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The Adventures of Ralph and Wulfran. Or, How To Never Get Bored (Les aventures de Ralph et Wulfran)

GRAPHIC NOVEL Many pianists like to play piano for four hands. It’s less common to see two illustrators join forces to draw two-handedly—while the collective image preserves the individual style of both. The two accomplices have challenged themselves to invent two characters together: Ralph and Wulfran. Ralph, drawn by Pierre Le-Tan, is pragmatic, caustic, and […]

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Why It Is Wrong To Be Right Too Early (Ces savants qui ont eu raison trop tôt)

POPULAR SCIENCE A Short and Surprising History of discoverers and  discoveries from da Vinci to the Present When it comes to discoveries, being right too early or going against the established theories of the time has always been met with mere ridicule, condemnations, conspiracies and irony. From the Renaissance to the present day, this book brings […]

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They Were Held Hostage. Surviving and Reliving (Ils ont été otages)

CURRENT AFFAIRS – PSYCHOLOGY How do hostages live through this terrible parenthesis? How do they deal with the situation during and after the hostage crisis? Does society truly recognize the trauma they experienced? Yemen, Mali, Afghanistan, the Sahel, Niger, a bank in French provincial town, a jewelry store anywhere… How is a hostage crisis experienced […]

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The Hospitallers (Les Hospitaliers)

HISTORY From Jerusalem to Malta, from the Middle Ages to the present day, the Hospitallers have been charged with the care and defense of the Holy Places and contended for the faith. After having gone through the chaos of history, they continue to exist in the Order of Malta. Founded in Jerusalem in the Middle […]

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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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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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