L Empire de l or rouge
Que mange-t-on quand on ouvre une boîte de concentré, verse du ketchup dans son assiette ou entame une pizza ? Des tomates d’industrie. Transformées en usine, conditionnées en barils de concentré, elles circulent d’un continent à l’autre. Toute l’humanité en consomme, pourtant personne n’en a vu. Où, comment et par qui ces tomates sont-elles cultivées et récoltées ? Durant deux ans, des confins de la Chine à l’Italie, de la Californie au Ghana, Jean-Baptiste Malet a mené une enquête inédite et originale. Il a rencontré traders, cueilleurs, entrepreneurs, paysans, généticiens, fabricants de machine, et même un « général » chinois. Des ghettos où la main-d’œuvre des récoltes est engagée parmi les migrants aux conserveries qui coupent du concentré incomestible avec des additifs suspects, il a remonté une filière opaque et très lucrative, qui attise les convoitises : les mafias s’intéressent aussi à la sauce tomate. L’Empire de l’or rouge nous raconte le capitalisme mondialisé. Il est le roman d’une marchandise universelle.
Jules Et Jim
Jules arrives from Austria in belle époque Paris, where he is befriended by Jim. Together they embark upon a riotously Bohemian life, full of gaiety, color and bustle. And then there is Kate, the enigmatic German girl with the mysterious smile. Capricious, untamed and curiously innocent, Kate steals their hearts in turn, and so begins the moving and tender story of three people in love, with each other and with life. Francois Truffaut, whose film of the novel is one of cinema's greatest achievments, has called Jules et Jim "a perfect hymn to love." Henri-Pierre Roché devoted his life to the arts, numbering Duchamp, Brancusi, Braque, Satie and Picasso amongst his closest friends. Jules et Jim, an autobiographical novel, was originally published in France in 1953 and was followed by Deux Anglaises et le Continent, which Truffaut also made into a film. "A delightful account of people sharing and unsharing each other."?Times Literary Supplement
Two Gentlemen on the Beach
On the face of it, Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin—two icons of the twentieth century—couldn’t be more different. One is the grand statesman whose resolve led a nation in the struggle against Nazi Germany, the other the world-famous actor and comedian behind The Great Dictator, whose owns roots were in poverty and hardship. But in this moving novel, they are bound by a dark secret: both suffer from depression. When a chance encounter reveals what they share, an unusual and unlikely friendship ensues. A series of therapeutic meetings across the world, in Germany, England, and America, sees each become the other’s confidant as they talk of their “black dog days.” With the eye of a masterfully subtle narrator, Michael Köhlmeier imagines a startling friendship of unique understanding between this extraordinary pair: a friendship of the twentieth century between art and politics, humor and seriousness, but which at heart remains an understanding between two men—the poor tramp and the grand statesman—who bring together the history of the century.
You Will Not Have My Hate
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - "On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate." On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris’s wife, Hélène Muyal-Leiris, was killed by terrorists while attending a rock concert at the Bataclan Theater in Paris, in the deadliest attack on France since World War II. Three days later, Leiris wrote an open letter addressed directly to his wife’s killers, which he posted on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his seventeen-month-old son’s life be defined by Hélène’s murder. He refused to let the killers have their way: “For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom.” Instantly, that short Facebook post caught fire, and was reported on by newspapers and television stations all over the world. In his determination to honor the memory of his wife, he became an international hero to everyone searching desperately for a way to deal with the horror of the Paris attacks and the grim shadow cast today by the threat of terrorism. Now Leiris tells the full story of his grief and struggle. You Will Not Have My Hate is a remarkable, heartbreaking, and, indeed, beautiful memoir of how he and his baby son, Melvil, endured in the days and weeks after Hélène’s murder. With absolute emotional courage and openness, he somehow finds a way to answer that impossible question: how can I go on? He visits Hélène’s body at the morgue, has to tell Melvil that Mommy will not be coming home, and buries the woman he had planned to spend the rest of his life with. Leiris’s grief is terrible, but his love for his family is indomitable. This is the rare and unforgettable testimony of a survivor, and a universal message of hope and resilience. Leiris confronts an incomprehensible pain with a humbling generosity and grandeur of spirit. He is a guiding star for us all in these perilous times. His message—hate will be vanquished by love—is eternal. From the Hardcover edition.
H J Heinz
"Few people know anything at all about the founder of this global brand, H.J. Heinz. Heinz was well known for his humane treatment of his employees, customers, and suppliers. Heinz built a commercial empire by his use of industrialized food processing. This book includes over forty photographs many of which are being published for the first time"--Provided by publisher.