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SVT - The Face of the Enemy: Vietnam War (2009)  

Posted by notbanned at May 4, 2015
SVT - The Face of the Enemy: Vietnam War (2009)

SVT - The Face of the Enemy: Vietnam War (2009)
DVDRip | 720x416 | .AVI/DivX @ 2282 Kbps | 1h 15mn | Audio: Vietnamese AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.32 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Over four million Vietnamese died in what one side calls the American War and the other side calls the Vietnam War. A war so brutal, that it has been described as their 'own' Third World War by the Vietnamese. In this rare instance, it is those who lost the war that have almost exclusively written its history. Whilst countless stories have been told from the American point of view, most often reducing the Vietnamese to faceless shadows very little has been heard from the other side. The official Vietnamese line meanwhile continues to issue purely one dimensional propaganda. The Face of the Enemy is a unique documentary, in that it tells the story of the Vietnamese that fought in "The American" war, in their own words. In the film the veterans have the chance, often for the first time, to recall the experiences that transformed and changed their lives. A film that has inspired the filmmakers is Peter Davis' "Hearts and Minds" from 1975. A documentary, whose truth and relevance has been merely re-strengthened with the passage of time. The title of that film refers to a speech given by Lyndon B. Johnson in which he proclaimed the escalation of the American involvement in the Vietnam War. English subtitles hard coded to the film

Channel 4 - The Worst Jobs in History (2004)  

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 7, 2014
Channel 4 - The Worst Jobs in History (2004)

Channel 4 - The Worst Jobs in History (2004)
PDTV | 720x480 | .AVI/XviD @ 1910 Kbps | 6x~46min | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 3.81 GiB
Genre: Documentary

As befits the man behind Baldrick, Tony Robinson has uncovered life in the underbelly of history. Whether it's swilling out the crotch of a knight's soiled armour after the battle of Agincourt, risking his neck in the rigging of HMS Victory, or as 'Groomer of the Stool' going to places where none of Henry VIII's six wives would venture, Tony endures the worst jobs imaginable to get to the bottom (sometimes literally) of the story. From the Roman invasion to the reign of Queen Victoria, Tony has met the challenge of seeking out the worst jobs of each era. The Gunpowder Plot drew Tony to the role of the Saltpetre Man who collected human waste because its nitrate content could be turned into gunpowder. In the same vein, he has revealed some of the worst jobs behind the building of the great medieval cathedrals. With Tony we discover the dire conditions of Nelson's Victory, where the most common form of retirement was being sewn into a hammock with a couple of cannon balls and dropped over the side. Then there's the impact of the Industrial Revolution, a source of wealth and power for the few, but a cornucopia of lousy jobs for the many.
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001 - 2003) Extended Edition [Reuploaded]

The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001 - 2003) Extended Edition
BRRip 480p - TinyBearDs | MKV | x264 600kbps 23.976fps | AAC 64kbps 2CH
Language: English | Subtitle: English Included | 726min | 3.37GB | 3% Recovery
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

The Lord of the Rings is an epic film trilogy consisting of three fantasy adventure films based on the three-volume book of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien. The films are The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). The films were directed by Peter Jackson and distributed by New Line Cinema. Considered to be one of the biggest and most ambitious movie projects ever undertaken, with an overall budget of $285 million, the entire project took eight years, with the filming for all three films done simultaneously and entirely in Jackson's native New Zealand. Each film in the trilogy also had Special Extended Editions, released on DVD a year after the theatrical releases. While the films follow the book's general storyline, they do omit some of the plot elements from the novel and include some additions to and other deviations from the source material.
The Lord of The Rings - Extended Edition (2001 - 2003, Trilogy)

The Lord of The Rings - Extended Edition (2001 - 2003, Trilogy)
720p BluRay Rip | Chinese, English | mkv | 1280x534 | Video: x264 @ 6500 - 7000 Kbps | Audio: DTS @ 1510 Kbps
729 mins | 15.1 GB + 13.1 GB + 15.6 GB
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama

The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Set in Middle-earth, the three films follow the young Hobbit Frodo Baggins as he and a Fellowship embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring, and thus ensure the destruction of the Dark Lord Sauron, but the Fellowship becomes broken, and Frodo continues the quest together with his loyal companion Sam and the treacherous Gollum. Meanwhile the Wizard Gandalf and Aragorn, heir in exile to the throne of Gondor, unite and rally the Free Peoples of Middle-earth in several battles cumulating in the War of the Ring. The Wizard Saruman is defeated, the Ring is destroyed, and Sauron and his forces are vanquished.

The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition is a version of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. These versions have new editing, adds special effects and music, and also more scenes and content in the movies.

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.
Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)

Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 126 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 66 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Capitol Jazz #CDP 7 98288 2

For those needing a reminder of Cole's very original and expert piano playing, this 18-track roundup of some of his best instrumentals should fit the bill. Part of Capitol's three-volume series of Cole's classic trio sides (the other two cover the vocals), The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio includes gem after gem from the group's 1943-1949 prime and features the classic lineup that included guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Johnny Miller. With Cole and Moore seamlessly blending lines throughout, the group forged the standard for many a piano trio to follow by way of classics like "Jumpin' at Capitol," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and "These Foolish Things"…
The Turtles - Turtle Wax: The Best Of The Turtles Vol.2 (1988)

The Turtles - Turtle Wax: The Best Of The Turtles Vol.2 (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino, R2 70159 | ~ 385 or 140 Mb | Scans Included
Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock

Where the first Best of the Turtles compilation from Rhino focused on the group's many hit singles, Turtle Wax goes in the opposite direction, spotlighting the singles that just didn't click for whatever reason. In this sense it serves the same purpose as Joni Mitchell's Misses accompaniment to her Hits collection…
The Alan Parsons Project - The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project: Volume 2 (1987)

The Alan Parsons Project - The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project: Volume 2 (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 293 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 57 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Arista #ARCD-8486 | US

The Best of the Alan Parsons Project, Vol. 2 typically picks up where its predecessor left off. With 11 tracks covering seven albums, including Gaudi, Stereotomy, and Vulture Culture, the songs here are a tad weaker than those on the first collection, since some of the albums that these songs originate from were not of this band's finest caliber. The highlights here include both "Prime Time" and "Don't Answer Me" from Ammonia Avenue, and the provocative instrumental "I Robot," the only non-vocal track on the album. All of the selections on this package convey their purpose much better within their former albums, since each song is a link in the album's conceptual chain…
Paul and the Rise of the Slave: Death and Resurrection of the Oppressed in the Epistle to the Romans

K. Edwin Bryant, "Paul and the Rise of the Slave: Death and Resurrection of the Oppressed in the Epistle to the Romans"
English | ISBN: 9004296751 | 2016 | 261 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Michel Franceschi, Ben Weider - Wars Against Napoleon: Debunking the Myth of the Napoleonic Wars [Repost]

Michel Franceschi, Ben Weider - Wars Against Napoleon: Debunking the Myth of the Napoleonic Wars
2007 | ISBN: 1932714375 | English | 227 pages | EPUB | 2.6 MB