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    • The Origins of Totalitarianism

    • De : Hannah Arendt
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 23 h et 23 min
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    This classic, definitive account of totalitarianism traces the emergence of modern racism as an "ideological weapon for imperialism", beginning with the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe in the 19th century and continuing through the New Imperialism period from 1884 to World War I.

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    • Écrit par : ok company le 12/03/2017

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • A History of the Arab Peoples

    • De : Albert Hourani
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 21 h et 3 min
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    Despite the turmoil of Arab nationalism and fundamentalism, Middle Eastern wars, and oil crises, the history of the Arab world has been little known and poorly understood in the West. One reason may be that, for more than half a century, there has been no up-to-date single volume work that chronicles the story of Arab civilization - until now.

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • Money Mischief

    • Episodes in Monetary History
    • De : Milton Friedman
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 6 h et 23 min
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    What kind of mischief can result from misunderstanding the monetary system? The work of 2 obscure Scottish chemists destroyed the presidential prospects of William Jennings Bryan, as well as Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to appease a few senators from the American West who helped communism triumph in China, are just 2 such mishaps cited in this important work by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman. This accessible work also provides an in-depth discussion on the creation of value.

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • Felix Holt, The Radical

    • De : George Eliot
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 17 h et 50 min
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    Relinquishing thoughts of a materially rewarding life, the respectably educated Felix Holt returns to his native village in North Loamshire and becomes an artisan. He is a forceful young man of honor, integrity, and idealism, burning to participate in political life so that he may improve the lot of his fellow artisans.

    Prix : 27,70 €

    • Jane Eyre [Blackstone Edition]

    • De : Charlotte Brontë
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 18 h et 51 min
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    Orphaned and subjected to cruelty at Lowood charity school, Jane nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. The story of how Jane becomes governess at Thornfield Hall, meets and loves Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than that traditionally accorded to her by Victorian society.

    Prix : 26,89 €

    • George Eliot

    • The Last Victorian
    • De : Kathryn Hughes
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 20 h et 36 min
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    The daughter of a respectable self-made businessman, the middle-aged Eliot was cast into social exile when she began a scandalous liaison with married writer and scientist George Henry Lewes. Only her burgeoning literary success allowed her to overcome society's disapproval and eventually take her proper place at the heart of London's literary elite. The territory of her novels encompassed the entire span of Victorian society.

    Prix : 26,31 €

    • On War

    • De : Carl von Clausewitz
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 11 h et 30 min
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    The theories and observations in this abridged version of Prussian soldier Carl von Clausewitz's magnum opus have been heeded by military strategists for nearly 200 years. Most have considered this to be the "Bible" of military strategy and tactics.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • Bondage of the Will

    • De : Martin Luther
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 12 h et 7 min
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    First published in 1525, Martin Luther's Bondage of the Will is acknowledged by theologians as one of the great masterpieces of the Reformation. It is Luther response to Desiderius Erasmus' Diatribe on Free Will, written in his direct and unique style, combining deep spirituality with humor. Luther writes powerfully about man's depravity and God's sovereignty. The crucial issue for Luther concerned what ability free will has, and to what degree it is subject to God's sovereignty.

    Prix : 18,71 €

    • Romola

    • De : George Eliot
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 21 h et 53 min
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    Set in Florence in 1492, a time of great political and religious turmoil, Eliot's novel blends vivid fictional characters with historical figures such as Savonarola, Machiavelli, and the Medicis. When Romola, the virtuous daughter of a blind scholar, marries Tito Melema, a charismatic young Greek, she is bound to a man whose escalating betrayals threaten to destroy all that she holds dear.

    Prix : 30,18 €

    • July's People

    • De : Nadine Gordimer
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 4 h et 53 min
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    For years, it was called a "deteriorating situation." Now it is war. All over South Africa, mobs of fugitive white people scramble to board departing flights. But Bam and Maureen Smales have no such option. They take up their servant July's suggestion and seek refuge in his remote home village, forever altering the relationship of servant and master. Now it is the Smales who are dependent on their host, their savior - their keeper. Nadine Gordimer is the winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature.

    Prix : 13,02 €

    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    • Selected Poems
    • De : Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 6 h et 11 min
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    This collection contains poems Elizabeth Browning wrote in her early days as well as the last poems she wrote before her death at 55: ballads, religious, social-reforming, and political verse. Included are: "The Dream," "The Image of God," and "The Tempest."

    Prix : 13,40 €

    • Alexander the Great and His Time

    • De : Agnes Savill
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 10 h et 46 min
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    He was trained by Aristotle in every branch of human learning, conquered much of Asia, and was one of the greatest leaders in the history of the world. He greatly influenced the spread of Hellenism and is responsible for profound changes in the course of world development.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • Hatred's Kingdom

    • How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism
    • De : Dore Gold
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 9 h et 30 min
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    Using previously unpublished documents, Gold, the former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, exposes how the deeply ingrained hatred that has provoked the new terrorism has its roots in Saudi Arabia's dominant religious creed, a radical Islamic offshoot known as Wahhabism.

    • How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism
    • De : Dore Gold
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 9 h et 30 min
    • Date de publication : 25/07/2003
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    Prix : 22,40 €

    • Oliver Twist

    • De : Charles Dickens
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 15 h et 46 min
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    Set in London's backstreet slums, Oliver Twist is the story of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a den of thieves, where some of Dickens' most depraved villains preside: the incorrigible Artful Dodger; the barbarous bully Bill Sikes; and the terrible Fagin, whose knavery threatens to send them all to the gallows. This was the first of Dickens' works to depict realistically London's impoverished underworld, and to illustrate his belief that poverty leads to crime.

    Prix : 26,89 €

    • To Wear the White Cloak

    • De : Sharan Newman
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 11 h et 25 min
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    After an absence of a year, Catherine LeVendeur and her husband Edgar are glad to return to Paris. When they enter the house, however, they are shocked by the discovery of the dead body of a Knight Templar. Although innocent, Catherine fears that she or her family will be incriminated. Her father Hubert has recently announced his Jewish roots, and twelfth-century Europe is not a safe place for Jews.

    Prix : 20,71 €

    • The Moral Sense

    • De : James Q. Wilson
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 10 h et 41 min
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    Wilson admits in the preface of his book that "virtue has acquired a bad name". However, people make some kind of reference to morality whenever they discuss whether or not someone is nice, dependable, or decent; whether they have a good character; and the aspects of friendship, loyalty, and moderation that are all informed by morality.

    Prix : 19,87 €

    • Regency Etiquette

    • The Mirror of Graces (1811); or The English Lady's Costume
    • De : A Lady of Distinction
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 4 h et 11 min
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    This book, written by a woman who wished to remain anonymous, covers the social customs and manners of her time, the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the times of Jane Austen and of Napoleon. It is devoted in large part to the "English lady's costume" but also covers deportment, movement, the correct dances, propriety, and aids to beauty and health.

    Prix : 13,42 €

    • The Story of Doctor Dolittle

    • De : Hugh Lofting
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 2 h et 24 min
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    Doctor Dolittle, a little, lovable, old doctor, has so many animal pets spread throughout his house and garden that patients will not come to him anymore. As a result, he becomes poorer and poorer. But he occupies nearly all of his time as the animals' doctor, and soon discovers that he can talk to the animals; Jip the dog, Dab Dab the duck, and Polynesia the parrot.

    Prix : 13,39 €

    • The English Governess at the Siamese Court

    • De : Anna Hariette Leonowens
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    • Durée : 10 h et 15 min
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    The English Governess at the Siamese Court, written in 1870, vividly recounts the experiences of one Anna Harriette Leonowens as governess for the sixty-plus children of King Mongkut of Siam, and translator and scribe for the King himself. Bright, young, and energetic, Leonowens was well-suited to her role and her writings convey a heartfelt interest in the lives, legends, and languages of Siam's rich and poor.

    Prix : 20,11 €

    • Susanna Wesley

    • De : Kathy McReynolds
    • Lu par : Nadia May
    • Durée : 3 h et 9 min
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    This is the story of one of Church history's most revered women, the godly mother of John and Charles Wesley. This biography recounts the story of a woman who used her strong leadership and faith to raise well educated and spiritually disciplined children. Her unwavering devotion to God and family in the face of grief, poverty, and a sometimes difficult marriage is a tremendous inspiration.

    Prix : 13,83 €

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