Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit of Happiness: Ten Years of The Claremont Review of Books

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao: Ancient Chinese Thought in Modern American Life

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao: Ancient Chinese Thought in Modern American Life by Sam Crane
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0470674776 , 1118656415 | ISBN-13: 9780470674772 , 9781118656419 | 216 pages | PDF | 4 MB

This highly original work introduces the ideas and arguments of the ancient Chinese philosophies of Confucianism and Daoism to some of the most intractable social issues of modern American life, including abortion, gay marriage, and assisted suicide.
The Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-Being (Brookings Focus) (repost)

Carol Graham, "The Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-Being (Brookings Focus)"
English | ISBN 10: 0815721277 | 2011 | PDF | 160 pages | 2,8 MB

In The Pursuit of Happiness, the latest addition to the Brookings FOCUS series, Carol Graham explores what we know about the determinants of happiness, across and within countries at different stages of development. She then takes a look at just what we can do with that new knowledge and clearly presents both the promise and the potential pitfalls of injecting the "economics of happiness" into public policymaking.

...And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986)  

Posted by fekmax at Jan. 5, 2016
...And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986)

…And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986)
English | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 2309 Kbps | 592x448 | 23.976 fps | 1.37 GB
Audio: MP3, 87.2 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:21:15 minutes | Subtitles: Spanish (srt)
Genre: Documentary

After acknowledging his own immigrant background, Malle, tries to present the range of immigrant experiences in the US during the 1980's. In an attempt to be comprehensive, the film includes interviews with migrant workers and illegal entrants along the Mexican border, conversations with an enterprising Indian motel owner, coverage of industrious African and Asian families in the cities, an extensive interview with the first Costa Rican astronaut, visits with Cuban exiles in Miami, several conversations with West Indian poet Derek Walcott, an extended portrait of the deposed Nicaraguan General Samoza (the surviving brother of Anastasio Somoza Debayle) and his extended family.
Kennedy's Kitchen Cabinet and the Pursuit of Peace: The Shaping of American Foreign Policy, 1961-1963

Kennedy's Kitchen Cabinet and the Pursuit of Peace: The Shaping of American Foreign Policy, 1961-1963 by Philip A. Goduti
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0786440201 | 249 Pages | PDF | 1,1 MB

John F. Kennedy's advisors were enormously influential in the shaping of American foreign policy at a crucial time. Through an examination of primary and secondary source material, this study argues that after struggling in his first year as president, Kennedy employed the guidance of several trusted individuals to shape his foreign policy for the remainder of his time in office.
Naked Liberty and the World of Desire: Elements of Anarchism in the Work of D.H. Lawrence

Simon Casey - Naked Liberty and the World of Desire: Elements of Anarchism in the Work of D.H. Lawrence
Published: 2003-02-28 | ISBN: 0415965926, 0415762596 | PDF | 160 pages | 3 MB
Your Layoff and the Law of Attraction: A “Secrets of the Hidden Job Market”

Your Layoff and the Law of Attraction: A “Secrets of the Hidden Job Market”
Publisher: Rodopi | ISBN: 0060842211 | edition 2009 | PDF | 28 pages | 1,44 mb

Been laid off, let go, downsized, fired, right-sized or otherwise unemployed against your will? The key to being successfully re-employed is to use the Law of Attraction the right way.
Since “It is done unto you as you believe,” anything you believe to be true will become your experience. If you believe that no one is hiring, you should expect rejection and interviews are grueling personal interrogations, that’s exactly what you will experience.
The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry

The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry by Daniel W. Patterson
English | 30 Oct. 2012 | ISBN: 0807835676 | 496 Pages | EPUB | 15 MB

A thousand unique gravestones cluster around old Presbyterian churches in the piedmont of the two Carolinas and in central Pennsylvania. Most are the vulnerable legacy of three generations of the Bigham family, Scotch Irish stonecutters whose workshop near Charlotte created the earliest surviving art of British settlers in the region. In The True Image, Daniel Patterson documents the craftsmanship of this group and the current appearance of the stones.
The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent - Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)

Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)
The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent
under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Sacral, Choral, Ethnic | Label: Auvidis | # D 8301 | Time: 01:14:52

The Russian Orthodox Novodevichy Convent, dedicated to the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, was founded in 1524. According to UNESCO, Novodevichy is the best known convent in Moscow, and in 2004 was proclaimed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 1989 recording features the choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov. The album is dedicated to the great jubilee of the Millennium of Baptism of Russia, which celebrated a thousand years of Christianity in Russia.
The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment And The Tuning Of The World

The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment And The Tuning Of The World
Language: English | AZW3 / EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 0892814551 | 1993 | 320 pages | 2 MB / 2 MB / 2 MB

The soundscape–a term coined by the author–is our sonic environment, the ever-present array of noises with which we all live. Beginning with the primordial sounds of nature, we have experienced an ever-increasing complexity of our sonic surroundings. As civilization develops, new noises rise up around us: from the creaking wheel, the clang of the blacksmith’s hammer, and the distant chugging of steam trains to the “sound imperialism” of airports, city streets, and factories. The author contends that we now suffer from an overabundance of acoustic information and a proportionate diminishing of our ability to hear the nuances and subtleties of sound. Our task, he maintains, is to listen, analyze, and make distinctions.

Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC (2013)  

Posted by vivid23 at June 1, 2015
Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC (2013)

Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | MKV/x264 @ 4876 Kbps | 90mn | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 3.38 GB
Genre: Documentary

Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC is an oral and visual documentary on the two decade rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Over 60 interviews were conducted over a 4 month period to let the viewer truly understand how the UFC has become what it is today. From the early days, dealing with political pressure and financial hardships to successfully building a worldwide brand, the UFC has gone through struggles that no other sports franchise has faced only to come out on the winning end. With the 20 year anniversary of UFC 1 occurring in November 2013, the UFC wanted to celebrate in a way that would give the fans an inside look at the meteoric rise of one of the top sports franchises in the world.