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  • Souvenirs de la vie parisienneby Emile Marcelin; Hippolyte Taine; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Mon père a une nouvelle toquade : il veut que je fasse mon droit. Il rêve pour moi un consulat, une position superbe, me dit-il, que celle de consul !... En 1800, je ne dis pas, quand il n'y en avait que trois. Mais, aujourd'hui, cette carrière-là mène trop loin. Je n'y vois pour moi qu'une déportation mal déguisée. Aussi ai-je promis d'étudier... more...

  • Sparring with Hemingwayby Budd Schulberg

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    Schulberg goes toe to toe with his lifelong passion in this collection of his greatest writings on boxing ?As much as I love boxing, I hate it.? So begins screenwriter, novelist, and journalist Budd Schulberg?s collection of essays on the sweet science of bruising, a sport that fueled his literary ambitions and unsettled his conscience from a... more...

  • Tacitus and the Tacitean Traditionby Torrey James Luce; Anthony John Woodman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    In this volume distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore the work of Tacitus in its historical and literary context and also show how his text was interpreted in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Discussed here, for example, are the ways predilections of a particular age color one's reading of a complex author and why... more...

  • This Living Handby Edmund Morris

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    When the multitalented biographer Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, ?You have the most precious gift of all?originality.? That quality is abundantly evident in this selection of essays. They cover forty... more...

  • Un tel de l'armée françaiseby Gabriel-Tristan Franconi; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Tel ces médailles qui, sous la patine des siècles, accusent un profil à jamais orgueilleux et viril, Un Tel, malgré les épuisements et les fièvres, garde le visage de ses vingt ans. Il est la parfaite image d'une époque inquiète, le souple sujet d'une race sportive et spirituelle." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN : Les éditions LIGARAN... more...

  • Was ist eine Ruine?by Alain Schnapp; Andreas Wittenburg

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 7.56

    Ein Essay zur Weltgeschichte der Ruinen. Alain Schnapps Essay entwirft eine Universalgeschichte der Ruinen. In globaler Perspektive blickt er auf die unvermeidliche Beziehung, die jede Zivilisation mit den Ruinen unterhält. Manche von ihnen vertrauen darauf, dass riesige Monumente dafür sorgen werden, die Erinnerung zu bewahren, andere verlassen sich... more...

  • 39-45 Les dossiers oubliésby Boguslaw Wolszanski

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Des anecdotes inédites et insolites de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Nous retrouvons à nouveau ici des aspects étonnant d?un conflit, qui à chaque fois, sous sa plume prend un aspect nouveau : ? La mort du maréchal Toukhatchevski et les purges dans l?armée Rouge ? L?Orchestre noir, le réseau allemand qui espionnait Hitler ? Le duel dans le désert... more...

  • Absolute Powerby CS Denton

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2006; US$ 1.99

    Here, 75 succinct essays cover European royalty from the last king of Rome to Tsar Nicholas II. There is an enduring public interest in royalty and dictatorial rulers: this book covers all of them comprehensively. Far more than just sensational accounts, the book makes a genuine attempt to understand what drove them to their excesses. An inf... more...

  • American Sketchesby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 15.00

    What are the roots of creativity? What makes for great leadership? How do influential people end up rippling the surface of history? In this collection of essays, Walter Isaacson reflects on the lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Hillary Clinton and Bill... more...

  • Anatomy and the Organization of Knowledge, 1500?1850by Brian Muñoz; Matthew Landers

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Across early modern Europe, the growing scientific practice of dissection prompted new and insightful ideas about the human body. This collection of essays explores the impact of anatomical knowledge on wider issues of learning and culture. more...