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Dien Bien Phu. March-May 1954 (Dien Bien Phu, mars-mai 1954)

HISTORY A definitive account that puts the most violent battle since the end of WWII back in its historical context and analyzes its importance and scope. Could the choice of the location and the recklessness of the French military have been avoided? The debate still rages today. After eight years of conflict during which the […]

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The History of Turkey. From the Empire to the Present Day (Histoire de la Turquie)

HISTORY A complete and contemporary history delivered by a Turkish historian teaching in France, who has a lucid and comprehensive view on the past and the future of Modern Turkey, a country so close to yet separated from Europe. Historian and political scientist Hamid Bozarslan gives us the keys that allow us to wholly embrace […]

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I Merely Taste The Tears That You See Me Shed (Je n’ai de goût qu’aux pleurs que tu me vois répandre)

LITERARY FICTION This debut novel challenges our coldly detached era with rare mastery. This is the story of a man who runs away. An impatient, very reticent, and compulsively organized man. He leaves everything behind and drives 1500 miles up North to meet with a girl who is cold. His apartment is in order, his […]

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You Won’t Know The Day Nor The Hour (Vous ne connaîtrez ni le jour ni l’heure)

LITERARY FICTION A sensitive novel on a sensitive and contemporary subject: euthanasia. A man goes back to his childhood bedroom the day before his parents’ scheduled death. During the night, he writes to try and understand the reasons for this action: it’s deliverance for those who are leaving, but an incredibly violent experience for those […]

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Nelson’s Hunger (A fome de Nelson)

In Nelson’s Hunger, the author reinvents and expands on a known episode in the life of the acclaimed, late Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues. As a young man, Nelson had spent some time in a sanatorium in Campos do Jordão, a town situated in the hills of São Paulo State. There, surrounded by men as sick […]

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The Dark Fur of Fear (O pelo negro do medo)

  This is a novel about a couple’s fears and passions. He is a writer and she is a composer. They spend a weekend at the colonial city of Paraty, in Brazil, in the 1980’s. As they walk the centuries old streets they recall their fears and their passions; their failed relationships, their troubled family […]

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Hacking Politics

TECHNOLOGY | CURRENT AFFAIRS Includes unpublished material by internet activist Aaron Swartz, whose tragic death in January 2013 at age 26 was mourned by many throughout the world. Hacking Politics is a firsthand account of how a ragtag band of activists and technologists overcame a $90 million lobbying machine to defeat the most serious threat […]

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The Boy Who Could Speak the Language of Dogs (L’Enfant qui savait parler la langue des chiens)

LITERARY FICTION Begnini’s Life is Beautiful meets Boris Cyrulnik! He is told that one day he will understand – after the war. After all, war is not for children. In the meantime, however, Julek must learn to live in secrecy. And he rather likes it, all things considered. How can a 14-year-old boy have assumed so […]

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What Gandhi Says, About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage

ESSAY Many of us believe we know who Gandhi was and what he represented. The truth is something quite different, and important. As Norman said to me when he gave me this tiny volume, you can read it in one sitting. That will be an essential sitting for anyone who is interested in the matter […]

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Gangsterismo. The United States, Cuba and the Mafia, 1933 to 1966

HISTORY Gangsterismo is an extraordinary accomplishment, the most comprehensive history yet of the clash of epic forces over several decades in Cuba. It is a chronicle that touches upon deep and ongoing themes in the history of the Americas, and more specifically of the United States government, Cuba before and after the revolution, and the […]

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