Download E-books No bank : L'incroyable histoire d'un entrepreneneur de banlieue qui veut révolutionner la banque PDF

By Hugues Le Bret

Présentation de l'éditeur

Un ex-dirigeant de los angeles Société générale, mis de côté par l'establishment bancaire, et un fils d'immigré surdoué de los angeles technologie s'associent pour monter un projet révolutionnaire : NoBank. Leur yet ? Donner à tous l'accès à un compte et à une carte de paiement pour une poignée d'euros. Leurs armes ? Les applied sciences de pointe. Leurs alliés ? Les buralistes. Leurs consumers ? Nous tous.

Biographie de l'auteur

Hugues Le Bret a été directeur de los angeles communique de los angeles Société générale et PDG de Boursorama. Il est l'auteur de los angeles semaine où Jérôme Kerviel a failli faire sauter le système financier mondial, disponible en issues.

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Download E-books Churchill's Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race PDF

By Graham Farmelo

Perhaps no medical improvement has formed the process sleek historical past up to the harnessing of nuclear strength. but the 20 th century may have grew to become out another way had higher effect over this expertise been exercised by way of nice Britain, whose scientists have been on the leading edge of study into nuclear guns at first of global conflict II.

As award-winning biographer and technology author Graham Farmelo describes in Churchill’s Bomb, the British got down to examine the potential of development nuclear guns ahead of their American colleagues. but if scientists in Britain first came upon the way to construct an atomic bomb, best Minister Winston Churchill didn't utilize his country’s lead and was once gradual to achieve the Bomb’s strategic implications. This used to be odd—he prided himself on spotting the army capability of recent technological know-how and, within the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties, had time and again mentioned that nuclear guns might most probably be built quickly. In constructing the Bomb, besides the fact that, he marginalized a few of his country’s such a lot significant scientists, deciding upon to count frequently at the information of his pal Frederick Lindemann, an Oxford physicist with usually wayward judgment. Churchill additionally didn't capitalize on Franklin Roosevelt’s beneficiant provide to paintings together at the Bomb, and finally ceded Britain’s initiative to the americans, whose winning improvement and deployment of the Bomb positioned the U.S. able of perfect energy on the sunrise of the nuclear age. After the struggle, President Truman and his management refused to recognize a mystery cooperation contract solid by means of Churchill and Roosevelt and iced up Britain out of nuclear improvement, leaving Britain to make its personal approach. Dismayed, Churchill labored to revive the connection. Churchill got here to be terrified via the opportunity of thermonuclear battle, and emerged as a pioneer of détente within the early phases of the chilly War.

Contrasting Churchill’s usually inattentive management with Franklin Roosevelt’s decisiveness, Churchill’s Bomb unearths the key historical past of the weapon that remodeled glossy geopolitics.

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Download E-books Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War PDF

By Amanda Vaill

A spellbinding tale of affection amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War

Madrid, 1936. In a urban blasted via a civil battle that many worry will pass borders and engulf Europe―a clash one author will name "the decisive factor of the century"―six humans meet and locate their lives replaced perpetually. Ernest Hemingway, his profession stalled, his marriage bitter, hopes that this battle will supply him clean fabric and new romance; Martha Gellhorn, an formidable amateur journalist hungry for romance and event, thinks she's going to locate either with Hemingway in Spain. Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, idealistic younger photographers dependent in Paris, are looking to trap historical past within the making and are inventing glossy photojournalism within the strategy. And Arturo Barea, leader of the Spanish government's overseas press workplace, and Ilsa Kulcsar, his Austrian deputy, are suffering to stability truth-telling with loyalty to their occasionally compromised cause―a fight that areas either one of them in peril.
starting with the cloak-and-dagger plot that brought about the 1st gunshots of the warfare and relocating ahead month by means of month to the tip of the clash. Hotel Florida lines the tangled and disparate wartime destinies of those 3 opposed to the backdrop of a serious second in background: a second that referred to as forth either the easiest and the worst of these stuck up in it. during this noir panorama of spies, infantrymen, revolutionaries, and artists, the shadow line among fact and falsehood occasionally turned faint indeed―your buddy may be your enemy and honesty may well get you (or another person) killed.
Years later, Hemingway might say, "It is especially harmful to write down the reality in battle, and in point of fact very harmful to come back by." In Hotel Florida, from the uncooked fabric of unpublished letters and diaries, respectable files, and recovered reels of movie, the distinguished biographer Amanda Vaill has created a story of affection and reinvention that's, eventually, a narrative approximately fact: discovering it, telling it, and dwelling it―whatever the cost.

*INCLUDES sixteen PAGES OF BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS

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Download E-books Türkiye Tarihi Cilt: 3 Osmanlı Devleti 1600-1908 PDF

By Sina Akşin

Türkiye Tarihi, Oğuz Akkan ile Sina Akşin'in 1980 yılında oluşturdukları bir tasarının ve uzunca bir çalışma ve hazırlık döneminin ürünüdür. Türkiye Tarihi five ciltten oluşmaktadır. Her ciltte, dönemin siyaset, iktisat, düşünce, mimarlık ve sanat tarihleri ayrı bölümlerde incelenmektedir. 1. Cilt Osmanlı Devleti öncesindeki Türkleri ele almaktadır. 2. Cilt Osmanlı Tarihini 1600 yılına değin gözden geçirmektedir. three. Cilt 1600-1908 yıllarını kapsıyor. four. Cilt 1908-1980 dönemini inceliyor. five. Cilt 1980-1995 dönemini, yani şimdiki Türkiye'yi ele alıyor.
Sina Akşin yazarlar kadrosunu oluşturmuş ve yayın yönetmenliğini üstlenmiştir. Siyaset Tarihi bölümlerinin yazarları Ümit Hassan, Metin Kunt, Sina Akşin, Mete Tunçay, Cemil Koçak, Hikmet Özdemir, Bülent Tanör'dür. İktisat Tarihi bölümlerini Halil Berktay, Suraiya Faroqhi, Korkut Boratav, Zafer Toprak yazmışlardır. Düşünce Tarihi bölümleri Ümit Hassan, Hüseyin Yurdaydın, Sina Akşin, Selahattin Hilav, Murat Katoğlu tarafından kaleme alınmıştır. Mimarlık ve Sanat tarihi bölümlerinin tek yazarı Ayla Ödekan'dır.
Sina Akşin Türkiye Tarihi'nin amacını şöyle açıklamaktadır: "... Türkiye'de okullarda ve üniversitelerde okutulan tarih genellikle yüzeysel bir tarihtir. Okullarda öğrenciler için tarih en çekilmez, ezbere dayalı, anlamsız ders durumundadır. Üniversite tarih bölümlerinin puanları, yani tarihçiliğe rağbet, çok düşüktür. Tarih, birçoklarımızın gözünde gerçeğin araştırılacağı, heyecan verici bir bilim dalı değil, kabul edilmiş belirli ideolojik ya da siyasal tutumları destekleyecek kanıtların derleneceği bir alandan ibarettir. İşte biz, bu kitabın, ülkemiz tarihçiliğini hal-i pur melalinden kurtarmaya belki mütevazi bir katkısı olur diye düşündük."
Elinizdeki bu cilt, Osmanlı Devleti'nin 1600-1908 dönemindeki siyasal, iktisat, düşünce ve bilim tarihi; mimarlık ve sanat için vazgeçilmez bir kaynaktır.

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Download E-books The Cambridge History of the Cold War, Volume 3 PDF

By Melvyn P. Leffler, Odd Arne Westad

The Cambridge historical past of the chilly conflict is a entire, foreign historical past of the clash that ruled international politics within the 20th century. The three-volume sequence, written by way of top overseas specialists within the box, elucidates how the chilly battle developed from the geopolitical, ideological, monetary and socio-political surroundings of the 2 international Wars and the interwar period, and explains the worldwide dynamics of the chilly struggle foreign approach. It emphasises how the chilly battle bequeathed stipulations, demanding situations and conflicts that form overseas affairs at the present time. With discussions of demography and intake, ladies and early life, technological know-how and know-how, ethnicity and race, the volumes surround the social, highbrow and financial heritage of the 20th century, laying off new mild at the evolution of the chilly battle. via its a number of geographical and nationwide angles, the sequence indicates a change of the sphere from a countrywide - essentially American - to a broader overseas method.

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Download E-books Chocolate Wars: From Cadbury to Kraft - 200 Years of Sweet Success and Bitter Rivalry PDF

By Deborah Cadbury

The scrumptious real tale of the world's most renowned chocolate businesses through award-winning author and a descendant of the Cadbury chocolate dynasty, Deborah Cadbury In 'Chocolate Wars' bestselling historian and award-winning documentary maker Deborah Cadbury takes a trip into her family background to discover the rivalries that experience pushed 250 years of chocolate empire-building. within the early 19th century Richard Tapper Cadbury despatched his son, John, to London to review a brand new and unique commodity: cocoa. inside of a iteration, John's sons, Richard and George, had created a chocolate corporation to rival the good English organizations of Fry and Rowntree, and their ecu opponents Lindt and Nestle. the foremost English corporations have been all Quaker relations corporations, and their enterprise goals have been infused with non secular idealism. In the United States, Milton Hershey and Forrest Mars proved they'd the urge for food for enterprise on a major scale, and effectively resisted the English businesses' makes an attempt to grasp the yankee marketplace. As chocolate businesses raced to compete worldwide, Quaker capitalism met a problem that might ultimately defeat it. on the flip of the millennium Cadbury, the only self reliant survivor of England's chocolate dynasties, grew to become the world's biggest confectionary corporation. yet ahead of lengthy it too confronted a chance to its very survival, and the chocolate wars culminated in a multi-billion pound showdown pitting independence and Quaker culture opposed to the cut-throat strategies of a company leviathan. that includes a colorful solid of savvy marketers, incredible eccentrics and innovative visionaries, 'Chocolate Wars' is the tale of a uniquely pleasing product and of the evolution, for greater and worse, of recent enterprise.

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Download E-books The Great Betrayal: The Great Siege of Constantinople PDF

Few historians immersed themselves of their themes like bestselling, famous writer Ernle Bradford. focusing on the Mediterranean global and naval themes, Bradford used to be an enthusiastic sailor himself and spent nearly thirty years crusing the Mediterranean, the place a lot of his acclaimed books are set. He served within the Royal army in the course of international battle II, completing because the first lieutenant of a destroyer, and later on labored as an editor and correspondent for the BBC.

Now, his enticing sequence of army histories is obtainable to a brand new new release of readers. Constantinople, jewel of the East, whose Roman emperor embraced Christianity and remodeled a enthusiast cult into the main strong faith the area had ever recognized. the town grew to become itself a middle of artwork, tradition, and trade and the capital of the jap Roman Empire. but, whilst the forces of Islam swept the Holy Land and captured Jerusalem, the avenging Christian crusaders set their eyes on Constantinople, attacked, and sacked it. The conflict pitted Christian opposed to Christian, severing Rome’s jap capital from its Western one. The Fourth campaign spelled the decline and supreme doom of the Holy Roman Empire. In The nice Betrayal, Bradford brings to existence this strong story of envy, greed, and betrayal.

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Download E-books Atlas of Ancient Worlds PDF

By Peter Chrisp

Have you puzzled what historical civilizations gave the impression of? Or the place they have been compared to the place we are living this day? This designated atlas will take you on an immense trip all over the world and during time to discover the worlds of Egyptian pharaohs, eastern dynasties, Peruvian peoples, and extra.

adventure a Mayan basketball video game, climb the ziggurat steps at Chichén Itzá; and discover what occurred at the back of bold fort partitions within the historic Saxon countryside-all within the pages of the Atlas of historic Worlds.

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Download E-books First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's--Prosperity PDF

The usa was once conceived in company, based on enterprise, and operated as a business—all as a result of the entrepreneurial brain of the best American businessman of any iteration: George Washington.

Using Washington's wide yet usually missed monetary papers, Edward G. Lengel chronicles the attention-grabbing and encouraging tale of the way this self-educated guy equipped the Mount Vernon property right into a gigantic multilayered company and prudently controlled meager assets to win the warfare of independence. Later, as president, he helped determine the nationwide economic climate on an exceptional footing and favorably situated the kingdom for the commercial Revolution. Washington's steadfast dedication to the center fiscal ideas of probity, transparency, cautious administration, and calculated boldness are undying classes that are meant to motivate and coach traders even today.

First Entrepreneur will rework how traditional american citizens take into consideration George Washington and the way his luck in business inspired and guided the rising nation.

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Download E-books Colombia: A Concise Contemporary History PDF

Written by way of prime historians, this deeply expert and available publication lines the historical past of Colombia thematically, protecting the prior centuries. In ten interlinked chapters, Michael J. LaRosa and Germán R. Mejía go away from extra regular methods through offering a background of political, social, and cultural accomplishments in the context of Colombia’s particular geographic and monetary realities. This up to date paperback variation addresses the present peace negotiations in an epilogue titled “Chronicle of a Peace Forestalled?”

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