C te d Or 2016 2017 Petit Fut
Tirant son nom des coteaux de vignes étincelant sous le soleil d'automne, la Côte d'Or est une terre d'immenses richesses. Au-delà du patrimoine culinaire connu et reconnu (notamment ses AOC), ce fut le théâtre de la reddition gauloise, et de la remise des armes de Vercingétorix à César, à Alésia, où aujourd'hui le vaste MuséoParc rend compte de tout le déroulement du siège de la ville. La Côte d'Or a aussi un important héritage de l'ère médiévale, en particulier ses abbayes cisterciennes. Pour les plus sportifs, de nombreux sentiers permettent de découvrir à pied ou à vélo les charmes de la campagne et des cours d'eaux du département, le long des vignobles.
Bourgogne 2016 2017 Petit Fut
Une histoire, un patrimoine, un vin... La Bourgogne a ses ambassadeurs, qui, de coutume, forment le plus joli des résumés. Le plus pratique aussi. Car si la vigne, les rues pavées ou les tuiles vernissées demeurent des images fortes, élevées au rang de symboles, elles n'en cachent pas moins toute la richesse d?une géographie et la diversité des paysages. Avec ses quelques 31 600 km2, la Bourgogne se place au sixième rang des régions françaises, en terme de superficie, soit, plus que la taille d'un pays comme la Belgique ! Sur la carte : quatre départements. A l'est, la Côte-d'Or (21), Capitale des ducs de Bourgogne, Dijon est à la fois préfecture et siège du conseil de région. Au sud, depuis Mâcon, la Saône-et-Loire (71) sous la coupe administrative de Mâcon et l'aura culturelle de Chalon-sur-Saône. A l'ouest, la Nièvre (58) et sa préfecture, Nevers. Enfin, le département de l'Yonne (89), au nord, constitue la dernière part de ce quatre-quarts. La meilleure saison pour visiter la région ? Que l'on se rassure, face aux frimas, de nombreux hôtels et restaurants font rougir l'âtre et offrent gîte et couvert, douillets et réconfortants. Aux grandes chaleurs, de nombreux lacs permettent de se rafraîchir les idées. L'automne réserve de superbes décors à qui veut apprécier les charmes du coin, avec en point d'orgue la beauté des vignes...
Historians of the French Revolution used to take for granted what was also obvious to its contemporary observers—that the Revolution was shaped by the radical ideas of the Enlightenment. Yet in recent decades, scholars have argued that the Revolution was brought about by social forces, politics, economics, or culture—almost anything but abstract notions like liberty or equality. In Revolutionary Ideas, one of the world's leading historians of the Enlightenment restores the Revolution’s intellectual history to its rightful central role. Drawing widely on primary sources, Jonathan Israel shows how the Revolution was set in motion by radical eighteenth-century doctrines, how these ideas divided revolutionary leaders into vehemently opposed ideological blocs, and how these clashes drove the turning points of the Revolution. In this compelling account, the French Revolution stands once again as a culmination of the emancipatory and democratic ideals of the Enlightenment. That it ended in the Terror represented a betrayal of those ideas—not their fulfillment.
All Black Cats are Not Alike
Every cat owner knows that no two cats are alike. This pitch-perfect illustrated book proves this simple fact by diving whiskers first into the unique personality, charisma, and character of 50 real all-black cats. From Alfie, who "has no tolerance for wet humans or being ignored," to Sashi, who "enjoys freeze-dried chicken by candlelight and full-on body rubs," each cat comes to life through a lovingly hand-drawn portrait and quick-witted profile. Delightfully quirky and utterly charming, this motley crew of black cats will win over anyone with a dry sense of humor.
The Promise of Canada
What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over 150 years of Canadian history. “Our country owes its success not to some imagined tribal singularity but to the fact that, although its thirty-five million citizens do not look, speak or pray alike, we have learned to share this land and for the most part live in neighbourly sympathy.” —Charlotte Gray, from the Preface of The Promise of Canada On the eve of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations comes a richly rewarding new book from acclaimed historian Charlotte Gray about what it means to be Canadian. Readers already know Gray as an award-winning biographer, a writer who has brilliantly captured significant individuals and dramatic moments in our history. Now, in The Promise of Canada, she weaves together masterful portraits of nine influential Canadians, creating a unique history of the country over the past 150 years. What do these people—from George-Étienne Cartier and Emily Carr to Tommy Douglas, Margaret Atwood, and Elijah Harper—have in common? Each, according to Charlotte Gray, has left an indelible mark on our country. Deliberately avoiding a “top down” approach to our history, Gray has chosen people whose ideas have caught her imagination, ideas that over time have become part of our collective conversation. She also highlights many other Canadians, past and present, who have added to the ongoing debate over how we see ourselves, arguing that Canada has constantly reimagined itself in every generation since 1867. Beautifully illustrated with evocative black and white images and colourful artistic visions of our country, The Promise of Canada is a fresh take on our history that offers fascinating insights into how we have matured and yet how—150 years after Confederation and beyond—we are still a people in progress. Charlotte Gray makes history come alive as she opens doors into our past, our present and our future, inspiring and challenging readers to envision the Canada they want to live in.
The Shackled Continent
Africa is the only continent to have grown poorer over the past three decades. Why? Robert Guest's fascinating book seeks to diagnose the sickness that continues to hobble Africa's development. Using reportage, first-hand experience and economic insight, Robert Guest takes us to the roots of the problems. Two fifths of African nations are at war, AIDS has lowered life expectancy to as young as forty and investment is almost impossible as houses that could be used as collateral do not formally belong to their owners. Most shocking of all is the evidence that the billions of dollars of aid, given to Africa has had little perceptible effect on the poor. The Shackled Continent offers insightful, and occassionally controversial, explanations for this state of affairs. In this magnificent and engaging book, Robert Guest provides an invigorating history and an inspired commentary on the enigma of modern Africa and this paperback edition includes a new chapter. 'I doubt whether there is a better brief introduction to the travails of modern Africa and their causes' Anthony Daniels, Sunday Telegraph 'He is a lively and observant reporter who can describe, in a breezy no-nonsense style, the horrors and miseries of Africans in the interior. . .The reader can learn much from this lively and outspoken book' Anthony Sampson, Guardian
In this remarkable memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps towards a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local jazz muso to international success as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and ambition, and confronts doubt and disappointment, she learns about much more than tone and technique. This is a story of the getting of wisdom, tender and bittersweet. With wit and affection, Goldsworthy captures the hopes and uncertainties of youth, the fear and exhilaration of performing, and the complex bonds between teacher and student. An unforgettable cast of characters joins her: her family; her friends and rivals; and her teacher, Mrs Sivan, who inspires and challenges her in equal measure, and who transforms what seems an impossible dream into something real and sustaining. “This impressive debut will surely mark Anna Goldsworthy’s arrival as an Australian writer to be reckoned with.” —The Age “Marvellous. Enlightenment and joy on every page” — Helen Garner “I loved this book. Anna Goldsworthy’s memoir left me awed, inspired and humbled.” — Alice Pung
The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
A World of Strangers
Toby Hood, a young Englishman, shuns the politics and the causes his liberal parents passionately support. Living in Johannesburg as a representative of his family's publishing company, Toby moves easily, carelessly, between the complacent wealthy white suburbs and the seething, vibrantly alive black townships. His friends include a wide variety of people, from mining directors to black journalists and musicians, and Toby's colonial-style weekends are often interspersed with clandestine evenings spent in black shanty towns. Toby's friendship with Steven Sithole, a dashing, embittered young African, touches him in ways he never thought possible, and when Steven's own sense of independence from the rules of society leads to tragedy, Toby's life is changed forever.