Nobuaki est réveillé en pleine nuit par un étrange SMS qui met au défi deux de ses camarades de lycée de s’embrasser. Le mystérieux expéditeur du message prétend que la classe entière participe à un “King’s Game”. Jour après jour, les défis se succèdent, et les lycéens sont bien obligés de se rendre à l’évidence : ils ont 24 heures pour s’exécuter et la sanction en cas de désobéissance est la mort. Suicides ou meurtres ? Puissance occulte ou criminel de chair et de sang ? Où qu’elles soient, quoi qu’elles tentent pour s’échapper, la mort vient trouver ses jeunes victimes, infaillible. Le couperet se rapproche dangereusement de nos héros… Parviendront-ils à découvrir la vérité avant qu’il ne s’abatte ?
“A well-researched, compelling account”. Saul David. The successful Allied campaign in Salonika – Thessaloniki in modern Greece – began a chain of events that ended the First World War. Yet, until now, it has been dismissed by historians as a sideshow, with Britain’s contribution relegated to that of a mere bit-player. In No Sideshow, an exhaustively researched account of this little known theatre of war, Nigel Birch does history a service by reminding us not only of the vital role played by Britain in the Salonika campaign, but also of its wider significance. Having first landed at the Greek port of Salonika in October 1915, the British fought alongside French, Greek, Italian, Russian and Serbian forces for more than three years. The principal enemy was Bulgaria, supported by Germany, Turkey and Austria-Hungary. At its peak the British Salonika Force numbered 220,000 out of a total allied force of 600,000. The major allied effort came in mid-September 1918 and, after victory at the Battle of Dobro Pole, Bulgaria agreed to an armistice on the 30th. This, in turn, prompted Turkey, Austria-Hungary and finally Germany to conclude their own armistices, thus bringing the First Word War to a close. The Salonika Campaign is regarded by most historians as being irrelevant to the outcome of the War.
In this centenary year, Nigel Birch’s much overdue reassessment comes to a very different conclusion. “A well-researched, compelling account of Britain’s contribution to a much neglected but highly significant theatre of World War One”. Saul David. "A concise yet wide ranging examination of the British role in the Allied military victory against Bulgaria in September 1918.
This study shows how the British contribution to the oft maligned Salonika Campaign directly contributed to Allied victory in the Balkans and beyond." Alan Wakefield. Nigel Birch is a Chartered Accountant and he lives in London and Gloucestershire. He gained his MA in Military History from the University of Buckingham. He is a member of the Salonika Campaign Society and has travelled in the area. No Sideshow is his first book.
Included in Speaking Freely are, as Nat Hentoff writes: "My lives as a radical (according to the FBI); an 'enslaver of women' (according to pro-choicers); a suspiciously unpredictable civil-libertarian (according to the ACLU); a dangerous defender of alleged pornography (according to my friend Catherine MacKinnon); an irrelevant, anachronistic integrationist (according to assorted black nationalists); and, as an editor at the Washington Post once said, not unkindly--'a general pain in the ass.' " Continuing the story that began in his widely praised Boston Boy, Nat Hentoff in Speaking Freely guides us through more than forty years of his life in journalism, a career as various as his passions, and follows our social history from the civil rights and antiwar movements to the most incendiary battles (such as abortion) of the present day. Hentoff first evokes New York in the fifties, when he wrote for the jazz magazine Down Beat and came to know some of the most talented jazzmen of all time--Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Dizzy Gillespie, to name only a few. He looks back to his apprenticeship under George Seldes and I. F. Stone, two unyieldingly independent journalists whom he credits with charting his direction in the field. And he recounts his associations with a wide array of Americans, from Malcolm X, who was a friend, to Louis Farrakhan, who has labeled Hentoff "the Antichrist" ; from Adlai Stevenson to John Cardinal O'Connor; and from the "utterly singular" editor of The New Yorker, William Shawn, to uncelebrated heroes far afield from Manhattan and Washington. As a staff writer for the Village Voice and a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, Hentoff has gained a reputation as one of the nation's most respected, uncompromising, and controversial writers on civil liberties and on the difficult issues and wide-ranging forms of injustice manifest in our age. Written with deep honesty and affection, and rooted in music, politics, and the press, Speaking Freely is a memoir as candid, opinionated, and provocative as any American journalist has ever offered.
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Sjálfstætt framhald metsölubókarinnar Karitas án titils sem hlaut frábærar viðtökur lesenda og gagnrýnenda. Hér er á ferð stórbrotin og kröftug þroskasaga konu sem fer sínar eigin leiðir, en um leið skörp ádeila; þetta er öðrum þræði aldarsaga, saga þjóðfélags í mótun, saga kvenna og frelsisbaráttu, saga um ást og harm og margbrotið mannlíf. Þessi mikla og heillandi skáldsaga er allt í senn; viðburðarík, fyndin og sorgleg, enda hefur höfundur slík tök á lesanda að líkja má við galdur.
Our predominant experience is that we have a body, with which we work, eat, dance, make love, have pleasure. But sometimes when we are sick, tired, or in pain, our perception changes; then we experience that we are our bodies. That is the experience which Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel explores in this unique book.
For her entire life, raised in the brimming town of Newmarket, all Marcii Dougherty has known is the hustle and bustle of trade and commerce. Entirely concealed amidst the buzz of the market stalls, yet somehow blatantly obvious at the same time, something is dreadfully wrong. Cattle and townsfolk alike are being slaughtered in the depths of the night and their bloodied remains left strewn about for all to see. Tyran, a man with questionable motives, has elevated himself to the position of Newmarket's saviour. Now Mayor, he has the power to do as he pleases.
Using fear as his weapon, he convinces the people of Newmarket that witches are responsible for the attacks. Although innocent, those who stand accused of summoning evil spirits to plague the town have no hope against Tyran's ever growing army. The furious young Dougherty finds herself utterly help to do anything, as Tyran delivers his dreadful justice. But, when one of her dearest friends is found guilty of witchcraft, Marcii can't help but try to intervene, no matter the consequences.