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By George Fetherling. 1998
During his 60 year career, George Woodcock published nearly 150 books, including "Anarchism" and "The crystal spirit," a study of… George Orwell. He arrived in Canada from Britain in his late thirties and eventually settled in Vancouver. Here his motivation for immigrating, and for giving himself a new personality when he did, are explained in depth using his own papers and interviews with his associates and colleagues. 1998.
By Charles Marsh. 2014
In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator,… has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive account, by turns majestic and intimate, of this modern icon. The scion of a grand family that rarely went to church, Dietrich decided as a thirteen-year-old to become a theologian. By twenty-one, the rather snobbish and awkward young man had already written a dissertation hailed by Karl Barth as a "theological miracle." But it was only the first step in a lifelong effort to recover an authentic and orthodox Christianity from the dilutions of liberal Protestantism and the modern idolatries of blood and nation--which forces had left the German church completely helpless against the onslaught of Nazism. From the start, Bonhoeffer insisted that the essence of Christianity was not its abstract precepts but the concrete reality of the shared life in Christ. In 1930, his search for that true fellowship led Bonhoeffer to America for ten fateful months in the company of social reformers, Harlem churchmen, and public intellectuals. Energized by the lived faith he had seen, he would now begin to make what he later saw as his definitive "turn from the phraseological to the real." He went home with renewed vocation and took up ministry among Berlin's downtrodden while trying to find his place in the hoary academic establishment increasingly captive to nationalist fervor. With the rise of Hitler, however, Bonhoeffer's journey took yet another turn. The German church was Nazified, along with every other state-sponsored institution. But it was the Nuremberg laws that set Bonhoeffer's earthly life on an ineluctable path toward destruction. His denunciation of the race statutes as heresy and his insistence on the church's moral obligation to defend all victims of state violence, regardless of race or religion, alienated him from what would become the Reich church and even some fellow resistors. Soon the twenty-seven-year-old pastor was one of the most conspicuous dissidents in Germany. He would carry on subverting the regime and bearing Christian witness, whether in the pastorate he assumed in London, the Pomeranian monastery he established to train dissenting ministers, or in the worldwide ecumenical movement. Increasingly, though, Bonhoeffer would find himself a voice crying in the wilderness, until, finally, he understood that true moral responsibility obliged him to commit treason, for which he would pay with his life. Charles Marsh brings Bonhoeffer to life in his full complexity for the first time. With a keen understanding of the multifaceted writings, often misunderstood, as well as the imperfect man behind the saintly image, here is a nuanced, exhilarating, and often heartrending portrait that lays bare Bonhoeffer's flaws and inner torment, as well as the friendships and the faith that sustained and finally redeemed him. Strange Glory is a momentous achievement. From the Hardcover edition.
By Jean Gervais. 1987
À partir d'une histoire d'un jeune garçon aux prises avec l'énurésie nocturne, c'est-à-dire que celui-ci mouille son lit la nuit,… l'auteur, psycho-éducateur, donne des conseils pratiques pour résoudre ces difficultés. Années 4-7.
By Jean-Claude Carrière, dalaï-lama XIV Tenzin Gyatso. 1994
By Michel Gosselin. 1991
Le jeune héros revit des événements rappelant les projets maléfiques de son père et entreprend d'éclaircir le mystère de cette… similitude en se rendant à la Martinique, île "maudite" où son père était, avant son suicide, parti en vacances. Suite de "Le repos piégé". 1991.
By Stephen King. 1980
Après "Carrie" et "Salem" voici "Shining" (L'enfant-lumière) de Stephen King. Ce dernier, passé maître dans l'art du roman d'épouvante, se… surpasse ici en créant des personnages encore plus crédibles et encore plus attachants. Descriptions régulières de violence. 1980. Titre uniforme: The shining.
By Mary Webb. 1917
Hazel Woodus is the daughter of a Welsh gypsy and a crazy bee-keeper. She is a creature of the woods… and hills, at one with the seasons and the wild animals she loves. But because of her beauty and innocence she is drawn unwillingly into the world of mortal passion. 1917.
By Nina Epton. 1964
By Lise Bourbeau. 1987
By Avi. 2004
Oscar Westerwit, a squirrel who loves baseball and Broadway musicals, fights back when a gangster rat named Big Daddy Duds… and his thugs move uptown in the year 1900, invade Central Park, and evict Oscar and his animal friends from their homes. Grades 2-4. 2004.
By Denis Diderot. 1972
Ce texte de Diderot (paru en 1749) tourne autour du rôle que jouent nos sens dans la formation de nos… idées morales. N.B.: ce livre comprend aussi d'autres textes de Diderot, soit: "Supplément au voyage de Bougainville" et "Pensées philosophiques". 1972.
By Erica Jong. 1976
By Susan Elizabeth Phillips. 2012
After ditching her fiancé at the altar in “Call Me Irresistible”, Lucy leaves Texas on the back of a motorcycle… with a guy named Panda. Lucy ends up in northern Michigan, where she learns more about her rescuer. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012. (Wynette, Texas series ; 4)
By T. A Barron. 1994
Kate Gordon, thirteen, is spending time in Baja California with her father, a historian and Merlin specialist. Kate has heard… the legends about the "Horn of Merlin," the singing whales, the whirlpool, and the sunken ship Resurreccion, but she certainly doesn't plan to get involved with them. Grades 5-8. 1994.
By Julie Champagne. 2011
A 16 ans, la vie d'Alexandre Simard serait bien ordinaire sans son petit talent informatique, une aptitude bien spéciale qui… lui permet de surfer sur le Web sous le pseudo de H@ckerb0y. Son but : pourchasser les fraudeurs en ligne qui profitent de la naïveté des internautes. Quand une affaire de pilule énergisante attire son attention, Alex voit une énième occasion de dénoncer une escroquerie. Pourtant, au moment de pirater le serveur de la compagnie, il tombe sur un courriel suspect. Qui sont les membres du HaKattak? Et en quoi consiste leur prochaine opération? Pour les lecteurs d’école secondaire et plus. Lauréat du Prix Tamarack Honour Book 2013. 2011. (Hackerboy ; 1)
By Denis Monette. 1993
À cinquante-cinq ans, un homme se retrouve involontairement devant la maison de son enfance. Il tente d'exorciser les images douloureuses… du passé qui refont surface. Il revit avec son coeur d'enfant blessé l'absence du père, le manque d'amour d'une mère revèche et frustrée, le séjour à l'orphelinat et le cauchemar des années de la Seconde Guerre. 1993.
By Margriet Ruurs. 2017
When teenaged Aaron discovers a baby elephant nearly drowning in the swimming pool at the guest lodge where he works,… he acts quickly and manages to save the animal just in time. The rescued baby is brought to an elephant orphanage for care, and given the name Zambezi. Though Aaron has been raised to think of elephants as dangerous to humans and their crops, on a visit to the orphanage, he learns that illegal poaching of these animals is threatening them with extinction, and the orphanage is trying to prevent that from happening. And when Aaron is offered a job at the orphanage, his life is suddenly transformed, as he discovers a bond of friendship with Zambezi and his lifelong vocation as an elephant keeper. Based on a true story. Grades 2-4. 2017.
By Monique De Vosjoli, P. L. Thyraud de Vosjoli. 1975
L'auteur, lui-même ex-agent secret, nous révèle les dessous des services secrets français. Quelques individus prononcent secrètement, sans appel, des sentences… de mort dont l'exécution est scientifiquement préparée par un comité compose d'experts en assassinat. Le tout est fait au nom de la République française et aux frais des contribuables. On croit rêver et pourtant les faits sont là. Descriptions régulières de violence. 1975.
By Michel Mongeau.. 1991
By Isabelle Vincent.. 1991