• The Decisive Battles of World History

    Throughout history, military engagements have altered the course of historical events, causing major changes both on a global scale (the battles of Yarmouk & al-Qadisiyyah in 636 determined the religious/linguistic orientation of the Middle East that persists today) as well as within individual cultures (the 1836 battle of San Jacinto gave the United States nearly one-third of its continental territory). For these reasons and more, the study of pivotal battles is a highly useful analytical tool and an important component for understanding world history. In these 36 dynamic lectures, Professor Aldrete leads you in discovering the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of events and defining our world. Across 4,000 years of history, you'll explore nearly 40 key military engagements, from the milestone battles of Western civilization to their counterparts in the Middle East, India, and Asia. Through his dramatic and evocative descriptions, using special maps and animations, Professor Aldrete brings the events vividly alive, taking you through the moment-by-moment unfolding of each battle. Throughout the lectures, he uncovers fascinating background material that highlights the drama, poignancy, and scope of the experience of war. This engro...

    • ASIN: B00JGIG1IC

  • Great at Work: How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More

    From the New York Times best-selling author of Great by Choice comes an authoritative, practical guide to individual performance - based on analysis from an exhaustive, groundbreaking study. Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his "Seven Work Smarter Practices" that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance. Each of Hansen's seven practices is highlighted by inspiring stories from individuals in his comprehensive study. You'll meet a high school principal who engineered a dramatic turnaround of his failing high school; a rural Indian farmer determined to establish a better way of life for women in his village; and a sushi chef whose simple preparation has led to his restaurant (tucked away under a Tokyo subway station underpass) being awarded the maximum of three Michelin stars. Hansen also explains how the way Alfred Hitchcock filmed Psycho and the 1911 race to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole both illustrate the use of his seven practices (even before they were identified). Each chapter conta...

    • ASIN: B077H29BS9

  • Producing Great Sound for Film and Video: Expert Tips from Preproduction to Final Mix

    In Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, Fourth Edition audio guru Jay Rose revises his popular text for a new generation of filmmakers. You’ll learn practical, time-saving ways to get better recordings, solve problems with existing audio, create compelling tracks, and boost your filmmaking to the next level! Here you’ll find real-world advice and practical guidelines for every aspect of your soundtrack: planning and budgeting, field and studio recording, editing, sound effects and music, audio repair, processing, and mixing. Rose’s combination of solid technical information and a clear, step-by-step approach has made this the go-to book for producers and film students for over a decade. New in this edition: Insights and from-the-trenches tips from top professionals Instructions for getting the best results from new DSLRs and digital recorders An all-new companion website www.GreatSound.info with downloadable diagnostics, examples, and exercises for you to try What you need to know about new regulations for wireless mics and broadcast loudness An expanded "How Do I Fix This?" section to help you solve problems quickly Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker who wants better tracks, or an experienced professional looking for a reference, Producing Great Sound...

    • ASIN: 0415722071

  • The Great Alone

    The #1 New York Times Best Seller The newest audiobook sensation from Kristin Hannah, best-selling author of The Nightingale  This program is read by acclaimed narrator Julia Whelan, whose enchanting voice brought Gone Girl and Fates and Furies to life. Kristin Hannah reads the acknowledgments. Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.  Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America's last true frontier.  Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents' passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.  At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for ...

    • ASIN: B07225XB9D

  • A Hobbit, A Wardrobe and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918

    The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. The First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West. For a generation of men and women, it brought the end of innocence - and the end of faith. Yet for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, the Great War deepened their spiritual quest. Both men served as soldiers on the Western Front, survived the trenches, and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination. Had there been no Great War, there would have been no Hobbits, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Unlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible, Tolkien and Lewis produced epic stories infused with the themes of guilt and grace, sorrow and consolation. Giving an unabashedly Christian vision of hope in a world tortured by doubt and disillusionment, the two writers created works that changed the course of literature and shaped the faith of millions. This is the first book to explore their work in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict.

    • ASIN: B0134BEGYW

  • Post Audio Heavy Duty Mic Stand Great for Reflection Filters, Speakers, Lighting

    This stand was developed by Post Audio to be a heavy duty and reliable base for holding their ARF reflection filters, as shown on the left. The AS-2 ARF Stand is constructed like a mini speaker stand, made of heavy-wall 1 1/8" tubing with braced adjustable tripod base and pin-locked height adjustment. It turns out to be handy for all kinds of things, including mounting near field studio monitors, small PA speakers, lighting systems, DJ mixers and as a solid base for extending mic booms far out over the drums, for instance. The stand has standard 5/8" mic thread at the top, but the larger barrel below the threads gives great support for anything you care to put on it. The tripod base has a diameter of about 20" and the stand extends up to the usual mic stand height of right around 60". The Post Audio Reflection filters are fairly light but some other kinds, like the SE filters, are really top-heavy and will wobble or fall over and have even been known to break the top right off their mic stands. The AS-2 stand is the solution to that problem. Here are a few comments we've received about the AS-2 stands. Working good for me and lighter than a mic stand too. Yah, I have the SE filter and it DID solve the falling over problem. Thanks Using these as bullet proof mic stands with ...

    • Brand: Post Audio
    • ASIN: B00ALLX5FA
    • UPC: 741360244900

  • The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

    Our understanding of the American West has moved far beyond pop culture in recent years. The legendary people and events we associate with the Wild West - the last stand at the Alamo, the Battle of Little Bighorn, the exploits of Calamity Jane, the hardships of the Oregon Trail - are even more fascinating once the historical realities have been separated from the myths. Designed to shine a light on the American frontier, these 24 lectures are a way for you to experience the grit and grandeur of an epic period in American history. Professor Allitt uncovers new historical angles and perspectives about events and themes ranging from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Indian Removal Act to the creation America's first national parks. You'll cover more than 200 years of history and the most important events, themes, and ideas that form the backbone of the frontier's reality - and legend. Among these: the Transcontinental Railroad, the idea of Manifest Destiny, the Gold Rush, the Trail of Tears, and (yes) cowboys. You'll also learn how popular culture - novels like Little House on the Prairie, paintings by artists like Frederic Remington, and decades of Western films - can actually clue us in to the intimate details of life for everyday men and women. Saddle up for an exciting...

    • ASIN: B074BCYHGS

  • Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins (Audio Issues Book 1)

    The #1 Amazon Best-Seller For Home Studio Musicians Looking to Skyrocket Their Mixing Skills...Learn a Proven Step By Step Mixing Process That's Helped Thousands of Musicians Like Yourself Make Amazing Mixes in Their Home Studio, Using Only EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, and Saturation"This is the NO BS guide to taking your mixes to the next level! Björgvin has been teaching and writing about recording for a decade, and really understands that stuff that we all struggle with in the home studio. Step By Step Mixing takes you through the full process of making sure your mixes rock from ruff to radio ready!"-Lij Shaw, Award winning Producer and Podcaster of Recording Studio RockstarsLet Me Ask You This: Do you fight to make all your instruments fit together in a busy mix? Do you struggle to EQ each instrument to sit in their frequency range without getting in the way of everything else? Do you tear your hair out finding the right compression setting for each track? Do you have a hard time using reverb and delay without cluttering up your mix? Do you get confused by saturation and how to use it to get a warmer sounding mix?If you answered yes to one of those questions - don't worry - you're not alone.If you want to make better mixes immediately in your home studio that translate ...

    • ASIN: B01NC30DNW

  • Great Church Sound: a guide for the volunteer

    Find out -exactly- how to get better sound from your existing sound system without the complicated technical jargon. If you want to stop that distracting feedback, get better sound from the pastor's mic, lead your team effectively, or simply improve the sound of your next worship service, Great Church Sound is the only resource you'll need. This practical guide is ideal for volunteers with little to no experience running sound systems.This step-by-step guide to church sound shows you how to:Get rid of distracting feedback once and for allUnderstand how to use the mixing console to provide a better listening experience for your congregationGet better sound from the Pastor's micFind "the sweet spot" with EQMinimize audio distractions & ear fatigue for your congregationMake instruments & vocals sound clearerPlace microphones effectivelyTroubleshoot your sound systemGet better results with the gear you already haveBuy the book today and get access to more free bonus material to help you get great sound:Free mobile app to help you practice your sound mixing and EQ skillsDetailed checklist to walk you through preparing for & conducting a soundcheck that sets you up for a successful serviceMixing guide to show you exactly what all those knobs do & how to use themThe Instant Feedback-Kil...

    • ASIN: 0996642307