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Trotsky in New York, 1917: A Radical on the Eve of Revolution

BIOGRAPHY D.C. lawyer and author Ackerman (Young J. Edgar) takes the obscure story of Leon Trotsky’s 10-week stay in New York City in early 1917 and succeeds in painting a picture of a man on the cusp of greatness…. His brief stay in N.Y.C. may remain a historical footnote, but Ackerman clearly demonstrates the forcefulness […]

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French Girl with Mother

THRILLER | SUSPENSE French Girl with Mother is a provocative, propulsive thriller that marries the spirit of James Salter with a hint of Patricia Highsmith and the velocity of The Art Forger. Nathan is a young artist traveling across Europe in search of the emotional fire that has been missing from his work. He’s been […]

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Coffee with Voltaire: Conversations with the Greatest Minds of His Time (Un café avec Voltaire)

ESSAY | BIOGRAPHY A great, original mini-biography in short chapters. Very easy to read, let’s sunbathe smart this summer and enjoy a Mojito with Bériot. – Baz’Art   Louis Bériot revives with passion and talent the conversations of this giant of the Age of Enlightenment. – France Info What is exciting about Bériot’s book is that Voltaire’s personality shines through all […]

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The Foolproof Method For Successful Studies (La méthode infaillible pour réussir vos études)

PRACTICAL GUIDE | SELF-HELP A revolutionary method for passing tests. Students are expected to learn, to work and to succeed. But they are rarely given a method to achieve that. How do you learn to work? Here is Antoinette Champclos’s revolutionary method. Although she didn’t even speak French when she started school in France, she now […]

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Island of the Mad

[P]oet and poetic novelist Sheck draws on classic works […] to create an exquisitely intricate and moving literary pastiche…  In concise, haunting, inquisitive, and incantatory passages, Sheck imaginatively and compassionately explores the mysteries of the body and mind, of brokenness and aloneness, while celebrating language as a lifeline across pain, time, and space. — Booklist The entire […]

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Is This How Men Fly? Memoirs of an Airborne Robin Hood (Est-ce ainsi que les hommes volent? Mémoires d’un Robin des airs))

MEMOIR Traveling the world while encouraging local development: that has been Maurice Freund’s hallmark for over 40 years. This airborne Robin Hood would surely win the Nobel Prize for Tourism if there were one. On Pierre Rabhi’s farm, the poet-farmer is chatting with his lifelong friend, Maurice Freund. They’re talking about re-opening gateways to Mali, […]

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The Madman of the Mountain (Le Bouffon de la Montagne)

HISTORICAL FICTION Depicting him by turns suicidal and elated, unable to satisfy a heart that swung “between the Jacobins and the Cordeliers, the Convention and the Commune, the benches of the national representation and the streets of the faubourgs”, Bigot brilliantly and humorously recounts the trials and tribulations of a madman during the Revolution. – […]

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Narco Football Club

THRILLER | CRIME Latin American soccer is rotting away from narco–business disease. The coach of the “Jackals” team was found dead just before a decisive match. A crew of top cops comes from the capital to investigate. They have a hard time understanding what’s going on: the local police force has been infiltrated by the […]

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Ben Laden of the Sahara: On the trail of the jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar (Le Ben Laden du sahara: Sur le traces du jihadiste Mokhtar Belmokhtar)

The author brings a considerable amount of information about the internal dynamics of these organizations, especially illuminating the current Malian situation. – Le Monde diplomatique An exciting dive in the heart of the jihadist hydra. – Jeune Afrique A long-term project full of information. – Association TAMOUDRE A book to be devoured, with pages towards […]

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Robin Williams: A Singular Portrait

PHOTO | MEMOIR Black & White and Color Images | 11.5 x 11 inches Robin Williams: A Singular Portrait [is] a revealing and immersive experience into Williams’ persona . . . a wonderful book both in its photography, which is beautifully printed, and more importantly its content, which gives a meaningful and lasting portrayal of Robin […]

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