Author: Jean-Yves Le Naour
Publisher: Bamboo Editions
Vous connaissez sa mort, cause de la Grande Guerre. Mais connaissez-vous sa vie ? Plus que de l'attentat de Sarajevo, cette histoire vraie fait le récit de l'amour qui unit François-Ferdinand de Hahsbourg et sa femme, malgré la pression de l'étiquette et les efforts de l'empereur François-Joseph qui a tout tenté pour les séparer. Jusqu'à les inciter vivement à se rendre à Sarajevo, le jour de l'ex-fête nationale de la Serbie fraîchement annexée. Ce voyage qui sonne comme une provocation pour les nationalistes serbes, François-Ferdinand ne s'y dérobera pas. L'ombre de l'attentat qui se profile de plus en plus pèse peu à peu comme une mort annoncée à laquelle, par fierté, François-Ferdinand ne veut ni ne peut échapper tandis que sa femme l'accompagne parce qu'elle refuse de l'abandonner face au péril.
Author: Jean-Yves Le Naour
Vous connaissez sa mort, cause de la Grande Guerre. Mais connaissez-vous sa vie ? Plus que de l’attentat de Sarajevo, cette histoire vraie fait le récit de l’amour qui unit François-Ferdinand de Habsbourg et sa femme, malgré la pression de l’étiquette et les efforts de l’empereur François-Joseph qui a tout tenté pour les séparer. Jusqu’à les inciter vivement à se rendre à Sarajevo, le jour de l’ex-fête nationale de la Serbie fraîchement annexée. Ce voyage qui sonne comme une provocation pour les nationalistes serbes, François-Ferdinand ne s’y dérobera pas. L’ombre de l’attentat – qui se profile de plus en plus – pèse peu à peu comme une mort annoncée à laquelle, par fierté, François-Ferdinand ne veut ni ne peut échapper tandis que sa femme l’accompagne parce qu’elle refuse de l’abandonner face au péril...
The Living Unknown Soldier
Author: Jean-Yves Le Naour, Penny Allen
Chronicles the remarkable story of a World War I soldier who was discovered wandering in France with no memory of his identity and who was the focus of twenty years of court battles when he was "claimed" by hundreds of families whose fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers had been lost in combat. Reprint.
Author: Luc Rombouts
Publisher: Leuven University Press
The fascinating history of bell music The carillon, the world’s largest musical instrument, originated in the 16th century when inhabitants of the Low Countries started to produce music on bells in church and city towers. Today, carillon music still fills the soundscape of cities in Belgium and the Netherlands. Since the First World War, carillon music has become popular in the United States, where it adds a spiritual dimension to public parks and university campuses. Singing Bronze opens up the fascinating world of the carillon to the reader. It tells the great stories of European and American carillon history: the quest for the perfect musical bell, the fate of carillons in times of revolt and war, the role of patrons such as John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Herbert Hoover in the development of American carillon culture, and the battle between singing bronze and carillon electronics. Richly illustrated with original photographs and etchings, Singing Bronzetells how people developed, played, and enjoyed bell music. With this book, a fascinating history that is yet little known is made available for a wide public.
Drawing on a range of cities and conflicts from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the collection explores the post-conflict condition as it is lived and expressed in modern cities such as Berlin, Belfast, Bilbao, Beirut, Derry, Skopje, Sarajevo, Tunis, Johannesburg and Harare. Post-Conflict Performance, Film and Visual Arts: Cities of Memory investigates how the memory of conflict can be inscribed in historical monuments, human bodies and hermeneutic acts of mapping, traversing, representing, and performing the city. Several essays explore the relations between memory, history and urban space; where memory is located and how it is narrated, as well as various aspects of embodied memory; testimonial memory; traumatic memory; counter-memory; false memory; post-memory. Other essays examine the representations of post-war cities and how cultural imaginations relate to the politics of reconstruction in places devastated by protracted urban warfare. Post-Conflict Performance, Film and Visual Arts: Cities of Memory offers a comparative survey of the complex and often controversial encounters between public art, political memory and commemoration in divided societies, as well as offering insights into the political and ethical difficulties of balancing the dynamics of forgetting and remembering.
First published in Germany in 1929, The End and the Beginning is a lively personal memoir of a vanished world and of a rebellious, high-spirited young woman's struggle to achieve independence. Born in 1883 into a distinguished and wealthy aristocratic family of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hermynia Zur Muhlen spent much of her childhood travelling in Europe and North Africa with her diplomat father. After five years on her German husband's estate in czarist Russia she broke with both her family and her husband and set out on a precarious career as a professional writer committed to socialism. Besides translating many leading contemporary authors, notably Upton Sinclair, into German, she herself published an impressive number of politically engaged novels, detective stories, short stories, and children's fairy tales. Because of her outspoken opposition to National Socialism, she had to flee her native Austria in 1938 and seek refuge in England, where she died, virtually penniless, in 1951. This revised and corrected translation of Zur Muhlen's memoir - with extensive notes and an essay on the author by Lionel Gossman - will appeal especially to readers interested in women's history, the Central European aristocratic world that came to an end with the First World War, and the culture and politics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Films in My Life
Author: François Truffaut
Publisher: Diversion Books
An icon. A rebel. A legend. The films of Francois Truffaut defined an exhilarating new form of cinema for moviegoers the world over. Before Francois Truffaut was a great director, he was a critic who stood at the vanguard, pioneering an innovative way to view movies and to write about the cinematic arts. Now, for the first time in eBook, the legendary director shares his own words, as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time examines the art of movie-making through engaging and deeply personal reviews about the movies he loves. Truffaut writes extensively about his heroes, from Hitchcock to Welles, Chaplin to Renoir, Bunuel to Bergman, Clouzot to Cocteau, Capra to Hawks, Guitry to Fellini, sharing analysis and insight as to what made them film legends, and how their work led Truffaut and his fellow directors into classics like THE 400 BLOWS, JULES AND JIM, and the French New Wave Movement. Articulate and candid, THE FILMS IN MY LIFE is for everyone who has sat in a dark movie theater and dreamed. "Truffaut brings the same intelligence and grace to the printed page that he projects onto the screen. THE FILMS IN MY LIFE provides a rare knowledgeable look at movies and moviemaking." —NEWSDAY
Fields of Glory
Author: Jean Rouaud
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
As their grandchildren point out the crotchety foibles of their elders, three senior citizens explain where the habits came from, in a story of survival and the desire to be loved
Author: Robbie Morrison
Publisher: Image Comics
In 1916, Pietro Aquasanta, an Italian rifleman, returns to his childhood home of the Trentino mountain range to find that it's no longer the realm of wonder and adventure he remembers, but has become a place of death and despair, where the elements are as great a threat as the enemy. No weapon of war was more feared than the White Death, thundering avalanches deliberately caused by cannon fire which consumed everything in their path
The Red Collar
Author: Jean-Christophe Rufin
In 1919, in a small town in the province of Berry, France, under the crushing heat of summer heat wave, a war hero is being held prisoner in an abandoned barracks. In front of the door to his prison, a mangy dog barks night and day. Miles from where he is being held, in the French countryside, a young extraordinarily intelligent woman works the land the land, waiting and hoping. A judge whose principles have been sorely shaken by the war is travelling to an unknown location to sort out certain affairs of which it is better not to speak. Three characters. In their midst, a dog who holds the key both to their destinies and to this intriguing plot. Full of poetry and life, The Red Collar is at once a delightly simple narrative about the human spirit and a profound work about loyalty and love.
The Folies Bergère
Publisher: Europe Comics
We're right in the middle of World War I, deep in the trenches. The soldiers are confronted by unimaginable suffering and violent death on a daily basis. Considered as nothing more than cannon fodder by their superiors, they try desperately to survive. Partly as an act of defiance in the face of hardship, partly as the ultimate irony, the soldiers nickname their regiment after the famous Parisian cabaret club 'Folies Bergère'. They laugh and joke, they write, they draw, they fight, they die in appalling circumstances, they kill themselves, they lose their minds. And then one of their number is sentenced to death by firing squad... and miraculously survives...
Author: Eric Giacometti
Publisher: Cinebook Limited
The 17th adventure of the reluctant tycoon! Largo Winch is a rare breed of man: a multi-billionaire who distrusts money. Being rich does have advantages, but it also brings headaches, troubles, conspiracies, murder attempts and other despicable behaviour in competitors and underlings. Largo has to stay on top of it all...
Author: David Bruce Macdonald
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Comparing and contrasting Serbian and Croatian propaganda from 1986 to 1999, this text analyses each group's contemporary interpretations of history and current events. It offers a detailed discussion of holocaust imagery and the history of victim-centred writing in nationalist theory, including the links between the comparative genocide debate, the so-called holocaust industry and Serbian and Croatian nationalism. There is a detailed analysis of Serbian and Croatian propaganda over the Internet, detailing how and why the Internet war was as important as the ground wars in Kosovo, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and a theme-by-theme analysis of Serbian and Croatian propaganda, using contemporary media sources, novels, academic works and journals.
Above the Battle
Author: Romain Rolland
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Above the Battle is an anti-world war I treatise by Romain Rolland written in 1916. Romain Rolland (29 January 1866 – 30 December 1944) was a French dramatist, novelist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. Romain Rolland was a lifelong pacifist. He protested against the first World War in Above the Battle (Chicago, 1916).
Flags of the World
Author: Sylvie Bednar
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Each nation's flag is paired with facts and tidbits of history about that country, providing a window into the values and cultures of countries from around the globe.