Inventing The Way of The Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, And Bushido in Modern Japan (the Past And Present Book Series) by Oleg Benesch

Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan

Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan (The Past and Present Book Series) by Oleg Benesch
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0198706626 | 304 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Panzerkampfwagen VI P (Sd.Kfz.181): The history of the Porsche Typ 100 and 101 also known as the Leopard and Tiger (P)

Thomas L Jentz - Panzerkampfwagen VI P (Sd.Kfz.181): The history of the Porsche Typ 100 and 101 also known as the Leopard and Tiger (P)
Darlington Productions | 1997 | ISBN: 1892848031 | 64 pages | PDF | 12.95 MB

This is the book that had to be written - a scoop for Panzer Tracts! During years of research, including visits to Porsche in Germany, the authors have uncovered truly amazing facts and data about Porsche's development of Tiger tanks. Myths are destroyed and facts are now available to all. This is the first time that the comprehensive history of the Porsche Tiger has been written for any publication. The photos are new, the history is new, the data is new, and the scale drawings are new - everything is new! This book is packed with five sets of accurate 1:35 scale four-view drawings that show all the significant changes that occurred during the production run - illustrating Tiger (P) Nr.1, Tiger (P) Nr.3, Tiger (P) with Turret Nr.11 or 12 (the higher sided also mounted on the Tiger I), Tiger (P) Nr.7, and the uparmored and modernized Tiger (P) used as a command tank in Russia during 1944. Virtually every one of these Porsche Tigers was different. 63 photographs, the majority never seen before in a publication in English, visually enhance this great book.

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.
The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art [Audiobook]

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art [Audiobook] by Sebastian Smee
English | September 27, 2016 | ASIN: B01LY7U74D, ISBN: 151596213X, 1515912132 | M4B@64 kbps | 10 hrs 22 mins | 283 MB
Narrator: Bob Souer

Way of the Samurai 4 (2015)  

Posted by speedzodiac_ at July 24, 2015
Way of the Samurai 4 (2015)

Way of the Samurai 4 (2015)
PC | Publisher: Ghostlight LTD | Developer: ACQUIRE Corp. | 3.7 Gb
Languages: English, Japanese
Genre: Action, Adventure

The Way of the Samurai series is widely renowned for allowing players to make far-reaching decisions that can radically alter the course of the story and this, the fourth entry in this thrilling series and previously exclusive to the PS3, is no exception! Now all the sword wielding action, adventure and drama of the Way of the Samurai series comes to PC for the very first time, continuing the series’ blend of customization, exploration, action gameplay and quirky humour.
The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World
Audio CDs in M4A / English: AAC, 62 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 10:21:50 | ISBN-10: 1482924668 | 2013 | 285 MB
Genre: History

Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King and Woolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that sparked World War I.
Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains [Repost]

Benjamin D. Koen - Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains
Published: 2008-11-26 | ISBN: 019536774X, 0199798214 | PDF | 240 pages | 2 MB

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)  

Posted by king-ston at Jan. 16, 2015
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
BDRip | MP4 | AVC, 2500 Kbps | 1920x1080 | 23.976 fps | 2.18 GB | 3% Recovery | Runtime: 111 Min
Audio : English AAC 224 Kbps | 2 channels | 48 KHz | Subtitle : None
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

In Jersey City, an African American hit man follows "Hagakure: The Way of the Samurai." He lives alone, in simplicity with homing pigeons for company, calling himself Ghost Dog. His master, who saved his life eight years ago, is part of the local mob. When the boss' daughter witnesses one of Ghost Dog's hits, he becomes expendable. The first victims are his birds, and in response, Ghost Dog goes right at his attackers but does not want to harm his master or the young woman. On occasion, he talks with his best friend, a French-speaking Haitian who sells ice cream in the park, and with a child with whom he discusses books. Can he stay true to his code? And if he does, what is his fate?

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)  

Posted by Efgrapha at Sept. 28, 2014
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
DVD9 | ISO | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 01:55:38 | 6.7 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Crime Drama

A surreal crime drama told as only Jim Jarmusch could, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai stars Forest Whitaker as Ghost Dog, a hit man living in an unidentified but run-down city in what license plates call "The Industrialized State." Known for his gift of being able to come and go without people noticing him, Ghost Dog is a self-taught samurai who is obsessed with order and his strict personal moral code, drawn from the philosophies of the Japanese warriors. As every samurai needs a leader to whom he swears loyalty, Ghost Dog has devoted himself the service of Louie (John Tormey), a low-level crime boss who once saved his life. When Louie's superiors decide he must be executed, Ghost Dog leaps into action, methodically wiping out his many enemies.
Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil

Gerard Colby - Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil
Published: 1995-05 | ISBN: 0060927232, 0060167645 | PDF | 960 pages | 139 MB