more important classes of archives developed and the places they occupied in the workings of the administration.
The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance [Audiobook]

Ron Chernow, Robertson Dean (Narrator), "The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance"
ASIN: B00I3P36ZU | 2013 | [email protected] kbps | ~34:36:00 | 951 MB
The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance (Repost)

Ron Chernow, "The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance"
2010 | pages: 798 | ISBN: 0802144659 | EPUB | 2,2 mb

Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor  

Posted by manamba13 at Feb. 16, 2015
Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor

Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor by Anne Edwards
English | 1984 | ISBN: 0688035116 | 527 Pages | PDF | 22 MB

The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage.

The House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets: 1798-1848  

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Sept. 21, 2014
The House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets: 1798-1848

Niall Ferguson - The House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets: 1798-1848
Published: 1999-11-01 | ISBN: 0140240845 | EPUB + MOBI | 672 pages | 5 MB

LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Nov. 11, 2016
LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)

LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 197 Mb (5% Rec.)| Scans -> 122 Mb
R&B, Blues, Soul | Label: Atlantic, 7567-82311-2 | 1991 | 0:53:42

Simply put, LaVern Baker, one of the greatest vocalists in Atlantic Records' history, could sing anything, as she proved again and again during a seven-year run of chart hits that began with 1955's "Tweedle Dee" and culminated in 1963's "See See Rider." Her material, supplied by many of the era's greatest songwriters (Leiber-Stoller, Pomus-Shuman, and many others), encouraged her to draw on her gospel and big band backgrounds in exploring the emotional subtext of serious ruminations on life such as "Saved" and the powerful "Soul on Fire." The latter was her first Atlantic single, and on it she used virtually every vocal technique at her command to bring out the slow-burning sensuality of the Ahmet Ertegun-penned gem of erotic longing. Thus was notice served, and, in the glorious years that followed, Baker cut a swath wide enough that her name and label-mate Ruth Brown's were spoken in the same reverent terms, sotto voce. The 20 tracks here remain as vital today as they were indispensable to the music's evolution in her own time. –David McGee
Temple Of The Dog - Temple Of The Dog (1991) [2016, 2CD + DVD + Blu-ray Super Deluxe Box Set]

Temple Of The Dog - Temple Of The Dog (1991)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log
2CD | A&M Records, B0025511-00 | ~ 982 Mb | Scans(png) -> 467 Mb
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR / LPCM, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps -> 5.02 Gb
Blu-Ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
DTS-HD MA 5.1, 96 kHz, 24-bit / TrueHD 5.1, 96 kHz, 24-bit
LPCM Audio 4608 kbps, 2.0, 96 kHz, 4608 kbps, 24-bit -> 31.16 Gb
Alternative Rock / Grunge

When Temple of the Dog released their lone album in the spring of 1991, it landed to little fanfare despite being a sterling example of how the Seattle scene could push itself. The end result of two songs Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell had written in memory of former roommate and friend, the late Mother Love Bone vocalist Andrew Wood, Temple of the Dog was populated by luminaries of Seattle's soon-to-be-grunge-explosion…
Alcohol and the Public Health: A study by a working party of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Phy

Alcohol and the Public Health: A study by a working party of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians on the … of Public Health Medicine Working Part) by John Kemm
English | Apr. 10, 1991 | ISBN: 0333547799 | 227 Pages | PDF | 19 MB

Alcohol consumption and alcohol-induced social and health problems are fast increasing, while 'safe' intake levels are revised downwards. Result, a resurgence of concern.

The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Aug. 9, 2016
The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 32 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 07:30:49 | 2016 | ISBN-10: 1531802230 | 104 MB
Genre: History

For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples. In this new and updated edition of his classic The Broken Spears, León-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries. These texts bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of an oral tradition that preserves the viewpoints of the vanquished instead of the victors. León-Portilla's new postscript reflects upon the critical importance of these unexpected historical accounts.