Une histoire de Paris par ceux qui l ont fait
« Les aventures qui figurent dans ce livre ont été écrites comme une histoire de Paris racontée par de nombreuses voix différentes. Elles débutent à l’aube de la Révolution française et s’achèvent à l’époque actuelle, s’autorisant parfois quelques incursions dans le passé médiéval et préhistorique. Par cette entreprise, je me proposais de composer une mini Comédie humaine de Paris, dans laquelle l’histoire de la ville serait éclairée par l’expérience vécue de ses habitants. Rien n’a été artificiellement ajouté et personne – mis à part le baron Haussmann, Adolf Hitler et quelques présidents de la République – ne disserte sur l’évolution du système d’égouts ou du réseau de transports. » Au lecteur, amoureux de Paris ou curieux d’Histoire, de se délecter de ce merveilleux livre, pour y rencontrer une foule de personnages inconnus ou illustres : le tout jeune lieutenant Buonaparte, en goguette au Palais-Royal ; l’architecte Guillaumot, l’homme qui sauva Paris, dont aucune rue de la capitale ne porte le nom aujourd’hui ; Marie Antoinette, reine en détresse, perdue un certain jour de 1791 aux abords du palais des Tuileries ; le grand Vidocq, qui pouvait se changer à loisir en botte de foin ; mais aussi Proust, Charles de Gaulle, Juliette Gréco, et tant d’autres... En couverture : Illustration Éric Doxat © Flammarion
Beauty is in the Street
In May 1968, demonstrations against the French government spread across Parisian universities, and then to factories and other workplaces, resulting in a general strike of eleven million workers that brought the country to a virtual standstill. This book contains 200 posters from this time.
No one knows a city like the people who live there - so who better to relate the history of Paris than its inhabitants through the ages? Taking us from 1750 to the new millennium, Graham Robb's Parisians is at once a book to read from cover to cover, to lose yourself in, to dip in and out of at leisure, and a book to return to again and again - rather like the city itself, in fact. 'Quirky, amused and très British' Julian Barnes 'A collection of true stories, culled from Robb's insatiable historical reading and lit by his imagination . . . So richly pleasurable that you feel it might emit a warm glow if you left it in a dark room' John Carey, Book of the Week, Sunday Times 'This book is the sort of triumph that we have no right to expect to come from anyone in the steady way that Robb's masterly books come from him' Philip Hensher, Daily Telegraph 'As Parisian and as bracing as a freshly mixed Pernod and water' New York Times
Madness and Civilization
This text is a classic of French post-structuralist scholarship and is widely recommended on humanities courses across a variety of disciplines. Foucault's analysis of psychology is a devastating critique of the common understanding of insanity.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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** The global phenomenon** ** The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller ** ** The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller ** Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind’s extraordinary history – from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age – and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world ‘It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!’ Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel 'Unbelievably good. Jaw dropping from the first word to the last' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 Yuval’s follow up to Sapiens, Homo Deus, is available now. For more, visit www.ynharari.com
The Ancient Paths
Graham Robb's new book will change the way you see European civilization. Inspired by a chance discovery, Robb became fascinated with the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, their sophisticated knowledge of science. His investigations gradually revealed something extaordinary: a lost map, of an empire constructed with precision and beauty across vast tracts of Europe. The map had been forgotten for almost two millennia and its implications were astonishing. Minutely researched and rich in revelations, The Ancient Paths brings to life centuries of our distant history and reinterprets pre-Roman Europe. Told with all of Robb's grace and verve, it is a dazzling, unforgettable book.
Hailed as "a monumental history . . . more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad),David van Reybrouck’s rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore, tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's most devastated countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating and deeply moving, David van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the fate of one of the world's most critical, failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. Van Reybrouck takes us through several hundred years of history, bringing some of the most dramatic episodes in Congolese history. Here are the people and events that have impinged the Congo's development—from the slave trade to the ivory and rubber booms; from the arrival of Henry Morton Stanley to the tragic regime of King Leopold II; from global indignation to Belgian colonialism; from the struggle for independence to Mobutu's brutal rule; and from the world famous Rumble in the Jungle to the civil war over natural resources that began in 1996 and still rages today. Van Reybrouck interweaves his own family's history with the voices of a diverse range of individuals—charismatic dictators, feuding warlords, child-soldiers, the elderly, female merchant smugglers, and many in the African diaspora of Europe and China—to offer a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective and returning a nation's history to its people.
The Phantom of the Opera
A disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opera House falls in love with a beautiful soprano and, in his desperation to have his love returned, embarks on some terrifying means towards that end.