Biographies, Memoirs All books
The Farmer and the Hot Air-Eaters
“How can we willingly obey, abandon ourselves to rote statements, accepting them as truth, without ever examining them?
A Child in the War: Memoirs
For the first time, Boris Cyrulnik recounts his early years, the war, his life as a hidden child, police roundups and how he found the strength to survive.
Following the immense success of the first volume, Boris Cyrulnik continues his memoirs and offers us an extraordinary life lesson
War Diaries of an Obstinate Man
An exemplary life: the itinerary of an exceptional man, from medical school to the Free French Forces
Robert Debré, a French vocation A very great physician, a great scientist, a model for the French
The style of the narrative is very upbeat, almost that of a novel. The story of a family that is also a way of restoring the history of France from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. The reputation of the author, and
Montaigne A Political Biography
A brilliant, erudite biography that demolishes many received ideas about the great French philosopher
Dominique Desanti, Jean-Toussaint Desanti, Roger-Pol Droit
Liberty Still Cherishes Us
In this book, the authors, Dominique and Jean-Toussaint Desanti, relate their lives of active political and intellectual commitment to Roger-Pol Droit. The story begins with Dominique and Jean-Toussaints first meeting, their lives as an open couple, their involvement in the French Resistance and, later, in the Communist Party, their support of the FLN during the Algerian war of independence, their participation in the events of May 1968 in France and the United States, and their espousal of the feminist movement. They also discuss the numerous works they have written literature in Dominiques case, philosophy in Jean-Toussaints. Their political path is one that was shared by many French intellectuals of their generation. The enthusiasm of many young people for left-wing causes had first been stirred by the Popular Front government. The Soviet victory at Stalingrad (rather than support of Marxist thought) later fanned this enthusiasm, with the result that many French intellectuals joined the Communist Party. Each event in the authors lives is recounted individually from each ones point of view, before being retold by both of them in unison. This manner of telling their story fully respects each writers personality and style, and has resulted in an especially intense book. Dominique Desanti is a journalist, essayist and novelist. Jean-Toussaint Desanti is a philosopher and professor emeritus at the University of Paris I-Sorbonne.
Christian de Duve
Seven Lives in One Nobel Prize winner's Memoirs
The life of an exceptional Nobel Prize winner, from childhood to scientific recognition and acclaim
Christian de Duve, Jean Vandenhaute
On Science and Other Matters
In these posthumously published interviews, the late Christian De Duve, Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, gives his views on some of the major issues of our times
A Neurological Passion Jules and Augusta Dejerine
The pioneering couple in neurology. An atypical story of science (and love). Belated recognition of an unfairly ignored female scientist.