• Un grand roman « romanesque » fait pour captiver les femmes, car il exploite en profondeur un thème aussi éternel que l'éternel féminin : l'amour dans l'ombre, celui qui doit se cacher parce que la société, en dépit de l'hypocrite libéralisation des moeurs, persiste à condamner les amants qui n'observent pas la règle du jeu. Amour clandestin, amour humilié, qui n'a jamais le droit de s'épanouir à la chaleur du soleil ni de se griser aux lumières de la ville, mais qui, dans la nuit où il se réfugie, n'en est que plus dévorant et plus sensuel, comme toutes les passions secrètes. Cette liaison pathétique d'une jeune enseignante et du maire glorieux d'une ville de province, que les impératifs de sa carrière politique obligent à dissimuler, est une oppressante descente aux Enfers. Eva et Jacques la vivent, flanqués de personnages fascinants comme Stéphane, un de ces jeunes coqs d'aujourd'hui, héros « disco », ou Frida, la vieille Allemande que ronge la nostalgie du IIIe Reich. La femme dans l'ombre est une de ces tragédies modernes comme sait les nouer d'une plume implacable et dans un climat d'envoûtement ce maître du suspense psychologique salué par toute la critique qu'est Jacques Robert, l'auteur de l'inoubliable Marie-Octobre.

  • Munich

    Robert J. Harris

    • Plon
    • 8 Novembre 2018

    Septembre 1938. Hitler est prêt à déclarer la guerre. Le premier ministre du Royaume-Uni, Chamberlain, fera tout pour conserver la paix. Tout se jouera dans une ville : Munich.
    Tandis que l'avion de Chamberlain survole la manche, Hitler quitte le sud de Berlin en train. Tous deux se dirigent vers Munich.
    De leur côté, deux jeunes hommes entament le même voyage : Hugh Legat, secrétaire privé de Chamberlain, et Paul Hartmann, diplomate allemand et membre de la résistance au nazisme. Amis durant leurs études à Oxford, avant qu'Hitler n'arrive au pouvoir, ils ne se sont pas vus depuis leur dernier voyage à Munich, six ans plus tôt.
    Alors que le destin de l'Europe est en train de se jouer, leurs chemins se croisent à nouveau.
    Quand les enjeux sont si grands, qui êtes-vous prêt à trahir ? Vos amis, votre famille, votre pays, ou votre conscience ?

  • Toute la vie de saint Yves : un récit passionnant accompagné de 164 vignettes illustrées pour les enfants.
    Découvrez la vie de ce saint breton qui était prêtre et juge. Fils d'un chevalier pauvre, Yves est très doué pour les études. Il étudie la théologie et le droit pour pouvoir venir en aide à tous les nécessiteux. Devenu prêtre et juge, il mène une vie de prière et de charité toute tournée vers les pauvres.Collection historique fondée en 1947, « Belles histoires belles vies » présente aux enfants les plus beaux exemples de sainteté du christianisme !
    À partir de 7 ans.

  • Nous voulons tous entendre davantage de « oui dansnotre vie quotidienne. Ce mot nous connecte aux autres et nous ouvre des portes. C'est un feu vert pour accéder au succès et au bonheur. Pourtant, il n'est pas facile à obtenir des autres. Du moins pour ceux qui ignorent certains aspects du processus de persuasion.
    Cet ouvrage comporte 21 chapitres courts et pratiques. Chacun expose une méthode pour augmenter les chances que votre interlocuteur accepte votre demande. Ces principes intemporels peuvent être utilisés pour relever divers défis : découvrez comment assainir une relation dégradée, demander l'aide d'un voisin, négocier un meilleur salaire ou encore convaincre un ami hésitant de prendre part à la construction de votre réseau social...
    Plein de sagesse et de conseils efficaces rédigés par les spécialistes de l'influence, ce petit livre est un compagnon essentiel pour qui veut davantage aller de l'avant au quotidien.

  • Zack est confronté au pire dilemme de sa vie. Afin de permettre à la galaxie desurvivre, il doit - en tant que Tech Jacket - se rallier à ses pires ennemis, ce qui n'a rien de fun. Pas plus d'ailleurs que la perspective de voir tout ce qu'il aime et tous ceux qui lui sont chers disparaître à tout jamais. Tech Jacket va mener ici son plus important et ultime combat...

  • Vous cherchez des conseils et des techniques afin de devenir un meilleur golfeur, de surmonter vos craintes dans les moments de tension et de garder l'esprit clair en toutes circonstances? Pour donner votre rendement maximal et atteindre vos objectifs, vous devez d'abord vous croire capable de gagner. L'auteur affirme qu'une certaine arrogance intérieure, loin d'être un défaut, peut améliorer la performance du golfeur, sur le parcours comme ailleurs. La pensée positive est un outil d'une puissance incroyable, qui peut changer la manière dont le golfeur aborde le jeu. Apprenez à concentrer votre attention sur le défi du moment présent et à apprécier votre propre talent; c'est ainsi que vous acquerrez l'assurance nécessaire à tout golfeur.

  • Après Invincible et Brit, l'univers super-héroïque créé par Kirkman poursuit son expansion ! Tech Jacket nous invite à suivre le parcours initiatique d'un jeune super-héros dépassé par la puissance dont il dispose.
    Les Geldariens sont des extraterrestres physiquement très fragiles. Pour composer cette faiblesse, ils ont créé l'une des armes les plus puissantes de toute la galaxie. Lorsqu'un chasseur de primes arrive sur Terre et réclame cette armure, Zack alias Tech Jacket se lance dans l'épreuve la plus difficile de sa vie !

  • La promesse

    Robert J. Morgan

    « Nous savons que toutes choses concourent au bien de ceux qui aiment Dieu. » Romains 8 :28 La Promesse ravive cette promesse de l'Écriture tellement connue. Il la rend nouvelle, réconfortante et pleine d'inspiration pour notre vie de tous les jours. Le croyant peut trouver l'espérance et les encouragements dont il a besoin dans les moments difficiles. Rien n'échappe au contrôle de Dieu. Il connaît les projets et les desseins qu'il a formulés pour nous. Il nous conduit vers notre destinée en utilisant les moyens et les circonstances qui lui sont propres. Voulez-vous lui faire confiance et vous abandonner entre ses mains ? Vous découvrirez un chemin et une destinée que vous n'auriez jamais osé imaginer. La Promesse va non seulement vous aider à faire face à votre stress et vos angoisses de tous les jours, mais il va vous apporter une solide assurance pour avancer vers les choses merveilleuses que Dieu a préparées d'avance pour vous.


  • Get ready for thrills, intrigues, mystery and piracy all set in Tudor England and featuring a young man named Will Shakespeare...
    'I'd give anything for a good horse right now...' says young Will Shakespeare.
    When Will gets mixed up in poaching, his father sends him away from Stratford in a band of travelling actors. On the outskirts of London, a fierce storm forces them to take refuge at the house of Doctor Dee - Queen Elizabeth I's astrologer. While there, they get caught up in a plot involving piracy, "magic" and the secret of the "Devil's Fire".
    Another compulsive 'it could really have happened!' adventure by the author of Leonardo and the Death Machine.


  • Adventure thriller set in Renaissance Italy starring Leonardo da Vinci as a young apprentice who witnesses a murder and becomes involved in a plot to take over the city.

  • "Now patients can have the best of both worlds -- freedom from depression and freedom from side effects. Dr. Robert Hedaya offers a wealth of wisdom drawn from years of clinical experience, research, and teaching. This book is a much-needed lantern in the darkness."
    -- Norman Rosenthal, M.D., author of St. John's Wort: The Herbal Way to Feeling Good
    * Restore the vital vitamins, minerals, and hormones necessary to maintain good health.
    * Optimize your body's metabolic system.
    * Restore your ability to experience pleasure in life.
    An estimated twenty-five million Americans take antidepressants to combat depression, but most continue to cope with a host of debilitating side effects that equal, and sometimes outweigh, the medication's obvious benefits. Many doctors consider side effects such as weight gain, lethargy, and sexual dysfunction to be necessary evils. Finally, there is a doctor who refuses to trade a patient's total well-being for the treatment of depression.
    Clinical psychiatrist Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., has developed a comprehensive mind-body program to restore lost vitality and sex drive and control weight. A Washington Post bestseller in hardcover, his book offers a proven program of nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and hormone supplementation that not only lessens the side effects of antidepressants but enhances their benefits as well. Now everyone can benefit from the prescription that has worked wonders for his own atients.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Disruptive behavior, power struggles, lack of motivation, attention deficit disorder--at times the list of obstacles to teaching seems endless. That’s why thousands of teachers and child-care providers have turned to the solutions in Setting Limits in the Classroom. This fully updated and expanded third edition offers the most up-to-date alternatives to punishment and permissiveness--moving beyond traditional methods that wear you down and get you nowhere.
    Topics include:
    • Eliminating power struggles and handling disruptions quickly
    • Establishing an effective environment for learning
    • Using natural and logical consequences to support your rules
    • Conducting proactive, focused parent conferences
    • New research and techniques for supporting special-needs children
    With its new focus on younger students and special tools for handling “strong-willed”
    children, this edition offers schoolteachers the tools they need to gain control of their classrooms--respectfully and effectively.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Start Setting Effective Limits -- Now!
    Do your children misbehave? Do they repeatedly ignore or refuse your requests for proper behavior? Are you constantly fluctuating between permissive and authoritarian parenting, with little or no success? Are you convinced there has to be a better way? There is. Setting Limits will help you establish the positive, respectful, and instructional groundwork your children need for proper ethical and behavioral development
    In this revised and expanded edition of his popular book, Robert MacKenzie, Ed.D., demonstrates proven techniques and procedures that not only correct misbehavior but instill the cooperation and conduct you want and expect from your children. This book shows parents how to:
    ·Enforce clear, firm, and effective boundaries
    ·Put an end to conflicts and power struggles
    ·Establish rules that encourage cooperation
    ·Teach children important problem-solving skills
    ·Apply logical consequences of misbehavior
    Children need limits to guide their development. With MacKenzie's expert guidance, you will learn how to build and enforce the instructive boundaries necessary for a happy and rewarding family life.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • A New York Times Business Book Bestseller
    "Shrewd and optimistic. . . . [The Good Life and Its Discontents] combines first-rate analysis with persuasive historical, political and sociological insights."
    --The New Republic
    Today Americans are wealthier, healthier, and live longer than at any previous time in our history. As a society, we have never had it so good. Yet, paradoxically, many of us have never felt so bad. For, as Robert J. Samuelson observes in this visionary book, our country suffers from a national sense of entitlement--a feeling that someone, whether Big Business or Big Government, should guarantee us secure jobs, rising living standards, social harmony, and personal fulfillment.
    In The Good Life and Its Discontents, Samuelson, a national columnist for Newsweek and the Washington Post, links our rising expectations with our belief in a post-Cold War vision of an American utopia. Using history, economics, and psychology, he exposes the hubris of economists and corporate managers and indicts a government that promises too much to too many constituencies. Like David Reisman's The Lonely Crowd and John Kenneth Galbraith's The Affluent Society, the result is a book that defines its time--and that is sure to shape the national debate for years to come.
    "A smart, balanced epitaph for an era--with a few clues for what's ahead."
    --Business Week
    "Lucid [and] nonsectarian . . . Samuelson traces how the reasonable demand for progress has given way to the excessive demand for perfection."
    --The New York Times
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Setting Limits author Robert MacKenzie is back with even more time-proven methods for dealing with misbehavior and creating positive, respectful, and rewarding relationships with children prone to acting out and disobedience.
    Disruptive misbehavior, constant power struggles, manipulative or aggressive behavior--the challenges facing parents and teachers of strong-willed children can seem overwhelming at times. That's why thousands of parents and educators have turned to the solutions in Setting Limits With Your Strong-Willed Child. This revised and expanded second edition offers the most up-to-date alternatives to punishment and permissiveness--moving beyond traditional methods that wear you down and get you nowhere, and zeroing in on what really works so parents can use their energy in more efficient and productive ways. With fully updated guidelines on parenting tools like "logical consequences," and examples drawn directly from the modern world that children deal with each day, this is an invaluable resource for anyone wondering how to effectively motivate strong-willed children and instill proper conduct.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • AROUND THE WORLD IN A TEACUP
    Did you know that tea is the most widely consumed beverage on the planet after water? Or that all of the world’s tea originates from only three varieties of a single plant? While a cup of tea may be a simple pleasure for most of us, there are a dizzying number of tastes from which to choose. And every tea, whether a delicately sweet green tea from Japan or a bracing, brisk Darjeeling black, tells a story in the cup about the land that nurtured it and the tea-making skills that transformed it.
    In this authoritative guide, veteran tea professionals Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss provide decades of expertise on understanding tea and its origins, the many ways to buy tea, and how to explore and enjoy the six classes of tea (green, yellow, white, oolong, black, and Pu-erh). Additional advice on steeping the perfect cup and storing tea at home, alongside a gallery of more than thirty-fi ve individual teas with tasting notes and descriptions make The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook a singular source of both practical information and rich detail about this fascinating beverage.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Whether it's a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's influence across the globe and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking, and enjoying this beverage.
    The Story of Tea begins with a journey along the tea trail, from the lush forests of China, where tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the vast tea gardens of India, and beyond. Offering an insider'­s view of all aspects of tea trade, the Heisses examine Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and show how subtle differences in territory and production contribute to the diversity of color, flavor, and quality in brewed tea. They profile more than thirty essential tea varietals, provide an in depth guide to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts associated with tea. Sharing the latest research, they discuss tea's health benefits and developments in organic production and fair trade practices. Finally, they present ten sweet and savory recipes, including Savory Chinese Marbled Eggs and Green Tea Pot de Crâme, and resources for purchasing fine tea.
    Vividly illustrated throughout, The Story of Tea is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and inspired people for more thn two thousand years.

  • The answers are hidden among the grisly evidence, the common threads that link each devastating act. Sparked by a growing concern over the steady rise of signature murders, Robert Keppel explores in unflinching detail the monstrous patterns, sadistic compulsions and depraved motives of this breed of killer. From The Lonely Hearts Killer who haunted the most desperate of women in 1950s America, to the savage Midtown Torso Murders that stunned the NYPD, to such infamous symbols of evil as Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and John Gacy, these are the cases-horrifying, graphic and unforgettable-that Keppel ingeniously taps to shed light on the darkest corners of the pathological mind.

  • Why does the top one per cent of the population capture such a disproportionate amount of the wealth? Why do top athletes win dozens of sponsorship deals, yet competitors who finish just moments behind struggle to attract a single deal? Why does one product become a runaway success, while others flounder and fail? The answer is the rise of 'winner-take-all' markets, in which small differences in performance lead to huge differences in reward.
    More relevant today than ever before, this fascinating book shows how in business, as in sport, thousands are competing for only a handful of top prizes. As Robert Frank and Philip J Cook reveal, this relentless emphasis on coming out on top has shaped our society and how we define success in troubling ways, creating growing income inequality and an enormous misallocation of talent, as more and more gifted people seek the big bucks and limelight of lucrative yet non-essential careers while vital professions scramble to attract staff. But there are measures we can take to create a more equitable and more prosperous future, and The Winner-Take-All Society shows the way.

  • In Untruth, Newsweek and Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson explains why our political, economic and cultural debates so routinely traffic in misinformation--popular fads that, like meteors, momentarily burn brightly in public consciousness and then fizzle out. Advocacy groups, politicians and their unwitting allies in the media instinctively create agendas of problems that afflict society and must be "solved".The problems are often exaggerated and oversimplified, and the result is that the public is misled about what is wrong and how easily it can be made right.
    Untruth is the first collection of Samuelson's insightful assaults on the conventional wisdom. Included are columns arguing that campaign contributions have not corrupted politics, that the "service economy" is not turning America into a nation of hamburger flippers, and that the Internet isn't the most important invention since the printing press.

  • The Great Inflation in the 1960s and 1970s, notes award-winning columnist Robert J. Samuelson, played a crucial role in transforming American politics, economy, and everyday life. The direct consequences included stagnation in living standards, a growing belief--both in America and abroad--that the great-power status of the United States was ending, and Ronald Reagan’s election to the presidency in 1980. But that is only half the story. The end of high inflation led to two decades of almost uninterrupted economic growth, rising stock prices and ever-increasing home values. Paradoxically, this prolonged prosperity triggered the economic and financial collapse of 2008 and 2009 by making Americans--from bank executives to ordinary homeowners--overconfident, complacent, and careless. The Great Inflation and its Aftermath, Samuelson contends, demonstrated that we have not yet escaped the boom-and-bust cycles common in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This is a sobering tale essential for anyone who wants to understand today’s world.

  • Like Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, Sara Paretsky and Thomas Harris, you, too, can learn the trade secrets of quality detective fiction.
    It's true. Just one year from now, you can deliver a completed mystery novel to a publisher--by writing only on weekends. Authors Robert J. Ray and Jack Remick guide you through the entire mystery-writing process, from creating a killer to polishing off the final draft. Each weekend you'll focus on a specific task--learning the basics of novel-writing, the special demands of mystery-writing, and the secrets professionals use to create stories one scene at a time, building to a shivery, satisfying climax. Using Agatha Christie's The Body in the Library as a model for the classical mystery tale and Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park for the hard-boiled mystery, this unique step-by-step program gives you all the information you need to reach your ultimate goal: a finished book in just 52 weeks!
    Let two successful masters of the genre show you how...
    Discover:
    Why you must create your killer first
    The tricks to writing dialogue that does it all--moves your plot, involves your reader, and makes your style sizzle
    How to "bury" information (and corpses) for your reader to find
    Why you should NOT build your book around chapters
    Special techniques for clearing writer's block
    Plus: examples from Sue Grafton, Dashiell Hammett, Patricia Cornwell, Thomas Harris, Raymond Chandler, and more.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Tragedy can strike at any time. In a single moment of distraction, in one instant’s miscalculation. One gorgeous spring day, threeyearold Sherry Barrett is injured in a hitandrun accident. Her devastated parents, Simon and Karen, wait by her bedside, hoping for a miracle. Told that she will never recover, they agree to remove her from life support. And then the miracle occurs. Sherry doesn’t die. But neither does she wake. Meanwhile, Henry Denton, who was driving the truck that nearly killed Sherry, attempts suicide. Unable to die, he finds himself in a place of darkness, somewhere between this world and the next. Haunted by his own guilt, Henry struggles to understand this limbo, and what he must do to free himself. Under the pressure of caring for their child, Simon and Karen’s marriage is pushed to the point of collapse. And then pushed even further by the undeniable fact that their little girl, trapped in her living death, has become a healer. 'A stunning debut. Robert Wiersema’s novel is original, thoughtprovoking and downright wonderful' Michael Connelly 'The kind of storytelling instincts that make you care about the answer to the one question that really counts: What happens next?' Andrew Pyper

  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) represents a fundamental shift in the way businesses must approach risk. As the economy becomes more service driven and globally oriented, businesses cannot afford to let new, unforeseen areas of risk remain unidentified. Currency fluctuations, human resources in foreign countries, evaporating distribution channels, corporate governance, and unprecedented dependence on technology are just a few of the new risks businesses must assess. This accessible book, aimed at the implementers and practitioners of ERM, provides a highly structured approach so you can easily implement processes in your own organization. You'll find a number of case studies and practical examples from a variety of industries. The chapters are organized in a way that leads you through ERM implementation and include risk identification techniques, risk modelling methods, and the underlying statistics. Order your copy today!

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