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The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew  

Posted by Pas2059 at April 1, 2009
The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew

The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew
Publisher: University of California Press | ISBN: 0520216423 | edition 2000 | PDF | 352 pages | 1,2 mb

The Sabras were the first Israelis–the first generation, born in the 1930s and 1940s, to grow up in the Zionist settlement in Palestine. Socialized and educated in the ethos of the Zionist labor movement and the communal ideals of the kibbutz and moshav, they turned the dream of their pioneer forebears into the reality of the new State of Israel. While the Sabras made up a small minority of the new society's population, their cultural influence was enormous. Their ideals, their love of the land, their recreational culture of bonfires and singalongs, their adoption of Arab accessories, their slang and gruff, straightforward manner, together with a reserved, almost puritanical attitude toward individual relationships, came to signify the cultural fulfillment of the utopian ideal of a new Jew. Oz Almog's lively, methodical, and convincing portrayal of the Sabras addresses their lives, thought, and role in Jewish history. The most comprehensive study of this exceptional generation to date, The Sabra provides a complex and unflinching analysis of accepted norms and an impressive appraisal of the Sabra, one that any examination of new Israeli reality must take into consideration.
The Sabras became Palmach commanders, soldiers in the British Brigade, and, later, officers in the Israel Defense Forces. They served as a source of inspiration and an object of emulation for an entire society. Almog's source material is rich and varied: he uses poems, letters, youth movement and army newsletters, and much more to portray the Sabras' attitudes toward the Arabs, war, nature, work, agriculture, cooperation, and education. In any event, the Sabra remained central to the founding myth of the nation, the real Israeli, against whom later generations will be judged. Almog's pioneering book juxtaposes the myths against the realities and, in the process, limns a collective profile that brilliantly encompasses the complex forces that shaped this remarkable generation.

La Morra - The Lion's Ear (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at March 20, 2016
La Morra - The Lion's Ear (2016)

La Morra - The Lion's Ear (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:21 | 150 MB
Label: Ramée

In 1513, Giovanni di Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici (1475-1521) son of the mythic Lorenzo il Magnifico was elected Pope Leo X. Giovanni had inherited his family's refined interest in, and zealous support of, the arts: literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, and music. But of all of these, Giovanni favored music, for which his passion was legendary among contemporaries. The musical life of Leo's court was unimaginably rich and vibrant, as innumerable eyewitness accounts confirm. This recording aims to bring this world acoustically to life and illustrate the range of practices typifying Leo's own musical experiences. It is a tribute to a rare and extraordinary patron of music himself a composer and musician , who occupied that singular position at the very summit of the universal ecclesiastical hierarchy.

The Dark Tower - The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull (2011)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Nov. 15, 2016
The Dark Tower - The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull (2011)

The Dark Tower - The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull (2011)
English | CBR | 132 pages | 239.65 MB

Collects Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull #1-5.
In a saloon in the town of Tull, the last gunslinger is approached by a bizarre figure that has a message for him. The essage is terrifying. What's worse, it is delivered by a dead man named Nort whose corpse was animated to serve this very purpose. And that is only the beginning of the horrors awaiting the gunslinger in this strange place deep within Mid-World. We continue Roland Deschain's quest for the Man in Black that has become his obsession.
The Turtles - Turtle Wax: The Best Of The Turtles Vol.2 (1988)

The Turtles - Turtle Wax: The Best Of The Turtles Vol.2 (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino, R2 70159 | ~ 385 or 140 Mb | Scans Included
Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock

Where the first Best of the Turtles compilation from Rhino focused on the group's many hit singles, Turtle Wax goes in the opposite direction, spotlighting the singles that just didn't click for whatever reason. In this sense it serves the same purpose as Joni Mitchell's Misses accompaniment to her Hits collection…
CBC The Nature of Things - Nature Bites Back: The Case of the Sea Otter (2005)

CBC The Nature of Things - Nature Bites Back: The Case of the Sea Otter (2005)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4170 Kbps | 44mn 35s | 1.47 GiB
Audio: English AC3 448 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

In breathtaking detail, high-definition cameras capture the behaviour of this aquatic favourite. Sea otters were nearly wiped out by the fur trade 200 years ago, with only a handful remaining in remote outposts as a curious relic. But 30 years ago, biologists began resurrecting the species in a living experiment. It worked brilliantly, but with unforeseen consequences. This fascinating story examines a species brought back from extinction and the cost of man’s meddling.
Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, Shorter Version, 3 edition (Repost)

Jeff Todd Titon, Timothy J. Cooley, David Locke, David P. McAllester, "Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, Shorter Version, 3 edition"
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0495570109 | 464 pages | PDF | 25 MB
Flying to the Ends of the Earth: S01E01 - The Himalayas (2015)

Flying to the Ends of the Earth: S01E01 - The Himalayas (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4414 Kbps | 47mn 06s | Audio: English AC-3 384 kbps, 2 channels | 1.61 GB
Genre: Documentary

Some of the world's most extraordinary and spectacular experiences are only accessible by air. In this epic new series, pilot and former Royal Marine Arthur Williams flies viewers into some of the remotest parts of the planet to find out how people survive and thrive in places only the plane can reach.
Unfolding the Future of the Long War: Motivations, Prospects, and Implications for the U.S. Army (Repost)

Christopher G. Pernin, Brian Nichiporuk, "Unfolding the Future of the Long War: Motivations, Prospects, and Implications for the U.S. Army"
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0833046314 | PDF | pages: 230 | 1,5 mb

From the Earth To The Moon (1998)  

Posted by angus77 at March 12, 2014
From the Earth To The Moon (1998)

From the Earth To The Moon (1998)
5 DVD9 | NTSC | English, Spanish, French | MPEG2 720x480 59.94 fps 5816 kbps | EN: DTS 5.1 48.0 kHz 448 kbps | EN, SP & FR: AC3 48.0 kHz Stereo 192 kbps | 12 Hours | 32.39 GB
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French | Genre: Series, Action, Drama, History | Country: USA

Originally broadcast in April and May of 1998, hosted by executive producer Tom Hanks, the miniseries tackles the daunting challenge of chronicling the entire history of NASA's Apollo space program from 1961 to 1972. For the most part, it's a rousing success. Some passages are flatly chronological, awkwardly wedging an abundance of factual detail into a routine dramatic structure. But each episode is devoted to a crucial aspect of the Apollo program. The cumulative effect is a deep and thorough appreciation of NASA's monumental achievement. With the help of a superlative cast, consistent writing, and a stable of talented directors, Hanks has shared his infectious enthusiasm for space exploration and the inspiring power of conquering the final frontier.
Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, Shorter Version, 3 edition (repost)

Jeff Todd Titon, Timothy J. Cooley, David Locke, David P. McAllester, "Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, Shorter Version, 3 edition"
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0495570109 | 464 pages | PDF | 25 MB

No background or training in music? No problem. This shorter version of WORLDS OF MUSIC: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC OF THE WORLD'S PEOPLES is written to make music accessible. Using the case-study approach, the text presents in-depth explorations of music of several cultures from around the world.