Download E-books Blue of Noon (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

By Georges Bataille

Set opposed to the backdrop of Europe's slide into Fascism, "Blue of midday" is a blackly compelling account of depravity and violence. As its narrator lurches despairingly from urban to urban in a surreal sexual and psychological nightmare of squalor, sadism and drunken encounters, his inner cave in mirrors the scuffling with and marching at the streets open air. Exploring the darkish forces underneath the skin of civilization, it is a novel torn among settling on with history's sufferers and being seduced through the sizeable glamour of its poor victors, and is likely one of the 20th century's nice nihilist works.

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Download E-books France since 1945 PDF

By Robert Gildea

The final fifty years of French historical past have noticeable sizeable demanding situations for the French: developing a brand new ecu order, construction a latest financial system, looking for a strong political approach. It has additionally been a time of tension and doubt. The French have needed to come to phrases with the legacy of the German profession, the lack of Empire, the political and social implications of the inflow of overseas immigrants, the increase of Islam, the destruction of rural existence, and the specter of Anglo-American tradition to French language and civilization.

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Download E-books La milice française PDF

By Michèle Cointet

Le 31 janvier 1943, Pierre Laval, chef du gouvernement de Vichy, crée los angeles Milice française en appelant des volontaires à défendre l’ordre contre les activities de l. a. Résistance et un éventuel débarquement. Un an plus tard, le régime de Vichy est devenu fasciste et déchaîne une violence politique d’Etat sous los angeles forme de cours martiales remplaçant los angeles justice, écrasant les maquis (Les Glières), torturant et assassinant (Mandel, Sarraut). Qui étaient ces miliciens ? Que voulaient-ils ? Que sont-ils devenus, y compris dans l. a. mémoire collective ? C’est ce que Michèle Cointet, spécialiste de los angeles France sous l’occupation, nous livre dans cet ouvrage vivant, dramatique, et riche de images inédits : à l. a. fois une histoire de l’Etat français sous Vichy, mais aussi une histoire du fascisme, de los angeles collaboration et de l. a. violence politique.

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Download E-books Secrets enfouis PDF

By Joseph Finder

Enterrée vivante dans un cercueil, filmée par une caméra dont les photos sont projetées en dwell sur web : c'est le calvaire que des maîtres chanteurs ont destiné à Alexa Marcus, fille d'un milliardaire aux activités problems, s'ils n'obtiennent pas " le file Mercury ". Les ravisseurs russes sont dangereux et chaque minute compte. Mais Nick Heller, un ami de los angeles famille, peut se montrer tout aussi brutal quand il s'agit de retrouver quelqu'un qu'il s'était juré de protéger. Une intrigue haletante qui voit le retour du nouveau héros de Joseph Finder : le tenace et désabusé Nick Heller, ancien des Forces Spéciales.

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Download E-books Exile and the Kingdom PDF

By Albert Camus

From numerous masterfully rendered views, those six tales depict humans at painful odds with the area round them. A spouse can in simple terms quit to a desolate tract evening via betraying her husband. An artist struggles to honor his personal aspirations in addition to society's expectancies of him. A missionary brutally switched over to the worship of a tribal fetish is left with yet an echo of his id. no matter if set in North Africa, Paris, or Brazil, the tales in Exile and the Kingdom are probing photographs of non secular exile, and man’s perpetual look for an internal state during which to be reborn. They exhibit Camus on the top of his powers.

Now, at the fiftieth anniversary of the book’s e-book, Carol Cosman’s new translation recovers a literary treasure for our time.

Albert Camus gained the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

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Download E-books Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of A.D. 800 PDF

By Jeff Sypeck

On Christmas morning within the yr 800, Pope Leo III put the crown of imperial Rome at the forehead of a Germanic king named Karl—a gesture that enabled the fellow later hailed as Charlemagne to say his empire and eternally form the future of Europe. Becoming Charlemagne tells the tale of the overseas strength fight that ended in this world-changing occasion, illuminating an period that has lengthy been overshadowed through myth.

For 1,200 years, the deeds of Charlemagne encouraged kings and crusaders, the conquests of Napoléon and Hitler, and the confident architects of the ecu Union. during this enticing narrative, Jeff Sypeck crafts a vibrant portrait of the ruler who grew to become a legend, whereas evoking a long-ago international of kings, caliphs, retailers, and clergymen. Transporting readers a ways past Europe to the glittering palaces of Constantinople and the streets of medieval Baghdad, Becoming Charlemagne brings alive an age of empire construction that maintains to resonate to this day.

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Download E-books The Man with the Lead Stomach: The Nicolas Le Floch Investigations (A Nicolas Le Floch Investigation) PDF

October 1761 unearths the newly-promoted Commisioner Le Floch on responsibility at a royal functionality of Rameau's newest work.Events take a dramatic flip and Nicolas is quickly launched into his moment significant research while the physique of a sought after courtier's son is found.The preliminary proof issues to suicide, yet Le Floch's instincts inform him he's facing homicide of the main ugly kind.

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Download E-books Heurs et malheurs de la France et de l'Europe: 1945-2009 PDF

By Jacques Jessel

Los angeles scenario est grave... mais pas désespérée. Loin de l. a. pensée designated et du politiquement right, c'est ce que démontre Jacques Jessel, diplomate de carrière, après avoir passé en revue les principaux événements de l. a. période 1945-2009, dont il a été observateur attentif et quelquefois acteur. Sur le plan des associations françaises, après avoir évoqué l'instabilité congénitale de l. a. IVe République et le progrès réel résultant de l. a. structure de 1958, il s'étonne des réformes apportées à celle-ci au cours des dernières années, lesquelles recèlent de sérieux éléments de fragilisation. Sur le plan de l'Europe, il critique de los angeles façon los angeles plus sévère des entreprises allant du projet de Communauté européenne de défense de 1952, au projet de traité constitutionnel de 2005 et à son remake signé à Lisbonne en 2007. Mais il ne manque pas non plus d'applaudir aux projects heureuses qui ont marqué toute cette période, depuis le plan Marshall et le Marché commun jusqu'à los angeles création du G 20. De los angeles reconversion ratée de l'économie est-allemande après los angeles réunification, aux erreurs de l. a. stratégie politico-militaire américaine à l'égard de l'Afghanistan et de l'Irak, en passant par les errements économiques et financiers des États-Unis qui ont conduit à l'actuelle crise mondiale, il dresse un bilan de los angeles scenario de l. a. France, de l'Europe et du monde et, à los angeles lumière de son expérience, des efforts qu'il reste à entreprendre pour sortir de l. a. crise et construire un monde meilleur... Une examine sans complaisance.

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Download E-books Trial by Fire: The Hundred Years War, Volume 2 PDF

By Jonathan Sumption

A succession of catastrophes within the heart years of the fourteenth century introduced France to the edge of destruction. The financial disaster of the French nation and a sour civil conflict in the royal family members have been by way of the defeat and catch of the King of France by means of the Black Prince at Poitiers. A peasant riot and a violent revolution in Paris accomplished the tragedy. In a humiliating treaty of partition France ceded greater than a 3rd of its territory to Edward III of britain. now not for sixty years could the English back come so just about overall victory.

Yet the subject of the quantity isn't really destruction, yet survival. France's nice towns, provincial cities and rural groups resisted the place its leaders failed. They withstood the sustained savagery of the warriors and the loose businesses of brigands to undo such a lot of Edward III's paintings within the following iteration. England's triumphs proved to be brittle and short-lived.

Based on quite a lot of modern resources, either published and unprinted, The Hundred Years battle, quantity 2: Trial by way of Fire is the soaking up continuation of Jonathan Sumption's enormous background of the Hundred Years conflict.

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