Le Monde va beaucoup mieux que vous ne le croyez

Titre : Le Monde va beaucoup mieux que vous ne le croyez
Auteur : Jacques Lecomte
Éditeur : Les Arènes
ISBN-13 : 9782352046288
Libération : 2017-03-02T00:00:00+01:00

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À la stratégie de la peur, ce livre oppose un message d'espoir. La culture du désespoir est contre-productive et dangereuse : elle pousse à l'immobilisme, voire au rejet, et peut déboucher sur des politiques autoritaires. Si nous voulons un monde meilleur, nous devons être conscients des progrès accomplis, et inspirer plus qu'accuser. Tel est l'optiréalisme auquel ce livre nous invite. Depuis des années, les cris d'alarme se multiplient sur les dangers qui nous menacent. Pourtant, jamais le monde n'a été aussi peu violent. Et la liberté, la tolérance, l'éducation et la santé ont progressé sur la planète dans des proportions insoupçonnées. À rebours des idées reçues, Jacques Lecomte nous donne à voir une humanité en progrès. Plusieurs centaines de chiffres, de statistiques et de rapports internationaux incontestables dessinent un bilan sans appel : majorité de démocraties dans le monde, mortalités maternelle et infantile divisées par deux depuis 1990, éradication planétaire de la variole, reconstitution de la couche d'ozone, redécouverte de plus de 350 espèces d'animaux considérées comme disparues, nombre de pays ayant aboli la peine de mort multiplié par 13 depuis 1950, chute de 65 % du nombre d'homicides en vingt ans, etc.

Progress

Titre : Progress
Auteur : Johan Norberg
Éditeur : Oneworld Publications
ISBN-13 : 9781786072320
Libération : 2017-04-06

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A Book of the Year for The Economist and the Observer Our world seems to be collapsing. The daily news cycle reports the deterioration: divisive politics across the Western world, racism, poverty, war, inequality, hunger. While politicians, journalists and activists from all sides talk about the damage done, Johan Norberg offers an illuminating and heartening analysis of just how far we have come in tackling the greatest problems facing humanity. In the face of fear-mongering, darkness and division, the facts are unequivocal: the golden age is now.

The Cultural Revolution

Titre : The Cultural Revolution
Auteur : Frank Dikötter
Éditeur : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781408856512
Libération : 2016-05-05

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Acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'definitive and harrowing' , this is the final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', begun by the Samuel Johnson prize-winning Mao's Great Famine. After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives between 1958 and 1962, an ageing Mao launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat to his legacy. The stated goal of the Cultural Revolution was to purge the country of bourgeois, capitalist elements he claimed were threatening genuine communist ideology. But the Chairman also used the Cultural Revolution to turn on his colleagues, some of them longstanding comrades-in-arms, subjecting them to public humiliation, imprisonment and torture. Young students formed Red Guards, vowing to defend the Chairman to the death, but soon rival factions started fighting each other in the streets with semi-automatic weapons in the name of revolutionary purity. As the country descended into chaos, the military intervened, turning China into a garrison state marked by bloody purges that crushed as many as one in fifty people. When the army itself fell victim to the Cultural Revolution, ordinary people used the political chaos to resurrect the marked and hollow out the party's ideology. In short, they buried Maoism. In-depth interviews and archival research at last give voice to the people and the complex choices they faced, undermining the picture of conformity that is often understood to have characterised the last years of Mao's regime. By demonstrating that decollectivisation from below was an unintended consequence of a decade of violent purges and entrenched fear, Frank Dikotter casts China's most tumultuous era in a wholly new light. Written with unprecedented access to previously classified party documents from secret police reports to unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches, this third chapter in Frank Dikotter's extraordinarily lucid and ground-breaking 'People's Trilogy' is a devastating reassessment of the history of the People's Republic of China.

Ash

Titre : Ash
Auteur : Mary Gentle
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780575128767
Libération : 2013-09-24

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For the beautiful young woman Ash, life has always been arquebuses and artillery, swords and armour and the true horrors of hand-to-hand combat. War is her job. She has fought her way to the command of a mercenary company, and on her unlikely shoulders lies the destiny of a Europe threatened by the depredations of an Infidel army more terrible than any nightmare. Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 2000

Le dictionnaire universel

Titre : Le dictionnaire universel
Auteur : Maurice La Châtre
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : BCUL:1092507327
Libération : 1852

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Maurice La Châtre A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Le dictionnaire universel Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Book of Ivy

Titre : The Book of Ivy
Auteur : Amy Engel
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781473629295
Libération : 2015-09-24

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What would you kill for? After a brutal nuclear war, our country was decimated. A new nation of survivors lives within a fenced community. No one knows what lies beyond the fence; only that to be cast outside it is a fate worse than death. Two families fought to govern our new society. Now, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing faction to the sons of the winning side in a yearly ceremony. This year, it's my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill Bishop Lattimer, the president's son and my soon-to-be husband, and return the Westfall family to power. I never expected that my new husband would be the one person in the world to truly understand me. But I can't falter now - I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him... The Book of Ivy is the first novel in a thrilling dystopian duology from the author of The Roanoke Girls, perfect for fans of the Delirium series.

Economix

Titre : Economix
Auteur : Michael Goodwin
Éditeur : Abrams
ISBN-13 : 9781613123690
Libération : 2012-09-01

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New York Times bestseller Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide! Everybody’s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows—or say they know? Read Economix. With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we’ve got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have got. Economix explains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It’s the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter. PRAISE FOR ECONOMIX “Goodwin brilliantly contextualizes economic theories with historical narrative, while Burr’s simple but elegant illustration employs classical techniques like caricaturing politicians and symbolizing big businesses (as a gleeful factory) to help the reader visualize difficult concepts.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “[Economix] brings a lively visual sensibility to this intensely abstruse subject matter without condescending to the reader or dumbing the ideas down.” —MotherJones.com “Flat-out awesome!” —Wired.com “This witty and elegant volume takes on a number of complex issues—in this case, economics, history and finance—and makes them comprehensible for mere mortals.” —Miami Herald “After reading Economix I felt like I understood many fundamental aspects about the way the world works that I had been too lazy to learn about before . . . Economix is a book I’m going to buy and give to people.” —Boing Boing “Having never taken economics in college, I find the world of high finance needlessly complicated and confusing. Thankfully Michael Goodwin saw the need for a basic primary on how the economy currently works and how we got here. A text like this would certainly help high school and college students gain their first taste of financial literacy and it comes recommended for the rest of us.” —ComicMix.com “Just when the world seems to have fallen apart thanks to the economy, Goodwin and Burr’s Economix comes along to give us some understanding of the immense, yet still ‘delicate machine’ that controls our world so that we can be the rulers with our votes and not the uninformed (or disinformed) ruled.” —BigThink.com “Michael Goodwin hasn’t just written a great graphic novel—he’s written one that should be required for every school, newsroom and library in the United States.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “It’s simply phenomenal. You could read ten books on the subject and not glean as much information.” — David Bach founder of FinishRich Media; author of nine New York Times bestsellers, including Debt Free for Life and The Automatic Millionaire “Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible—he has made economics comprehensible and funny.” — Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power “An amazing lesson in true-world economics! Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information! What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject!” — John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked and the New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man “Smart, insightful, clear, and as close to the truth as economics can get. The bonus: Who would have guessed that economics could be fun, and—here's the joy—really accessible? Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common sense understanding. As he puts it early on, economics seems horribly complicated mostly because we're looking at it all at once. Broken down into its component pieces, it's relatively easy to understand. And a good understanding of economics is critical to maneuvering in the world today. If I were compiling a list of the 100 most important books you can read in a lifetime, this would be on it.” —Stephen Petranek, editor-in-chief, Weider History magazines, former editor-in-chief of Discover magazine “Through a potent mix of comics and punchy, concise, accessible prose, Goodwin takes us on a provocative, exhaustively researched, and exceedingly engaging trip through our history and present day, creating an alternately hilarious and scary picture of where we are today as an economy— and what it all means. More than that, Goodwin makes the arcane, understandable. If your mind either spins or slumbers at the thought of economics, read Goodwin's Economix and all will become clear. —Nomi Prins, author of It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions “Economix is a lively, cheerfully opinionated romp through the historical and intellectual foundations of our current economy and our current economic problems. Goodwin has a knack for distilling complex ideas and events in ways that invite the reader to follow the big picture without losing track of what actually happened. Any reader wondering how our economy got to where it is today will find this a refreshing overview.” —Timothy W. Guinnane, Philip Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History, Yale University

Le b b de l amour

Titre : Le b b de l amour
Auteur : Natalie Rivers
Éditeur : Harlequin
ISBN-13 : 9782280324472
Libération : 2014-01-01

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L’héritier des Kristallis, Natalie Rivers Juste après l’accident tragique qui a fait de son neveu, Danny, un orphelin, Carrie décide d’élever celui-ci comme son propre fils. Après tout, les Kristallis, la famille paternelle du petit, ne l’ont-ils pas renié ? Or, quelques mois plus tard, Nikos, l’oncle de Danny, fait irruption chez elle et exige que l’enfant vienne vivre chez lui, en Grèce... L’enfant du miracle, Karen Templeton « Je sais que tu ne peux pas avoir d’enfant. Je te confie le mien, Trish. » Près du bébé posé dans un panier sur le pas de sa porte, Dana découvre un acte de naissance : l’enfant s’appelle Ethan et son père est... C.J. Turner, le promoteur immobilier ! Revenue de sa surprise, Dana prend Ethan dans ses bras et part trouver le père du petit garçon, décidée à le mettre face à ses responsabilités... Pour l’amour de Lexi, Sara Wood Victime d’une terrible erreur, Emma a été séparée de sa fille Lexi alors que celle-ci n’avait que six mois. A présent, la petite est âgée de deux ans et Emma n’a qu’une hâte : la récupérer et recommencer une nouvelle vie avec elle. Mais, avant, elle va devoir affronter le tuteur légal de Lexi, l’homme qu’elle a jadis aimé avec passion et qui l’a si cruellement trahie... Un bouleversant cadeau, Kim Lawrence Enceinte ! Pour Dervla, qui se croyait incapable de devenir maman, cette grossesse est un miracle. Un fabuleux don du ciel. Mais à l’immense joie qui envahit son cœur se mêle bientôt une sourde angoisse. Car elle doit annoncer la nouvelle à son mari, Gianfranco. Gianfranco, qui, avant de l’épouser, n’a émis qu’une condition : pas d’enfant...

La Vie parisienne

Titre : La Vie parisienne
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : BML:37001103268038
Libération : 1868

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Les Grands romanciers

Titre : Les Grands romanciers
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : WISC:89009540279
Libération : 1908

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A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Les Grands romanciers Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.