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Anaïs Nin: Naked Under the Mask (Anais Nin, Masquée et si nue)

  FICTIONALIZED BIOGRAPHY  A tribute to the world’s first female erotic writer Anaïs Nin was born in France en 1903. It’s her father, disappointed to have a daughter, who chose this ambiguous name. An esthete and perverse pianist, Joaquin Nin abandoned his wife and children ten years later. Teenager haunted by literature then frustrated wife […]

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Citizens Rising

JOURNALISM – CURRENT AFFAIRS David Hoffman has written a stirring book. He shows how digital technology grants a voice to citizens, threatens the most brutal dictators, and, however unevenly, promises a better tomorrow. – Ken Auletta, Columnist, The New Yorker Media play a decisive role in political affairs across the globe – driving the revolutionary […]

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Music Wars 1937-1945

HISTORY – MUSIC Music played an unprecedented role in World War II. Whether live or through the recently developed mechanical media of radio, film and gramophone records, it was used by all sides for propaganda and morale-boosting. The Bayreuth Festival opened its doors to war-wounded and munitions workers. In Paris on one day alone, 16 […]

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A Narco History. How the United State and Mexico Jointly Created the “Mexican Drug War”

CURRENT AFFAIRS The “War Against Drugs”: who started it, and why? What are its consequences in real terms, not mere statistics, for the people most affected by it? One hundred thousand deaths later—with the vast majority of those killed innocent citizens, such as the 43 teachers college students murdered in Guerrero—the solution to peace requires […]

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Quarter Share

SCIENCE-FICTION – COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL BOOK 1 of 6 IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE SOLAR CLIPPER SERIES The Golden Age of Sail has Returned—in the Year 2352 When his mother dies in a flitter crash, eighteen-year-old Ishmael Horatio Wang must find a job with the planet company or leave the system—and NerisCo isn’t hiring. With […]

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The Expedition: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth

TRUE STORY – ADVENTURE – INSPIRATIONAL Book 1 – DARK WATERS: July 2012 Book 2 – THE SEED BURIED DEEP: December 2013 Book 3 – TO THE BRINK: April 2016 “A journey of great courage and determination.” — His Holiness The Dalai Lama “Two broken legs would be a trip ender for me… An incredible amount […]

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Dear Asshole (Cher trou de cul)

FICTION A love story that only lasts for 72 days, the time it takes to gestate a guinea pig! Told in disorder with caustic humor, but also a lot of tenderness, this love story allows us to discover Clara, a anti-heroine with a bite, in which we recognize our own faults and weaknesses, multiplied by […]

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The Wine Bottle: The History of a Revolution

NON-FICTION | HISTORY Highly documented, lavishly illustrated and nourished by many anecdotes, this book is as exciting as it is lively and makes us discover a completely unknown part of our cultural history. In ancient times and during the Middle Ages, people hardly knew how to transport, store, and preserve wine since they didn’t have […]

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There Is Only One Way to Love (Il n’y a qu’une façon d’aimer)

NON-FICTION | MEMOIR In 1942, a beautiful, triumphant, determined, and even extravagant young woman from a good Geneva family joins the Dutch army alongside her husband, leaving her three children behind in Switzerland. Her violent passion for one of the most brilliant generals of unoccupied France soon makes her question her certainties. Her diary recounts the […]

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Leonardo da Vinci, Man of War

HISTORY | NON-FICTION Far from the image of the dreamer, the ecologist avant la lettre, which some have liked to portray, this groundbreaking book pictures Leonardo as a military engineer devoting most of his time to warfare. Following Leonardo closely we quake to the sound and fury of the battlefield, which the Italian Renaissance embodied […]

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