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Le Cercle d'Amboise
Author: Jean-Bernard Thonus
Publisher: Editions Jets d'Encre
ISBN: 2354859171
Pages: 368
Year: 2017-11-01
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1516. Léonard de Vinci vient de créer sa plus grande invention : le Cercle d’Amboise, un mystérieux astrolabe capable de prédire l’avenir. Mais très vite, terrifié par son pouvoir, l’inventeur charge l’un de ses disciples de dissimuler l’objet. 2012. D’étranges morts sont soudain rapportées dans les journaux : juste avant leur décès, les victimes avaient été prévenues par des messages anonymes ! Pour Philip Stern, gardien de l’Ordre du Cercle, plus de doute : l’invention de Léonard est tombée entre de mauvaises mains et c’est à lui de prévenir la catastrophe qui s’annonce. Car tandis qu’un climat de paranoïa sans précédent s’installe, l’humanité s’enlise dans la pire crise qu’elle ait jamais traversée... Avec ce thriller historique et géopolitique qui jongle habilement entre les époques et les contrées, Jean-Bernard Thonus entraîne des personnes que l’on connaît tous dans une furieuse course contre-la-montre qui tient en haleine jusqu’aux toutes dernières pages.
Schwarz-Bart: Pluie et Vent sur Télumée Miracle
Author: Simone Schwarz-Bart
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472538641
Pages: 192
Year: 2015-03-02
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Great-granddaughter of Minerve, first woman of the Guadeloupean branch of the Lougandor family to be freed from slavery in 1848, the elderly Telumée tells the story of her own difficult life and that of her ancestors. It is a poor black woman's tale of heroic survival, set in the early 20th century, harsh agrarian environment of a Caribbean island. Through the richly imaged narration of a constantly evolving, cultural significant and always entertaining saga, the author leads the reaer into her native West Indian realm of legends, magic, folkloric wisdom and traditional reverence for the elderly and the past. Her protagonist, Telumée, embodies the innate strength and nobility of women in general and of black Caribbean women in particular. Published in 1972, this book received Elle magazine's literary prize. This edition reflects the editor's personal acquaintance with the author, and her country. It provides a synthesis of the latest critical studies, and a thorough interpretation of Creole terms, symbolic imagery and a unique cultural background.
The Hunt for Atlantis
Author: Andy McDermott
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553592858
Pages: 514
Year: 2009
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With the help of a reclusive billionaire, his daughter, and an ex-SAS bodyguard, archaelogist Nina Wilde sets out for where she believes the lost city of Atlantis to be, but she is up against a powerful and enigmatic organization.
La bienheureuse Françoise d'Amboise
Author: Edouard Sioc'han de Kersabiec
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Year: 1868
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La Bienheureuse Françoise d'Amboise, Duchesse de Bretagne
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Year: 1865
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Le chateau d'Amboise
Author: Jean Vatout
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Pages: 561
Year: 1852
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Bayard et le crime d'Amboise
Author: Éric Fouassier
Publisher: Le Masque
ISBN: 270244699X
Pages: 350
Year: 2017-02-01
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1498, Charles VIII trouve la mort. Tout laisse penser à un accident : la tête du roi aurait violemment heurté un linteau de pierre et il aurait succombé à ses blessures. Le jeune seigneur de Bayard est pourtant bien convaincu que les choses ne se sont pas déroulées de la sorte et soupçonne un assassinat. Épris de justice, il demande l’accord du premier chambellan, Philippe de Commynes, ainsi que la bénédiction d’Anne de Bretagne pour éclaircir cette affaire. Mais il doit faire vite, avant que ne se dispute la succession au trône, et il s’engage, avec le soutien de la belle Héloïse Sanglar, dans une véritable lutte contre le temps. Histoires d’amour, conspirations machiavéliques pour l’obtention du pouvoir, le tout sur fond de tensions franco-italiennes, Éric Fouassier nous fait revivre cette époque charnière à l’aube de la Renaissance à travers le regard du futur chevalier sans peur et sans reproches.
Le château d'Amboise et ses environs ...
Author: L. Boilleau
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Pages: 88
Year: 1874
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Vie de la bienheureuse Françoise d'Amboise,...
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Year: 1865
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La renaudie ou la conjuration d'Amboise
Author: Victor Boreau
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Pages: 402
Year: 1834
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Eloge historique du cardinal d'Amboise... par M. l' abbé Talbert...
Author: Abbé Talbert, François Xavier TAlbert
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Pages: 130
Year: 1777
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I Was a Dancer
Author: Jacques D'Amboise
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307595234
Pages: 464
Year: 2011-03-01
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“Who am I? I’m a man; an American, a father, a teacher, but most of all, I am a person who knows how the arts can change lives, because they transformed mine. I was a dancer.” In this rich, expansive, spirited memoir, Jacques d’Amboise, one of America’s most celebrated classical dancers, and former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for more than three decades, tells the extraordinary story of his life in dance, and of America’s most renowned and admired dance companies. He writes of his classical studies beginning at the age of eight at The School of American Ballet. At twelve he was asked to perform with Ballet Society; three years later he joined the New York City Ballet and made his European debut at London’s Covent Garden. As George Balanchine’s protégé, d’Amboise had more works choreographed on him by “the supreme Ballet Master” than any other dancer, among them Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux; Episodes; A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream; Jewels; Raymonda Variations. He writes of his boyhood—born Joseph Ahearn—in Dedham, Massachusetts; his mother (“the Boss”) moving the family to New York City’s Washington Heights; dragging her son and daughter to ballet class (paying the teacher $7.50 from hats she made and sold on street corners, and with chickens she cooked stuffed with chestnuts); his mother changing the family name from Ahearn to her maiden name, d’Amboise (“It’s aristocratic. It has the ‘d’ apostrophe. It sounds better for the ballet, and it’s a better name”). We see him. a neighborhood tough, in Catholic schools being taught by the nuns; on the streets, fighting with neighborhood gangs, and taking ten classes a week at the School of American Ballet . . . being taught professional class by Balanchine and by other teachers of great legend: Anatole Oboukhoff, premier danseur of the Maryinsky; and Pierre Vladimiroff, Pavlova’s partner. D’Amboise writes about Balanchine’s succession of ballerina muses who inspired him to near-obsessive passion and led him to create extraordinary ballets, dancers with whom d’Amboise partnered—Maria Tallchief; Tanaquil LeClercq, a stick-skinny teenager who blossomed into an exquisite, witty, sophisticated “angel” with her “long limbs and dramatic, mysterious elegance . . .”; the iridescent Allegra Kent; Melissa Hayden; Suzanne Farrell, who Balanchine called his “alabaster princess,” her every fiber, every movement imbued with passion and energy; Kay Mazzo; Kyra Nichols (“She’s perfect,” Balanchine said. “Uncomplicated—like fresh water”); and Karin von Aroldingen, to whom Balanchine left most of his ballets. D’Amboise writes about dancing with and courting one of the company’s members, who became his wife for fifty-three years, and the four children they had . . . On going to Hollywood to make Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and being offered a long-term contract at MGM (“If you’re not careful,” Balanchine warned, “you will have sold your soul for seven years”) . . . On Jerome Robbins (“Jerry could be charming and complimentary, and then, five minutes later, attack, and crush your spirit—all to see how it would influence the dance movements”). D’Amboise writes of the moment when he realizes his dancing career is over and he begins a new life and new dream teaching children all over the world about the arts through the magic of dance. A riveting, magical book, as transformative as dancing itself.
Anthropology of an American Girl
Author: Hilary Thayer Hamann
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0385527152
Pages: 576
Year: 2011
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A young artist struggles to remain true to herself throughout her first experiences of passion, death, and adulthood.