Lives of The Artists, Lives of The Architects

The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure [Repost]

John Mitchinson, ‎John Lloyd - The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure
Published: 2010-09-07 | ISBN: 0307716406 | EPUB + MOBI | 448 pages | 3 MB

The Private Lives of the Impressionists  

Posted by krez76 at Aug. 15, 2009
The Private Lives of the Impressionists

Sue Roe - The Private Lives of the Impressionists.
Harper Perennial | 2008 | ISBN: 0060545585 | 366 pages | PDF | 1.13 MB

Though they were often ridiculed or ignored by their contemporaries, today astonishing sums are paid for their paintings. Their dazzling works are familiar to even the most casual art lovers—but how well does the world know the Impressionists as people?
Sue Roe's colorful, lively, poignant, and superbly researched biography, The Private Lives of the Impressionists, follows an extraordinary group of artists into their Paris studios, down the rural lanes of Montmartre, and into the rowdy riverside bars of a city undergoing monumental change. Vivid and unforgettable, it casts a brilliant, revealing light on this unparalleled society of genius colleagues who lived and worked together for twenty years and transformed the art world forever with their breathtaking depictions of ordinary life.
The Trial of the Germans: Account of the Twenty-two Defendants Before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

The Trial of the Germans: Account of the Twenty-two Defendants Before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg (Universitaria)
Publisher: University of Missouri Press | ISBN: 0826211399 | edition 1997 | CHM | 637 pages | 1,77 mb

The issues raised by the Nuremberg trials are dealt with in this book. These include: was it a necessary response to the crimes of the Third Reich?; how were Germany and the Germans capable of such extraordinary evil?; was the trial just, given the claims that the defendants were simply serving their country, doing as they had been told to do?; and if not just, was it nonetheless necessary as a warning to prevent future crimes against humanity? The author's approach to these and other questions of justice is made through examination of each of the defendants in the trial. His conclusion is: "In a world of mixed human affairs where a rough justice is done that is better than lynching or being shot out of hand, Nuremberg may be defended as a political event if not as a court". Some sentences may have seemed too severe, but none was harsher than the punishments meted out to innocent people by the regimes these men served. "In a certain sense", says Davidson, "the trial succeeded in doing what judicial proceedings are supposed to do: it convinced even the guilty that the verdict against them was just".

The Lives of the Artists, vol.II  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at April 29, 2016
The Lives of the Artists, vol.II

The Lives of the Artists, vol.II
Penguin Books | 1987 | ISBN: 0140444602, 0140445005 | English | 404 pages | PDF | 72.5 MB
Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses

Sarah Gristwood, "Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses"
ISBN: 0007309295 | 2012 | EPUB/MOBI | 432 pages | 2 MB/2 MB
The Lives Of The Kings & Queens of England (Audiobook) (repost)

The Lives Of The Kings & Queens of England (Audiobook) By Antonia Fraser
English | 2005 | ISBN: 1415918120 , 1572704330 | 11 hours and 27 minutes | MP3 | 335 MB

This magnificent story of 1,000 years of English history is told through the lives and deeds of Kings and Queens, from the Normans to the Windsors. Understand how the power of the crown has changed as a result of both the character and ability of each monarch and evolving historical circumstances. Eight specialist contributors depict the whole spectrum of royal life in a succinct and fascinating way. Newly revised in 1998, this edition offers expanded coverage of the House of Windsor, including recent events that have greatly affected the Royal Family.

Shark Island - Law Of The Order (1989) [Japan 1st Press, Promo]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 28, 2016
Shark Island - Law Of The Order (1989) [Japan 1st Press, Promo]

Shark Island - Law Of The Order (1989) [Japan 1st Press, Promo]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 352 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 126 Mb | Scans | Time: 48:10
Hard Rock, Hair Metal | EPIC/SONY | ESCA 5010

"Law Of The Order" is a CD that is hard to categorize. This isn’t your typical hair metal. It isn’t flamboyant enough to be glam (but they sure tried to market the band that way). This is more of a straight forward hard rock cd, and a very good one at that. "Law Of The Order" is one of those CD’s that you truly need to hear to appreciate. There are several really good songs on this disc including Paris Calling, Somebody’s Falling, Get Some Strange, Passion to Ashes, and an excellent jamming cover of the Fleetwood Mac tune, The Chain.
VA - Space Echo - The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed (2016)

VA - Space Echo - The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:40 | 167 Mb
Genre: World, Afrobeat, Afro-Funk, Afro-Jazz / Label: Analog Afeica

Space Echo - the secret behind the "Cosmic Sound" from Cabo Verde is finally revealed! In spring 1968, a cargo ship in the port of Baltimore opened with an important mission of musical instruments leak. His final destination was Rio de Janeiro, where the exhibition EMSE (Exposição Mundial Do Son Eletrônico) should take place. It was the first exhibition of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and many of the leading companies in the field of electronic music participated. Rhodes, Moog, Farfisa, Hammond and Korg, just to name a few, were all eager to showcase their latest synthesizers and other devices in a growing and promising South American market, led by Brazil and Colombia. The ship wrecked eight kilometers from the coast of Cape Verde and so the instruments arrived on the island. Eight of the fifteen songs that are presented in this compilation were, with the support of the band Voz de Cabo Verde, led by Paulino Vieira, the mastermind and creator of "The Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde", added.
The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent - Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)

Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)
The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent
under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Sacral, Choral, Ethnic | Label: Auvidis | # D 8301 | Time: 01:14:52

The Russian Orthodox Novodevichy Convent, dedicated to the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, was founded in 1524. According to UNESCO, Novodevichy is the best known convent in Moscow, and in 2004 was proclaimed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 1989 recording features the choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov. The album is dedicated to the great jubilee of the Millennium of Baptism of Russia, which celebrated a thousand years of Christianity in Russia.
Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia

Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 1501123629 | 2016 | 464 pages | 3 MB / 4 MB

The real-life techno-thriller from a bestselling author and aviation expert that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden flight.