Biographies, Memoirs All books
Between Two Cultures
A subtle and sensitive account of a private part of Bertrand Badie’s life, which sheds new light on his interest in world affairs.
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 Musical Life
More than 30 years of French cultural life, especially that of music, by a world-class participant. A series of portraits of French and international artists and intellectuals, at the heart of contemporary creation.
A short, intimate, and heartfelt book, the latest conversation to which Jean-Claude Carrière invites us
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing The Other Great President
An original biography that convincingly and in a remarkably well-informed way develops arguments that support its position.
Annick Perrot, Maxime Schwartz
Pasteur’s Nephew Or the Adventurous Life of Adrien Loir, Scholar and Globe-Trotter (1862-1941)
The book reads like a novel, part biography, part story of the development and history of Pasteurian science as seen through the life of Adrien Loir.
The Scholar, the Fossil, and the Prince From the Lab to Palaces
A storyteller with amazing talent, a scientist who is happy to reveal to the greatest of figures other facets of his personality: adventurous, refined, and full of humor.
Georges Cuvier Anatomy of a Naturalist
The second of three volumes, this one dealing with scientific work between 1795 and 1803; the third will deal with the later years of the greatest biologist of his time.
Bits of Existence
Short, narrative texts in which Aldo Naouri reflects on his formative life experiences that constructed the man he became and the pediatrician that has taken care of children his entire life.
A Biography of Alberto Giacometti
A fascinating narrative that recounts the life of a major artist and his relationship with his work and with creation, in which relationships with those close to him, notably with his mother, played an important role.
Sylvie Le Pelletier-Beaufond
A François Roustang Reader
A pivotal, essential book that enables the reader both to enter into the thinking of François Roustang, and one that carries on his work. The last book thought of and conceived by François Roustang with Sylvie Le Pelletier-Beaufond.
Chateaubriand’s Memoires from Beyond the Grave Selections chosen and presented by André Miquel
For the 250th birthday of François-René de Chateaubriand: colloquia, commemorations (Saint-Malo, Combourg, Châtenay-Malabry) celebrate the great writer.
A Shell in the Middle of the Ear Science, Education, and Other Shores
Written with happiness, with multiple formulations and aphorisms, this book is an invitation to meditate on the beauties and contradictions of life.
A Life on Pointe Dance as destiny
The story of an exceptional principal dancer which in a very beautiful style offers an impassioned look at her life. With Ghislaine Thesmar, the reader enters fully into that long line of transmission of the art of dance, one that is constantly renewed and enriched.
René Depestre, Marc Augé
Good Evening Tenderness
The life of an intellectual, revolutionary, and adventurer. An important figure in the négritude movement, alongside Aimé Césaire and Frantz Fanon. An original reflection on identity and skin color. A look back on his revolutionary dreams and the Cuba regime, in the time of Castro and Che.
Origins of Man: Origins of a Man Memoirs
Richly illustrated, the memoirs of a great paleontologist, a man of exceptional breadth and an indefatigable story-teller, world-renowned prehistorian, and award-winning French scientist. The story of a life dedicated entirely to studying, explaining, reconstituting, understanding, telling about, and conveying the history of human beings, and the mystery of our origins.
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
As Days Go By
A little book of wisdom in the form of a game playing with memories, which causes the little music of life to be heard. A very pleasant read, an invitation to rediscover a taste for life.
Françoise Brochard-Wyart, David Quéré, Madeleine Veyssié
Incredible Mister Pierre Gilles de Gennes Memories
A revival of "The French Feynman" through selected pieces, most of them previously unpublished. Scientific curiosity knows no borders; sharing it can abolish them.
Fatma Bouvet de la Maisonneuve
An Arab from France A life beyond prejudice
A testimony on the question of prejudice about "The Other" and of living together. A sensitive and committed reflection, seen from the inside, on the questions of double culture. A text that sheds light on mutual misunderstandings.
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.
Marie Curie New édition
Going beyond the legend, this biography, entirely based on documents in the archives, brings alive the picture of a captivating woman, whose life reads like a novel. Susan Quinn is a biographist and journalist.
The Marks of Time A memoir
A flamboyant, emotionally-charged writing style, evoking the path of a man of great culture. A geographical, poetical and cultural journey though landscapes, books and major cultural institutions, such as a the Collège de France and the National Library.
17 Women Who Won a Nobel Prize for Science
This book spotlights the often surprising stories of these women who have achieved excellence and eminence in a still male-dominated environment
A female mathematician in this strange universe
The first woman elected to the Academy of Sciences, Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat is one of the greatest mathematicians and physicists of our time. With this book she brings us a very personal account where private life mixes with scientific discovery and the broad sweep of history.
Agnès Desarthe, René Urtreger
The life and destiny of an artist of genius. The talent of Agnes Desarthe brings a whole era back to life
Abd el-Kader, Apostle of Reconciliation
An important historical figure whose works help us understand contemporary relations between Algeria and France, between East and West
Jacques Rueff A French Free-market Economist
An influential French free-market economist and adviser to President Charles de Gaulle
Ève Curie Pierre and Marie Curie's another daughter
The daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie, Ève Curie was a writer, journalist, concert pianist and wartime activist
Zbigniew Brzezinski Strategist of the Empire
The itinerary of this exceptional statesman offers a unique behind-the-scenes view of U.S. foreign policy in the making
George W. Bush
A Portrait of My Father George H. W. Bush
George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President.