Innovations in Health Service Delivery. The Corporization of Public Hospitals. Alexander S. Prenker And April Harding The World Bank, 2003

USAAF Aircraft Markings and Camouflage 1941-1947: The History of USAAF Aircraft Markings, Insignia, Camouflage, and Colors

Victor G. Archer, Robert D. Archer - USAAF Aircraft Markings and Camouflage 1941-1947: The History of USAAF Aircraft Markings, Insignia, Camouflage, and Colors
Schiffer Publishing | 1997 | ISBN: 0764302469 | 352 pages | PDF | 79.2 MB

Compiled from official source documents this book covers the entire period of the USAAF, pre-war and post-war, and throughout World War II, up to the fomation of the independent U.S. Air Force in 1947. Described are many hitherto unknown facts about the USAAF involvement in the worldwide war theaters. This includes information about converting the Eighth Air Force in England to night bombing, because of the horrendous losses being suffered over Germany, and how the timely development of the Merlin-engined P-51 helped to prevent this. Full details are given of the conversion of B-17s to the night bombing role. The book covers the toal subject in chronological order, with chapters covering 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945-1947. All details, and the reasons for the changes, are given for the camouflage colors, camouflage schemes, national insignia, and aircraft markings. A chapter is devoted to a brief description of the combat aircraft distinctive markings evolved by the Eighth Air Force (these will be covered fully in a subsequent book), a complete history of the Invasion stripes used during the Allied assault on Europe in 1944 (the author had these Top-Secret files declassified in 1966), and a selection of some of the unit insignia used by various USAAF units. A final chapter discusses the evolution of the camouflage and gloss colors used by the USAAF, including the official color standard numbers employed in the various color specifications up to, and including, FS 595B, and includes color swatches of them. Two appendices cover the aircraft designation system, and the aircraft maintenance markings. All aircraft camouflage schemes are shown in full color, as three-view drawins, where applicable. This includes the almost unknown special camouflage schemes evolved by the Army in North West Africa, to reduce losses due to the unexpected German counterattack, near the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia. The text of the numerous official technical orders are given in full, allowing the reader to see their complete progression for the first time. The meetins of the applicable joint meetings with members of the allied nations, and the effect of their decisions are fully covered, together with some surprising differences. This book is an indispensable reference for historians, restorers of USAAF aircraft, museums, and modelers.
The Orlando Consort - Guillaume de Machaut: The Dart of Love (2015)

The Orlando Consort - Guillaume de Machaut: The Dart of Love (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68008 | Time: 01:04:57

This is the second recording of Machaut's music by the all-male Orlando Consort (countertenor on top), and their way with Machaut is excellent. They have a nice, light tone in the secular pieces that contrasts with the more severe Gothic Voices, and they convey the weighty, ceremonial quality of the big motets. Machaut goes far enough back that nobody can be sure of how it sounded (and the graphics for this all-vocal album show a painting including instruments), but if you like the unaccompanied approach, this will do as well as anything for putting the basic sound of Machaut in your head. And "basic," in the best way, describes this album in another respect as well: the booklet notes by Anne Stone (given in English and French) give the most complete, and more importantly most enthusiastic, introduction one could ask for in a few pages to Machaut's stylistic world.
Two Shipwrecked Gospels: The Logoi of Jesus and Papias's Exposition of Logia about the Lord (Repost)

Two Shipwrecked Gospels: The Logoi of Jesus and Papias's Exposition of Logia about the Lord (Early Christianity and Its Literature) by Dennis R. MacDonald
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1589836901 | 712 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

With characteristic boldness and careful reassessment of the evidence, MacDonald offers an alternative reconstruction of Q and an alternative solution to the Synoptic Problem: the Q+/Papias Hypothesis.
The Future of Public Housing: Ongoing Trends in the East and the West [Repost]

Jie Chen, Mark Stephens, Yanyun Man - The Future of Public Housing: Ongoing Trends in the East and the West
Published: 2013-12-26 | ISBN: 3642416217 | PDF | 310 pages | 3 MB
The Making of the Cold War Enemy: Culture and Politics in the Military-Intellectual Complex

Ron Theodore Robin - The Making of the Cold War Enemy: Culture and Politics in the Military-Intellectual Complex
Published: 2001-03-01 | ISBN: 0691011710, 0691114552 | PDF | 256 pages | 3 MB
The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World [Repost]

Holger H. Herwig - The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World
Published: 2011-02-08 | ISBN: 0812978293, 1400066719 | EPUB + MOBI | 432 pages | 4 MB
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
mHD BluRay 720p | English | Subs: English | MKV | 1280 x 544 | x264 2765kbps 23.976fps | AC-3 6CH @ 640kbps | 142min | 3.40GB
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 36 nominations

When the Pevensie family are evacuated out to the country, they are unaware of the adventure they will encounter. During a game of hide and seek, the youngest daughter, Lucy (Henley) discovers a wardrobe which transports her to the land of Narnia. Covered in snow, Narnia is full of weird and wonderful creatures, but is watched over by the evil White Witch, Jadis (Swinton). When all four Pevensie children end up through the wardrobe, they discover that it was meant to be, as two daughters of Eve and two sons of Adam must join with the mighty lion, Aslan (Neeson) to defeat the evil White Witch.
Ron Wanttaja - The Price of Command: Nate Lawton's War of 1812

Ron Wanttaja - The Price of Command: Nate Lawton's War of 1812
Genre: Military, History | Time: 07:26:11 | Publisher: Books in Motion | ASIN: B001JHT7IY | January 15, 2003
Language: English | Audiobook in MP3 / 32 kbps | ~104 MB

Young Nate Lawton is caught between the rigors of the fledgling United States Navy's discipline and the demands of his ambitious Captain. Nate seems doomed to pay the price of his newly appointed rank of Acting First Lieutenant on the USS Hancock, a brig fresh from the shipyard. He becomes the captain's scapegoat, and the target of the crew's hatred. He must choose between his patriotic duty, and the implicit responsibility of his office…

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
Architecture and Power in the Ancient Andes: The Archaeology of Public Buildings (repost)

Architecture and Power in the Ancient Andes: The Archaeology of Public Buildings by Jerry D. Moore
English | 22 Aug. 1996 | ISBN: 0521553636 | 274 Pages | PDF | 39 MB

In this 1996 volume, Jerry D. Moore discusses public architecture in the context of the cultural, political and religious life of the pre-hispanic Andes. Archaeologists have invested enormous effort in excavating and documenting prehistoric buildings, but analytical approaches to architecture remain as yet undeveloped. Architecture and Power in the Ancient Andes uses analytical methods to approach architecture and its relationship to Andean society, exploring three themes in particular …