20th Century Perspectives

Weapons and Technology of World War II (20th Century Perspectives)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at Nov. 18, 2014
Weapons and Technology of World War II (20th Century Perspectives)

Weapons and Technology of World War II (20th Century Perspectives)
Heinemann Library | 2002 | ISBN: 1588106632 | English | 54 pages | PDF | 70.5 MB

Weapons and Technology of World War I (20th Century Perspectives)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at Nov. 18, 2014
Weapons and Technology of World War I (20th Century Perspectives)

Weapons and Technology of World War I (20th Century Perspectives)
Heinemann Library | 2002 | ISBN: 1439546290 | English | 54 pages | PDF | 85.2 MB

The Rise of Modern China (20th Century Perspectives)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at Nov. 18, 2014
The Rise of Modern China (20th Century Perspectives)

The Rise of Modern China (20th Century Perspectives)
Heinemann Library | 2002 | ISBN: 1588109216 | English | 52 pages | PDF | 78 MB

VA - 100 Best 20th Century Classics (2009)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 20, 2018
VA - 100 Best 20th Century Classics (2009)

VA - 100 Best 20th Century Classics (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 07:24:39 | 1,83 Gb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics, EMI Records

It's a tall order to compile the best classical music of the twentieth century, but EMI has selected its top 100 classics for this six-disc set, and it's difficult to argue with most of the choices. Without taking sides in the great ideological debates of the modern era – traditionalist vs. avant-garde, tonal vs. atonal, styles vs. schools, and so on – the label has picked the composers whose reputations seem most secure at the turn of the twenty-first century and has chosen representative excerpts of their music. Certainly, the titans of modernism are here, such as Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Béla Bartók, Dmitry Shostakovich, Sergey Prokofiev, Claude Debussy, and Benjamin Britten, to name just a few masters, but they don't cast such a large shadow that they eclipse either their more backward-looking predecessors or their more experimental successors.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Ep8: The 20th Century Begins (1986)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Ep8: The 20th Century Begins (1986) / Priklyucheniya Sherloka Kholmsa i doktora Vatsona: Dvadtsatyy vek nachinaetsya / Приключения Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона. Ч8: Двадцатый век начинается (1986)
DVDRip | MKV | 2 x ~ 1hr 17mn | AVC, ~1,9 Mbps | 720x576 | 2 x ~ 1.20 GB
Russian: AC3, 6 ch, 448 Kbps
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Crime, Mystery

Retired Sherlock Holmes and practicing Dr. Watson come back together to solve a puzzle in the beginning of the 20th century.
Neil Diamond - The Best Of Neil Diamond, 20th Century Masters (1999)

Neil Diamond - The Best Of Neil Diamond, 20th Century Masters (1999)
FLAC (track+cue+log) | 00:39:38 | 246 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Geffen

Like any record company worth their salt, MCA knows a good gimmick when they see it, and when the millennium came around, well, the 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection wasn't too far behind. Supposedly, the millennium is a momentous occasion, but it's hard to feel that way when it's used as another excuse to turn out a budget-line series. But apart from the presumptuous title, 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection turns out to be a very good budget-line series. True, it's impossible for any of these brief collections to be definitive, but they're nevertheless solid samplers that don't feature a bad song in the bunch. For example, take Neil Diamond's 20th Century volume – it's an irresistible summary of his MCA years, rivaling the previous His 12 Greatest Hits.
Employing Bureaucracy: Managers, Unions, and the Transformation of Work in the 20th Century, Revised Edition

Sanford M. Jacoby, "Employing Bureaucracy: Managers, Unions, and the Transformation of Work in the 20th Century, Revised Edition"
2004 | pages: 330 | ISBN: 0805844104 | PDF | 1,6 mb
Alien Ant Farm - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Alien Ant Farm (2008) [20th Century Masters Series]

Alien Ant Farm - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Alien Ant Farm (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Nu Metal | Label: Geffen/UMe/El Tonal | # B0010954-02 | Time: 00:38:47

Combining nu-metal with serious pop polish and structure, Alien Ant Farm always felt like a band that lived in two worlds: not quite heavy enough to be metal, but a little too fast-paced for the pop set. And while Alien Ant Farm's genre might be unclear, their entry in the 20th Century Masters series gives fans a bird's-eye view of their career and another opportunity to try nailing down what these guys were up to. Given the musicianship on tracks like "Movies" and their cover of the Michael Jackson classic "Smooth Criminal," while it might be hard to describe, it sure did work.
VA - Sacred Music: Cornerstone Works of Sacred Music from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century (2009) (30 CDs Box Set)

VA - Sacred Music: Cornerstone Works of Sacred Music from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 01:10:58:18 min | Covers included | 8,56 Gb
Genre: Classical, Renaissance, Baroque, Spiritual / Label: Harmonia Mundi

This spectacular set features a quintessential selection of western sacred music that that will please one and all, from an inquisitive novice to a discerning connoisseur. It features a vast array of critically acclaimed recordings of more than seventy cornerstone works, ranging from the earliest Christian chants to gospel songs and Gershwin's blues. The performers include some of today's finest artists, including René Jacobs, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul Hillier and William Christie. Offered at a special low price, this limited edition set is packaged in a luxury clamshell style box containing 29 discs of music and one PDF disc with sung texts.
VA - Great Pianists of the 20th Century: The Complete Edition (1999) (2 Box Sets, 202 CDs)

VA - Great Pianists of the 20th Century: The Complete Edition (1999) (2 Box Sets, 202 CDs)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 202 CDs, 244:56:30 min | Scans included | 61,8 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Philips Records

The box set comprised 100 volumes featuring 72 pianists of the 20th century, each volume with two CDs and a booklet about the life and work of the featured pianist. The set contains a variety of composers from different eras, from Baroque to Contemporary classical.