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Download E-books Les Romanovs PDF

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By Hélène Carrère d'Encausse

En 1613, les Romanov ont été portés sur le trône de Russie à l’issue desiècles tragiques où le pouvoir a été transmis ou conquis par le meurtre. De 1613 à 1917, quinze souverains donttrois femmes ont incarné l. a. dynastie. Les Romanov ont gouverné un empire devenu le will pay le plus étendu du monde – ce qu’il est encore en 2013. Cette dynastie exceptionnellement brillante, certains empereurs - Pierre le Grand, Catherine II, Alexandre II - comptent parmi les plus hautes fi gures de l’histoire universelle, a permis à los angeles Russie de devenir une très grande puissance européenne puis mondiale. Pourtant, le sang n’a cessé de couler au pied du trône. De là, trois questions, l’histoire russe a-t-elle créé les stipulations de cette violence ininterrompue? Le destin tragique de cette dynastie était-il écrit dans son passé: invasions, cultures, religions diverses qui se mêlaient sur l. a. terre russe? Ce rapport inédit du pouvoir légitime et de l. a. violence conduisaient-ils inéluctablement à l. a. tragédie fi nale et au système totalitaire dont l. a. capacité de durer et los angeles violence furent non moins exceptionnelles ? Historienne de l. a. Russie, Hélène Carrère d’Encausse est membre de l’Académie française depuis 1991 où elle a été élue Secrétaire perpétuel en 1999. Elle a reçu le prix Aujourd’hui pour L’Empire éclaté (Flammarion) en 1978, le prix Louise-Weiss en 1987, et le prix Comenius en 1992 pour l’ensemble de son oeuvre. Sa biographie de Nicolas II (Fayard 1996) a obtenu le prix des Ambassadeurs en 1997.

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Download E-books La Vie en Rosé: A Very French Adventure Continues PDF

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By Jamie Ivey

In Jamie Ivey's pleasant sequel to tremendous faded Rosé, he makes an attempt what turns out the impossible—running a winning rosé bar in France. French associates chuckle heartily and say it’s the silliest notion they’ve ever heard! Why, the shoppers for bars are in most cases males and rosé is noticeable a woman’s drink; let alone, it’s a seasonal drink and his exchange will vanish come September! Then as though that wasn’t adequate, bars make their cash from meals, rosé isn’t intended to accompany nutrients. It’s flat out preposterous. yet Jamie seems to be on the complete scheme via rosé tinted glasses, and the assumption proves impossible to resist. in the end, rosé revenues are booming in France and the revenues of reds and whites have grown stagnant. If Jamie can simply locate that excellent bar, in an attractive sq., and chalk up a regular number of assorted rosés, the bar can be a nice success.

In a charmingly erroneous trip that takes Jamie from Aix to Uzés and from Cannes to Juan Les Pins, he visits a number of the eccentric but clever vingerons from his prior trip and discovers what the French angle to rosé fairly is. Are gnarled outdated males discarding their pastis and sipping light rosé? Is it only a fable that the French don't drink rosé with nutrients? Are the younger the true cause of booming revenues? earlier than he understands it, he has chanced on the fitting bar hidden within the hills of the Luberon, and may do it up over the iciness months. For all who loved tremendous faded Rosé, and envied Jamie’s candidly hilarious adventures, l. a. Vie En Rosé is the precise moment glass.

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Download E-books A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France (The Resistance Trilogy) PDF

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By Caroline Moorehead

In January 1943, 230 girls of the French Resistance have been despatched to the dying camps by means of the Nazis who had invaded and occupied their state. this is often their tale, informed in complete for the 1st time—a searing and unforgettable chronicle of terror, braveness, defiance, survival, and the facility of friendship. Caroline Moorehead, a exclusive biographer, human rights journalist, and the writer of Dancing to the Precipice and Human Cargo, brings to lifestyles a unprecedented tale that readers of Mitchell Zuckoff’s Lost in Shangri-La, Erik Larson’s In the backyard of Beasts, and Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken will locate an important addition to our retelling of the historical past of worldwide conflict II—a riveting, rediscovered tale of brave girls who sacrificed every thing to strive against the march of evil around the world.

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Download E-books Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents (October Books) PDF

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By Tom McDonough

This quantity is a revised and extended model of a distinct factor of the magazine October (Winter 1997) that was once dedicated to the paintings of the Situationist overseas (SI). the 1st part of the problem contained formerly unpublished severe texts, and the second one part contained translations of basic texts that had formerly been unavailable in English. The emphasis was once at the SI's profound engagement with the artwork and cultural politics in their time (1957-1972), with a powerful argument for his or her basically political and activist stance by way of former participants of the crowd, T. J. Clark and Donald Nicholson-Smith.

Guy Debord and the Situationist foreign vitamins either sections. It reprints vital, not easy to discover essays via Giorgio Agamben, Libero Andreotti, Jonathan Crary, Thomas Y. Levin, Greil Marcus, and Tom McDonough and doubles the variety of translations of basic texts, which now surround a broader and extra consultant diversity of the SI's writings on tradition and language. In a box nonetheless ruled by means of hagiography, the serious texts have been chosen for his or her willingness to confront seriously the heritage and legacy of the SI. They research the gang in the broader framework of the historic and neo-avant-gardes and, past that, the postwar global commonly. The translations hint the SI's reflections at the legacy of the avant-garde in paintings and structure, fairly at the linguistic and spatial importance of montage aesthetics. a number of the translated works are by means of man Debord (1932-1994), the impresario of the SI, specially identified for his booklet The Society of the Spectacle.

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Download E-books Frommer's France (Frommer's Color Complete) PDF

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By Tristan Rutherford, Louise Simpson

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    Download E-books Temps de crises, temps d'espoirs, XIVème-XVème siècle (Nouvelle histoire de la France médiévale, Volume 5) PDF

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    By Alain Demurger

    Nouvelle histoire de los angeles France médiévale:

    1. Stéphane Lebecq, Les Origines franques (Ve-IXe siècle)
    2. Laurent Theis, L'Héritage des Charles (de los angeles mort de Charlemagne aux environs de l'an mil)
    3. Dominique Barthélemy, L'Ordre seigneurial (XIe-XIIe siècle)
    4. Monique Bourin, Temps d'équilibre, temps de rupture (XIIIe siècle)
    5. Alain Demurger, Temps de crise, temps d'espoir (XIVe-XVe siècle)

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    Download E-books Les Sept jours du talion PDF

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    By Patrick Sénécal

    Il s'appelle Bruno Hamel, il a trente-huit ans et il est chirurgien. Avec sa petite famille — Sylvie sa conjointe, et Jasmine, sa fille de sept ans —, il habite Drummondville et, comme tous les gens heureux, il n'a pas vraiment d'histoire. Jusqu'à ce que Jasmine, par un bel après-midi d'automne, soit violée et assassinée. Dès lors, l'univers de l. a. famille Hamel bascule. Mais lorsque l. a. police arrête le meurtrier, un poor projet germe dans l'esprit enténébré de Bruno: il va s'emparer du monstre et lui faire payer ce qu'il a fait à sa petite fille. Le jour de l. a. comparution du meurtrier, Hamel kidnappe le monstre...

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    Download E-books Remonter La Marne (Litterature & Documents) (French Edition) PDF

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    Remonter a pied l. a. Marne, depuis sa confluence avec l. a. Seine jusqu'a l. a. resource, a ete pour Jean-Paul Kauffmann une odyssee a travers les paysages d une France inconnue. L'aventureuse histoire de notre will pay lui est apparue a los angeles lumiere du current. Il y a decouvert l. a. France des - conjurateurs -, ces indociles qui resistent a l. a. maussaderie et chassent les esprits malefiques d'aujourd'hui. Remonter los angeles Marne, ce n'est pas revenir en arriere et pleurer le passe, mais plutot se perdre pour mieux renaitre. los angeles marche a permis d entretenir ce rapport profond au temps, au silence, aux rencontres."Un recit vagabond qui tient a l. a. fois de l inventaire team of workers d un can pay qui - possede los angeles grace -, du magazine de bord d un voyageur et de l. a. chronique sociale." Macha Sery, Le Monde des Livres."Un livre d photographs, de paysages, de pictures croques sur le vif, de parfums." Pierre Vavasseur, Le Parisien."

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    Download E-books The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes PDF

    Download E-books The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes PDF

    Background books document -- and rightly so -- that it was once the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who started his army profession as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815. approximately 200 years later, lots of normal Wellesley's subordinates are nonetheless remembered for his or her the most important roles in those old campaigns. yet Lt. Col. George Scovell isn't really between them.

    The guy Who Broke Napoleon's Codes is the tale of a guy of universal beginning -- sure, in response to the serious social strictures of eighteenth-century England, for the lifetime of a tradesman -- who might in time develop into his era's so much excellent code-breaker and an officer in Wellesley's military. In an age while officials have been drawn virtually completely from the ranks of the the Aristocracy, George Scovell -- an engraver's apprentice -- joined Wellesley in 1809. Scovell presents a desirable lens by which to view a serious period in army background -- his treacherous upward thrust in the course of the ranks, regardless of the scorn of his social betters and his presence along Wellesley in all the significant eu campaigns, from the Iberian Peninsula via Waterloo.

    But George Scovell used to be greater than only a player in these occasions. Already famous as a proficient linguist, Scovell might turn out a remarkably nimble cryptographer. Encoded army communiqués among Napoleon and his generals, intercepted by means of the British, have been delivered to Scovell for his expert interpreting. As Napoleon's encryption options grew to become extra refined, Wellesley got here to count ever extra on Scovell's genius for this severe intelligence.

    In Scovell's lifetime, his function in Britain's maximum army victory was once grudgingly stated; yet his accomplishments may ultimately be credited to others -- together with Wellington himself. Scovell's identify -- and his contributions -- were principally neglected or ignored.

    The guy Who Broke Napoleon's Codes tells the interesting tale of the early days of cryptology, re-creates the excessive drama of a few of Europe's so much notable army campaigns, and restores the mantle of hero to a guy heretofore forgotten via history.

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