The Leader Cult in Communist Dictatorships: Stalin And The Eastern Bloc

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

Osprey Publishing Description:

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.
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 Imperial Cult in the Latin West: Studies in the Ruler Cult of the Western Provinces of the Roman Empire, Volume III, Part 2

Duncan Fishwick, "The Imperial Cult in the Latin West: Studies in the Ruler Cult of the Western Provinces of the Roman Empire, Volume III: Provincial Cult. Part 2"
English | ISBN: 9004125396 | 2002 | 344 pages | PDF | 19 MB
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
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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.

Innocence and Rapture: The Erotic Child in Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Nov. 30, 2016
Innocence and Rapture: The Erotic Child in Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov

Innocence and Rapture: The Erotic Child in Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov by K. Ohi
English | Sep. 6, 2005 | ISBN: 1349531472 | 235 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Taking as its focus the erotic child in decadent aesthetics, this book explores the sexual and political stakes of an aestheticist experience of rapture. Ohi examines the power of the work of art to transport, to disorient, to move, to extort the equivocal pleasuresof self-loss. He also explores how the beautiful child offers partisans of 'art for art's sake' an emblem for the ecstatic and erotic, even the queer possibilities of art. Aestheticism's erotic child is thus in stark contrast to the innocent child of today's ideology, who secures the claims of identity against the very disorientations celebrated by aestheticism. Articulating aesthetic transport through the desiring and desired child, aestheticism interrogates the ideology underpinning sexual oppression.
The Imperial Cult in the Latin West: Studies in the Ruler Cult of the Western Provinces of the Roman Empire, Volume III

Duncan Fishwick, "The Imperial Cult in the Latin West: Studies in the Ruler Cult of the Western Provinces of the Roman Empire, Volume III"
English | ISBN: 9004128069 | 2004 | 427 pages | PDF | 69 MB

Anita J. Prazmowska - Britain, Poland and the Eastern Front, 1939  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at Aug. 28, 2016
Anita J. Prazmowska - Britain, Poland and the Eastern Front, 1939

Anita J. Prazmowska - Britain, Poland and the Eastern Front, 1939
2004 | ISBN: 0521529387 | English | 240 pages | PDF | 5 MB
BBC - The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach (2016)

BBC - The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2300 Kbps | 58mn 37s | 1.02 GB
Audio: English AAC 127 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Katie Derham travels to Rio de Janeiro (where her father was born) to explore the story behind Brazil's most famous and enduring song. Written in 1962 by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes, with a later English translation by Norman Gimbel, The Girl from Ipanema defines the moment Brazil charmed the world stage with a laidback song about a haunting woman.
Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945-1953 [Repost]

Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945-1953 by Oleg Khlevniuk
English | 2004 | ISBN: 0195165810 | 248 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Following his country's victory over Nazi Germany, Joseph Stalin was widely hailed as a great wartime leader and international statesman. Unchallenged on the domestic front, he headed one of the most powerful nations in the world.