The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

History / Military

Victor H. Mair, “The Columbia History of Chinese Literature”
NonNovel by Florentin Smarandache
Rabaul 1943–44: Reducing Japan’s great island fortress (Air Campaign) by Mark Lardas
Nashville 1864: From the Tennessee to the Cumberland (Campaign) by Mark Lardas
The JBL Story – 60 Years of Audio Innovation by John M. Eargle

Victor H. Mair, “The Columbia History of Chinese Literature”

ISBN: 0231109849, 0231109857 | 2002 | EPUB | 1280 pages | 30 MB

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China’s vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods. Chapters cover poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, and consider such contextual subjects as popular culture, the impact of religion, the role of women, and China’s relationship with non-Sinitic languages and peoples. Opening with a major section on the linguistic and intellectual foundations of Chinese literature, the anthology traces the development of forms and movements over time, along with critical trends, and pays particular attention to the premodern canon.

NonNovel by Florentin Smarandache

English | 31 Mar. 2011 | ISBN: 1599731215 | 177 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

NonNovel is indeed a novel of drawer, carried year after year in the bottomless sack of the exile. This fierce parabola about totalitarianism, about alienation, guilty obedience and lie, opportunism, cruelty, violence, monstrosity, written in a strong tensioned and lacking bashfulness style, situates Florentin Smarandache closer by Orwell, Konwicki, Koestler, Baconsky, and marks a new dimension of the Paradoxism.

Rabaul 1943–44: Reducing Japan’s great island fortress (Air Campaign) by Mark Lardas

English | January 25th, 2018 | ASIN: B0793226CP, ISBN: 1472822447 | 96 pages | EPUB | 42.55 MB

In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in the Allies’ path to Tokyo. It was impossible to seize Rabaul, or starve the 100,000-strong garrison out. Instead the US began an innovative, hard-fought two-year air campaign to draw its teeth, and allow them to bypass the island completely.
The struggle decided more than the fate of Rabaul. If successful, the Allies would demonstrate a new form of warfare, where air power, with a judicious use of naval and land forces, would eliminate the need to occupy a ground objective in order to control it. As it turned out, the Siege of Rabaul proved to be more just than a successful demonstration of air power – it provided the roadmap for the rest of World War II in the Pacific.

Nashville 1864: From the Tennessee to the Cumberland (Campaign) by Mark Lardas

English | October 19th, 2017 | ASIN: B06X9RW5FF, ISBN: 1472819829 | 96 pages | EPUB | 29.19 MB

In September 1864, the Confederate army abandoned Atlanta and were on the verge of being driven out of the critical state of Tennessee. In an attempt to regain the initiative, John Bell Hood launched an attack on Union General Sherman’s supply lines, before pushing north in an attempt to retake Tennessee’s capital Nashville.
This fully illustrated book examines the three-month campaign that followed, one that confounded the expectations of both sides. Instead of fighting Sherman’s Union Army of the Tennessee, the Confederates found themselves fighting an older and more traditional enemy: the Army of the Cumberland. This was led by George R. Thomas, an unflappable general temperamentally different than either the mercurial Hood or Sherman. The resulting campaign was both critical and ignored, despite the fact that for eleven weeks the fate of the Civil War was held in the balance.

The JBL Story – 60 Years of Audio Innovation by John M. Eargle

English | April 1, 2007 | ISBN: 1423412818 | EPUB | 336 pages | 17 MB

Of all American audio companies, JBL holds the record for overall longevity and product renown. To celebrate sixty years of success, this book offers details on the people and products that have made this company famous. From car stereos to concert hall installations, JBL is the most recognized audio brand in the world. Written by audio expert John Eargle, this book features full-color photos, historical advertisements, and hundreds of diagrams and images, many taken right from JBL’s archives.
Topics include stories behind the development of innovative applications for consumer products, as well as systems installations for stadiums, tour sound, movie theaters, recording studios, and places of worship. In addition to the technical info that will help explain the innovation, this book will cover the brilliant engineers, and colorful record producers, musicians and technicians who had the vision to pursue a “better way”.
This book is for anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of a business success story, and who is fascinated on how amplified sound is applied in almost every aspect of our lives – from the home to the concert hall.

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