Nos relations avec les autres sont déterminantes pour notre qualité de vie ! La facilité de contact est un puissant moteur de succès : être recherché pour ses qualités humaines, créer la sympathie, faire passer ses idées, savoir motiver, corriger sans gâcher une relation de travail... Cela s’apprend ! Ce livre, utile à tous les âges et dans tous les métiers, vous donnera tous les conseils pour développer des relations humaines de qualité, nécessaires à l’efficacité professionnelle et personnelle. Dale Carnegie, leader mondial de la formation continue, est spécialisé dans les entraînements à la communication, au leadership, à la vente, au management et à la prise de parole en public. C’est la source la plus crédible dans ces domaines.

Author Dale Carnegie
Isbn 2253176141
Genre Self-Help
Year 2013-02-01
Pages 256
Language English
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Louis Segond, est un pasteur protestant et théologien qui, à la demande de la Compagnie des Pasteurs de Genève, a traduit la Bible en français à partir des textes originaux hébreux et grecs, la traduction Segond. La traduction de l'Ancien Testament a été publiée par étape et s'est échelonnée sur une dizaine d'années, le recueil complet est paru en 1873. C'est en 1880 que le Nouveau Testament complet voit le jour. Louis Segond ne voulait pas que de son vivant on touche à sa traduction, mais il avait fait savoir qu'après son décès, les éditeurs pourraient faire ce qu'ils voudraient. C'est donc après sa mort, en 1909, qu'une révision de son travail a été envisagée, ce qui a abouti à la version de 1910. Extrait : Dieu dit : Que la lumière soit ! Et la lumière fut. Dieu vit que la lumière était bonne ; et Dieu sépara la lumière d'avec les ténèbres. Dieu appela la lumière jour, et il appela les ténèbres nuit. Ainsi, il y eut un soir, et il y eut un matin : ce fut le premier jour. Dieu dit : Qu'il y ait une étendue entre les eaux, et qu'elle sépare les eaux d'avec les eaux. Et Dieu fit l'étendue, et il sépara les eaux qui sont au-dessous de l'étendue d'avec les eaux qui sont au-dessus de l'étendue. Et cela fut ainsi. Dieu appela l'étendue ciel. Ainsi, il y eut un soir, et il y eut un matin : ce fut le second jour.

Author Louis Segond
Isbn 2824717173
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-06-09
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Kirsty Cowell a-t-elle poignardé son mari à mort, cette nuit tourmentée sur Entry Island, à l'extrême-ouest du Canada ? Tous le croient, tout l'accable et pourtant Sime Mackenzie, l'enquêteur chargé de l'interroger, ne peut se résoudre à l'accuser. Mais cet étrange sentiment de familiarité qu'il éprouve à son égard n'est-il pas une arme dangereuse offerte à une femme manipulatrice ? À moins que les rêves étranges qui le ramènent à la vie de son aïeul, émigré des Hébrides en terre de Québec au dix-neuvième siècle, ne recèlent une part du mystère ?

Author Peter May
Isbn 2812607238
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-09-03T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 426
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À travers le portrait pittoresque de la petite bourgeoisie parsie de Bombay, Mistry aborde, avec un regard tendre et humain, une réalité plus grave : celle du traditionalisme rigide et du fanatisme religieux. Comme dans ses précédents romans, l'auteur de L'Équilibre du monde met au service d'une vision sans complaisance de la société indienne son immense talent de conteur, son sens du cocasse et sa sympathie communicative pour des personnages naïfs, injustement malmenés par la vie. « Si Mistry figure parmi les écrivains indiens les plus remarqués d'aujourd'hui, c'est parce qu'il n'essaie pas de faire de l'Inde son sujet principal : son véritable territoire, c'est le coeur divisé. » The New York Review of Books « Profondément émouvant. John Updike a raison : Mistry nous dépeint Bombay avec un réalisme digne de Tolstoï. » The Times « Un récit magnétique qui approche la perfection. » Booklist

Author Rohinton Mistry,Francoise Adelstain
Isbn 2226376054
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 496
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Une serveuse de tacos qui joue les apprenties chimistes à Seattle, une parfumeuse déchue de La Nouvelle-Orléans qui prépare son come-back et un excentrique nez des hautes sphères de l'industrie parisienne s'interrogent : qui donc leur envoie ces mystérieuses betteraves sans laisser de traces ni le moindre message ? La clé du mystère se trouve peut-être au cœur de l'épopée d'Alobar, roi du VIIIe siècle, qui, fuyant la mort, erre autour du monde en compagnie d'une jeune Indienne fascinée par les essences, et qui découvrira le secret de l'immortalité. Un parfum de jitterbug est un roman bouillonnant et excentrique dans lequel Tom Robbins célèbre les joies de l'existence en nous livrant les secrets d'un parfum perdu. L'auteur génial du Même les cow-girls ont du vague à l'âme nous entraîne une nouvelle fois dans un récit délirant et explosif.

Author Tom ROBBINS
Isbn 2404002570
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-06-02T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 474
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Vous rêvez d'échapper à la routine du métro-boulot-dodo, de gagner de l'argent sans vous épuiser à la tâche, ou tout simplement de vivre mieux en travaillant moins ? Alors, voici ce que vous apprendra ce livre : • comment vous organiser pour gagner en un mois, à raison de 4 heures par semaine, le salaire que vous gagnez jusqu’à présent en un an ; • comment rejoindre les Nouveaux Bienheureux, qui réalisent leurs rêves et jouissent de la vie sans attendre une hypothétique retraite. Plus de bon temps, plus d’argent, plus de mobilité : ce livre est un véritable manifeste pour un changement radical de mode de vie. La recette de Timothy Ferriss est fondée sur sa propre expérience. Il vous démontrera qu’il est possible de diviser par deux sa masse de travail en identifiant les tâches essentielles et les plus rentables, d’utiliser l’assistanat à distance pour mettre en place un « management par l’absence », de cultiver l’ignorance sélective grâce à une diète d’informations... et ceci dans un unique but : mener une belle carrière d’entrepreneur en travaillant seulement 4 heures par semaine ! Cette nouvelle édition contient les témoignages de lecteurs qui ont doublé leurs revenus, délégué la plus grande partie de leurs tâches et réinventé leur vie après avoir lu ce livre. Vous y trouverez des procédures types pour vous libérer de votre dépendance aux mails, apprendre à négocier avec vos clients difficiles, ou rédiger une proposition de télétravail à l’attention de votre patron... Ainsi que les dernières astuces de Timothy Ferriss pour vivre comme un diplomate ou un millionnaire, sans être ni l’un ni l’autre !

Author Timothy Ferriss
Isbn 2326050916
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2010-04-30
Pages 400
Language English
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518 pages of Abraham Lincoln campaign newspapers from the elections of 1860 and 1864. Many newspapers at the time took specific and clearly partisan positions, which were often reflected in the names of the newspaper. The newspapers in this collection go beyond just a partisan political bias. These newspapers were created and existed only to get Abraham Lincoln elected or re-elected President, then ceased publication after the election. Election 1860 In 1860 there were three mainstream political parties in the United States; Republican, Democratic, and the new Constitutional Union party. The Democratic Party split into two over the issue of slavery, making 1860 a four way race. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was the least known of all candidates seeking the nomination of the Republican Party. Best known and leading the Republican pack was United States Senator, former governor of New York and future United States Secretary of State, William H. Seward. Second was Ohio governor and future United States Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Third was Missouri lawyer, politician and future United States Attorney General, Edward Bates. Fourth was Horace Greeley, founder and editor The New York Tribune, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 6th district, and in 1872 the founder of the Liberal Republican Party. Fifth was Illinois lawyer and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 7th district (1847 - 1849), Abraham Lincoln. A former Whig party member, Lincoln became engaged in Illinois state Republican Party politics in 1854. At the 1856 Republican National Convention, the nominating process for the Vice President spot on the party's ticket ended with Lincoln coming in second place. In 1858, Lincoln sought to replace the incumbent Democrat United States Senator from Illinois, Stephen A. Douglas. The two clashed during a series of seven debates. In 1858, United States senators were elected by their state legislatures. Democrats won a slight majority of seats in the Illinois General Assembly in 1858. The legislature then re-elected Douglas. Despite his loss due to internal party politics, Lincoln gained popular publicity from his performance during the Lincoln–Douglas debates, which allowed him to enter the pack of Republican candidates in 1860. One by one the Republican candidates fell away. The consensus was that Greely was too unpredictable, Bates was too old, and Chase did not possess political skills. Lincoln won out over Seward. Seward's outspokenness on the spread of slavery made many believe that was he too radical on the issue. Lincoln was seen as a moderate when came to slavery; also it was hoped that since he was from Illinois, that he would appeal to voters in the west. The Democratic Party split into two during its national convention in Charleston, South Carolina, in April 1860. The leading Democratic candidate was Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas. Douglas advocated popular sovereignty, where the majority within a state would decide if slavery was to exist in that state. This angered most Southern Democrats who wanted the right to hold slaves guaranteed in the western territories and future states. Delegates from eight southern states withdrew from the convention and nominated their own candidate, Vice President of the United States John C. Breckinridge. A group of conservative former Whigs, along with Know Nothing party members and some Southern Democrats who were against succession, joined to form the Constitutional Union Party. In their platform they strongly spoke out against disunion and avoided the issue of slavery. They nominated former United States Senator from Tennessee John Bell. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 1860, Republican Lincoln received 39.9 percent of the popular vote, Northern Democrat Douglas 29.5 percent, Southern Democrat Breckinridge 18.1 percent, and Constitutional Unionist Bell 12.5 percent. In the Electoral College Lincoln received 180 electoral votes; Breckinridge won 72 of the 303 total available electoral votes. Election 1860 Newspaper - The Freeport Wide Awake 52 pages of the Freeport Wide Awake, constituting 13 issues dating from August 18, 1860 to November 17, 1860. This weekly campaign newspaper was published between the time of the Chicago Convention and after the election in November; it supported Abraham Lincoln and Republican candidates. The newspaper's slogan was "No slumber till the battle is won." Three other newspapers were published in 1860 with "Wide Awake" in their title in: Providence; De Witt, Iowa; and Akron. Only one copy of any of the issues of these other "Wide Awake" newspapers is known to still be in existence. In the 1850's the Republican Party organized marching clubs made up of young men across the United States. In 1860, a number of "Wide Awake Clubs" were organized to support Abraham Lincoln. The Wide Awakes adopted a paramilitary style. Members wore black glazed hats, oil cloth capes to protect themselves from flames and carried six-foot long torches with a whale oil canister at its top. Wide Awakes held rallies where they marched with their torches lit, singing political campaign songs and reciting campaign slogans. Also included in this collection is a four page circular produced by the Albany, New York Republican Wide-Awake Club, regarding the uniform and the organization of the club. Election 1860 Serial Tract - Lincoln and Liberty!!! 38 pages of the tract "Lincoln and Liberty!!!," constituting 10 issues dating from June 19th, 1860 to October 2, 1860. This serial was published by the Young Men's Republican Union of the City of New York. The Young Men's Republican Union sponsored a lecture given by Lincoln on February 27, 1860 at the Cooper Union in New York City. The Cooper Union speech would be regarded by many, including eminent Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer as, "The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President." Election 1860 Newspaper - The Rail Splitter 24 pages of The Rail Splitter newspaper constituting 6 issues dating from June 23, 1860 to October 27, 1860. The Rail Splitter was a campaign newspaper in support of candidate Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party in the presidential campaign of 1860. This newspaper was based in Chicago, Illinois and published 18 weekly issues from June 23, 1860 to October 27, 1860, by publisher Charles Leib. A different pro-Lincoln newspaper also called the Rail Splitter was published in Cincinnati during the same time period. In the first issue, June 23, 1860, Leib wrote this in the introduction to his newspaper, "We have in our Prospectus given the reasons that induced us to establish 'The Rail Splitter.' It is occasionally thrown into our teeth, that in 1856 we labored earnestly for the election of James Buchanan, and it is true. We believed him to be an honest man, and that he ("he" in italics for emphasis) would be President, if elected. We were however, mistaken, for he is the willing tool of the slavery propagandists, who have put a collar around his neck, and will not even permit him to bark, unless in their presence." He finished his introduction by stating, "We are responsible for all articles that appear in 'The Rail Splitter,' and as this promises to be a warm and exciting campaign, in which there will be a great deal of crimination and recrimination; if we should incur the displeasure of any of the Democracy (the term Democracy was often used at the time to refer the Democratic Party and its rule) for telling the truth, and they should feel aggrieved, they can call at our office, at 66 Randolph Street, up stairs, where we will be most happy to give them any satisfaction they may desire. We will not, however, take back any statement we make, of the truth of which we are satisfied." Election 1864 The election of 1864 was disrupted by the Civil War. Electoral votes were not counted from states in rebellion. Tennessee and Louisiana, under Union control chose Electoral College electors; however Congress did not count their votes. The Democrats in non-rebellion states were divided between "Peace Democrats" and "War Democrats." The Republican Party, in a move to appeal to Northern Democrats in favor of the war, changed its name to the National Union Party for the 1864 election. Lincoln was the Republican/National Union Party nominee. Union Major General George B. McClellan was the Democratic Party nominee. McClellan ran as a "peace candidate." McClellan was still a U.S. Army general on active duty during the campaign. He did not resign his commission until Election Day. McClellan campaigned on continuing the war and restoring the Union. He was not seeking the abolition of slavery. The former position differed from the Democratic Party platform which called for an immediate end to the war and negotiated settlement with the Confederacy. The Democratic platform included the statement, "Resolved, That this Convention does explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, during which, under the pretense of military necessity or war power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired, justice, humanity, liberty, and the public welfare, demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities, with a view to the ultimate Convention of all the States, or other peaceable means, to the end that at the earliest practicable moment, peace may be restored on the basis of the Federal Union of the States." Lincoln had strong doubt that he would be re-elected President. The last President to be re-elected was Andrew Jackson in 1832. Military victories during the fall of 1864 boosted President Lincoln's popularity. On Election Day November 8, 1864 only 4 percent of the votes casted were by servicemen. Each state decided how they would handle voting by members of the military. Only seven states, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin, allowed servicemen to vote. Many servicemen would have been happy to see the election end the war. However, it is believed that most thought that ending the war would mean that their sacrifices would have been in vain. Many soldiers wrote to family members urging them to vote for Lincoln. Election Day results saw Lincoln winning 55% of the popular vote, approximately 403,000 votes. Lincoln received 30,503, 75.8 percent, of the votes cast by soldiers. Since the last election in 1860, the Electoral College added three new states Kansas, West Virginia, and Nevada, all free-soil states. In the Electoral College Lincoln received 212 of the 233 votes. Lincoln won all but 3 of the 25 states convening in the Electoral College, losing New Jersey, Delaware, and Kentucky. Election 1864 Newspaper - The Campaign Dial 404 pages of The Campaign Dial newspaper, consisting of all 51 issues published. The paper was published from September 8, 1864 to November 5, 1864. The Campaign Dial had higher production value than other campaign newspapers of the era. It was published daily except on Sunday. At a time when many major newspapers were only 4 pages, The Campaign Dial was 8 pages. The front page of most issues contained an illustration. Download for free the 38 page paper written by historian Gary L. Bunker for the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association concerning The Campaign Dial at: The Campaign Dial A Premier Lincoln Campaign Paper, 1864 by Gary L. Bunker.pdf. It contains a week-by-week analysis of the content of the newspaper. Election 1860 Newspaper - The Kentucky Campaign In addition to the 518 pages described above, this collection includes 24 pages, 3 issues, of the Southern Democrat campaign newspaper The Kentucky Campaign, which was in support of John C. Breckinridge for president. The slogan of the newspaper was a Breckinridge quote, "The constitution on equality of the States! These are symbols of everlasting union. Let these be the rally cry of the people."

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Un livre déjà culte dans le monde des entrepreneurs ! En appliquant les grands principes du lean management au développement de nouveaux produits, Eric Ries a mis au point une méthode qui change radicalement la donne pour tous ceux qui souhaitent créer une entreprise ou développer un nouveau projet : le Lean Startup. Cette approche révolutionnaire permet en effet d'adapter constamment son offre mais aussi son entreprise aux évolutions du marché, en suivant le principe de l'innovation continue. Dans cet ouvrage, Eric Ries expose sa méthodologie et l'illustre de nombreux exemples d'entreprises qui ont su encourager la créativité et sortir des sentiers battus en s'adaptant aux besoins de leurs clients, pour faire ainsi évoluer leur business model d'origine : Groupon, Zappos, Dropbox, Intuit... Lean Startup est un remarquable guide pratique d'innovation pour améliorer les chances de succès de tout nouveau projet, à l'usage des grandes entreprises comme des plus petites. C'est également un mode d'emploi du travail collaboratif et du management créatif. En ces temps d'hyper-compétition mondiale, c'est donc une lecture indispensable !

Author Eric Ries
Isbn 2326051858
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2012-03-30
Pages 320
Language English
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En 1947, Thor Heyerdahl et ses cinq équipiers se lancent l’incroyable défi de parcourir 8 000 kilomètres à travers le Pacifique sur un radeau de balsa, reproduction exacte des radeaux préhistoriques des Indiens d’Amérique du Sud. Partant de Callao – Pérou –, ils naviguent vers les îles polynésiennes de Tuamotu à bord du Kon-Tiki afin de prouver au monde que les ancêtres des Incas étaient allés en leur temps peupler la Polynésie. Cette traversée donna lieu à l’un des plus passionnants récits d’aventures, à la portée universelle. À contre-courant des théories de l’époque, Heyerdahl a en effet contribué, par cette expédition, à bouleverser les idées reçues sur l’origine de ces peuples.

Author Thor Heyerdahl
Isbn 2752909055
Genre Travel
Year 2013-05-07
Pages 320
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Hier, la Silicon Valley était l'épicentre du progrès technologique. Aujourd'hui, la Chine attire tous les regards. Comment a-t-elle pu rattraper son retard en quelques décennies ? Après avoir travaillé chez Apple, Microsoft et Google, Kai-Fu Lee est aujourd'hui l'un des investisseurs chinois N°1 en intelligence artificielle. Dans cet ouvrage fascinant devenu un best-seller mondial, il raconte comment la Chine utilise " le pétrole du 21e siècle ", c'est-à-dire les données générées par ses centaines de millions d'utilisateurs. Grâce à une nouvelle génération d'entrepreneurs et à une course à l'innovation encouragée par les pouvoirs publics, la Chine invente un monde où l'intelligence artificielle se déploie dans toute la société, les restaurants, les hôpitaux, les salles de classe ou les laboratoires. Kai-Fu Lee démontre à quel point l'IA va changer nos modes de vie et transformer l'économie, en privilégiant les plus agiles et les plus créatifs. Il propose d'utiliser les ressources financières considérables qui seront dégagées afin de soutenir les métiers où l'humain est irremplaçable : l'éducation, l'artisanat, les services à la personne. Un livre qui se lit d'une traite. Vous ne verrez plus jamais l'avenir comme avant. Né à Taiwan, Kai-Fu Lee a démarré sa carrière de chercheur en informatique dans la Silicon Valley en travaillant chez SGI, Apple, et Microsoft. En 2005 il est nommé président de Google China avant de fonder en 2009 la société d'investissement en capital-risque Sinovation Ventures. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs best-sellers en Chine et l'un des experts mondiaux les plus reconnus en intelligence artificielle.

Author Kai-fu Lee
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Year 2019-09-04
Pages 263
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Les secrets des Japonais pour trouver votre raison de vivre et vivre plus longtemps. La scène se passe dans un parc à Tokyo. Deux amis conversent sur le sens de la vie et sur l'étonnante longévité des Japonais. Un mot est alors lancé : ikigai, qui signifie littéralement " la joie d'être toujours occupé ". D'après les Japonais, nous possédons tous un ikigai, une raison d'exister, qui nous pousse à nous lever chaque matin et à être acteurs de notre vie. C'est ainsi que les deux amis, Héctor García et Francesc Miralles, décident de se lancer dans une passionnante enquête à travers le Japon. Partis à la rencontre des " supercentenaires " du hameau d'Ogimi, dans l'archipel d'Okinawa, ils passent de longs mois sur place à s'imprégner de la mentalité et des us et coutumes locaux. Comment ces " supercentenaires " définissent-ils leur ikigai et en quoi les guide-t-il au quotidien ? Quelles sont les habitudes à adopter pour mieux vivre ? Dans un livre à mi-chemin entre le guide et le témoignage, Héctor García et Francesc Miralles nous invitent à découvrir notre propre ikigai pour mener une vie longue et harmonieuse.

Author Héctor GARCIA,Francesc MIRALLES
Isbn 2823854169
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2017-04-13
Pages 120
Language English
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It's no secret that we are living in the Digital Age. Technology companies make up seven of the world's ten largest firms by market capitalization. And the key to their success is the key to all modern organizations. Jonathan Smart, business agility practitioner, thought leader, and coach, reveals the patterns and antipatterns that will help organizations from every industry deliver better value sooner, safer, and happier through high levels of engagement, inclusion, and empowerment. Through his decades of experience in the technology world, Smart provides business leaders with a blueprint for creating a world-class organization of the future. Through Agile and Lean ways of working, business leaders can empower teams to improve production, grow together, and create better services for their customers. These better ways of working have overflowed from the IT department to every corner of successful organizations, taking root in every industry from aerospace to accounting, insurance to shipping. This book is not about software development. It is not a book about the computer industry. This book is about applying agility across the entire organization. It's a book that will put you at the front of change and ahead of the competition.

Author Jonathan Smart
Isbn 1942788924
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2020-11-10
Pages 288
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Thirty years ago, the Gaelic language and culture which had been eminent in Scotland for 1,300 years seemed to be in the final stages of a 200-year terminal decline. The number of Gaelic speakers in Scotland had fallen tenfold over the previous century. The language itself was commonplace only in the scattered communities of the north-west Highlands and Hebrides.By the early years of the 21st century, however, a sea-change had taken place. Gaelic - for so long a subject of mockery and hostility - had become what some termed 'fashionable'. Gaelic-speaking jobs were available; Gaelic-medium education was established in many areas; and politicians and business-people saw benefits in acting as friends of the culture. While the numbers of Gaelic-speakers continued to fall as older people passed away, the decline was slowed and for the first time in 100 years the percentage of young people using the language began to rise proportionately. What had happened was a kind of renaissance: a Gaelic revival that manifested itself in popular music, literature, art, poetry, publishing, drama, radio and television. It was a phenomenon as obvious as it was unexpected. And at the heart of that movement lay education. A Gaelic Modern History will tell the story of one institution, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic College in Skye that has stood at the centre of this revival. But, chiefly, the book will examine how a venerable culture was given hope for the future at the point when all seemed lost. It recounts the scores of personalities, from Sorley Maclean and Runrig to Michael Forsyth and Gordon Brown, who have become involved in that process.

Author Roger Hutchinson
Isbn 1780573103
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2011-10-21
Pages 272
Language English
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Drawing on unique sources, Michael Bloch describes the career of the Duke of Windsor during the Second World War.As a military liaison officer in France during 1939-40, he issued warnings which, had they been heeded, might have avoided the defeat of France;as Governor of the Bahamas 1940-45, he succeeded in what was regarded as one of the most difficult posts in the British Empire.But at the same time he and his wife (to marry whom he had given up a throne) had a second war to contend with - against King George VI and Queen Elizabeth who were determined to treat them as outcasts.This book caused a furore on publication, being the first work to give a detailed account of the bitter relations between the ex-King and his family.

Author Michael Bloch
Isbn 1405517085
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2012-05-28
Pages 400
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Au début du siècle précédent, le pôle Sud constituait encore une des dernières terra incognita de la planète. Von Drygalski, Nordenskjöld, Charcot, Scott, tous avaient été vaincus par les glaces. Mais, à bord du Discovery de Scott, un homme se jure de revenir à la charge : le bouillant sir Ernest Shackleton. Il vend tout ce qu’il possède et arme en 1908 un petit phoquier. Un défi fou ? Des vents d’une violence inouïe, des températures extrêmes, la faim et des crevasses à chaque pas, voilà ce qui attend Shackleton et ses compagnons sous le soleil rasant du pôle. Le récit intégral et illustré, publié en 1910 par la revue Le Tour du monde, de la prodigieuse expédition de l’un des plus grand héros de l’aventure polaire. Le célèbre géologue polaire Raymond Priestley résumait ainsi les mérites des trois plus grands explorateurs de l’Antarctique : « Comme chef d’expédition, donnez-moi Scott. Pour un raid rapide et efficace, Amundsen... Mais quand l’adversité vous entoure et que vous ne voyez pas d’issue, agenouillez-vous, et priez que l’on vous envoie Shackleton. » On ne saurait mieux évoquer la personnalité de l’illustre Sir Ernest (1874-1922), dont les voyages sont autant de chroniques de l’impossible. Avec des photographies de l’expédition. « Comme chef d’expédition, donnez-moi Scott. Pour un raid rapide et efficace, Amundsen... Mais quand l’adversité vous entoure et que vous ne voyez pas d’issue, agenouillez-vous, et priez que l’on vous envoie Shackleton. » Raymond Priestley, géologue. Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874 - 1922) est considéré comme l’une des plus grandes figures de l’exploration en Antarctique.

Author Ernest Shackleton
Isbn 2369141581
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2014-07-03
Pages 208
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"Battle Cry: The Awakening" is a novel that targets Young Adults interested in Science Fiction and fantasy based Urban Tales. It retells the experiences of six African American girls growing up in a public housing project during the political/historical period from the 1950's through the 1960's in New York City. The story tells the youth's experiences during 4 critical periods of social upheaval. My name is Maisha Lynn Washington. I am a second generation New Yorker born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn. I graduated from Howard University and I am First Generation College in my family. I am a widow and a proud parent of a daughter who has become our family's second generation college graduate. I love the solitude of an empty beach and find comfort by the ocean: my favorite spot on the planet. I read, swim and play all sorts of games for fun. I am an experienced education administrator, program designer/developer with 30+ years of professional academic service in both the non-profit and public sector. I have a wealth of teaching experience on all levels of education: 10 years on the university level and 15 years 7-12 grades. I have 13 years of administrative experience: 6 years as an elementary school principal, 5 years as a middle school and high school principal and 2 years of system-wide administration overseeing the professional training of administrators and teachers in 23 middle schools. I have a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts in African Studies/African and African American history. In addition, I have more than 50 hours in graduate level Education courses, Earth & Space Science and Archaeology. I am featured on the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum website as a scholar/master teacher in Archaeology. http: //anacostia.si.edu/online_Academy/academy.htm I am a first time novelist. I wrote this book because I had a desire to inspire, educate and spark critical thinking in young adults. I used all my experience as an urban dweller, educator, earth and space scientist and archaeology/historian to create this story. This book is the first of a trilogy. The second, "Battle Cry: Liberation," will chronicle the struggle of Africans from fall 1967 through 1994. "Battle Cry: Unification" will cover 1994 through 2058. This book will explain all the forces at play in the global economy and the move made toward the unification of business and industry on every continent. It will clarify the African prophesy and the role earth must play in it. This is a trilogy that will take the reader to the year 2058. Keywords: Science, Fantasy, Female, Political, Thriller, Adventure, Mystery, Action, History, Paranormal, African American

Author Maisha Washington
Isbn 1506902863
Genre
Year 2016-10-15
Pages N.A
Language English
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Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources and misappropriation of revenues and aid monies contribute to an impression of a continent beyond hope. How did we get here? What, if anything, is to be done? Weaving together the key stories and characters of the last fifty years into a stunningly compelling and coherent narrative, Martin Meredith has produced the definitive history of how European ideas of how to organise 10,000 different ethnic groups has led to what Tony Blair described as the 'scar on the conscience of the world'. Authoritative, provocative and consistently fascinating, this is a major book on one of the most important issues facing the West today.

Author Martin Meredith
Isbn 0857203894
Genre History
Year 2011-09-01
Pages 768
Language English
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