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Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon

Prince des ténèbres ? A maints égards, Richard Nixon est entré dans l'Histoire comme une figure maléfique. Seul président américain à avoir jamais été contraint à la démission, son nom reste attaché au scandale du Watergate. Mais sur toute son oeuvre...

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My Fault: Mussolini As I Knew Him

My Fault: Mussolini As I Knew Him

My Fault: Mussolini As I Knew Him

Margherita Sarfatti first met Benito Mussolini in 1911 at the socialist daily Avanti! In what became a turbulent love affair she emerged as an important writer, art critic, and major adviser to the founder of the Fascist party. Even though she converted...

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The Day Kennedy Died

The Day Kennedy Died

The Day Kennedy Died

Fifty years ago on November 22, 1963, in Dallas's Dealey Plaza, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated while traveling in a motorcade with his wife, Jacqueline. LIFE magazine, the weekly pictorial chronicle...

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The Kennedy Half-Century

The Kennedy Half-Century

The Kennedy Half-Century

John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago—yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato—himself...

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Pétain en vérité

Pétain en vérité

Pétain en vérité

Pétain, promu maréchal de France en novembre 1918 est auréolé d’un immense prestige au lendemain de la guerre. Vingt ans plus tard le 17 juin 1940, alors à la présidence du Conseil il annonce dans un célèbre discours prononcé à la radio française la capitulation...

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Wilson

Wilson

Wilson

“With the prescience that all truly great biographers possess, Berg discovered in Woodrow Wilson a figure who would understand Washington’s current state of affairs.”—Vanity Fair From Pulitzer Prize winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author A. Scott...

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Young Mr. Roosevelt

Young Mr. Roosevelt

Young Mr. Roosevelt

An account of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s (1882–1945) first few years in politics. FDR began his career in the shadow of Theodore Roosevelt, America’s most famous politician. By TR’s death in 1919, FDR was a fairly prominent national figure and the 1920 Democratic...

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Dallas 1963

Dallas 1963

Dallas 1963

In a chronological, episodic narrative that grows somewhat tedious yet chilling, Minutaglio (City on Fire: The Explosion That Devastated a Texas Town and Ignited a Historic Legal Battle, 2004, etc.) and Davis (J. Frank Dobie, 2009, etc.) unearth the various...

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Hess, Hitler and Churchill

Hess, Hitler and Churchill

Hess, Hitler and Churchill

When Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess set off for Britain on a peace mission in May 1941, he launched one of the great mysteries of the Second World War. Had he really acted alone, without Hitler's knowledge? Who were the British he had come to see? Was British...

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Monty's Men

Monty's Men

Monty's Men

John Buckley offers a radical reappraisal of Great Britain's fighting forces during World War Two, challenging the common belief that the British Army was no match for the forces of Hitler's Germany. Following Britain's military commanders and troops...

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Maureen O'Hara: The Biography

Maureen O'Hara: The Biography

Maureen O'Hara: The Biography

From her first appearances on the stage and screen, Maureen O'Hara (b. 1920) commanded attention with her striking beauty, radiant red hair, and impassioned portrayals of spirited heroines. Whether she was being rescued from the gallows by Charles Laughton...

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Des étrangers dans la résistance

Des étrangers dans la résistance

Des étrangers dans la résistance

Durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, la résistance au nazisme en France fut l'oeuvre d'hommes et de femmes de toutes origines sociales, politiques et nationales. Parmi ceux-ci, les étrangers ont occupé une place décisive. Venus en France pour des raisons...

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Verdun

Verdun

Verdun

Alongside Waterloo and Gettysburg, the Battle of Verdun during the First World War stands as one of history’s greatest clashes. Yet it is also one of the most complex and misunderstood, in a war only imperfectly grasped. Conventional wisdom holds that...

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Kennedy - Chronique d'un destin

Kennedy - Chronique d'un destin

Kennedy - Chronique d'un destin

Le président le plus photogénique du siècle s'est offert la belle postérité des hommes frappés en pleine gloire. Sa beauté ne subira pas l'outrage du temps" Marc Dugain. Un des créateurs de cette image fut Jacques Lowe qui rencontra John Fitzgerald Kennedy...

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Causeries au coin de feu - 1933-1944

Causeries au coin de feu - 1933-1944

Causeries au coin de feu - 1933-1944

De 1933 à 1944, lors de causeries radiophoniques, le président Franklin Delano Roosevelt explique et justifie son action auprès du peuple américain. Au cours de ces années du New Deal, puis de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, où l'influence des médias bouleverse...

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JFK, le dernier jour

JFK, le dernier jour

JFK, le dernier jour

Dallas, le 22 novembre 1963. John Fitzgerald Kennedy est abattu à 12h30, devant des millions de téléspectateurs. Le polar du siècle vient de commencer, avec ses politiciens douteux, ses truands cyniques, ses flics fiévreux, ses millionnaires pleins de...

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