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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
In his first book about film, Europe's premier screenwriter turns a uniquely sophisticated and knowledgeable eye onto the evolution of the language of film over its first hundred years.
Jean-Claude Carriere explores the vocabulary of that language - camera angles, lighting, the use of one actor rather than another, one setting rather than another, the subliminal messages contained in a full range of moviemaking techniques - and discusses the ways this vocabulary has been developed and used by some of the most exciting and ground-breaking directors and cameramen of our time. He examines the growing sophistication of the audience over the years, and how film language has changed accordingly. He points out how film has altered our perception of time. And he explains how screenwriting has developed along with the visual medium it influences and serves.
Filled with anecdote and insight, The Secret Language of Film will illuminate and heighten the perceptions of anyone who spends time in front of the big or small screen. The first hundred years of film have profoundly influenced our century, and this delightfully written book will give the reader a new understanding of how and why.
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release date: Nov 01, 1995
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Jesuits: A Multibiography
Portrays the history of the Jesuits in relation to world events of the past five centuries, describing how the Society of Jesus came to be the most powerful Christian religious order
release date: Sep 01, 1988
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Who Will Remember the People
Presents a portrait of the ancient Kaweskar people through the eyes of Magellen, Drake, Darwin, and other historical characters in the story of Lafko, the last surviving Kaweskar
release date: Jan 30, 2007
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In Defense of Atheism
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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 08, 2020
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Alexander the Great: The Heroic Ideal (New Horizons) by Pierre Briant (1996-09-23)
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release date: Jul 01, 1994
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We Are Eternal: A Novel
Raised together as brother and sister, Dan and Estelle face the shame of incestuous passion when they fall in love with each other, and only the mysterious Tiresia, their caretaker from birth, can free them by revealing the dark secrets of the past
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release date: Nov 01, 1989
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Eclipse
Bored and totally disillusioned, Michel Soler stifles in his small, hot apartment, waiting for the right moment to commit suicide, until he is offered five thousand dollars for kidnapping a young boy named Simon, an offer that plunges him into a web of intrigue
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