The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses And Carnivals

The Dynamics of Change: The Crisis of the 1750s and English Party Systems

J. C. D. Clark - The Dynamics of Change: The Crisis of the 1750s and English Party Systems
Published: 2002-07-18 | ISBN: 0521525969, 0521238307 | PDF | 636 pages | 21 MB
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World (Audiobook) (repost)

Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World (Audiobook) by Roger Crowley and John Lee
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1400157226 | 11 hr. | MP3 64 kbps | 314 MB

Empires of the Sea tells the story of the fifty-year world war between Islam and Christianity for the Mediterranean: one of the fiercest and most influential contests in European history. It traces events from the appearance on the world stage of Suleiman the Magnificent—the legendary ruler of the Ottoman Empire—through "the years of devastation" when it seemed possible that Islam might master the whole sea to the final brief flourishing of a united Christendom in 1571.
The Nationalization of Politics: The Formation of National Electorates and Party Systems in Western Europe [Repost]

Daniele Caramani - The Nationalization of Politics: The Formation of National Electorates and Party Systems in Western Europe
Published: 2004-03-29 | ISBN: 052182799X, 0521535204 | PDF | 368 pages | 3 MB
The Topos of Music: Geometric Logic of Concepts, Theory, and Performance (repost)

Guerino Mazzola "The Topos of Music: Geometric Logic of Concepts, Theory, and Performance"
English | January 17, 2003 | ISBN: 3764357312 | 1363 pages | PDF | 15,8 MB

The Topos of Music is the upgraded and vastly deepened English extension of the seminal German Geometrie der Töne. It reflects the dramatic progress of mathematical music theory and its operationalization by information technology since the publication of Geometrie der Töne in 1990.
How to Cheat at Everything: A Con Man Reveals the Secrets of the Esoteric Trade of Cheating, Scams, and Hustles (repost)

Simon Lovell, "How to Cheat at Everything: A Con Man Reveals the Secrets of the Esoteric Trade of Cheating, Scams, and Hustles"
2007-01-01 | ISBN: 1560259736 | 456 pages | PDF | 28,7 MB

Gambling is more popular than ever, with multi-million dollar poker tournaments on television, gambling themed movies like Rounders gaining in popularity, and casinos opening in just about every state of the U.S. How to Cheat at Everything is a roller-coaster ride through bar bets, street hustles, carnivals, Internet fraud, big and small cons, card and dice games and more. You'll even find the exact frauds that the NYPD regard as the most common and dangerous today, and learn top tips on how to avoid each one.

Federal Bureau of Investigation - 100 Years of Protecting America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by wall.enable at June 3, 2010
Federal Bureau of Investigation - 100 Years of Protecting America

Federal Bureau of Investigation - 100 Years of Protecting America
Publisher: Faircount LLC | 2008 | 196 Pages | 54MB | True PDF

In 1937, the Society was established as a fraternal and social organization of men and women who, through their service to the FBI, share the same common backgrounds as well as the same ideals and values. The Society's mission was then and continues now to be the preservation of the FBI heritage and the FBI family through friendship, loyalty, and goodwill. Through the spirit of fidelity, bravery, and integrity, the Society provides support to the FBI, the mission of the FBI, and current FBI Special Agent personnel. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, along with other former FBI Directors, has praised the contributions of the Society and has asserted, "Today, the Bureau is building on the solid foundation, which the former Agents, members of the Society, have established." The saga of the Bureau and the history of the FBI were developed by the dedicated efforts of the men and women who served in the Bureau and each one can take justifiable pride in his or her contribution.

LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Nov. 11, 2016
LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)

LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 197 Mb (5% Rec.)| Scans -> 122 Mb
R&B, Blues, Soul | Label: Atlantic, 7567-82311-2 | 1991 | 0:53:42

Simply put, LaVern Baker, one of the greatest vocalists in Atlantic Records' history, could sing anything, as she proved again and again during a seven-year run of chart hits that began with 1955's "Tweedle Dee" and culminated in 1963's "See See Rider." Her material, supplied by many of the era's greatest songwriters (Leiber-Stoller, Pomus-Shuman, and many others), encouraged her to draw on her gospel and big band backgrounds in exploring the emotional subtext of serious ruminations on life such as "Saved" and the powerful "Soul on Fire." The latter was her first Atlantic single, and on it she used virtually every vocal technique at her command to bring out the slow-burning sensuality of the Ahmet Ertegun-penned gem of erotic longing. Thus was notice served, and, in the glorious years that followed, Baker cut a swath wide enough that her name and label-mate Ruth Brown's were spoken in the same reverent terms, sotto voce. The 20 tracks here remain as vital today as they were indispensable to the music's evolution in her own time. –David McGee
McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (The Best Of The PIR Years) (2004)

McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (The Best Of The PIR Years) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 524 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul, R&B | Label: Edsel Records | Catalog Number: DIAB 402

Philadelphia songwriting, production, and performing duo who were prominent at Philadelphia International during the '70s, Gene McFadden and John Whitehead also scored a number one R&B hit as vocalists. Their single "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" was number one R&B in 1979 and peaked at number 13 pop. The two were members of the Epsilons as teens, a band that toured with and were managed by Otis Redding until his death in 1967. They later signed with Stax and had a moderate hit in 1970 with "The Echo." When Lloyd Parkes left, McFadden & Whitehead changed their name to Talk of the Town and began working with Gamble & Huff. Although they were being primed to record for North Bay, when Gamble & Huff discovered the duo's writing talents, they decided instead to employ them in that capacity at their label, Philadelphia International.

The Art Of Noise - The Best Of The Art Of Noise (1992) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at June 24, 2016
The Art Of Noise - The Best Of The Art Of Noise (1992) [Re-Up]

The Art Of Noise - The Best Of The Art Of Noise (1992)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, New Wave | Label: Off-Beat/China | # WOLCD 20127 | Time: 00:33:00

The Art of Noise were an avant-garde synthpop group formed in early 1983 by engineer/producer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley. The group's mostly instrumental compositions were novel melodic sound collages based on digital sampler technology, which was new at the time. Inspired by turn-of-the-20th-century revolutions in music, the Art of Noise were initially packaged as a faceless anti- or non-group, blurring the distinction between the art and its creators. The band is noted for innovative use of electronics and computers in pop music and particularly for innovative use of sampling.
Italian Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, Venetian School (repost)

Italian Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, Venetian School
Metropolitan Museum of Art/NY Graphic Society | 1973 | ISBN: 0870990799/0870990802 | English | PDF | 230 pages | 21.75 Mb

There are now over 400 Italian paintings in the Metropolitan Museum, 150 of them acquired in the more than thirty years since the Museum first published a catalogue of its Italian works…