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release date: Jun 23, 1998
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death
In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem.  After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book.

By turns wistful, mischievous, angry, and witty, Bauby bears witness to his determination to live as fully in his mind as he had been able to do in his body. He explains the joy, and deep sadness, of seeing his children and of hearing his aged father's voice on the phone. In magical sequences, he imagines traveling to other places and times and of lying next to the woman he loves. Fed only intravenously, he imagines preparing and tasting the full flavor of delectable dishes. Again and again he returns to an "inexhaustible reservoir of sensations," keeping in touch with himself and the life around him.

Jean-Dominique Bauby died two days after the French publication of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

This book is a lasting testament to his life.
release date: Jul 01, 2011
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A Brief History of the Future: A Brave and Controversial Look at the Twenty-First Century
What will planet Earth be like in twenty years? At mid-century? In the year 2100? Prescient and convincing, this book is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future. Never has the world offered more promise for the future and been more fraught with dangers. Attali anticipates an unraveling of American hegemony as transnational corporations sever the ties linking free enterprise to democracy. World tensions will be primed for horrific warfare for resources and dominance. The ultimate question is: Will we leave our children and grandchildren a world that is not only viable but better, or in this nuclear world bequeath to them a planet that will be a living hell? Either way, he warns, the time to act is now.
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release date: Sep 20, 1994
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Secret Language of Film, The
Carriere, whose screenwriting credits include The Tin Drum, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Cyrano de Bergerac, explores the vocabulary of the visual language of film. Filled with anecdote and insight, this book provides readers with an illuminating new way to see and enjoy the movies.
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release date: Nov 01, 1995
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Jesuits: A Multibiography
A bestseller in France last year, Jesuits tells the story of one of the most admired and reviled of religious orders, The Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1534. Lacouture presents the priests who make up this order as remarkable individuals who have been missionaries and teachers, as well as politicians and philosophers, firmly engaged in the debates of our time. of photos.
release date: Sep 22, 1992
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You See, I Haven't Forgotten
The singer, dancer, and film actor recounts his life, describing his restless youth in Marseilles, his first work on stage, his music hall career, his film career, and his relationships with Edith Piaf and Marilyn Monroe. 35,000 first printing.
release date: Sep 01, 1988
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release date: Sep 01, 1996
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Alexander the Great: The Heroic Ideal (New Horizons)
Defeating the mighty Persian Empire at the age of 22, Alexander the Great rapidly conquered the rest of the then known world: Asia Minor, Egypt and parts of India. This book traces the career of the young king of Macedonia who was destined to become one of the greatest generals the world has known, and celebrates his legacy to Greek civilization.
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release date: Jan 30, 2007
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In Defense of Atheism
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release date: Nov 01, 1989
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Eclipse
Originally published in France in 1986 as L'Enfer. Translated from the French by Jeremy Leggatt. Story of a suicidal man who agrees out of boredom to commit a kidnapping.
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release date: May 12, 2020
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The Golden Treasures of Troy: The Dream of Heinrich Schliemann (New Horizons) by Herv?¡§?| Duch?¡§?one (1996-05-07)
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