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Une terre promise de Barack Obama (Analyse de l'œuvre)

By Gil Smit
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A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II—while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hôtel Ritz in Paris—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. “A compelling portrait of a marriage and a nation at war from within.”—Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Favored guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor walk through its famous doors to be welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, Claude, the hotel’s director. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamour and glitz to take their minds off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests—and each other. Until June 1940, when the German army sweeps into Paris, setting up headquarters at the Ritz. Suddenly, with the likes of Hermann Goëring moving into suites once occupied by royalty, Blanche and Claude must navigate a terrifying new reality. One that entails even more secrets and lies. One that may destroy the tempestuous marriage between this beautiful, reckless American and her very proper Frenchman. For in order to survive—and strike a blow against their Nazi “guests”—Blanche and Claude must spin a web of deceit that ensnares everything and everyone they cherish. But one secret is shared between Blanche and Claude alone—the secret that, in the end, threatens to imperil both of their lives, and to bring down the legendary Ritz itself. Based on true events, Mistress of the Ritz is a taut tale of suspense wrapped up in a love story for the ages, the inspiring story of a woman and a man who discover the best in each other amid the turbulence of war. Praise for Mistress of the Ritz “No one writes of the complexities of women’s lives and loves like Melanie Benjamin. In Mistress of the Ritz, Benjamin brings wartime Paris brilliantly to life. . . . Intense, illuminating, and ultimately inspiring!”—Elizabeth Letts, New York Times bestselling author of Finding Dorothy

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  • Publisher : Beacon Press
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  • Pages : 304
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Whatever his ratings, Obama remains personally popular, widely acknowledged for his soaring oratory. His words were one of the lasting legacies of his presidential campaign and are proving to be among his most effective governing weapons. In Power in Words, distinguished historian and civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry and former presidential speechwriter Josh Gottheimer introduce Obama’s most memorable speeches, from his October 2002 speech against the war in Iraq and his November 2008 election-night victory speech to “A More Perfect Union,” his March 2008 response to the Reverend Wright controversy, and lesser-known but revealing speeches, such as one given in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2006. For each speech, Berry and Gottheimer add a rich introduction that includes political analysis, provides insight and historical context, and features commentary straight from the speechwriters themselves—including Jon Favreau, Obama’s chief speechwriter, and several other Obama campaign writers. Compelling and enduring,Power in Words delivers the behind-the-scenes account of Obama’s rhetorical legacy and is a collection to relish for years to come.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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  • Pages : 400
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The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most influential voices in both law and public opinion” (Harper’s Bazaar). My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg’s astonishing intellectual range” (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. Witty, engaging, serious, and playful, My Own Words is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women and “a tonic to the current national discourse” (The Washington Post).

Matched

By Ally Condie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101558466
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 897
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Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow. Look for CROSSED, the sequel to MATCHED, in Fall 2011! Watch a Video

Barack Before Obama

By David Katz
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0063086743
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 710
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A personal, intimate photographic celebration of President Barack Obama, featuring over 200 rare and never-before seen images from the years prior to his presidency, from photographer, friend, and former aide David Katz In 2004, David Katz worked alongside then Senate-hopeful Barack Obama as a photographer and personal aide. He spent approximately six days a week alongside the future president as Obama campaigned across downstate Illinois, and the two developed a close, professional, and personal relationship. What began as a long-shot Senate run culminated with the election of America’s first African American president in 2008, which Katz also photographed. During this time, David was never without his camera, capturing quotidian scenes from the life of a man who would soon become known the world over: a dad playing with his small daughters; a young unknown politician walking the streets of New York by himself with no one noticing; a devoted husband lovingly making faces at his wife in an elevator. In 2004, after seeing the unique and touching photographs David had amassed, Annie Leibovitz gave him some advice: “Don’t release these photos of Obama for at least fifteen years. They need time to age.” Now, fifteen years later, Barack Before Obama is the treasury of these photographs. Pulled from an archive of more than ninety thousand images, every photograph in this volume is like nothing that has been seen before: the ease in which David captures the spirit and essence of one of our most beloved first families is unparalleled, and it is in this affectionate familiarity that his photographs sing. Warm, engaging captions tell the stories behind the photos—the surprise meeting with Nelson Mandela, the back room conversation before the rally, the emotion after sending one of the Obamas’ daughters off to school—bringing readers closer than ever to the spirit and motivation behind the extraordinary man who became our forty-fourth president. Barack Before Obama is a unique collection of images illustrating the making of an American icon. A moving document of an historic moment, it’s the perfect gift for all those who want to remember it.

Exil et culture

By Ousmane Bakary Bâ
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  • Publisher : Presses de l'Université Laval
  • Isbn : 2763703410
  • Pages : 367
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 604
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Ce livre étudie les rapports qu'entretiennent l'exil et la culture dans la conjoncture tragique des génocides ethniques, des fractures inidviduelles et collectives qu'ils provoquent massivement dans la personnalité même des victimes et la nécessité impérieuse d'une reconstruction identitaire des survivants à travers ce que l'auteur a appelé le « deuil culturel » pendant leur processus d'intégration dans leurs nouvelles sociétés d'accueil. L'expérience métonymique du vécu traumatique des réfugiés de Bosnie-Herzégovine accueillis au Québec depuis 1992 illustre le propos de cet ouvrage. Celle-ci fut marquée par les évènements de génocide ethnique, de déportation de masse dans des camps de concentration, des pratiques multiformes d'épuration identitaire où l'acte d'exil vient configurer de nouveaux processus critiques d'intégration dans des sociétés d'accueil jusqu'alors inconnues. C'est là toute la douleur de l'exil et l'exil même de cette douleur. Ce livre contribue à une meilleure compréhension du problème de la survivance, mais aussi des modalités par lesquelles une culture incorpore des évènements contingents pour les inscrire dans son propre système sociosymbolique. Une double trajectoire du vécu de l'identité individuelle et collective des survivants y est bien mise en exergue. C'est, d'une part, celle de sa destructuration violente configurée par toutes les fractures subies au niveau du sens de soi et des autres à travers la guerre de génocide ethnique et l'exil et, d'autre part, celle d'un processus de reconstruction identitaire post-exilaire médiatisée par l'âpre épreuve affligeante du deuil de culture. L'enjeu ultime de cette épreuve de deuil culturel en terre d'accueil nouvelle consiste soit dans la reconstruction d'une mémoire et d'une identité individuelle et collective fracturées, soit dans la perdurance indéfinie d'une fixation traumatique.

Les origines religieuses du mondialisme

By H. Ryssen
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5872712928
  • Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 548
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Change We Can Believe In

By Obama for Change
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 0307460460
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 456
  • File Pdf: change-we-can-believe-in.pdf

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At this defining moment in our history, Americans are hungry for change. After years of failed policies and failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim the American dream. Barack Obama has proven to be a new kind of leader–one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we face, and move this nation forward. Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America. In these pages you will find bold and specific ideas about how to fix our ailing economy and strengthen the middle class, make health care affordable for all, achieve energy independence, and keep America safe in a dangerous world. Change We Can Believe In asks you not just to believe in Barack Obama’s ability to bring change to Washington, it asks you to believe in yours.

Naïm Kattan. L'écrivain du passage

By Collectif
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Éditions Hurtubise
  • Isbn : 2896477934
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 125
  • File Pdf: naïm-kattan-l-écrivain-du-passage.pdf

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L'écrivain de l'époque serait-il un passeur de cultures, comme on le serait des rivières du monde? S'il en est un qui mérite ce titre, c'est bien le romancier et essayiste Naïm Kattan. Dans cet ouvrage, l'auteur d'Adieu Babylone se raconte comme jamais auparavant, faisant le tour de sa vie et de sa pensée. Il y rappelle autant les cultures juive et arabe qui l'ont fait, que sa renaissance par les française et québécoise. Ainsi se trace un itinéraire qui va d'Irak en France et au Canada, marqué par autant d'essais que de romans ou nouvelles. Sans oublier ces si nombreuses rencontres avec de grandes figures contemporaines parmi lesquelles, Breton, Gide, Malraux, Trudeau et Lévesque. La seconde partie de cet ouvrage réunit une quinzaine d'auteurs. Venus de pays et d'horizons multiples, ils ont voulu rendre hommage à l'homme de Bagdad, de Paris et de Montréal, à l'écrivain qui défend le nomadisme de l'écriture et de la culture. Ils disent au Québécois et Canadien que, par son rayonnement mondial, il est devenu un écrivain exemplaire de la francophonie contemporaine.

A Singular Woman

By Janny Scott
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 110151390X
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 795
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From the author of The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune and the Story of My Father comes a major publishing event: an unprecedented look into the life of the woman who most singularly shaped Barack Obama-his mother. Barack Obama has written extensively about his father, but little is known about Stanley Ann Dunham, the fiercely independent woman who raised him, the person he credits for, as he says, "what is best in me." Here is the missing piece of the story. Award-winning reporter Janny Scott interviewed nearly two hundred of Dunham's friends, colleagues, and relatives (including both her children), and combed through boxes of personal and professional papers, letters to friends, and photo albums, to uncover the full breadth of this woman's inspiring and untraditional life, and to show the remarkable extent to which she shaped the man Obama is today. Dunham's story moves from Kansas and Washington state to Hawaii and Indonesia. It begins in a time when interracial marriage was still a felony in much of the United States, and culminates in the present, with her son as our president- something she never got to see. It is a poignant look at how character is passed from parent to child, and offers insight into how Obama's destiny was created early, by his mother's extraordinary faith in his gifts, and by her unconventional mothering. Finally, it is a heartbreaking story of a woman who died at age fifty-two, before her son would go on to his greatest accomplishments and reflections of what she taught him.

La fabuleuse histoire du Liban

By Didier Destremau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Editions du Rocher
  • Isbn : 2268082490
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 724
  • File Pdf: la-fabuleuse-histoire-du-liban.pdf

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Saint Cyrien et officier, diplomate et ambassadeur, Didier Destremau s'est passionné dés son jeune âge pour les affaires moyen orientales. Arabisant, comme bénévole à Caritas, il s'est occupé de lobbying international pendant dix ans. Aux éditions du Rocher, il est déjà l'auteur du Fabuleux destin de Malte et du Roman de la Syrie

Montreal Noir

By John McFetridge,Jacques Filippi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Isbn : 1617756067
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 450
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“American crime fiction fans will welcome the opportunity to sample the short fiction of some worthy Canadian authors.” —Publishers Weekly Following the success of Toronto Noir, the Noir Series explores new Canadian terrain, featuring both English and Francophone authors. Like the city it springs from, Montreal Noir is an intriguing mix of culture, identities, and neighborhoods with one thing in common: the dark side of human nature. This collection presents stories by Patrick Senécal, Tess Fragoulis, Howard Shrier, Michel Basilières, Robert Pobi, Samuel Archibald, Geneviève Lefebvre, Ian Truman, Johanne Seymour, Arjun Basu, Martin Michaud, Melissa Yi, Catherine McKenzie, Peter Kirby, and Brad Smith. “Montreal solidifies its reputation as the epicentre for Canadian noir in a strong new anthology.” —Quill & Quire “Brings together a bicultural roster of talent by some of the city’s best crime-fiction specialists, with tales from the city’s many neighbourhoods.” —Toronto Star “An impressive roster . . . Stories from across the many sub-genres of mystery: police procedural, thriller, private eye, psychological suspense, and hard-boiled crime.” —Montreal Review of Books “Whether it’s the quirkiness of the characters, the ingenuity of the puzzles, or the big hearts inside some of the darkest villains, noir’s different north of the border.” —Kirkus Reviews

Obama: An Intimate Portrait

By Pete Souza
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 0316512575
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 667
  • File Pdf: obama.pdf

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Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories in this #1 New York Times bestseller -- with a foreword from the President himself. During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else -- and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency -- including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission -- alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more. Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to "be kind and be useful," as he would instruct his daughters. This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and is a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.

Vrai et saint

By Leo D. Lefebure
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Isbn : 3643908067
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 606
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Les chrétiens ont traditionnellement lu la Bible en opposition avec les autres religions, avec des conséquences parfois mortelles. Cet ouvrage explore les changements survenus dans l’interprétation chrétienne de la Bible en relation avec les traditions juive, musulmane, hindoue et bouddhiste. Après une longue histoire d’interprétations bibliques hostiles aux autres religions, les dernières décennies ont été témoins de la transformation opérée par de nombreux chrétiens dans leur approche des autres religions et dans leur interprétation de la Bible. En adoptant une approche herméneutique de générosité, ils cherchent à mieux comprendre et à trouver un terrain d’entente sur des questions d’importance. Lefebure examine les défis et tensions rencontrés dans l’interprétation de la Bible chrétienne dans le cadre du dialogue interreligieux.

The Anomaly

By Hervé Le Tellier
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Isbn : 1635421764
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 139
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NAMED A MOST-ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR BY CRIMEREADS Winner of the Goncourt Prize and now an international phenomenon, this dizzying, whip-smart novel blends crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller as it plumbs the mysteries surrounding a Paris-New York flight. Who would we be if we had made different choices? Told that secret, left that relationship, written that book? We all wonder—the passengers of Air France 006 will find out. In their own way, they were all living double lives when they boarded the plane: Blake, a respectable family man who works as a contract killer. Slimboy, a Nigerian pop star who uses his womanizing image to hide that he’s gay. Joanna, a Black American lawyer pressured to play the good old boys’ game to succeed with her Big Pharma client. Victor Miesel, a critically acclaimed yet largely obscure writer suddenly on the precipice of global fame. About to start their descent to JFK, they hit a shockingly violent patch of turbulence, emerging on the other side to a reality both perfectly familiar and utterly strange. As it charts the fallout of this logic-defying event, The Anomaly takes us on a journey from Lagos and Mumbai to the White House and a top-secret hangar. In Hervé Le Tellier’s most ambitious work yet, high literature follows the lead of a bingeable Netflix series, drawing on the best of genre fiction from “chick lit” to mystery, while also playfully critiquing their hallmarks. An ingenious, timely variation on the doppelgänger theme, it taps into the parts of ourselves that elude us most.

Africa's Lions

By Haroon Bhorat,Finn Tarp
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  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Isbn : 0815729502
  • Pages : 294
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 122
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Examining the economic forces that will shape Africa's future. Africa’s Lions examines the economic growth experiences of six fast growing and/or economically dominant African countries. Expert African researchers offer unique perspectives into the challenges and issues in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa. Despite a growing body of research on African economies, very little has focused on the relationship between economic growth and employment outcomes at the detailed country level. A lack of empirical data has deprived policymakers of a robust evidence base on which to make informed decisions. By harnessing country-level household, firm, and national accounts data together with existing analytical country research—the authors have attempted to bridge this gap. The growth of the global working-age population to 2030 will be driven primarily by Africa, which means that the relationship between growth and employment should be understood within the context of each country’s projected demographic challenge and the associated implications for employment growth. A better understanding of the structure of each country’s workforce and the resulting implications for human capital development, the vulnerably employed, and the working poor, will be critical to informing the development policy agenda. As a group, the six countries profiled in Africa’s Lions will largely shape the continent's future. Each country chapter focuses on the complex interactions between economic growth and employment outcomes, within the individual Africa’s Lions context.

Eaux et territoires, 3e édition

By Frédéric Lasserre,Luc Descroix
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : PUQ
  • Isbn : 2760529274
  • Pages : 520
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 610
  • File Pdf: eaux-et-territoires-3e-édition.pdf

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Guerres de l’eau, rareté de l’eau, gestion de l’eau. Qu’elle soit potable, agricole ou destinée à un usage industriel ou de loisir, l’eau est devenue l’objet de vives convoitises et de houleux débats quant aux modalités de son partage et de sa distribution. La question, d’abord de l’accès à l’eau, considérée comme une ressource essentielle, puis du partage de l’eau, et enfin surtout de la conflictualité potentielle de partages de plus en plus difficiles, a récemment pris le devant de la scène. L’eau sera-t-elle l’enjeu des conflits du xxie siècle ? Faut-il prêter attention aux prédictions alarmistes qui annoncent la multiplication des crises dans de nombreuses régions du globe, ou faut-il voir dans ces discours une version contemporaine des peurs millénaristes ? Des solutions modernes, comme des technologies plus adaptées ou la mise en place de mécanismes de marché, pourront-elles résoudre ces crises prochainement ? Comment les mécanismes de distribution de la ressource établis par les sociétés humaines en viennent-ils à s’enrayer aujourd’hui ? Quelles solutions se dessinent pour favoriser la nécessaire coopération dans ce domaine ? À partir de cas issus de plusieurs continents, les auteurs examinent les facteurs liés à l’accessibilité à l’eau ainsi que les principaux enjeux de la répartition, de la distribution et des choix relatifs à l’usage de cette importante ressource.

V?rit? et Synthese

By Dommergue Polacco de Menasce
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5883646395
  • Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 790
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