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New Economic Myths (Nouvelles mythologies économiques)

ECONOMICS | POLITICS Economy is too important a matter to be left only to economists. This second pamphlet –written by one France’s leading economists– aims to immunise citizens against such mystification and to divest politics of its fatal charm. The economy has become the grammar of politics: its rules and conventions now frame public discourse, […]

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Pablo Escobar (Pablo Escobar. Trafiquant de cocaïne)

BIOGRAPHY The true story of Colombia’s infamously violent and powerful drug capo: Pablo Escobar. « I am what I always wanted to be: a bandit ».  In 1993, when Pablo Escobar was shot dead, more than 10 000 colombians attended his funeral. Twenty years afetr his desappearence, Escobar remains an unavoidable figure in recent Latin American history. In 1989, Forbes […]

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Eve (Ève)

HISTORICAL FICTION In the Bible, [Eve] is the ‘mother of all who have life’. Over the centuries, she has inspired painters and provoked the most troubling erotic artworks. After telling the stories of heroines from three religions, Marek Halter tackles her. His book, scandalous and combative, is of a rare violence. – Paris Match  An incredible […]

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Good Authority. How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For

 BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT Required reading for anyone who wants to do more than merely manage people. Good Authority is a modern classic, and it will redefine what it means to be the boss. – Seth Godin, author Linchpin A powerful, personal, persuasive guide to becoming a better leader in the modern, digital age. Highly recommended! […]

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Rosset. My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship

AUTOBIOGRAPHY “A candid self-portrait…a colorful and rollicking history.” —Publishers Weekly “This memoir of the American publisher of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Tropic of Cancer is full of landmark literary moments.” — The Guardian “A posthumous memoir nicely captures the Grove Press publisher’s free-wheeling ways and rebel heart. … Vivid and informative—a must for anyone interested […]

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Sam Goudsmit. The Hunt for Hitler’s Atom Bomb

BIOGRAPHY Van Calmthout’s book reads like a detective, albeit one that recounts a true story. Besides the hunt for the atomic bomb, the author gives a lot of insight into the role of science during WWII. — Reformatorisch Dagblad A fascinating biography […] Not only is Goudsmit’s secret mission [to search for Hitler’s atom bomb] interesting, but […]

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The Lost Sonata (La Sonate oubliée)

“A beautiful story told with emotion, very well documented and rich in revelations.” — L’avenir “A superb, rich and modern writing, mixed with emotions and a keen sense of the psychology of the protagonists.” — Agora Vox “A very beautiful novel, full of finesse and beauty. To discover.” — Brèves littéraires “Christiana Moreau inks a very […]

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The Office Life of a Guinea Pig (De verwarde cavia)

FICTION | HUMOR Cornelisse brings an entire system down in a particularly witty way. And she does so without any pretense and with a wonderful sense for language. —Metro (****) In short chapters, […] Paulien Cornelisse draws miniature pictures of life at the office, which is centered around the stapler and the pantry. It’s a habitat which distinguishes itself by its […]

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Soar. How the World’s Best Airline Brands Delight Customers and Inspire Employees

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT  “Copying what the competition is doing doesn’t work in any industry, especially in air travel, which most consumers see as a commodity. Shashank takes a deep dive into the fascinating stories of how successful airlines have created their own path.” —DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT, bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing and […]

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Guerrilla Social Club (Guérilla Social Club)

CRIME FICTION The book of the Junta is as tremendous as it is furiously engaged … The ignoble Beast still shows its fangs. Nothing like a pounding book to file its teeth! – Paris Match A powerful noir novel that illuminates our conscience about the sinister actions of the murderous militia. — L’Anjou agricole A talented author. […]

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