German Destroyers and Escorts [World War 2 Photo Album]

German Destroyers and Escorts [World War 2 Photo Album]

German Destroyers and Escorts [World War 2 Photo Album]
Stephens | 1981 | ISBN: 089404060X | 96 pages | PDF | 31.94 MB

This series from Aztex of books brings the equipments of war and their descriptions during the WWII with a great part of the Germany's machine of destruction used in several theathers of war and its imense power of annihilation through many pages of B&W photos that enlighthen those interested in the greatest war of all times and its major conspicuous parts and characteristics.




German Fighters Over the Med [World War 2 Photo Album]

German Fighters Over the Med [World War 2 Photo Album]

German Fighters Over the Med [World War 2 Photo Album]
Aztex Corporation | 1981 | ISBN: 0894040480 | 96 pages | PDF | 91.8 MB

This series from Aztex of books brings the equipments of war and their descriptions during the WWII with a great part of the Germany's machine of destruction used in several theathers of war and its imense power of annihilation through many pages of B&W photos that enlighthen those interested in the greatest war of all times and its major conspicuous parts and characteristics.




German bombers over Russia

German bombers over Russia

German bombers over Russia: A selection of German wartime photographs from the Bundesarchiv, Koblenz (World War 2 photo album No. 8)
P. Stephens | 1979 | ISBN: 0850593468 | 95 pages | PDF | 89.92 MB

War photography raises questions about freedom of the press, with government control inevitably at issue. There is always the possibility that censorship by the government and self-censorship by photographers, editors, and publishers, combine to limit what we see about any particular military situation.

The history of the century has been the history of changing versions of the conflict between the government and the press, and changing photographic coverage. In World War I, censorship was heavy, access to the front for photographers was limited, and there were relatively few photographs of actual combat. (Some of the supposed war photographs look staged.) In World War II, for the first time, photographs of American dead were published. After initially being held back by censors, a photo of three American corpses lying on the beach after a landing in the Pacific appeared in Life magazine.

War photographs implies more than just pictures of combat: it can refer to military photographs in general, photographs of civilians caught in the middle of conflicts, or images of "the home front." For many people, the photographs of the concentration camps, which came out only after World War II, were too much. These photographs may be the most shocking ever published. After them there could be equally graphic horrors (from Cambodia or Rwanda, for example) but not the initial shock at what human beings had done, or the shock of seeing it presented so unflinchingly in a photograph. As war photography and photographs of other extreme situations such as famines have become increasingly explicit, it has been argued that seeing such images desensitizes people to the horrors and produces "compassion fatigue." Some say that even the special realism the camera brings to the depiction of war can no longer shock, for we have seen too much, and true shock is no longer possible.

This series from Aztex of books brings the equipments of war and their descriptions during the WWII with a great part of the Germany's machine of destruction used in several theathers of war and its imense power of annihilation through many pages of B&W photos that enlighthen those interested in the greatest war of all times and its major conspicuous parts and characteristics. German Bombers Over Russia is an illustrated account of the German bomber raids over the eastern Front and how weather and heavy punishment gradually destroyed the Luftwaffe.




Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight

Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight

Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight [Audiobook] by Robert Mnookin
S&S Audio | 2010 | ISBN: 1442304162 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 17 mins | 212.51 MB

Drawing from a remarkable range of real-life stories, Mnookin offers his thoughtful guidance in disputes of all sorts where the temptation is to demonize:


The CEO of a small high-tech company learns that his joint-venture partner, a big foreign corporation, has been secretly cheating him under a license agreement; IBM discovers that Fujitsu, its largest competitor, has copied its software; the San Francisco Symphony is torn apart by poisoned labor-management relations; divorcing spouses, each feeling wounded and betrayed, disagree about custody and support; three siblings are in conflict about what to do with a jointly inherited vacation property.


Mnookin also examines decisions made in conflicts with evil regimes, where lives and liberty were at stake. He analyzes Winston Churchill's fateful choice in May 1940--Britain's darkest hour--to reject negotiations with Adolf Hitler and to carry on the fight. He compares Nelson Mandela's decision to initiate negotiations with the South Africa apartheid government that had imprisoned him for life with the imprisoned Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky's decision not to negotiate with the KGB for his freedom. And Mnookin evaluates with sensitivity the Hungarian Jew Rudolf Kasztner's still controversial decision to negotiate with Adolf Eichmann in the hope of saving lives.


This lively, informative, indispensable book identifies the tools one needs to make wise decisions about life's most challenging conflicts.




The Thing You Think You Cannot Do [Audiobook]

The Thing You Think You Cannot Do [Audiobook]

The Thing You Think You Cannot Do: Thirty Truths about Fear and Courage [Audiobook] by Gordon Livingston
SpringWater | 2012 | ASIN: B007U7BL6S | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 45 mins | 130.95 MB

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." (Eleanor Roosevelt)


What are we afraid of and what can we do about it? Fear - of change, of intimacy, of loss, of the unknown - has become a corrosive influence in modern life, eroding our ability to think clearly. Exploited for power by politicians and for money by the media, it has become embedded in the way we think about our lives.


Overcoming our fear, says Gordon Livingston, constitutes the most difficult struggle we face. Dr. Livingston, a psychiatrist, has increasingly found himself prescribing virtues like courage to his patients instead of tranquilizers or antidepressants.

Here, he presents us with thirty truths that tell us all what we need to do in order to develop personal virtues in the face of societal - and our own individual - fears. And he does this with the crystalline prose and leavening wit that have made him an internationally best-selling author.




The Economist Audio Edition [July 28th - August 3rd, 2012]

The Economist Audio Edition [July 28th - August 3rd, 2012]

The Economist Audio Edition [July 28th - August 3rd, 2012]
English | MP3@48 kbps | 6 hrs 19 mins | 159.43 MB

The audio edition contains word-for-word recordings of all articles published in The Economist, read by professional broadcasters and actors. It is ideal for anyone who wants to listen to articles while travelling, exercising or just relaxing.


The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by "The Economist Newspaper Ltd" and edited in London. It has been in continuous publication since James Wilson established it in September 1843. As of summer 2007, its average circulation topped 1.2 million copies a week, about half of which are sold in North America. Consequently it is often seen as a transatlantic (as opposed to solely British) news source.