Les morts myst rieuses de l histoire

Titre : Les morts myst rieuses de l histoire
Auteur : Michel Benoit
Éditeur : Editions Eyrolles
ISBN-13 : 9782212331554
Libération : 2016-03-24

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Zola a-t-il été assassiné ? Robespierre s'est-il suicidé ? Comment Agnès Sorel a-t-elle trouvé la mort ? Complots, manigances, meurtres... Nombreuses dans l'Histoire sont les morts mystérieuses. Dans cet ouvrage, une quinzaine de cas exemplaires font l'objet d'une enquête inédite dont le récit alerte nous tient en haleine. L'auteur nous transmet ainsi avec pédagogie l'état de la recherche historique sur ces obscurs dossiers dont le mystère défie la raison. Des destins-clés - Des récits vivants - Des découvertes actuelles

1493

Titre : 1493
Auteur : Charles C. Mann
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307596727
Libération : 2011-08-09

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From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.

The Hoods

Titre : The Hoods
Auteur : Harry Grey
Éditeur : Olympia Press
ISBN-13 : 9781596543461
Libération : 2006

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"This book by HARRY GREY --an ex-hood himself! --will shock you but you must read it. He dares to tell the truth about cold-blooded Killer Mobs and how they work." --Mickey Spillaine. Written in prison by author Grey, this legendary novel became the source for Sergio Leone's classic Once Upon a Time in America.

A Rainbow in the Night

Titre : A Rainbow in the Night
Auteur : Dominique Lapierre
Éditeur : Da Capo Press
ISBN-13 : 9780786745845
Libération : 2009-11-03

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In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God's “Elect,” chosen to rule over the continent. Their saga—bloody, ferocious, and fervent—would culminate three centuries later in one of the greatest tragedies of history: the establishment of a racist regime in which a white minority would subjugate and victimize millions of blacks. Called apartheid, it was a poisonous system that would only end with the liberation from prison of one of the moral giants of our time, Nelson Mandela. A Rainbow in the Night is Dominique Lapierre's epic account of South Africa's tragic history and the heroic men and women—famous and obscure, white and black, European and African—who have, with their blood and tears, brought to life the country that is today known as the Rainbow Nation.

Dahomey an ancient West African kingdom

Titre : Dahomey an ancient West African kingdom
Auteur : Melville Jean Herskovits
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015005234433
Libération : 1967

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Melville Jean Herskovits A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Dahomey an ancient West African kingdom Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Real Wyatt Earp

Titre : The Real Wyatt Earp
Auteur : Steve Gatto
Éditeur : High Lonesome Books
ISBN-13 : 0944383513
Libération : 2000

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"The story of the West's most famous lawman documented by the news reports and court records of the time"--Jacket.