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    • France on the Brink, Second Edition

    • De : Jonathan Fenby
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 16 h et 22 min
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    A renowned journalist shows us France as never before seen, and the view will chill and electrify anyone who loves - or loves to hate - the country that not only defined culture but gave us the word itself. The traditional leader in the arts, letters, cuisine, and fashion, France embodies universally admired ideals of political expression and personal freedom. But France's heritage, combined with its glorious history, has also created delusions of grandeur - the Gaullist conviction that France will always be an "exception".

    Prix : 26,14 €

    • Theology: A Very Short Introduction

    • De : David F. Ford
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 5 h et 11 min
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    This audiobook offers a concise and original introduction to the whole of the theological discipline. Writing with a focus on Christianity, David Ford provides a trenchant and balanced discussion of the study of faith and religion. He describes the development of the field of theology, and explores such issues as knowledge, community, worship, salvation, God, prayer, and evil. Ford also weaves the idea of the quest for wisdom into the entire fabric of his discussion, and concludes with a look ahead to the theology of the next century.

    Prix : 19,76 €

    • New York 2140

    • De : Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Lu par : Caitlin Kelly, Christopher Ryan Grant, Jay Snyder, and others
    • Durée : 22 h et 34 min
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    The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we, too, will change.

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    Prix : 20,44 €

    • Paris Reborn

    • Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City
    • De : Stephane Kirkland
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    • Durée : 8 h et 53 min
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    Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous city, 19th Century Paris was transformed in an extraordinary period from 1848 to 1870, when the government launched a huge campaign to build streets, squares, parks, churches, and public buildings. The Louvre Palace was expanded, Notre-Dame Cathedral was restored and the French masterpiece of the Second Empire, the Opra Garnier, was built.

    Prix : 17,23 €

    • The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

    • De : Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (translator)
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 13 h et 5 min
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    A brilliant skeptic, Jose Saramago envisions the life of Jesus Christ and the story of his Passion as things of this earth: A child crying, the caress of a woman half asleep, the bleat of a goat, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light. His idea of the Holy Family reflects the real complexities of any family, and, as only Saramago can, he imagines them with tinges of vision, dream, and omen.

    Prix : 21,12 €

    • Babel No More

    • The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
    • De : Michael Erard
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 9 h et 3 min
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    We all learn at least one language as children. But what does it take to learn six languages...or seventy? In Babel No More, Michael Erard, "a monolingual with benefits," sets out on a quest to meet language superlearners and make sense of their mental powers. On the way he uncovers the secrets of historical figures like Italian cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti, who was said to speak seventy-two languages; Emil Krebs, a pugnacious German diplomat, who spoke sixty-eight languages; and Lomb Kat, a Hungarian who taught herself Russian by reading Russian romance novels.

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • Pale Fire

    • De : Vladimir Nabokov
    • Lu par : Marc Vietor, Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 9 h et 19 min
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    A 999 line poem in heroic couplets, divided into 4 cantos, was composed - according to Nabokov's fiction - by John Francis Shade, an obsessively methodical man, during the last 20 days of his life. 

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    • From Broken Glass

    • My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler's Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation
    • De : Steve Ross, Glenn Frank, Brian Wallace
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld, Ray Flynn, Michael Ross
    • Durée : 6 h et 10 min
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    From the survivor of 10 Nazi concentration camps who went on to create the New England Holocaust Memorial, an inspiring memoir about finding strength in the face of despair. On August 14, 2017, two days after a white-supremacist activist rammed his car into a group of anti-Fascist protestors, killing one and injuring 19, the New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized for the second time in as many months. At the base of one of its fifty-four-foot glass towers lay a pile of shards. For Steve Ross, the image called to mind Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.

    Prix : 26,62 €

    • Arab and Jew

    • Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Revised Edition
    • De : David K. Shipler
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 27 h et 54 min
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    Arab stereotype portrays the Jew as a brutal, violent coward. The Jewish stereotype portrays the Arab as a primitive creature of animal vengeance and cruel desires. In this monumental Pulitzer Prize-winning work, revised in 2002, David Shipler delves into the origins of these prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism. Shipler examines the process of indoctrination, the far-ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, and the historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism.

    Prix : 30,18 €

    • Wilde in America

    • Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity
    • De : David M. Friedman
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 9 h et 7 min
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    The story of Oscar Wilde's landmark 1882 American tour explains how this quotable literary eminence became famous for being famous. On January 3, 1882, Oscar Wilde, a 27-year-old "genius" - at least by his own reckoning - arrived in New York. The Dublin-born Oxford man had made such a spectacle of himself in London with his eccentric fashion sense, acerbic wit, and extravagant passion for art and home design that Gilbert & Sullivan wrote an operetta lampooning him.

    Prix : 18,01 €

    • How Could This Happen

    • Explaining the Holocaust
    • De : Dan McMillan
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 6 h et 56 min
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    The Holocaust is the defining event of the twentieth century and perhaps all of modern history. Yet for too long, we have ignored the vital question of how and why such a monstrous event could have happened at all. Now, in How Could This Happen, historian Dan McMillan distills the existing Holocaust research into a cogent explanation of the genocide’s causes, revealing how a once progressive society like Germany could commit murder on such a massive scale.

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • Resistance

    • Jews and Christians Who Defied the Nazi Terror
    • De : Nechama Tec
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 7 h et 24 min
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    In Resistance, Tec draws on first hand accounts, interviews, and other sources to reveal the full range of tactics employed to resist the Nazi regime in Poland. She tells of those who escaped to hide and fight as partisans in the forests, and considers the crucial role played by women who acted as couriers, carrying messages and supplies between the ghetto and the outside world. Tec also discusses resistance in concentration camps, vividly recounting the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp uprising on October 7, 1944.

    Prix : 16,13 €

    • The Burning Library

    • Essays
    • De : Edmund White
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 14 h et 1 min
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    Along with his groundbreaking essays that redefine politics, language, identity, and friendship in the light of gay experience and desire, this magisterial collection of 25 years of White's nonfiction writings includes dazzling subversive appreciations of cultural icons as diverse as Truman Capote and Cormac McCarthy, Robert Mapplethorpe and the singer formerly known as Prince.

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    • Sacred Monsters

    • De : Edmund White
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 7 h et 43 min
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    Edmund White is one of our most celebrated novelists. He is also a brilliant journalist and cultural commentator on the arts, contributing to publications as varied The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Washington Post, House and Garden, and The New York Review of Books. In Sacred Monsters, White collects more than 20 of his most recent writings on artists and authors, including John Cheever, Patti Smith, Henry James, Mary Cassatt, and many others.

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    • City Boy

    • My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s
    • De : Edmund White
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 9 h et 30 min
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    In the New York of the 1970s, in the wake of Stonewall and in the midst of economic collapse, you might find the likes of Jasper Johns and William Burroughs at the next cocktail party, and you were as likely to be caught arguing Marx at the New York City Ballet as cruising for sex in the warehouses and parked trucks along the Hudson. This is the New York that Edmund White portrays in City Boy: a place of enormous intrigue and artistic tumult.

    Prix : 19,76 €

    • Escape from Sobibor

    • De : Richard Rashke
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 14 h et 6 min
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    On October 14, 1943, 600 Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced across an open field filled with anti-tank mines. Against all odds, more than three hundred made it safely into the woods. Fifty of those men and women managed to survive the rest of the war. In this edition of Escape from Sobibor, fully updated in 2012, Richard Rashke tells their stories

    Prix : 28,73 €

    • The Wall

    • And Other Stories
    • De : Jurek Becker
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 2 h et 41 min
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    The Wall is a new, brief collection of stories by Becker that have either never been translated into English or been published here in audiobook form before. The title story, "The Wall," recounts two boys’ risky adventure when they scale the wall of a transit camp to visit the ghetto their families have recently vacated. In "The Most Popular Family Story," a favorite anecdote recounted year after year at the gatherings of an extended Jewish family subtly marks the absences left by the Holocaust.

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    • Conspiracy of Letters

    • De : Liel Leibovitz
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 1 h et 48 min
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    Nearly 120 years after the Dreyfus Affair, a new secret file has been unearthed - and it upends much of what we knew about the famous case involving the French Jewish officer wrongfully accused of treason. As the file against Dreyfus shows - recently revealed by the French army and excerpted here for the first time in English - the case against Dreyfus was shockingly more complex, involving an affair between two military attachés, a series of forgeries, and an insidious campaign that subtly blended homophobia and anti-Semitism to thwart justice and land an innocent man in jail.

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    • Country of Ash

    • A Jewish Doctor in Poland, 1939-1945
    • De : Edward Reicher, Magda Bogin (translator)
    • Lu par : Suzanne Toren, Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 8 h et 15 min
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    Country of Ash is the starkly compelling, original chronicle of a Jewish doctor who miraculously survived near-certain death, first inside the Lodz and Warsaw ghettoes, where he was forced to treat the Gestapo, then on the Aryan side of Warsaw, where he hid under numerous disguises. He clandestinely recorded the terrible events he witnessed, but his manuscript disappeared during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. After the war, reunited with his wife and young daughter, he rewrote his story.

    Prix : 19,14 €

    • The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

    • De : Bob Shacochis
    • Lu par : Robert Blumenfeld
    • Durée : 25 h et 1 min
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    Renowned through four award-winning stories for his gritty and revelatory visions of the Caribbean, Bob Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in The Woman Who Lost Her Soul before sweeping across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance. In riveting prose, Shacochis builds a complex and disturbing story about the coming of age of America in a pre-9/11 world.

    Prix : 39,56 €

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