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Azincourt

By Bernard Cornwell
  • ISBN Code: : 0007287917
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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A unique novel, looking at one the greatest battles, a battle that was a turning point in history, from many points of view, by a master storyteller.

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Paul Shepheard's previous book, What is Architecture?, was about making real, material things in the world—landscapes, buildings, and machines. The Cultivated Wilderness is about those landscapes, and about the strategies that govern what we've done in shaping them.In the author's words, this book is about "seeing things that are too big to see." His emphasis on strategy makes landscape fundamental—he says that every architectural move is set in a landscape. Norman England, for example, was constructed as a network of strong points, in a strategy of occupation. The eighteenth-century grid cities of the New World reflect a strategy of reason. Our current strategy is the economic exploitation of the Earth, an intricately woven blanket of commerce that covers up a multitude of other possibilities, many other ways to treat the surface of the globe—some of which are the landscapes revealed in this book.In a series of first-person narratives, reminiscent of his last book, the author pairs six landscapes, in order of descending scale from global to local, from the seven wonders of the ancient world to the condensed destruction of World War I's Western Front. In an engaging style, Shepheard takes the reader on an odyssey through these landscapes, meeting people and seeing places. He states that now, at the end of a century in which the appropriate landscape was sought but never found, the strategy of turning the land to profit is under review—and offers this book as his contribution to that review. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition.

Court Memoirs of France Series (Complete)

By Various
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465521771
  • Total of Pages :
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  • Pdf File: court-memoirs-of-france-series.pdf

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Read and download full book Court Memoirs of France Series (Complete)

The Fort

By Bernard Cornwell
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007331762
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 942
  • Pdf File: the-fort.pdf

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‘Captivate, kill or destroy the whole force of the enemy’ was the order given to the American soldiers. THE FORT is the blistering novel from worldwide bestseller Bernard Cornwell.

Les hasards qui ont fait l'Histoire

By Nicolas Méra
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  • Publisher : Jourdan
  • Book Code : 2390094260
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : History
  • Members : 413
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Un insecte a mis fin à sept siècles de suprématie romaine en Europe. Une taxe sur le thé a chassé les Anglais d’Amérique. Un sans-abri gallois a fait basculer la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Un volcan a précipité la Révolution française... Autant de petits « hasards » qui ont, à leur manière, donné un coup de pouce à la Grande Histoire et vu les évènements se bousculer pour devenir de grands changements dans le monde. Trop souvent ignorées pour leur médiocrité ou leur grotesquerie, les coïncidences ont joué un rôle de premier plan dans la fresque tumultueuse des époques. En vingt-trois récits, ce livre dissèque les hasards sur lesquels l’Histoire a trébuché... déracinant des empires au passage. À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Créateur du site Le Fil de l’Histoire, Nicolas Méra est passé maître dans l’art de traquer les curiosités historiques. Rescapé d’un bureau d’archéologie, il contribue régulièrement à plusieurs revues de vulgarisation scientifique, notamment La Marche de l’Histoire.Les hasards qui ont fait l’Histoire est son premier ouvrage.

L'art de la guerre

By Victoria Charles,Sun Tzu
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  • Publisher : Parkstone International
  • Book Code : 1781602956
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 789
  • Pdf File: l-art-de-la-guerre.pdf

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Au cours de l'histoire, nombreuses sont les guerres qui changèrent le paysage politique et culturel du monde. Source de bouleversements, de destructions et de violences, elles contribuèrent néanmoins à l'évolution de la création artistique. En effet, malgré les événements traumatisants qu'elles engendrent, les guerres inspirent les artistes depuis toujours. Ces derniers immortalisent ces moments dramatiques en des oeuvres qui sont autant de précieux témoignages pour toutes les générations. Ce livre offre au lecteur les illustrations des batailles les plus connues et autres scènes de guerre. Composé de textes d'écrivains célèbres, cet ouvrage s'accompagne, en outre, du texte de référence de Sun Tzu, stratège militaire légendaire de Chine. De l'antique Gaulois agonisant au Guernica de Picasso, ce livre propose un panorama captivant des oeuvres inspirées par les guerres qui façonnèrent l'humanité.

Agrégation anglais 2021. William Shakespeare, King Henry V

By François Laroque,collectif
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  • Publisher : Editions Ellipses
  • Book Code : 2340044022
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 902
  • Pdf File: agrégation-anglais-2021-william-shakespeare-king-henry-v.pdf

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Ouvrage de préparation au concours de l’Agrégation.

5 Steps to a 5: AP French Language and Culture, Second Edition

By Genevieve Brand
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  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 1260468283
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  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 806
  • Pdf File: 5-steps-to-a-5.pdf

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In this hybrid year, let us supplement your AP classroom experience with this easy-to-follow study guide. The immensely popular 5 Steps to a 5 AP French Language and Culture guide has been updated for the 2020-21 school year and now contains: 3 full-length practice exams Up-to-Date Resources for COVID 19 Exam Disruption Comprehensive overview of the AP French Language and Culture exam format Realistic exercises for the multiple-choice section of the exam, including print and audio texts; and the free-response section, including interpersonal and presentational writing and speaking questions and prompts A complete audio program on MP3 disk to help you develop solid listening-comprehension skills and gain valuable interactive speaking practice Hundreds of reliable tips and in-the-know strategies

5 Steps to a 5: AP French Language and Culture

By Genevieve Brand
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 1260025802
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 606
  • Pdf File: 5-steps-to-a-5.pdf

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A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE Score-Raising Features Include: •3 full-length practice exams with thorough answer explanations•Comprehensive overview of the AP French Language and Culture exam format •Realistic exercises for the multiple-choice section of the exam, including print and audio texts; and the free-response section, including interpersonal and presentational writing and speaking questions and prompts•Thorough answer explanations and sample responses that reflect all question types, just like the ones you will see on test day•A complete MP3 audio program to help you develop solid listening-comprehension skills and gain valuable interactive speaking practice•Hundreds of reliable tips and in-the-know strategies The 5-Step Plan Step 1: Set up your study plan with three model schedulesStep 2: Determine your readiness with an AP-style Diagnostic ExamStep 3: Develop the strategies that will give you the edge on test dayStep 4: Review the terms and concepts you need to achieve your highest scoreStep 5: Build your confidence with full-length practice exams

The Suicide Shop

By Jean Teulé
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  • Publisher : Gallic Books
  • Book Code : 1906040907
  • Total of Pages : 169
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 723
  • Pdf File: the-suicide-shop.pdf

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Has your life been a failure? Let's make your death a success. With the twenty-first century just a distant memory and the world in environmental chaos, many people have lost the will to live. And business is brisk at The Suicide Shop. Run by the Tuvache family for generations, the shop offers an amazing variety of ways to end it all, with something to fit every budget. The Tuvaches go mournfully about their business, taking pride in the morbid service they provide. Until the youngest member of the family threatens to destroy their contented misery by confronting them with something they’ve never encountered before: a love of life.

The Fall of English France 1449–53

By David Nicolle
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1780960352
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : History
  • Members : 363
  • Pdf File: the-fall-of-english-france-1449-53.pdf

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Despite the great English victories at Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt, the French eventually triumphed in the Hundred Years War. This book examines the last campaign of the war, covering the great battles at Formigny in 1450 and Castillon in 1453, both of which hold an interesting place in military history. The battle of Fornigny saw French cavalry defeat English archers in a reverse of those earlier English victories, while Castillon became the first great success for gunpowder artillery in fixed positions. Finally, the book explains how the seemingly unmartial King Charles VII of France all but drove the English into the sea, succeeding where so many of his predecessors had failed.