First Place

J. J. Johnson - First Place (1957) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 21}

J. J. Johnson - First Place (1957) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 21}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 154 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 264 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 21 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest 2015 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Not J.J. Johnson's initial public offering by any means, First Place was done with only a quartet in 1957 for Columbia Records, where other efforts by the legendary jazz trombonist were set in a larger ensemble format. Long out of print, this is now on CD with bonus tracks from 1954 featuring Charles Mingus. Playing standards and originals, Johnson assembled a mighty band with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers, and especially on-fire drummer Max Roach, a group you'd be hard-pressed to top.
Paul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hall - First Place Again (1959) [Remastered 2012]

Paul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hall - First Place Again (1959) [Remastered 2012]
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 270 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Phoenix Records

Robin Spielberg - Another Time, Another Place (2015)  

Posted by varrock at Sept. 16, 2015
Robin Spielberg - Another Time, Another Place (2015)

Robin Spielberg - Another Time, Another Place (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 11 | 51:27 min | 118 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano | Label: playMountain Music

Pianist Robin Spielberg's first album of all original material (albeit there is one original arrangement of a traditional Italian song) in seven years, Another Time, Another Place, will remind her legions of fans why they fell in love with her music in the first place. Spielberg has always excelled at blending a neo-classical influence (shaded with romanticism) with both semi-pop and traditional new age styles, and on this new release, she shows that even after taking an absence from recording her own compositions (more or less), Spielberg not only hasn't lost a step, but may have reached a new height in versatility and virtuosity.
Any Place, Any Time, Any Where: The 1st Air Commandos in World War II

R.D. van Wagner - Any Place, Any Time, Any Where: The 1st Air Commandos in World War II
Schiffer Publishing | 1998 | ISBN: 076430447X | 171 pages | PDF | 79.73 MB

The 1st Air Commandos were sired by General of the Army Henry H. "Hap" Arnold and brought to life by the imagination of two men, Lieutenant Colonel Philip G. Cochran and Lieutenant Colonel John R. Alison. In gathering men of character and tenacity, these two visionaries molded a unit which had to overcome orthodox military minds, paralyzing fear, and Burma's impregnable terrain before taking the fight to the Japanese. With a focus on the might and flexibility of air power, Cochran and Alison constructed an experimental unit which cut across the structured lines of conventional organizations. Forming an air arsenal which was totally unique in its composition and application, they combined the firepower of P-51A fighters and B-25H bombers with the logistical tentacles of C-47 transports, CG-4A gliders, L-5 and L-1 light planes, and UC-64 bush planes to reach far behind Japanese lines. The list of firsts is noteworthy - first airborne glider "snatch" in combat, first double tow of gliders into a combat arena, first helicopter operations, first helicopter combat rescue, first gunship employment, and first rockets fired against an enemy. Unorthodox and eclectic, the 1st Air Commandos serve as a model for conventional and special operations today.

The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days  

Posted by solncevorot855 at June 12, 2009
The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days

The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN: 0195371887 | edition 2009 | PDF | 288 pages | 1,29 mb

In January 2002, the first flight of detainees captured in the global war on terror disembarked in Guantanamo Bay. They were dazed, bewildered, and–more often than not–alarmingly thin. Given very little advance notice, the military's preparations for this group of predominantly unimportant ne'er-do-wells were hastily thrown together, but as Karen Greenberg shows, a number of capable and honorable Marine officers tried to create a humane and just detention center–only to be thwarted by the Bush Administration. The Least Worst Place is a gripping narrative account of the first one hundred days of Guantanamo. Greenberg, one of America's leading experts on the Bush Administration's policies on terrorism, tells the story through a group of career officers who tried–and ultimately failed–to stymie the Pentagon's desire to implement harsh new policies in Guantanamo and bypass the Geneva Conventions.

On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Dec. 5, 2016
On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching

On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching by James M. Lang
English | May 30, 2008 | ISBN: 0674028066 | 336 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

You go into teaching with high hopes: to inspire students, to motivate them to learn, to help them love your subject. Then you find yourself facing a crowd of expectant faces on the first day of the first semester, and you think “Now what do I do?”

Family Therapy: First Steps Towards a Systemic Approach  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Dec. 5, 2016
Family Therapy: First Steps Towards a Systemic Approach

John B Burnham, "Family Therapy: First Steps Towards a Systemic Approach"
English | ISBN: 0415029244 | 1986 | 260 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Armoured Warfare in the First World War: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlenMiler at Dec. 4, 2016
Armoured Warfare in the First World War: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Armoured Warfare in the First World War: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War) by Anthony Tucker-Jones
English | 7 Nov. 2016 | ISBN: 1473872987 | 152 Pages | MOBI/EPUB/PDF | 38.09 MB

A hundred years ago, on 15 September 1916, on the Western Front during the Battle of the Somme, the tank made its debut on the battlefield.

The First Philosophers: The Presocratics and Sophists (Oxford World's Classics)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Dec. 4, 2016
The First Philosophers: The Presocratics and Sophists (Oxford World's Classics)

The First Philosophers: The Presocratics and Sophists (Oxford World's Classics) translated and edited by Robin Waterfield
English | May 15, 2009 | ISBN: 019953909X | EPUB | 400 pages | 3.6 MB

A First Book of Metaphysics  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by mapusi at Dec. 4, 2016
A First Book of Metaphysics

A First Book of Metaphysics by Walter Taylor Marvin
English | 20 Sept. 2009 | ISBN: 1113611413 | 288 Pages | PDF | 4.47 MB

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience.