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Lethal Passage

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This devastating book illuminates America\'s gun culture -- its manufacturers, dealers, buffs, and propagandists -- but also offers concrete solutions to o ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307803317
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This devastating book illuminates America's gun culture -- its manufacturers, dealers, buffs, and propagandists -- but also offers concrete solutions to our national epidemic of death by firearm. It begins with an account of a crime that is by now almost commonplace: on December 16, 1988, sixteen-year-old Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-11/9 and several hundred rounds of ammunition tucked in his backpack. By day's end, he had killed one teacher and severely wounded another. In Lethal Passage Erik Larson shows us how a disturbed teenager was able to buy a weapon advertised as "the gun that made the eighties roar." The result is a book that can -- and should -- save lives, and that has already become an essential text in the gun-control debate. With a new afterword. "Touches on all aspects of the gun issue in this country. Gives great voice to that feeling...that something real must be done." --San Diego Union-Tribune "One of the most readable anti-gun treatises in years." --Washington Post Book World


Hotel Angeline

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Thirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Ange ...

  • L'auteur : Seattle7Writers
  • Editeur: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453212310
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 258
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Thirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Angeline, a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page. Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother’s absence. The quirky tenants—a hilarious mix of misfits and rabble-rousers from days gone by—rely on Alexis all the more when they discover a plot to sell the Hotel. Can Alexis save their home? Find her real father? Deal with her surrogate dad’s dicey past? Find true love? Perhaps only their feisty pet crow, Habib, truly knows. Provoking interesting questions about the creative process, this novel is by turns funny, scary, witty, suspenseful, beautiful, thrilling, and unexpected.


The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock's Shower

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Marli Renfro was Janet Leigh's body double in the Hitchcock classic Psycho. When she disappeared, it was believed she was the victim of a serial killer. It ...

  • L'auteur : Robert Graysmith
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110118518X
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Marli Renfro was Janet Leigh's body double in the Hitchcock classic Psycho. When she disappeared, it was believed she was the victim of a serial killer. It was a mystery that took decades to solve-and a crime that could only have happened in Hollywood.


Lusitania

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7 mai 1915. Dix mois après le début de la guerre, le luxueux paquebot britannique Lusitania est torpillé au large des côtes irlandaises par un sous-mar ...

  • L'auteur : Claude Mosse
  • Editeur: Fayard
  • ISBN: 2213688044
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 368
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 7 mai 1915. Dix mois après le début de la guerre, le luxueux paquebot britannique Lusitania est torpillé au large des côtes irlandaises par un sous-marin allemand. À son bord, effectuant la traversée New York-Liverpool, 1 959 passagers et membres d’équipage, dont la plupart sont noyés en dix-huit minutes...Harry Wallace, représentant de la compagnie maritime propriétaire du navire, recueille les survivants et s’interroge : comment une torpille de faible puissance a-t-elle pu provoquer de tels ravages sur un bateau si gigantesque ? Certains évoquent une seconde explosion, plus violente que la première. Les explications fournies ne sont pas suffisantes. Hanté par les corps qu’il a vus pendant des semaines s’échouer sur le rivage, Harry décide d’en avoir le cœur net.Winston Churchill, Premier Lord de l’Amirauté, pourrait bien être impliqué dans cette catastrophe. Voulait-il se servir des victimes américaines pour contraindre les États-Unis à intervenir dans le conflit ? Les rumeurs prétendent qu’il aurait fait remplir les cales de munitions, que des passagers clandestins se seraient trouvés à bord, peut-être même des lingots d’or... Harry parviendra-t-il à percer les secrets de ce mystérieux naufrage ? Inspiré de faits réels, ce roman retrace, cent ans après le drame, le destin tragique des passagers du Lusitania. Claude Mossé, historien de formation, grand reporter de radio et télévision, a publié plus de quarante essais, enquêtes et romans historiques, dont la récente saga Les Borgia.


Overload

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The #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Hotel and Airport “hits with another blockbuster,” a terrorist takedown of California’s power grid (The ...

  • L'auteur : Arthur Hailey
  • Editeur: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1480490016
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 502
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Hotel and Airport “hits with another blockbuster,” a terrorist takedown of California’s power grid (The Observer). In the middle of a sweltering July heat wave that has no end in sight, California’s Golden State Power and Light is on overload. An emergency brownout is already in effect. Then, GSP&L’s newest and largest generator explodes. With four people dead and a widespread loss of power, a fringe group takes responsibility. But for GSP&L vice president Nim Goldman and his family; his adversary, investigative reporter Nancy Molineaux; detective Harry London; and beautiful quadriplegic Karen Sloan, whose every breath depends on electric power, the terror is just beginning . . . A dramatic and timely story of the people and the events leading to a crisis, Overload presents a fascinating view of the little-known world of electric power production that is vital to contemporary life.


Thunderstruck

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A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.” In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley ...

  • L'auteur : Erik Larson
  • Editeur: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307351920
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 480
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.” In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners; scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed; and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen, “the kindest of men,” nearly commits the perfect murder. With his unparalleled narrative skills, Erik Larson guides us through a relentlessly suspenseful chase over the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate.


The Devil's Claw

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Perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves and Elly Griffiths, a gripping, atmospheric debut that transports readers to the Channel Island of Guernsey, immersing them ...

  • L'auteur : Lara Dearman
  • Editeur: Crooked Lane Books
  • ISBN: 1683314573
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves and Elly Griffiths, a gripping, atmospheric debut that transports readers to the Channel Island of Guernsey, immersing them in the hunt for a killer whose secrets are rooted in the insular community’s own dark past. I’m not afraid of the darkness...Only what it hides. Finding a drowned woman’s body on the beach is the last thing journalist Jennifer Dorey’s fragile psyche needs. She left London for her island home of Guernsey, England, in the aftermath of a traumatic incident that shook her to her core. Now, as a local newspaper reporter, it’s Jennifer’s job to prove the woman’s death...but she uncovers something far bigger and more sinister than she ever could have imagined. Jennifer enlists the help of DCI Michael Gilbert to investigate a pattern of similar deaths over the last fifty years. Though he’s looking forward to a comfortable—and imminent—retirement, Gilbert joins the journalist on a dark trail of island myths and folklore that leads to the door of a Nazi soldier’s illegitimate son. But as Jennifer gets closer to learning the killer’s identity—and his painstaking plans for mayhem—she falls ever deeper into his grasp. Sinister deeds unravel in the darkness in The Devil’s Claw, Lara Dearman’s exhilarating debut novel.


The Apathetic and the Defiant

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From the War of 1812 to the First World War, this book reveals that disobedience has marked all of the major conflicts in which Canada has participated. ...

  • L'auteur : Craig Leslie Mantle
  • Editeur: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1550027107
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 496
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From the War of 1812 to the First World War, this book reveals that disobedience has marked all of the major conflicts in which Canada has participated.


Above the Battle

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Above the Battle is an anti-world war I treatise by Romain Rolland written in 1916. Romain Rolland (29 January 1866 – 30 December 1944) was a French dram ...

  • L'auteur : Romain Rolland
  • Editeur: Prabhat Prakashan
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Détails: Above the Battle is an anti-world war I treatise by Romain Rolland written in 1916. Romain Rolland (29 January 1866 – 30 December 1944) was a French dramatist, novelist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. Romain Rolland was a lifelong pacifist. He protested against the first World War in Above the Battle (Chicago, 1916).


In the Garden of Beasts

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Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 193 ...

  • L'auteur : Erik Larson
  • Editeur: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307887952
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 464
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.


The Invisible Weapon

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A vital instrument of power, telecommunications is and has always been a political technology. In this book, Headrick examines the political history of tel ...

  • L'auteur : Daniel R. Headrick
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199996326
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 300
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A vital instrument of power, telecommunications is and has always been a political technology. In this book, Headrick examines the political history of telecommunications from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of World War II. He argues that this technology gave society new options. In times of peace, the telegraph and radio were, as many predicted, instruments of peace; in times of tension, they became instruments of politics, tools for rival interests, and weapons of war. Writing in a lively, accessible style, Headrick illuminates the political aspects of information technology, showing how in both World Wars, the use of radio led to a shadowy war of disinformation, cryptography, and communications intelligence, with decisive consequences.


The Great Iron Ship

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IF EVER there was a subject fit for the hand of the biographer, the story of the Great Eastern is surely it. James Dugan has made the entertaining most of ...

  • L'auteur : James Dugan
  • Editeur: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1789126290
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 220
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: IF EVER there was a subject fit for the hand of the biographer, the story of the Great Eastern is surely it. James Dugan has made the entertaining most of a monstrous but true episode of the high Victorian days, the age of iron and the mechanical engineer. He has written a failure-story far more amusing than most success-stories could be: and out of 692 feet and 12.000 tons of iron he has made a character almost human in its foibles and its superb talent for getting into trouble. Before the Great Eastern had made her first trip to New York, she had eaten up $5,000,000, the first of the fortunes she regularly swallowed on every voyage. She had hardly steamed a few dozen miles when the forward funnel blew out. She passed through the hands of three groups of shareholders before she ever carried a paying passenger. Everything that could possibly happen to a ship happened to the Great Eastern. Tanks of fish oil deluged her engine deck. Two horses died of a bad cold because she passed too close to an iceberg. On her fourth voyage she got stuck in Flushing Bay, at the western end of Long Island Sound, with a gash in her bottom that would have comfortably accommodated an ordinary-sized ship. Storm, mechanical failure, inefficient captains and crew—the Great Eastern had everything. She almost cut New York in two when she first docked. Into her story enter such figures as Cyrus Field—who made use of the Great Eastern to lay the Atlantic cable; Louis Napoleon—he wrested the leviathan just in time from the hands of the Sultan of Turkey, who wanted to use her to house his harem; Jules Verne, Du Chaillu. Indian nabobs, the war correspondent Scott Russell, and dozens of other figures of a bygone age. The whole story is told by Mr. Dugan with an unfailing appreciation of the high, low and medium comedy involved in the Great Eastern’s crazy career, and with a sharp eye for the Victorian background and personalities.


Fallen Soldiers

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At the outbreak of the First World War, an entire generation of young men charged into battle for what they believed was a glorious cause. Over the next fo ...

  • L'auteur : George L. Mosse
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199923442
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: At the outbreak of the First World War, an entire generation of young men charged into battle for what they believed was a glorious cause. Over the next four years, that cause claimed the lives of some 13 million soldiers--more than twice the number killed in all the major wars from 1790 to 1914. But despite this devastating toll, the memory of the war was not, predominantly, of the grim reality of its trench warfare and battlefield carnage. What was most remembered by the war's participants was its sacredness and the martyrdom of those who had died for the greater glory of the fatherland. War, and the sanctification of it, is the subject of this pioneering work by well-known European historian George L. Mosse. Fallen Soldiers offers a profound analysis of what he calls the Myth of the War Experience--a vision of war that masks its horror, consecrates its memory, and ultimately justifies its purpose. Beginning with the Napoleonic wars, Mosse traces the origins of this myth and its symbols, and examines the role of war volunteers in creating and perpetuating it. But it was not until World War I, when Europeans confronted mass death on an unprecedented scale, that the myth gained its widest currency. Indeed, as Mosse makes clear, the need to find a higher meaning in the war became a national obsession. Focusing on Germany, with examples from England, France, and Italy, Mosse demonstrates how these nations--through memorials, monuments, and military cemeteries honoring the dead as martyrs--glorified the war and fostered a popular acceptance of it. He shows how the war was further promoted through a process of trivialization in which war toys and souvenirs, as well as postcards like those picturing the Easter Bunny on the Western Front, softened the war's image in the public mind. The Great War ended in 1918, but the Myth of the War Experience continued, achieving its most ruthless political effect in Germany in the interwar years. There the glorified notion of war played into the militant politics of the Nazi party, fueling the belligerent nationalism that led to World War II. But that cataclysm would ultimately shatter the myth, and in exploring the postwar years, Mosse reveals the extent to which the view of death in war, and war in general, was finally changed. In so doing, he completes what is likely to become one of the classic studies of modern war and the complex, often disturbing nature of human perception and memory.


Dead Wake

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#1 New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On ...

  • L'auteur : Erik Larson
  • Editeur: Crown
  • ISBN: 0553446754
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 480
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: #1 New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history. It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.