Les r sistants de Tombouctou
Pour sauver les plus anciens et précieux manuscrits d’Afrique des autodafés d’Al-Qaïda, quelques habitants de Tombouctou, lecteurs et amoureux des livres vont monter un incroyable hold-up. Leur chef se nomme Abdel Kader Haïdara. Depuis les années 1980, il arpente le désert et recense les précieux manuscrits islamiques et préislamiques conservés dans les villages sahéliens. Pour préserver ces trésors de la terreur islamiste, ce bibliothécaire studieux va se transformer en un redoutable trafiquant. Joshua Hammer, grand reporter, nous embarque dans un récit plus haletant que n’importe quelle fiction, l’épopée palpitante de cette poignée de héros qui ont risqué leur vie pour que la littérature triomphe contre l’obscurantisme.
The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert shepherds. His goal: to preserve this crucial part of the world's patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door. Joshua Hammer writes about how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist from the legendary city of Timbuktu, became one of the world's greatest smugglers by saving the texts from sure destruction. With bravery and patience, Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali. His heroic heist is a reminder that ordinary citizens often do the most to protect the beauty of their culture. His story is one of a man who, through extreme circumstances, discovered his higher calling and was changed forever by it.
The Journal of Eugene Delacroix
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The Seven Stages of Money Maturity
"A vital, seminal breakthrough work... Kinder penetrates money's enigmas and mythologies with the artist's delicate touch, the critic's discriminating eye . . . and the insightful sensitivity of a good human being. This book is a gift." --Richard Wagner, former chairman, Institute of Certified Financial Planners Replace anxiety, self-sabotage, and self-doubt around money with the sense of ease and freedom you deserve in The Seven Stages of Money Maturity, a one-of-a-kind guide in the life-changing tradition of The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and Your Money or Your Life. A renowned Buddhist teacher as well as a Harvard-trained, nationally prominent certified financial planner, George Kinder draws on both disciplines to guide us toward a full understanding of the spiritual and psychological issues that surround money. Although many of us may assume that issues of money and spirit are separate, incompatible questions, George Kinder shows us that we must explore them together to attain true peace, freedom, and security in our money lives. Tracing the same path to transformation on which he has led his clients and lectured audiences for years, Kinder leads us through the Seven Steps of a journey to the profound liberation of awakening to a world of abundance and possibility. Revealing practical, market-tested wealth-building skills as well as the wisdom that contributes to understanding and enriching the role money plays across our lives from the surface to the soul, Kinder teaches us how to: Understand feelings that impact taking financial action Develop understanding and knowledge about money Eliminate stress and anxiety around money Let go of old patterns and painful habits Approach money tasks with energy and optimism Design a money life that is fulfilling both financially and spiritually A powerful new way to look at your money and at your life, The Seven Stages of Money Maturity will help us experience each encounter with money as a step toward awakening and a powerful lesson in understanding the relationships we share with others and with ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.
Atlantis, the legendary lost continent of wonders and marvels, has intrigued the mind of men for thousands of years. So when a daring young adventurer found a new clue to its actual whereabouts, he could not resist setting out to find it.
The Death of a Nobody
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... The old man made his way into the station and was at once swallowed up in its huge uneasy life. He was frightened of the crowd, which covered the platform in bunches, but was thin and straggling here and there with occasional isolated figures. His calm vanished, and he passed from group to group trying to find reasons for stopping somewhere. But where the groups were like solid lumps he was repulsed, and the straggling parts of the crowd infected him with their own anxiety, so that he ended by taking up a position between two placid-looking travellers, where he almost ceased to be afraid of missing the train. Bells vibrated, and the crowd, deeply stirred, suffered a change. A thousand links snapped or strained; the whole space swarmed with little moving forces, and was suddenly dotted with points, each of which formed the pivot of an eddy. Yet the general outlines were not altered. Godard could still see the two placid travellers beside him, with their bags on the ground against their legs; and there were the straggling lines, bulging with luggage, and the lumpy groups, still the same, except that they had shrunk a little. The noise of bells went on, like a frantic concentration of the passage of time. The crowd thought more and more intensely of the train. It felt it coming, with another crowd inside it--a calm crowd, that had sucked its fill of speed and was sleeping like a well-fed baby. The old man was in torments, and to calm his fears kept looking at his neighbours. He no longer felt that the journey was arranging itself, stage by stage, from his cottage to his son's body, or that the means of transport were fitted together without any effort of his own and waiting to sweep him along like a stream. "Shall I ever get there?" he...
Saving Italy The Race to Rescue a Nation s Treasures from the Nazis
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men "An astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy's…art during World War II."—Tom Brokaw When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. On the eve of the Allied invasion, General Dwight Eisenhower empowered a new kind of soldier to protect these historic riches. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes—artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt—embarked from Naples on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, tracking billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. With the German army retreating up the Italian peninsula, orders came from the highest levels of the Nazi government to transport truckloads of art north across the border into the Reich. Standing in the way was General Karl Wolff, a top-level Nazi officer. As German forces blew up the magnificent bridges of Florence, General Wolff commandeered the great collections of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, later risking his life to negotiate a secret Nazi surrender with American spymaster Allen Dulles. Brilliantly researched and vividly written, the New York Times bestselling Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of The Last Supper to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill; Hitler, Göring, and Himmler. An unforgettable story of epic thievery and political intrigue, Saving Italy is a testament to heroism on behalf of art, culture, and history.
This is an extremely wide-ranging and interdisciplinary survey of colonization from its origins to the post-colonial world. Original and lively, it offers the student: * a wide focus featuring Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Japan and the USSR * an interpretation drawn from cultural and social history, with sections on myth, literature, film and philosophy * constant reference to implications for the present world situation * a comprehensive synthesis of the background, context and expansion of colonization * a comparative thematic discussion of the impact of imperialism * extensive coverage and analysis of decolonization. Very simply, a key publication for the study of colonization.
The Practice of magical Evocation
In magical terms, the book is a practical guide to the proper evocation of and communication with spiritual, magical and divine entities. It is perhaps the only truly significant modern study of direct contact with the universal teachers -- the other major works in the field are products of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation periods. But beyond that, there is a fascinating glimpse into a complete magical universe. Bardon outlines a totally new and original hierarchy of magic, from the spirits of the four elements to those of the various planets, and even to each degree of the zodiac. Included with the names and descriptions of the various entities are a collection of previously unknown magical sigils, as well as a true account of ancient astrology. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction The High Priestess PART I: MAGIC The Magical Aids The Magic Circle The Magic Triangle The Magic Censer The Magic Mirror The Magic Lamp The Magic Wand The Magic Sword, Dagger and Trident The Magic Crown, Cap and Magus-Band The Magical Garment The Magical Belt Further Magical Aids The Pentacle, Lamen or Seal The Book of Magic Formulae In the Domain of the Spirit Beings Advantages and Disadvantages of Evocational Magic The Spiritus Familiaris or Serving Spirits Magical Evocation The Practice of Magical Evocation PART II: HIERARCHY 1. The Beings of the Four Elements 2. Some Original Intelligences of the Zone Girdling the Earth 3. The 360 Heads of the Zone Girdling the Earth 4. The Intelligences of the Moon Sphere 5. The 72 Intelligences of the Mercury Zone 6. The Intelligences of the Venus Sphere 7. The Genii of the Sun Sphere 8. The Intelligences of the Mars Sphere 9. The Genii of the Jupiter Sphere 10. The Saturn Sphere 11. The Spheres of Uranus and Pluto 12. Intercourse with the Beings, Genii and Intelligences of all Spheres by Mental Travelling 13. Magical Talismanology Epilogue PART III: ILLUSTRATIONS - 1. Being of the four elements - 2. Some original intelligences of the zone girdling of Earth - 3. The 360 Heads of the zone girdling the Earth - 4. Intelligences of the Moon Sphere - 5. The 72 intelligences of the Mercury Zone - 6. Intelligences of the Venus Sphere - 7. Genii of the Sun Sphere - 8. Genii if the Jupiter Sphere
An international bestseller and French publishing sensation Consolation is a dazzling, heartbreaking tale of one man, two remarkable women and an unforgettable transvestite. Charles Balanda is forty-seven; a successful architect, he is constantly on the move. But from the moment he hears about the death of the woman he once loved - Anouk, the tragically big-hearted mother of a childhood friend - his life begins to unravel until, one day, he finds himself on a Paris pavement covered in blood. But fate brings him one final chance to be happy in Kate, an enchanting young woman, herself damaged but fearless and in love with life. The resulting story is a triumphant, spellbinding and ultimately consoling novel about the power of a second chance.