Charles Men

The Paris Game: Charles de Gaulle, the Liberation of Paris, and the Gamble that Won France (Repost)

Ray Argyle, Maurice Vaïsse, "The Paris Game: Charles de Gaulle, the Liberation of Paris, and the Gamble that Won France"
English | ISBN: 1459722868 | 2014 | 432 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
Evolution's Captain: The Story of the Kidnapping That Led to Charles Darwin's Voyage Aboard the Beagle (Repost)

Peter Nichols, "Evolution's Captain: The Story of the Kidnapping That Led to Charles Darwin's Voyage Aboard the Beagle"
English | ISBN: 006008877X, 0060088788 | 2004 | EPUB | 296 pages | 1 MB

All the King's Women: Love, Sex and Politics in the Life of Charles II  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Rare-1 at Dec. 11, 2016
All the King's Women: Love, Sex and Politics in the Life of Charles II

Derek Wilson, "All the King's Women: Love, Sex and Politics in the Life of Charles II"
English | ISBN: 0712668020 | 2004 | EPUB | 448 pages | 5.30 MB
Dong-Suk Kang, Yvan Chiffoleau, Olivier Gardon - Charles-Valentin Alkan: The Chamber Music (1992) Reissue 2008

Charles-Valentin Alkan - The Chamber Music (1992) Reissue 2008
Dong-Suk Kang, violin; Yvan Chiffoleau, cello; Olivier Gardon, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Timpani | # 1C1139 | Time: 01:14:09

Alkan was counted in Busoni's pantheon of five romantics alongside Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms. Brahms and Schumann are the references in the euphoric Grand Duo Concertant - nothing short of a 20 or so minute Sonata in three turbulent movements. This is a work of diving romance and if Alkan had stopped in the style of the first movement then we would have been able to 'place' Alkan. Instead we get a second movement that clamours in bass heavy capering for all the world like a picture of a Black Sabbath. As if to make ‘amends’ the finale is back to the helter-skelter tumble of vivacity we find in the first movement. This euphoria carries over into the Cello Sonata which is in four classically well-tailored movements. Alkan's originality or eccentricity (take your pick) returns for the Adagio which is part sentimental and part affecting. This perhaps offers a parallel with Joseph Holbrooke's chamber works in which sublime ideas and treatment suddenly find themselves up against kitsch music hall ditties. A wild saltarello with grand manner Hungarian gestures from the piano round out the picture.
Charles Earland - In Concert: At The Montreux Jazz Festival and The Lighthouse (1972-74) {Pestige PRCD-24267-2 rel 2002}

Charles Earland - In Concert: At The Montreux Jazz Festival and The Lighthouse (1972-74) {Pestige PRCD-24267-2 rel 2002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 528 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 184 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972-74, 2002 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24267-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

This two-fer CD pairs 1972's Live at the Lighthouse with the less impressive, though still worthy, 1974 album Kharma, which was recorded at that year's Montreux Jazz Festival. As the head of a sextet on Live at the Lighthouse, Earland spearheaded some first-class soul-jazz, which integrated some funk and rock of the early '70s without sounding like a watered-down cocktail of all those styles (as many other soul-jazz-pop albums of the time did). The horn section of James Vass on sax and Elmer Coles on trumpet leaned more toward soul than jazz, as heard on the opening instrumental cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "Smilin'." The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" wasn't the greatest tune to attempt, though Earland gamely put it into a boppish swing arrangement.

7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Oct. 20, 2016
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave

7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave by Dave Breese
English | 1992 | ISBN: 0802484484 | 240 Pages | EPUB, MOBI, PDF | 12.0 MB

Though their bodies lie cold and dormant, the grave cannot contain the influence these seven men have had on today's world.

Henry VII's New Men and the Making of Tudor England  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Oct. 12, 2016
Henry VII's New Men and the Making of Tudor England

Steven Gunn, "Henry VII's New Men and the Making of Tudor England"
2016 | ISBN-10: 0199659834 | 352 pages | PDF | 4 MB

John Scofield - Country For Old Men (2016) {Impulse!}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 7, 2016
John Scofield - Country For Old Men (2016) {Impulse!}

John Scofield - Country For Old Men (2016) {Impulse!}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 508MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 144MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Blues, Fusion, Post-Bop

When guitarist Bill Frisell first began a more decided focus on roots music, bluegrass and country & western music with the release of 1996's Nashville (Nonesuch), despite being largely very well-received, jazz purists rankled when the largely bluegrass/folk-informed album began to garner awards like Downbeat Magazine's Best Jazz Album of the Year. While Frisell's oftentimes Americana-tinged work has, in the ensuing years, become more fully accepted for the wonderful music that it is, fellow six-stringer John Scofield is unlikely to find himself the subject of such purist criticism with Country for Old Men.

John Scofield - Country For Old Men (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 23, 2016
John Scofield - Country For Old Men (2016)

John Scofield - Country For Old Men (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62:26 min | 144 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Impulse!

When guitarist Bill Frisell first began a more decided focus on roots music, bluegrass and country & western music with the release of 1996's Nashville (Nonesuch), despite being largely very well-received, jazz purists rankled when the largely bluegrass/folk-informed album began to garner awards like Downbeat Magazine's Best Jazz Album of the Year. While Frisell's oftentimes Americana-tinged work has, in the ensuing years, become more fully accepted for the wonderful music that it is, fellow six-stringer John Scofield is unlikely to find himself the subject of such purist criticism with Country for Old Men.

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)  Video

Posted by edi1967 at Sept. 16, 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
X-Men: Apocalisse - X-Men: Apocalipsis
A Film by Bryan Singer
DVD9 | PAL | 2.35:1 | 16:9 | 720x576 | 02:18:03 | 5% recovery | 7.9 GB
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish 5.1 AC3 @ 384 Kbps; English 2.0 AC3 @ 192 Kbps
Subtitle: English, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a God. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.