Download E-books Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution PDF

By Will Bashor

Marie Antoinette has remained atop the preferred cultural panorama for hundreds of years for the bold widespread and type that she dropped at 18th century France. For the higher a part of the queen’s reign, one guy was once entrusted with the only accountability of making sure that her hairstyle used to be at its such a lot ostentatious most sensible. Who used to be this minister of style who wielded such super impression over the queen’s affairs?

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for individual Scholarship, Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, The Queen, and the Revolution charts the increase of Leonard Autie from humble origins as a rustic barber within the south of France to the inventor of the Pouf and preferable hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette. By unearthing a number of assets from the 18th and nineteenth centuries, together with memoirs (including Léonard’s own), courtroom records, and archived periodicals the writer, French background professor and specialist Will Bashor, tells Autie’s often unknown tale. Bashor chronicles Leonard’s tale, the position he performed within the lifetime of his most renowned shopper, and the chaotic and history-making international within which he rose to prominence. along with his proximity to the queen, Leonard additionally had a so much attention-grabbing lifestyles choked with intercourse (he was once the one guy in a feminine ruled court), seduction, intrigue, espionage, robbery, exile, treason, and probably, execution. 

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DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to thousands of locations around the globe really exhibit you what others merely let you know. they've got turn into popular for his or her visible excellence, which include unprecedented images, 3D mapping, and in particular commissioned cutaway illustrations.

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Download E-books Canard Jeux Vidéo [FR] (August 2014) PDF

Canard PC is an self sufficient journal based in France in 2003 dedicated to notebook gaming and released bi-monthly.

Canard laptop independence from the sport businesses is well-known within the French video gaming circles. Canard notebook has a sister journal, Canard computer Hardware.

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Download E-books Becoming Marie Antoinette: A Novel PDF

By Juliet Grey

This spell binding confection of a unique, the 1st in a brand new trilogy, follows the transformation of a coddled Austrian archduchess into the reckless, strong, attractive queen Marie Antoinette.
Why needs to it's me? I questioned. When i'm so truly insufficient to my destiny?

Raised along her a number of brothers and sisters through the ambitious empress of Austria, ten-year-old Maria Antonia knew that her idyllic life could at some point be sacrificed to her mother’s political pursuits. What she by no means expected was once that the day in query might come so soon.

Before she will trip from sunlit picnics along with her sisters in Vienna to the glitter, glamour, and gossip of Versailles, Antonia needs to switch everything approximately herself which will be permitted as dauphine of France and the spouse of the awkward teenage boy who will at some point be Louis XVI. but not anything can arrange her for the ingenuity and effect it's going to take to develop into queen.

Filled with clever historical past, treacherous rivalries, lavish outfits, and glowing jewels, Becoming Marie Antoinette will completely captivate fiction and background fans alike.

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Download E-books Le Livre de sable/El libro de arena PDF

Ce livre comporte treize nouvelles. Ce nombre est le fruit du hasard ou de los angeles fatalité - ici les deux mots sont strictement synonymes - et n'a rien de magique. Si de tous ces écrits je ne devais en conserver qu'un seul, je crois que je conserverais Le congrès, qui est à l. a. fois le plus autobiographique (celui qui fait le plus appel aux souvenirs) et le plus fantastique. J'ai voulu rester fidèle, dans ces exercices d'aveugle, à l'exemple de Wells, en conjuguant avec un kind basic, parfois presque oral, un argument very unlikely. Le lecteur curieux peut ajouter les noms de speedy et d'Edgar Allan Poe. Je n'écris pas pour une petite élite dont je n'ai healing, ni pour cette entité platonique adulée qu'on surnomme los angeles Masse. Je ne crois pas à ces deux abstractions, chères au démagogue. J'écris pour moi, pour mes amis et pour adoucir le cours du temps.

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Download E-books La chute de la monarchie, 1787-1792 (Nouvelle histoire de la France contemporaine, Volume 1) PDF

By Michel Vovelle

Nouvelle histoire de l. a. France contemporaine:

1. los angeles Chute de los angeles monarchie (1787 – 1792), M. Vovelle
2. los angeles République jacobine (10 août 1792-9 Thermidor an II), M. Bouloiseau
3. l. a. République bourgeoise (de Thermidor à Brumaire, 1799-1815), D. Woronoff
4. L’Épisode napoléonien. elements intérieurs (1799-1815), L. Bergeron
5. l. a. France napoléonienne. facets extérieurs (1799-1815), R. Dufraisse et M. Kérautret
6 et 7. l. a. France des notables (1815-1848) 1. L’évolution générale, A. Jardin et A.-J. Tudesq 2. los angeles vie de los angeles state, A. Jardin et A.-J. Tudesq
8. 1848 ou l’Apprentissage de los angeles République (1848-1852), M. Agulhon
9. De los angeles fête impériale au mur des fédérés (1852-1871), A. Plessis
10. Les Débuts de l. a. IIIe République (1871-1898), J.-M. Mayeur
11. l. a. République radicale ? (1898-1914), M. Rebérioux
12. Victoire et Frustrations (1914-1929), J.-J. Becker et S. Berstein
13. los angeles Crise des années 30 (1929-1938), D. Borne et H. Dubief
14. De Munich à l. a. Libération (1938-1944), J.-P. Azéma
15 et sixteen. l. a. France de l. a. IVe République (1944-19858) 1. L’ardeur et los angeles nécessité (1944-1952), J.-P Rioux 2. L’expansion et l’impuissance (1952-1958), J.-P Rioux
17 et 18. l. a. France de l’expansion (1958-1974) 1. los angeles République gaullienne (1958-1969), S. Berstein 2. L’apogée Pompidou (1969-1974), S. Berstein et J.-P Rioux
19. Crises et alternances (1974-2000), J.-J. Becker avec l. a. collaboration de P. Ory
20. l. a. France du XXe siècle. records d’histoire, présentés par O. Wieviorka et C. Prochasson

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Download E-books The Suicide Shop PDF

By Jean Teulé

With the twenty-first century only a far away reminiscence and the area in environmental chaos, many folks have misplaced the need to live.

Business is brisk on the Suicide store. Run by way of the Tuvache kinfolk, the store deals various how you can finish all of it, with whatever to slot each budget.

The Tuvaches cross mournfully approximately their enterprise until eventually the youngest family member threatens to damage their contented distress via confronting them with whatever they have by no means encountered earlier than: a love of life.

Jean Teulé lives within the Marais along with his spouse, the French movie actress Miou-Miou.

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By Jean Baudrillard

‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas carrier within the cathedral itself, with those pathetic monitors and the younger worshippers slumped round them right here and there, you inform your self that God and faith deserved higher. Deserved to die, certain, yet now not this. notwithstanding, gazing the presidential determine and his sonorous inanity, you inform your self that the following at the least you were given what you deserved. Chirac is lifeless – that is going with no asserting – yet so are all of us ... Uselessness of this type has no beginning: it exists instantly, reciprocally; like a shared mystery, you relish it implicitly – with its hot bitterness – quite in those chilly snaps, because the very essence of the social bond. Sanctioned through that different interactive uselessness – the uselessness of the screen.’

World-renowned for his vigorous and sometimes iconoclastic interpreting of up to date tradition and idea, Jean Baudrillard the following turns his hand to topical political debates and matters. during this stimulating selection of journalistic essays Baudrillard addresses matters starting from these already confirmed as his trademark (virtual fact, Disney, tv) to more odd themes equivalent to the Western intervention in Bosnia, children’s rights, Holocaust revisionism, AIDS, the Rushdie fatwa, formulation One racing, mad cow ailment, genetic cloning, and the uselessness of Chirac. those are coruscating and fascinating articles, now not least simply because they exhibit that Baudrillard is – pace his critics – nonetheless weak and alert to impacts from social events and the realm past the hyperreal.

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Download E-books The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Glenway Wescott

This robust brief novel describes the occasions of a unmarried afternoon. Alwyn Tower, an American expatriate and someday novelist, is staying with a pal open air of Paris, while a well-heeled, itinerant Irish couple drops in—with Lucy, their expert hawk, a stressed, sullen, disturbingly totemic presence. Lunch is ready, drink flows. A masquerade, instantaneously harrowing and farcical, starts.

A paintings of classical attractiveness and concision, The Pilgrim Hawk stands with Faulkner’s The undergo as one of many finest American brief novels: a superbly crafted tale that also is a poignant evocation of the implacable energy of affection.

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