true story

  • True story

    Kate Reed Petty

    Talentueuse mais solitaire, Alice Lovett prête sa plume pour écrire les histoires des autres. Pourtant elle reste hantée par la seule histoire qui lui échappe : sa propre vie.
    Une simple rumeur, lancée en ce lointain été 1999 par deux ados éméchés, a embrasé en un rien de temps toute la communauté. Que s'est-il réellement passé sur la banquette arrière de cette voiture alors qu'ils ramenaient Alice, endormie, chez elle ? Accusations, rejets, déni, faux-semblants... la réalité de chaque protagoniste vacille et reste marquée à tout jamais. Et quand le présent offre une chance de réparer le passé, comment la saisir ? Faut-il se venger ou pardonner ? Ou mieux vaut-il tout oublier ? Mais peut-on oublier ce qu'on n'a jamais vraiment su ?
    Construit comme un piège machiavélique qui bouscule les certitudes du lecteur, True Story explore la fluctuante tension entre fiction et réalité et la manière dont notre société diffuse et affronte la rumeur.

  • The shocking first-hand account of one man''s remarkable fight for freedom; now an award-winning motion picture.
    ''Why had I not died in my young years - before God had given me children to love and live for? What unhappiness and suffering and sorrow it would have prevented. I sighed for liberty; but the bondsman''s chain was round me, and could not be shaken off.'' 1841: Solomon Northup is a successful violinist when he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Taken from his family in New York State - with no hope of ever seeing them again - and forced to work on the cotton plantations in the Deep South, he spends the next twelve years in captivity until his eventual escape in 1853.
    First published in 1853, this extraordinary true story proved to be a powerful voice in the debate over slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. It is a true-life testament of one man''s courage and conviction in the face of unfathomable injustice and brutality: its influence on the course of American history cannot be overstated.

  • In one devastating week, Raynor and her husband Moth lost their house and received a terminal diagnosis that took away their future together. With nowhere to call home, they instead embarked on a journey: to walk the South West Coast Path, a 630-mile sea-swept trail from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. This ancient, wind-battered landscape lays them bare, stripping away every comfort they have ever known. With almost no money for food orshelter, carrying the essentials for survival on their backs, they wild camp on beaches and clifftops. Until slowly, with every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, the walk sets them on a road of discovery. They don't know how far they will travel, but unexpectedly, they find themselves on a path to freedom. The Salt Path is an unflinchingly honest, inspiring and life-affirming true story about coming to terms with grief and the healing power of nature. Ultimately, it is a book about home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt, and rediscovered in the most unexpected of ways.

  • Totally gripping ... fascinating, revelatory and surreal -- Simon Sebag Montefiore How do you keep fighting in the face of unimaginable horror?

    This is untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War.

    In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich.

    His mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secret army to stage an uprising. The name of the detention centre -- Auschwitz.

    It was only after arriving at the camp that he started to discover the Nazi's terrifying designs. Over the next two and half years, Witold forged an underground army that smuggled evidence of Nazi atrocities out of Auschwitz. His reports from the camp were to shape the Allies response to the Holocaust - yet his story was all but forgotten for decades.

    This is the first major account of his amazing journey, drawing on exclusive family papers and recently declassified files as well as unpublished accounts from the camp's fighters to show how he saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

    The result is a enthralling story of resistance and heroism against the most horrific circumstances, and one man's attempt to change the course of history.

  • Under South Africa's apartheid regime, black activist Steve Biko has been working for years to undermine the system when he meets white journalist Donald Woods. Initially suspicious of Biko and his motives, Woods finds himself united with Biko in common cause after Biko reveals to him the true extent of police atrocities in the black townships.

  • Aux heures les plus sombres de la guerre, une poignée d'officiers hors-normes et d'hommes sans peur vont créer une unité qui restera à jamais dans la légende. Malgré les efforts surhumains du L Detachment, les victoires de l'unité ne parviennent pas à enrayer la progression de la machine de guerre allemande. Rommel est bientôt aux portes de l'Egypte, et les pertes montent parmi les hommes de David Stirling et Paddy Mayne - certaines plus cruelles que d'autres.
    Il leur faudra à nouveau se réinventer, et tout donner, pour repousser les Renard du Désert et gagner enfin leur nom : le Special Air Service !

  • FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN: TRUE STORIES OF AMBITION, ADVENTURE AND - BRAVERY Nouv.

    No DREAM is too BIG if you just believe in yourself. And these strong, ambitious and FANTASTICALLY GREAT women prove it. They''ve conquered the tallest mountains, made game-changing discoveries, stood up for women''s rights and protected our beautiful, fragile planet.

    Discover the inspirational lives of just some of the extraordinary women who have transformed people''s expectations of what women can do in this stunning gift collection. Featuring illustrated timelines and all the women from Kate Pankhurst''s adored picture books, from Frida Kahlo to Jane Goodall, and some new faces too. Get ready to meet courageous racing car driver Eliska Junkova who whizzed to victory and became the first woman to win a Grand Prix and the influential composer Chiquinha Gonzaga, the first woman conductor in Brazil.

    Perfect for reading at bedtime, these empowering stories will encourage you to BE BOLD, AIM HIGH and NEVER GIVE UP. How will YOU change the world?>

  • 'A wonderful literary trompe l'oeil: a book about friendship, writing and the boundary between reality and fantasy ... Dark, smart, strange, compelling' Harriet Lane, bestselling author of Her Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L.

    L. embodies everything Delphine admires; sophisticated and unusually intuitive, she slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as she makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. And as their lives become further entwined, L. begins to threaten Delphine's identity and her safety.

  • Writing from Manus Prison is an autobiographical account of Behrouz Boochani's perilous journey to Christmas Island and his subsequent incarceration in an Australian government immigration detention facility on Manus Island.

  • La fistule ; a Buma true story

    Isidore M'Buma

    • Lapin
    • 12 Septembre 2019

    En l'an de grâce 2014 Buma, 33 ans, va devoir faire face au pire ennemi qu'il a eu à affronter jusqu'à maintenant : la terrible fistule. Tout le monde connaît son nom mais rares sont ceux qui l'ont réellement rencontrée. Commence alors pour notre héros un périple médical haletant et éprouvant.
    "Une lettre d'amour au flan pâtissier - un régal" - Flan magazine ; "Une ode à la contemplation sociale mêlée à un regard acéré sur la conjoncture médicale prédominante de notre civilisation décadente qui nous laissera un goût de révolte et de liberté." - Les inglobuctibles ; "Buma n'est pas aussi mignon en vrai." - Obtu ; "La première BD avec Dhierry Beggaro et Julien Lebers ! Une valeur sûre." - Télé 7 boules ; "Personne ne décède à la fin, dommage." - Crémation passion.

  • From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin Billionaires - the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off. Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding - and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network . Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and legal foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers' redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook - and the first great book from the world of bitcoin. Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money for fear of alienating Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into a shady character who tells them about a brand new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realize "crypto" is, in their own words, "either the next big thing or total bulls--t." There's nothing left to do but make a bet. From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Facebook boardroom, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26th, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here's the story of how they got there - as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.

  • Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding - and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network . Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and legal foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers' redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook - and the first great book from the world of bitcoin. Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money for fear of alienating Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into a shady character who tells them about a brand new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realize "crypto" is, in their own words, "either the next big thing or total bulls--t." There's nothing left to do but make a bet. From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Facebook boardroom, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26th, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here's the story of how they got there - as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.

  • 1941. Pratiquement toute l'Europe est sous la coupe des Nazis. L'Angleterre tient toujours bon, mais sa situation empire de jour en jour. Et en Afrique du Nord, porte ouverte sur le Moyen Orient et ses réserves de pétrole, Rommel menace désormais l'Egypte, clé de la défense britannique. C'est dans ce contexte que David Stirling, Blair Mayne et 'Jock' Lewes, trois officiers aux méthodes inhabituelles, s'associent pour créer une petite unité d'élite qui deviendra une véritable légende militaire : les SAS.

  • Most confrontations, viewed from the wide angle of history, are minor disputes, sparks that quickly die out. But every now and then, someone strikes a match that lights up the whole planet. Henry Every was the seventeenth centurys most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular--and wildly inaccurate--reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead. But Steven Johnson argues that Everys most lasting legacy was his inadvertent triggering of a major shift in the global economy . Enemy of All Mankind focuses on one key event--the attack on an Indian treasure ship by Every and his crew--and its surprising repercussions across time and space. Its the gripping tale one of the most lucrative crimes in history, the first international manhunt, and the trial of the seventeenth century. Johnson uses the extraordinary story of Henry Every and his crimes to explore the emergence of the East India Company, the British Empire, and the modern global marketplace: a densely interconnected planet ruled by nations and corporations. How did this unlikely pirate and his notorious crime end up playing a key role in the birth of multinational capitalism? In the same mode as Johnsons classic historical thriller The Ghost Map , Enemy of All Mankind deftly traces the path from a single struck match to a global conflagration.

  • Anglais True stories

    Sophie Calle

    First published in French in 1994, quickly acclaimed as a photobook classic and since republished and enhanced, «True Stories» returns for the sixth time, gathering a series of short autobiographical texts and photos by acclaimed French artist Sophie Calle, this time with six new tales.

  • Dans Van Gogh's Ear, Bernadette Murphy nous emmène dans un voyage extraordinaire, des grands musées aux archives oubliées, en reconstruisant de manière vivante le monde de Van Gogh. Nous rencontrons des inspecteurs de police et des clients de cafés, des prostituées et des madames, son frère bien-aimé Theo et son collègue peintre Paul Gauguin. Pourquoi Van Gogh a-t-il commis un acte aussi brutal? Qui était la mystérieuse 'Rachel' à qui il a présenté son cadeau macabre? A-t-il vraiment retiré toute son oreille? Murphy répond à ces questions par ses découvertes troublantes, offrant un portrait saisissant d'un artiste qui se dirige vers la folie dans sa quête de l'excellence.

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