James Alexander Thom

The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction: Researching and Writing Historical Fiction

James Alexander Thom, "The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction: Researching and Writing Historical Fiction"
ISBN: 1582975698 | 2010 | EPUB | 256 pages | 777 KB

Follow the River (Audiobook) (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tukotikko at Jan. 16, 2015
Follow the River (Audiobook) (Repost)

Follow the River (Audiobook) By James Alexander Thom, read by David Drummond
Unabridged edition 2010 | 16 hours and 11 mins | ISBN: 1400169976 | MP3 32 kbps | 232 MB

Follow the River (Audiobook) (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by enmoys at Jan. 15, 2014
Follow the River (Audiobook) (Repost)

Follow the River (Audiobook) By James Alexander Thom, read by David Drummond
Unabridged edition 2010 | 16 hours and 11 mins | ISBN: 1400169976 | MP3 32 kbps | 232 MB

Follow the River (Audiobook)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Nov. 6, 2012
Follow the River (Audiobook)

Follow the River (Audiobook) By James Alexander Thom
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1400169976 | MP3 | 667 MB

Mary Ingles was twenty-three, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit.With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen. Her story lives on-extraordinary testimony to the indomitable strength of one pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her own people.
Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 2 & 70 (2003)

Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 2 & 70 (2003)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene | # MDG 603 1157-2 | Time: 00:58:34

Grechaninov tends to be remembered rather tepidly as a conservative relic from Imperial Russia. Yet his progress as a child of the 1860s went as far as one might reasonably expect, from the healthy absorption of 19th-century Russian masters in the Op. 2 Quartet, his self-styled ‘first large independent work’, to the chromatic experimentation of the D minor Quartet, composed in 1913. They make a pretty pair. The warm, slightly laid-back approach of the likeable Utrecht Quartet fits the simple folksiness of the earlier piece like a delicately fashioned glove, making modest claims for a humble offshoot of Borodin’s glorious Second Quartet, with a discreet dash of Tchaikovskian melancholy. A more urgent, forward-moving approach would surely make a better case for the seemingly fragmented gestures of Op. 70’s opening movement; but first violinist Eeva Koskinen’s unaffected way with the Largo melody before fugal earnestness takes over is ideal, and an equally natural robustness highlights Grechaninov’s instinctive if hard-fought goodbye to chromaticism in much the more successful and meaningful of the two finales. Worth investigating, but there’s no doubt that Taneyev is a long way in front of Grechaninov as master of turn-of-the-century Russian chamber music.

BBC -James May: The Reassembler - Portable Record Player (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 20, 2017
BBC -James May: The Reassembler - Portable Record Player (2017)

BBC -James May: The Reassembler - Portable Record Player (2017)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 4249 Kbps | 58mn 24s | 914 MiB
Audio: English AAC 123 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Back in the 1950s listening to music meant sitting around with your mum and dad and having to listen to whatever drivel they wanted, but thankfully along came the portable record player, which helped gave birth to the teenager and a magical music revolution. James May reassembles the past to hear what it sounded like as he pieces together the 195 parts of the game-changing 1963 Dansette Bermuda portable record player. James reminisces about his teenage years and what it was like growing up in the 1970s as he takes us on a journey through sound and mechanical wonderment.

The Campaigns of Alexander of Tunis 1940-1945  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at Jan. 20, 2017
The Campaigns of Alexander of Tunis 1940-1945

The Campaigns of Alexander of Tunis 1940-1945
Pen & Sword | 2008 | 264 pages | ISBN: 1844157725 | ePub (e-book) | 3 MB

James Brown - Star Time (1991) [4CD Box Set] Repost  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 19, 2017
James Brown - Star Time (1991) [4CD Box Set] Repost

James Brown - Star Time (1991) [4CD Box Set]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 1.7 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 721 Mb | Scans | 109 Mb | Time: 04:54:41
Polydor | 849 108-2 (849 109/10/11/12-2)
Soul, Funk, Disco

James Brown can seem like an insufferable braggart. He makes no bones about his greatness, proclaiming himself not only the King of Soul but the inventor of funk and the progenitor of rap and disco — not to mention a leading exponent of black pride. To hear him tell it, James Brown is one of the most dynamic and visionary musicians America has ever produced. After examining the evidence set forth in the seventy-two songs on Star Time, however, only one conclusion is possible: James Brown is far too modest.
Railroad Empire across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey

James E. Sherow, "Railroad Empire across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey"
English | ISBN: 0826355099 | 2014 | EPUB | 224 pages | 8,1 MB
James Crabb, Branford Marsalis, Håkan Hardenberger, Martyn Brabbins - Sally Beamish: The Singing (2015)

James Crabb, Branford Marsalis, Håkan Hardenberger, Martyn Brabbins - Sally Beamish: The Singing (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:56 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS 2156

These works of Sally Beamish, composed 2003-12, highlight the inspiration she has found in her adopted homeland Scotland and its landscape and history, while also reflecting her interest in jazz and Scottish traditional music. Often collaboration closely with her performers, the present discs the three concertante works are all played by the eminent soloists for whom they were written: James Crabb, Branford Marsalis and Håkan Hardenberger. Conductor Martyn Brabbins and the RSNO, an ensemble that has performed her works on several occasions, join the former two soloists.