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Montaigne A Political Biography
A brilliant, erudite biography that demolishes many received ideas about the great French philosopher
For the first time Mikhaïl Gorbatchev opens his personal archives to the public. The reader participates in the negotiations between the head of the Kremlin and the other great leaders: François Mitterrand, Margaret Thatcher, Helmut Kohl, George Bush... He experiences the moving dialogue between Pope John Paul II and the General Secretary of a party which has made atheism its profession of faith. Finally, the reader follows the intellectual, political and moral progress of a man who presided over the transformation and opening of the very system which created him.
Marrakech, Departure Point
During a weekend trip to Marrakech — his hometown — a novelist has a love affair that becomes intertwined with reminiscences of his childhood.
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.
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.
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.
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
Jacques Rueff A French Free-market Economist
An influential French free-market economist and adviser to President Charles de Gaulle
Colin Powell, Tony Koltz
It Worked for Me In Life and Leadership
A natural storyteller, Powell offers warm and engaging parables with wise advice on succeeding in the workplace and beyond.
Irène Joliot-Curie Biography
A brilliant scientist and a committed feminist whose defence of women and science was unflagging
Interventions A Life in War and Peace
The story of Kofi Annan’s forty years at the centre of the world stage
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.
I must tell you Memoirs
An essential testimonial on France’s ‘Mitterrand years