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VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 03 (2013)

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 03 (2013)
Classical, Early Music, Renaissance, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,14 Gb | Covers 82 Mb
Label: Archiv Produktion | Release Year: 2013

The box-set traces the history of Archiv from 1947, when the first recordings were made (Helmut Walcha playing Bach organ works), to a bonus CD featuring selections from the new 2013 albums mentioned above. A complete overview is appended. In between comes a sequence of albums several of which are new to CD from the great names of the label, from Walcha, Wenzinger and Safford Cape, through Karl Richter, Nikolas Harnoncourt and Sir Charles Mackerras…
VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 02 (2013)

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 02 (2013)
Classical, Early Music, Renaissance, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,85 Gb | Covers 82 Mb
Label: Archiv Produktion | Release Year: 2013

The box-set traces the history of Archiv from 1947, when the first recordings were made (Helmut Walcha playing Bach organ works), to a bonus CD featuring selections from the new 2013 albums mentioned above. A complete overview is appended. In between comes a sequence of albums several of which are new to CD from the great names of the label, from Walcha, Wenzinger and Safford Cape, through Karl Richter, Nikolas Harnoncourt and Sir Charles Mackerras…
VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 01 (2013)

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 01 (2013)
Classical, Early Music, Renaissance, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,99 Gb | Covers 82 Mb
Label: Archiv Produktion | Release Year: 2013

The box-set traces the history of Archiv from 1947, when the first recordings were made (Helmut Walcha playing Bach organ works), to a bonus CD featuring selections from the new 2013 albums mentioned above. A complete overview is appended. In between comes a sequence of albums several of which are new to CD from the great names of the label, from Walcha, Wenzinger and Safford Cape, through Karl Richter, Nikolas Harnoncourt and Sir Charles Mackerras…
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President (Repost)

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0385526261 | 368 Pages | MOBI | 5 MB

James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman.
All But the Waltz: A Memoir of Five Generations in the Life of a Montana Family by Mary Clearman Blew

All But the Waltz: A Memoir of Five Generations in the Life of a Montana Family by Mary Clearman Blew
University of Oklahoma Press | April 15, 2001 | English | ISBN: 080613321X | 236 pages | PDF | 7 MB

In language reminiscent of the wild beauty of Big Sky Country, Mary Clearman Blew gives us a glimpse into the lives of her family as she traces their connection to Montana’s natural and human landscape. Beginning with her great-grandparents’ arrival in 1882 in Montana–still a territory then–Blew relates the stories that make up her life.

Drift Smoke: Loss And Renewal In A Land Of Fire (repost)  

Posted by MoneyRich at Sept. 5, 2014
Drift Smoke: Loss And Renewal In A Land Of Fire (repost)

Drift Smoke: Loss And Renewal In A Land Of Fire (Environmental Arts and Humanities) by David J. Strohmaier
University of Nevada Press | August 29, 2005 | English | ISBN: 0874176212 | 200 pages | PDF | 2 MB

David Strohmaier's long career as a firefighter has given him intimate knowledge of wildfire and its complex role in the natural world of the American West. It has also provided him with a rare understanding of the painful losses that are a consequence of fire. Strohmaier addresses our ambivalence about fire and the realities of loss to it - loss of life, human and animal; of livelihoods; of beloved places. He also examines the process of renewal that is yet another consequence of fire, from the infusion of essential nutrients into the soil, to the sprouting of seeds that depend on fire for germination, to the renewal of species as the land restores itself. Ultimately, according to Strohmaier, living with fire is a matter of choices, of "seeing the connection between loss on a personal scale and loss on a landscape scale: in relationship with persons, and in relationship to and with the land." We must cultivate a longer perspective, he says, accepting that loss is a part of life and that "humility and empathy and care are not only core virtues between humans but are also essential virtues in our attitudes and actions toward the earth." "Drift Smoke" is a powerful and moving meditation on wildfire by someone who has seen it in all its terror and beauty, who has lost colleagues and beloved terrain to its ferocity, and who has also seen the miracle of new life sprouting in the ashes. The debate over the role and control of fire in the West will not soon end, but Strohmaier's contribution to the debate will help all of us better appreciate both the complexity of the issues and the possibilities of hitherto unconsidered solutions that will allow us to inhabit a place where fire is a natural, and needed, part of life.
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President [Repost]

Candice Millard - Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Published: 2011-09-20 | ISBN: 0385526261, 0767929713 | EPUB + MOBI | 352 pages | 11 MB
A celebration of demons: Exorcism and the aesthetics of healing in Sri Lanka

Bruce Kapferer - A celebration of demons: Exorcism and the aesthetics of healing in Sri Lanka
Published: 1983 | ISBN: 0253313260, 025320304X | PDF | 293 pages | 17 MB

Culture and Customs of Morocco  

Posted by Freb at March 29, 2010
Culture and Customs of Morocco

Raphael Chijioke Njoku Culture and Customs of Morocco
Greenwood Press | 2005 | ISBN: 0313332894 | 176 pages | PDF | 14,5 MB

General readers finally have a substantive resource for information on a country most known in the United States for the Humphrey Bogart classic Casablanca, images of the souks (markets), hashish, and Berber rugs. The strong introduction surveys the people, land, government, economy, educational system, and history. Most weight is given to modern history, with French colonial rule ending in 1956 and a succession of monarchs since then. The discussion of religion and worldview illuminates the Islamic base and Jewish communities but is also notable for the discussion of Berber beliefs in spirits. In the Literature and Media chapter, the oral culture of the Berbers and the new preference for Western-style education and use of French and even English are highlights. The Moroccans are renowned as skilled artisans, and their products are enumerated in the Art and Architecture/Housing chapter, along with the intriguing descriptions of casbahs and old quarters in the major cities. Moroccans are hospitable and family oriented, which is reflected in descriptions of their cuisine and social customs.
(Comedy) Silent Movie / La derniere folie de Mel BROOKS [DVDrip]

(Comedy) Silent Movie / La derniere folie de Mel BROOKS [DVDrip]
RIP+UP | XviD-1034 |mp3@128 | 576 320 | No Words (English+French subbed) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1h24 | 700 Mb
USA 16 June 1976
Directed by Mel BROOKS

Avec/Cast Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman, Sid Caesar, Burt Reynolds, Paul Newman …
Réalisateur à succès, Mel Funn voit sa carrière compromise par un irrésistible penchant pour l'alcool. Aidé par Marty et Dom, ses deux amis fidèles, il décide de tenter un ultime retour à Hollywood. Dans ce but, il désire monter un projet novateur : tourner un film muet et burlesque interprété par quelques-unes des plus grandes vedettes du moment. Mais l'heure est venue de trouver des producteurs.

SILENT MOVIE is director Mel Brooks's comic tribute to the golden days of the silent screen. A movie within a movie, SILENT MOVIE stars Brooks as Mel Funn, a filmmaker who has seen better days–for one thing, he's just come out of a bout with the bottle. When his best friends (Marty Feldman and Dom DeLuise) rescue him from despair and convince him to make another attempt at moviemaking, Mel comes up with an idea–a silent picture. Alas, this is the 1970s, and in order to get backing from wacky, frazzled studio chief Sid Caesar, the three pals have to get lots of celebrities to agree to be in their silent picture. SILENT MOVIE is, in fact, silent, and all the celebrities play themselves (or parodies of themselves). Funny, warm, and packed with sight gags galore, the film evokes the days of Chaplin, Keaton, and Pickford and Fairbanks while remaining oddly, and wondrously, contemporary. There is hardly a funnier scene than when Burt Reynolds–vainly admiring himself in the mirror while showering–is talked-up about the movie by DeLuise, Brooks, and Feldman, all in the shower together.