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The Wonder That Was India  

Posted by tarantoga at Dec. 24, 2014
The Wonder That Was India

Arthur Llewellyn Basham, "The Wonder That Was India: A Survey of the Culture of the Indian Sub-Continent Before the Coming of the Muslims"
eISBN: 1597408522, ISBN: 1597400084, 159740599X | 2011 | EPUB | 686 pages | 9 MB

BBC - Sir David Frost: That Was the Life that Was (2013)  

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 14, 2014
BBC - Sir David Frost: That Was the Life that Was (2013)

BBC - Sir David Frost: That Was the Life that Was (2013)
HDTV | 1024x576 | .MP4/AVC @ 853 Kbps | 59mn 45s | Audio: English AAC 127 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 421 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Stephen Fry tells the story of the man who became the face of British satire at the age of twenty-three and then went on to confront an American president in the Nixon Interviews. Sir David Frost's remarkable life story is told in special interviews with his three sons and with his friends - Sir Michael Caine, Sir Michael Parkinson, Ronnie Corbett, Michael Palin and Barry Cryer. Plus insights from former prime ministers, Tony Blair and Sir John Major, who remember the man they knew and who they faced in interviews.
Twin Peaks in the Rearview Mirror: Appraisals and Reappraisals of the Show That Was Supposed to Change TV

Twin Peaks in the Rearview Mirror: Appraisals and Reappraisals of the Show That Was Supposed to Change TV
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B007L03DUG | 2012 | 299 pages | 0.3 MB / 0.4 MB

In 1994 Wayne State University Press published David Lavery's collection Full of Secrets: Critical Approaches to TWIN PEAKS. The book proved to be an international success, instrumental to the serious study of contemporary television series. WSUP encouraged a second volume on David Lynch and Mark Frost's influential series, but then decided not to publish it.

The Town That Was (2007)  

Posted by BlackFlag at Jan. 26, 2012
The Town That Was (2007)

The Town That Was (2007)
DVDRip | AVI | 592x320 | XviD @ 1,229 Kbps 23.976 fps | MP3 @ 140 Kbps | 1h 10mn | 720 Mb
Genre: Documentary | Language: English

Portrait of John Lokitis, the youngest of 11 remaining residents of Centralia, Pennsylvania, a town destroyed by an underground mine fire.

Rainroom - And the Other That Was a Machine (2011)  

Posted by cha77os at April 14, 2011
Rainroom - And the Other That Was a Machine (2011)

Rainroom - And the Other That Was a Machine (2011)
Mp3 | 320 Kbps | 99 MB | Finland
Progressive Death/Doom Metal, Ambient

Rainroom was formed by Jere Ralli and JP Eloranta in the early 21st century. The band started out playing straightforward melodic death, but their focus has shifted more and more towards slower, darker, doomier and more surreal and introverted direction.
The Grandeur That Was Rome: Roman Art and Archaeology (The Modern Scholar)

The Grandeur That Was Rome: Roman Art and Archaeology (The Modern Scholar) By Professor Jennifer Tobin
Publisher: Recor ded Books 2010 | 7 hours and 48 mins | ISBN: n/a | MP3 | 345 MB

The Wonder that was India  

Posted by robinzon555 at Feb. 26, 2009
The Wonder that was India

The Wonder that was India
Publisher: Grove Press | ISBN: B000RPRW0Y | edition 2000 | PDF | 568 pages | 11,2 mb

"From the primitive village cultures in the secluded valleys of the Brahui Hills to the great cities built in the Indus basin by the mysterious Harappa people…
Behind Deep Blue: Building the Computer that Defeated the World Chess Champion

Behind Deep Blue: Building the Computer that Defeated the World Chess Champion
Publisher: Princeton University Press | ISBN: 0691090653 | edition 2002 | PDF | 320 pages | 18,6 mb

In 1997, a computer developed by a team of researchers at IBM shocked the world by defeating world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a six-game match. Hsu began developing Deep Blue, the first computer to achieve such a feat, as a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University. Here he focuses on the events in his career that led to his involvement with the project. He tells the story of how the basic technical ideas took shape in the computer science department and describes the further evolution and culmination of the project at IBM. Not merely a rehashing of the engineering that was poured into creating the "mother of all chess machines," Hsu's account goes beyond the typical man vs. machine angle and attempts to capture the true essence of the contest between men in two distinct roles: Kasparov as performer and Hsu's team as toolmaker. The result is an intelligent, well-written account of a milestone in the history of computer science that stands out from the other books on Deep Blue. Recommended for general readers attracted to the history of chess and computing.

John Mellencamp - The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 (1997)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 2, 2016
John Mellencamp - The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 (1997)

John Mellencamp - The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 432 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Scans (JPG, 400 dpi) ~ 29 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | Mercury #P2-36738 | US

The Best That I Could Do is an appropriately self-deprecating title for John Mellencamp's greatest-hits collection, considering that the heartland rocker never seemed too convinced of his own worth. Of course, he had to struggle to get any respect after he was saddled with the stage name Johnny Cougar early in his career, but this 14-track collection proves that he was one of the best, unabashed straight-ahead rockers of the '80s. The 14 tracks here actually turn out to be a little too short to contain all of his great singles – songs like "Rain on the Scarecrow," "Rumbleseat," "Pop Singer," "Again Tonight," and "What If I Came Knocking"…
BBC Storyville - The Cult that Stole Children: Inside the Family (2016)

BBC Storyville - The Cult that Stole Children: Inside the Family (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1747 Kbps | 58mn 59s | 792 MiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

An incendiary, heartbreaking investigation into one of Australia's most notorious cults, and the scars its survivors still bear today. Anne Hamilton-Byrne was beautiful, charismatic, delusional and damaged. She was also incredibly dangerous. Convinced she was a living god, Hamilton-Byrne headed an apocalyptic sect dubbed The Family, which was prominent in Melbourne through the 60s and 70s. With her husband Bill, she acquired numerous children - some through adoption scams, some born to cult members - and raised them as her own.