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La France du XIXe siècle

La France du XIXe siècle

La France du XIXe siècle

Pendant le xixe siècle la France connaît deux révolutions, un coup d'État et une défaite militaire qui encadrent cinq régimes différents. Les mutations industrielles bouleversent les structures économiques. De nouveaux comportements culturels apparaissent....

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Jean Fontenoy

Jean Fontenoy

Jean Fontenoy

Journaliste et écrivain, homme d'action aussi à l'aise avec une machine à écrire qu'avec un pistolet-mitrailleur, Jean Fontenoy (1899-1945) a participé aux convulsions révolutionnaires de la première moitié du XXe siècle : avant-garde littéraire, Grande...

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Embers of War

Embers of War

Embers of War

The struggle for Vietnam occupies a central place in the history of the twentieth century. Fought over a period of three decades, the conflict drew in all the world’s powers and saw two of them—first France, then the United States—attempt to subdue the...

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The Condor Years

The Condor Years

The Condor Years

Throughout the 1970s, six Latin American governments led by Chile formed a military alliance called Operation Condor to carry out kidnappings, torture, and political assassinations across three continents. It was an early “war on terror” initially encouraged...

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Grands criminels de l'histoire

Grands criminels de l'histoire

Grands criminels de l'histoire

Pour tous ceux qui aiment trembler face aux grandes histoires criminelles, Jacques Expert revient cet été avec une nouvelle série quotidienne sur France Info : Les grands criminels de l'Histoire. L'année passée, il décortiquait les épisodes sanglants...

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Double Cross

Double Cross

Double Cross

In his celebrated bestsellers Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, Ben Macintyre told the dazzling true stories of a remarkable WWII double agent and of how the Allies employed a corpse to fool the Nazis and assure a decisive victory. In Double Cross,...

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Natalie Wood a biography

Natalie Wood a biography

Natalie Wood a biography

Who is Natalie Wood? On Sunday, November 29, 1981, the world woke to the news that the talented and well-loved movie star Natalie Wood was dead. She was only 43 years old. But as details of her death became known, the loss became both a tragedy and a...

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A daughter's tale

A daughter's tale

A daughter's tale

Memoir of the youngest child of Winston Churchill, focused largely on the years encompassing World War II. Countless books have been written about Churchill, and even this memoir is only the latest book that Soames (Clementine Churchill, 2002, etc.) has...

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Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years

Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years

Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years

To publish for the fiftieth anniversary of her tragic death, this definitive account dispels the rumors and sets the record straight on her last two years. Keith Badman delves into the reality of Monroe’s last days in this surprising, and painstakingly...

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The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe

The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe

The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe

“a crazy quilt of a tale . . . Donald Wolfe manages to capture the full complexity of the woman . . .” What occurs to the reader before not too many pages of The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe fly by is how very farfetched it all seems: that the three great...

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Marilyn Monroe: Milton's Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe: Milton's Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe: Milton's Marilyn

This book unveils probably the last and definitely the finest, unpublished piece of the jigsaw making up the now immortal image of Marilyn Monroe - photos taken by famous photographer Milton Greene who was Marilyn's artistic advisor, agent, and business...

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Final victory

Final victory

Final victory

Historian Weintraub (Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941, 2011, etc.) looks at an ailing President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s last campaign. In 1944, Roosevelt was in very poor health, plagued by a heart condition, high blood pressure and...

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Agent Garbo

Agent Garbo

Agent Garbo

Were the D-Day landings saved from failure because of a lone secret agent ? Agent Garbo tells the astonishing story of a self-made secret agent who matched wits with the best minds of the Third Reich — and won. Juan Pujol was a nobody, a Barcelona poultry...

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Fuhrer

Fuhrer

Fuhrer

Journalist Konrad Heiden was one of the first to hear the young Adolf Hitler's rousing orations and to recognize his political ingenuity and perverse, self-serving ideology. As a staff reporter on the Frankfurter Zeitung Heiden was one of the first writers...

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Yamamoto Isoroku

Yamamoto Isoroku

Yamamoto Isoroku

Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku was the defining Japanese naval commander of World War II. Although by no means part of the militarist clique that dominated Japanese politics in the 1930s, when war came Yamamoto was completely committed to his country's cause...

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Demyansk 1942-43

Demyansk 1942-43

Demyansk 1942-43

The fighting around the town of Demyansk was one of the longest encirclement battles on the Eastern Front during the Second World War, stretching from February 1942 to February 1943. Originally, the German 16. Armee occupied Demyansk in the fall of 1941...

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Shodown at Shepherd's Bush

Shodown at Shepherd's Bush

Shodown at Shepherd's Bush

Sports journalist Davis recounts an influential and largely forgotten chapter in Olympic lore. As the Summer Olympics, and all the attendant pomp and circumstance, prepare to return to London in 2012, this book serves as a reminder of the event’s less-glamorous...

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Einsatzgruppen

Einsatzgruppen

Einsatzgruppen

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Einsatzgruppen (German: "task forces"; singular Einsatzgruppe; official full name Einsatzgruppen der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD) were SS paramilitary death squads that were responsible for mass killings,...

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