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The French Exception

The French Exception

Emmanuel Macron - the Extraordinary Rise and Risk

  • Author: Adam Plowright
  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 9781785783623
  • Category: France
  • Page: 376
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An illuminating portrait of France's youngest ever President and what his victory means for Europe and the world

The French Exception

The French Exception

Emmanuel Macron – The Extraordinary Rise and Risk

  • Author: Adam Plowright
  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 1785783122
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 204
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'Adam Plowright's excellent book captures the strangeness of Macron’s life' Evening Standard THE FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF EMMANUEL MACRON IN ENGLISH From total unknown to one of Europe's most powerful men in just a few years, at 39, France's youngest leader since Napoleon is intent on conquering the world stage. But what lies beneath the façade of this youthful, ultra-confident and calculating president? How did someone from small-town France assemble -- in just 12 months -- the network, team and finances to win the presidency? Now elected, can he make the French feel better about themselves? Can he rally Europe around him and turn the tide of right-wing nationalism sweeping the continent? Critically, what will his presidency mean for Britain? Featuring never-before printed interviews with key members of Macron’s team, his friends, mentors and political detractors, acclaimed Paris-based journalist Adam Plowright asks: can the shine on this brilliant new president last? And for how long?

Revolution Française

Revolution Française

Emmanuel Macron and the quest to reinvent a nation

  • Author: Sophie Pedder
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472948629
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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He emerged from nowhere to seize the presidency, defeat populism and upend French party politics. Who is Emmanuel Macron? How far can he really change France? In Revolution Française, Sophie Pedder examines the first year in office of France's youngest and most exciting president in modern times, with unique perspective from her time as head of The Economist's Paris bureau. President Emmanuel Macron's vision for France is far more radical than many realise. His remarkable ascent from obscurity to the presidency is both a dramatic story of personal ambition and the tale of a wounded once-proud country in deep need of renewal. What shaped this enigmatic character, the precociously bright student and talented networker from northern France; the philosophy graduate and Rothschild banker who married his school drama teacher? How did a political outsider manage to defy the unwritten rules of the Fifth Republic and secure the presidency at his first attempt? And what are the underlying ideas behind his vision? This book chronicles Macron's remarkable rise from independent outsider to the Élysée Palace, situating the achievement in a broader context: France's slide into self-doubt, political gridlock and a seeming reluctance to embrace change; the roots of populism and discontent; the fractures caused by globalisation and the Le Pen factor. Looking back on the young president's dramatic first year in power, with analysis of his key reforms and lofty ambitions, it asks how far it is possible for Macron to reinvent a conservative nation uneasy about embracing the future. Can the man nicknamed 'Jupiter' really return France to its former greatness, or will he, by the time his mandate expires, end up as just another side note in political history? Punctuated with first-hand conversations and reporting, this book takes on all of these questions, concluding with a fascinating and exclusive interview with Macron recorded in early 2018. Pedder's riveting, and essential, book will be one of the most captivating political books of this year.

Revolution

Revolution

  • Author: Emmanuel Macron
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 9352774221
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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It was a French election the world watched with anxiety in 2017. There was a wave of populism, fierce nationalism and anti-immigration angst sweeping across Europe and America - from Britain's unanimous vote to exit the European Union to the divisive election of Donald Trump in the US. Many feared that France too would concede to the aggressive right-wing phenomenon by electing Marine Le Pen, the leader of a far-right party that had for long been on the fringes of French politics. And so the victory of Emmanuel Macron - investment banker-turned-politician who had never held elected office before - was celebrated with a sense of relief. His message of openness, optimism, reform and hope had as much resonance in India as the rest of the world. The Guardian called his win an 'epochal political upheaval' not witnessed since the French Revolution of 1789. In Revolution, Emmanuel Macron, the youngest president in the history of France, reveals his personal history and his inspirations, and discusses his vision of France and its future in a new world that is undergoing a 'great transformation'. This is a remarkable book that seeks to lay the foundations for a new society - a compelling testimony and statement of values by an important global political leader who has become the flag-bearer for a new kind of politics - evocative in its scope, ambition and vision of Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope.

Us vs. Them

Us vs. Them

The Failure of Globalism

  • Author: Ian Bremmer
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525533192
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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New York Times bestseller "A cogent analysis of the concurrent Trump/Brexit phenomena and a dire warning about what lies ahead...a lucid, provocative book." --Kirkus Reviews Those who championed globalization once promised a world of winners, one in which free trade would lift all the world's boats, and extremes of left and right would give way to universally embraced liberal values. The past few years have shattered this fantasy, as those who've paid the price for globalism's gains have turned to populist and nationalist politicians to express fury at the political, media, and corporate elites they blame for their losses. The United States elected an anti-immigration, protectionist president who promised to "put America first" and turned a cold eye on alliances and treaties. Across Europe, anti-establishment political parties made gains not seen in decades. The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. And as Ian Bremmer shows in this eye-opening book, populism is still spreading. Globalism creates plenty of both winners and losers, and those who've missed out want to set things right. They've seen their futures made obsolete. They hear new voices and see new faces all about them. They feel their cultures shift. They don't trust what they read. They've begun to understand the world as a battle for the future that pits "us" vs. "them." Bremmer points to the next wave of global populism, one that hits emerging nations before they have fully emerged. As in Europe and America, citizens want security and prosperity, and they're becoming increasingly frustrated with governments that aren't capable of providing them. To protect themselves, many government will build walls, both digital and physical. For instance... * In Brazil and other fast-developing countries, civilians riot when higher expectations for better government aren't being met--the downside of their own success in lifting millions from poverty. * In Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia, Egypt and other emerging states, frustration with government is on the rise and political battle lines are being drawn. * In China, where awareness of inequality is on the rise, the state is building a system to use the data that citizens generate to contain future demand for change * In India, the tools now used to provide essential services for people who've never had them can one day be used to tighten the ruling party's grip on power. When human beings feel threatened, we identify the danger and look for allies. We use the enemy, real or imagined, to rally friends to our side. This book is about the ways in which people will define these threats as fights for survival. It's about the walls governments will build to protect insiders from outsiders and the state from its people. And it's about what we can do about it.

Inside the Mind of Marine Le Pen

Inside the Mind of Marine Le Pen

  • Author: Michel Eltchaninoff
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1849049343
  • Category: France
  • Page: 217
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What is the core ideology of France's Front national? In the age of Brexit and President Trump, what lies behind the FN's success in growing the audience for identity-based politics? Has the party really changed its ways? This is a probing enquiry into the thought of Marine Le Pen and the party under her leadership, seeking answers in her rhetoric, the history of French nationalism and unique insights shared by far-right specialists and members of the Le Pen entourage - including Jean-Marie Le Pen himself. Marine Le Pen has undeniably transformed her party - but she has not cast off the pillars of its tradition. The ideas betrayed in her speeches - her philosophical references and intellectual influences - reveal her message of a new kind of totalitarianism, grinding and liberal, and her vision for anuncompromising Republic: beyond right and left, confronting new enemies and aligned with Putin's Russia. Michel Eltchaninoff offers a thoughtful and engrossing look at how the FN's thought has been updated and rejuvenated by its new leader. Whatever Marine Le Pen is thinking, it has left the French far right stronger than at any time in the party's history.

The 2017 French Presidential Elections

The 2017 French Presidential Elections

A Political Reformation?

  • Author: Jocelyn Evans,Gilles Ivaldi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319683276
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 282
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​Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the 2017 presidential elections represents one of the most important disruptions to French political life since the establishment of the Fifth Republic. This book analyses the political opportunities enabling a neophyte to conquer the Elysée, and the conditions leading to the unprecedented presidential runoff between this centrist EU enthusiast and pro-globalization candidate and the nationalistic/populist alternative embodied by Marine Le Pen. The book begins by considering trends in party competition and presidentialism in modern France, notably presidential primaries and their impact on party competition. It then moves to considering the role traditional explanatory factors in elections, namely policies and voter profiles, played in the result. Finally, it examines the dynamics of President Macron’s success in the legislatives, and how he dominated the traditional party blocs. This book will appeal to students of French politics as well as those interested in electoral behaviour and European political systems.

Betting The House

Betting The House

The Inside Story of the 2017 Election

  • Author: Tim Ross,Tom McTague
  • Publisher: Biteback Publishing
  • ISBN: 1785903233
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 356
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On 18th April 2017, Theresa May stunned Britain by announcing a snap election. With poll leads of more than 20 points over Jeremy Corbyn’s divided Labour Party, the first Tory landslide since Margaret Thatcher’s day seemed certain. Seven weeks later, Tory dreams had turned to dust. Instead of the 100-seat victory she’d been hoping for, May had lost her majority, leaving Parliament hung and her premiership hanging by a thread. Labour MPs, meanwhile, could scarcely believe their luck. Far from delivering the wipe-out that most predicted, Corbyn’s popular, anti-austerity agenda won the party 30 seats, cementing his position as leader and denying May the right to govern alone. This timely and indispensable book gets to the bottom of why the Tories failed, and how Corbyn’s Labour overcame impossible odds to emerge closer to power than at any election since the era of Tony Blair. Who was to blame for the Tories’ mistakes? How could so many politicians and pollsters fail to see what was coming? And what was the secret of Corbyn’s apparently unstoppable rise? Through new interviews and candid private accounts from key players, political journalists Tim Ross and Tom McTague set out to answer these questions and more, piecing together the inside story of this most dramatic and important of elections.

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

The Natural Heir

  • Author: Huguette Young
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1459735749
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 232
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A National Bestseller • The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016 This unauthorized biography provides a rare look at the real Justin Trudeau, retracing his steps from his early days to the height of power. Having grown up in the shadow of his famous father, a political giant who dominated Canadian politics for almost sixteen years, Justin Trudeau took many detours before discovering that he was a natural politician, with qualities, such as a charismatic ease with the public, that his father never possessed. Yet to most Canadians, Trudeau remains a blank slate. Inexperienced and underestimated, he was able, in his early forties, to catapult the Liberal Party of Canada from third to first place in one giant sweep. It was a historic feat that left a nation amazed and wondering what to expect next. In this unauthorized biography, journalist Huguette Young, who has conducted numerous interviews with Trudeau’s entourage, gives a look inside his inner circle and shows the path his leadership might take. Meant for supporters and skeptics alike, Young’s is a revealing account of one of Canada’s most compelling and enigmatic figures.

The Optimistic Leftist

The Optimistic Leftist

Why the 21st Century Will Be Better Than You Think

  • Author: Ruy Teixeira
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1250089662
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 9592
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The left is likely to dominate the 21st century, and there is little the right can do about this except adapt. This seems counter-intuitive in light of the modest success the left has enjoyed since the great financial crisis of 2008-09. Though Democrats have done well in recent presidential elections, progressives have found themselves unable to move their most important policies forward, suffering through an endless series of battles with a determined and extreme Republican party. This has only been exacerbated by stunning Republican gains in recent congressional elections. But this short-sighted perspective overemphasizes the role of crisis and underestimates the role of long-term fundamental change. Ruy Teixeira's The Optimistic Leftist takes a look at the structural and economic shifts remaking advanced societies and shows that the left is in a far better position to advance its agenda than the right. Eventually, the right will be forced to play on the left’s terms to be competitive. This is because only the left has growing, not declining, coalitional strength and only the left is willing to confront and solve capitalism’s “Piketty problem” (a vicious cycle of rising inequality, stagnating living standards and slowing economic growth) by building a new equitable-growth “opportunity state.”

English Book Collectors

English Book Collectors

  • Author: William Younger Fletcher,Walter Stanley Graves
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Book collectors
  • Page: 448
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Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft

The Life and Work

  • Author: Peter Shelley
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476628580
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 196
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Anne Bancroft (1931-2005) was an American film, television and stage actress, stage producer and film director. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, she won the "Triple Crown"--an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy. Her stage portrayal of Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in 1959. She reprised the role for the 1962 film of the same name, winning the Oscar for Best Actress, but was perhaps best known as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967). Her extensive television work included numerous roles in movies and series, including Deep in My Heart (1999), for which she won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress. A filmography/videography and information about DVD availability are included.

Development Aid—Populism and the End of the Neoliberal Agenda

Development Aid—Populism and the End of the Neoliberal Agenda

  • Author: Viktor Jakupec
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319727486
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 85
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This volume examines the impact of the Trump presidency on development aid. It starts out by describing the rise of national populism, the political landscape and the reasons for rejection of the political establishment, both under Trump and internationally. Next, it gives a historical-political overview of development aid in the post WW-II era and discusses the dominant Washington Consensus doctrine and its failure. It then provides a critique of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) discourse and reviews the political economy of ODA, the discourse, and the conditionalities that are barriers to socio-economic development. The final chapters explore the question of Trumponomics as an alternative to the global neoliberal ODA, and the potential impact of Trumponomics’ on ODA. The book concludes with thoughts on the potential future directions for ODA within the ‘ideals’ of Trumponomics and national populism.

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama

  • Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer,Marion Harland
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Allusions
  • Page: N.A
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Lullaby

Lullaby

  • Author: Leïla Slimani
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571337554
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds. When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties. The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other. But as jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, Myriam and Paul's idyllic tableau is shattered...

The Education of Kim Jong-Un

The Education of Kim Jong-Un

  • Author: Jung H. Pak
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN: 0815735235
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 22
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North Korea’s opaqueness combined with its military capabilities make the country and its leader dangerous wild cards in the international community. Brookings Senior Fellow Jung H. Pak, who led the U.S. intelligence community’s analysis on Korean issues, tells the story of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s upbringing, provides insight on his decision-making, and makes recommendations on how to thwart Kim’s ambitions. In her deep analysis of the personality of the North Korean leader, Pak makes clearer the reasoning behind the way he governs and conducts his foreign affairs.

Cockfosters

Cockfosters

Stories

  • Author: Helen Simpson
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0451493087
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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A wickedly wry, tender new collection from one of our finest internationally acclaimed short story writers. Nine virtuoso stories that take up the preoccupations and fixations of time's passing and of middle age and that take us from today's London and Berlin to the wild west of the USA and the wilder shores of Mother Russia; stories finely balanced between devastation and optimism. In the title story, long-ago school pals take the London Underground to the end of the Piccadilly line--Cockfosters Station--to retrieve a lost pair of newly prescribed bifocals ("The worst thing about needing glasses is the bumbling," says Julie. "I've turned into a bumbler overnight. Me! I run marathons!"); each station stop prompting reflections on their shared past, present, and possible futures . . . In "Erewhon," a gender-role flip: after having sex with his wife, who has turned over and instantly fallen asleep, a man lies awake fretting about his body shape, his dissatisfaction with sex, his children, his role in the marriage . . . In "Kythera," lemon drizzle cake is a mother's ritual preparation for her (now grown) daughter's birthday as she conjures up memories of all the birthday cakes she has made for her, each one more poignant than the last; this new cake becoming a memento mori, an act of love, and a symbol of transformation ... And in "Berlin," a fiftysomething couple on a "Ring package" to Germany spend four evenings watching Wagner's epic, recalling their life together, reckoning with the husband's infidelity, the wife noting the similarity between their marriage and the Ring Cycle itself: "I'm glad I stuck it out but I'd never want to sit through it again."

Les Parisiennes

Les Parisiennes

How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s

  • Author: Anne Sebba
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0297870998
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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WINNER OF THE FRANCO-BRITISH SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE 2016 June, 1940. German troops enter Paris and hoist the swastika over the Arc de Triomphe. The dark days of Occupation begin. How would you have survived? By collaborating with the Nazis, or risking the lives of you and your loved ones to resist? The women of Paris faced this dilemma every day - whether choosing between rations and the black market, or travelling on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority for a seat. Between the extremes of defiance and collusion was a vast moral grey area which all Parisiennes had to navigate in order to survive. Anne Sebba has sought out and interviewed scores of women, and brings us their unforgettable testimonies. Her fascinating cast includes both native Parisiennes and temporary residents: American women and Nazi wives; spies, mothers, mistresses, artists, fashion designers and aristocrats. The result is an enthralling account of life during the Second World War and in the years of recovery and recrimination that followed the Liberation of Paris in 1944. It is a story of fear, deprivation and secrets - and, as ever in the French capital, glamour and determination.

The End of Europe

The End of Europe

Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

  • Author: James Kirchick
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300227787
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European postwar consensus apart. In riveting dispatches from this unfolding tragedy, James Kirchick shows us the shallow disingenuousness of the leaders who pushed for “Brexit;” examines how a vast migrant wave is exacerbating tensions between Europeans and their Muslim minorities; explores the rising anti-Semitism that causes Jewish schools and synagogues in France and Germany to resemble armed bunkers; and describes how Russian imperial ambitions are destabilizing nations from Estonia to Ukraine. With President Trump now threatening to abandon America's traditional role as upholder of the liberal world order and guarantor of the continent's security, Europe may be alone in dealing with these unprecedented challenges. Based on extensive firsthand reporting, this book is a provocative, disturbing look at a continent in unexpected crisis.

Environmental and Human Health

Environmental and Human Health

Risk Management in Developing Countries

  • Author: Eddie N. Laboy-Nieves,Mattheus F.A. Goosen,Evens Emmanuel
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0203835956
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 290
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Many countries experience lack of harmony among economic development, environmental management and human health. As a consequence, public health, the integrity of ecosystems, and the efforts to reach environmental sustainability, have been adversely affected. The complexity, frequency and magnitude of those impacts is increasingly parallel to the technological revolution, rising population, and increasing per capita consumption. The burden of the concerns about how humans inflict natural and man-made enclaves tends to rely in highly industrial societies. However, many of the world environmental alterations are been achieved by non-industrial societies. This book examines and discusses multidisciplinary aspects of the impacts that humans had on the physical environment, the biota, and human health, focusing on the scenario of developing and under developing countries. Among the areas covered are environmental degradation, pollution, occupational health, risk management, epidemiology and toxicology. This book will help scientists, resource managers, administrators, educators, policy makers and college students interpret that risk management and the advancement of research in sustainable development is of utmost importance for all parties involved in seeking solutions for the protection of natural and anthropogenic systems, and human health.