Tag: Blood

Blood and Thunder The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West


Hampton Sides, "Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West"
English | ISBN: 1400031109 | 2007 | 624 pages | EPUB, MOBI | 1117 KB + 1387 KB
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * From the author of Ghost Soldiers comes a magnificent history of the American conquest of the West-"a story full of authority and color, truth and prophecy" (The New York Times Book Review).

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Pleading the Blood Bill Gunn’s Ganja & Hess


Pleading the Blood: Bill Gunn’s Ganja & Hess By Christopher Sieving
2022 | 302 Pages | ISBN: 0253059216 | PDF | 38 MB
The definitive look at one of the most important Black art films and original filmmakers of the 1970s.Bill Gunn’s Ganja & Hess (1973) has across the decades attained a sizable cult following among African American cinema devotees, art house aficionados, and horror fans, thanks to its formal complexity and rich allegory. Pleading the Blood is the first full-length study of this cult classic.Ganja & Hess was withdrawn almost immediately after its New York premiere by its distributor because Gunn’s poetic re-fashioning of the vampire genre allegedly failed to satisfy the firm’s desire for a by-the-numbers "blaxploitation" horror flick for quick sell-off in the urban market. Its current status as one of the classic works of African American cinema has recently been confirmed by the Blu-ray release of its restored version, by its continued success in screenings at repertory houses, museums, and universities, and by an official remake, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014), directed by Spike Lee, one of the original picture’s longtime champions.Pleading the Blood draws on Gunn’s archived papers, screenplay drafts, and storyboards, as well as interviews with the living major creative participants to offer a comprehensive, absorbing account of the influential movie and its highly original filmmaker.

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Flow Dynamics and Tissue Engineering of Blood Vessels


Arindam Bit, "Flow Dynamics and Tissue Engineering of Blood Vessels"
English | ISBN: 0750320869 | 2020 | 316 pages | PDF | 24 MB
Flow Dynamics and Tissue Engineering of Blood Vessels explores the physical phenomena of vessel compliance and its influence on blood flow dynamics, as well as the modification of flow structures in the presence of diseases within the vessel wall or diseased blood content. This volume also illustrates the progress of tissue engineering for the intervention of re-engineered blood vessels. Blood vessel organoid models, their controlling aspects, and blood vessels based on microfluidic platforms are illustrated following on from the understanding of flow physics of blood on a similar platform.

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Blood & Ink The Scandalous Jazz Age Double Murder That Hooked America on True Crime


Joe Pompeo, "Blood & Ink: The Scandalous Jazz Age Double Murder That Hooked America on True Crime"
English | ISBN: 006300173X | 2022 | EPUB | 352 pages | 29 MB
Vanity Fair’s Joe Pompeo investigates the notorious 1922 double murder of a high-society minister and his secret mistress, a Jazz Age mega-crime that propelled tabloid news in the 20th century.

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Blue Division Spanish Blood in Russia, 1941-1945


Xavier Moreno Julia, "Blue Division: Spanish Blood in Russia, 1941-1945 "
English | ISBN: 1845197372 | 2015 | 446 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
This book, translated from the original Spanish, is the primary academic and historical study of the Blue Division – a Falangist initiative involving the dispatch of some forty-thousand Spanish combatants (over a half of whom paid with their lives, health, or liberty) to the Russian Front during the Second World War. Xavier Moreno Julia does not limit himself to relating their deeds under arms, but also analyses – for the first time – the political background in detail: the complex relations between the Spanish government and Hitler’s Germany; the internal conflicts between the Falangists and the Army; the rise and fall of Franco’s brother-in-law, Minister Ramon Serrano Suner, who inspired the Blue Division and became the second most powerful person in Spain; and the attitude of General Agustin Munoz Grandes, commander of the Blue Division, who was encouraged by Berlin to seriously consider the possibility of taking over the reins of Spanish power. In the end, there were 45,500 reasons that led to joining the Blue Division – one for each young man who decided to enlist. To understand all of the complex reasons behind their military service under German command is impossible at this juncture. It is an irrecoverable past that lies in Spanish cemeteries and on the Russian steppes. This book, based on massive documentation in German, British and Spanish archives, is an essential source of information to understand Spain in the 1940s – an epoch when the Caudillo’s power and the regime’s good fortune were less secure than is often believed. Published in association with the Canada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies, LSE.

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Blood, Land and Power The Rise and Fall of the Spanish Nobility and Lineages in the Early Modern Period


Manuel Perez-Garcia, "Blood, Land and Power: The Rise and Fall of the Spanish Nobility and Lineages in the Early Modern Period "
English | ISBN: 1786837102 | 2021 | 352 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
The analysis of land management, lineage, and family through the case study of early modern Spanish nobility from sixteenth to early nineteenth century is a major issue in recent historiography. It aims to shed light on how upper social classes arranged strategies to maintain their political and economic status. Rivalry and disputes between old factions and families were attached to the control and exercise of power. Blood, land management and honor were the main elements in these disputes. Honor, service to the crown, participation in the conquest and "pure" blood were the main features of Spanish nobility.

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Blood and Iron The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918, 2022 Edition [Audiobook]


English | ISBN: 9781004088461 | 2022 | 8 hours and 4 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 221 MB
Before 1871, Germany was not a nation but an idea. Its founder, Otto von Bismarck, had a formidable task at hand. How would he bring thirty-nine individual states under the yoke of a single Kaiser, convincing proud Prussians, Bavarians and Rhinelanders to become Germans? Once united, could the young European nation wield enough power to rival the empires of Britain and France – all without destroying itself in the process? In a unique study of five decades that changed the course of modern history, Katja Hoyer tells the story of the German Empire from its violent beginnings to its calamitous defeat in the First World War. It is a dramatic tale of national self-discovery, social upheaval and realpolitik that ended, as it started, in blood and iron.

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