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Lance Armstrong, itinéraire d'un salaud
Author: Reed Albergotti, Vanessa O'connell
Publisher: Hugo Sport
ISBN: 2755614412
Pages: 363
Year: 2014-02-27
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LANCE ARMSTRONG, LE TOUR DE FRANCE ET LA PLUS GRANDE MACHINATION SPORTIVE DE L'HISTOIRE. Un document à couper le souffle sur Lance Armstrong, le dopage organisé qui lui a permis de gagner 7 Tours de France, le business phénoménal né de cette fraude, et la conspiration économique, politique et sportive sans précédent qui a permis à ce scandale de perdurer. Cette histoire que l'on croyait connaître restait à raconter. 7 victoires dans le Tour de France, un combat gagné contre le cancer, une aura mondiale : dans un sport pourtant gangréné par le dopage, Lance Armstrong semblait intouchable. Jamais le vélo n'avait connu un tel champion, aussi charismatique et dominateur. Pourtant, à l'été 2012, la légende vole en éclats. Les 7 victoires d'Armstrong lui sont confisquées. En janvier 2013, il avoue enfin s'être dopé pour gagner le Tour et confie à Oprah Winfrey que cette histoire parfaite n'était qu'un vaste mensonge. Mais ses aveux soulèvent davantage de questions qu'ils n'apportent de réponses : qui l'a aidé ? au nom de quels intérêts ? Ce sont ces questions auxquelles ce livre, fruit de trois années d'enquête, répond enfin. Il ne s'agit pas seulement de l'autopsie d'un système de dopage, de fraude et de corruption. Ce n'est pas non plus un simple récit sportif. C'est aussi le portrait de la faillibilité des hommes lorsqu'ils sont confrontés au pouvoir, à des intérêts économiques colossaux et au vertige qui, parfois, les accompagne. C'est l'histoire d'un génie ambigu qui s'affranchit de toute morale, intime l'ordre à des témoins de mentir devant un jury, promet à un ancien partenaire de "faire de sa vie un enfer", menace les épouses d'autres coureurs, interdit à ses sponsors de faire bénéficier ses coéquipiers d'un matériel aussi performant que le sien, fréquente les prostituées mais pose en héraut de l'American way of life. Riche de très nombreuses révélations, appuyé sur des sources parfaitement fiables, Itinéraire d'un salaud retrace les subterfuges qui ont permis à Armstrong et à ses affidés de conquérir la course la plus difficile au monde.
Seven Deadly Sins
Author: David Walsh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501133195
Pages: 440
Year: 2015-10-27
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The basis for the upcoming major motion picture The Program directed by Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena), starring Chris O'Dowd as journalist David Walsh and Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong. When Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France in 1999, the sports world had found a charismatic new idol. Journalist David Walsh was among a small group covering the tour who suspected Armstrong’s win wasn’t the feel-good story it seemed to be. From that first moment of doubt, the next thirteen years of Walsh’s life would be focused on seeking the answers to a series of hard questions about Armstrong’s astonishing success. As Walsh delved ever deeper into the shadow world of performance-enhancing drugs in professional athletics, he accumulated a mounting pile of evidence that led a furious Armstrong to take legal action against him. But he could not make Walsh—or the story—go away, and in the autumn of 2012, Walsh was vindicated when the cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. With this remarkable book, Walsh has produced both the definitive account of the Armstrong scandal, and a testament to the importance of journalists who are willing to report a difficult truth over a popular fantasy.
Wheelmen
Author: Reed Albergotti, Vanessa O'Connell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101635886
Pages: 416
Year: 2013-10-15
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The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his "mythic, perfect story" as "one big lie." But his admission raised more questions than it answered—because he didn’t say who had helped him dope or how he skillfully avoided getting caught. The Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell broke the news at every turn. In Wheelmen they reveal the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world’s most difficult race. Wheelmen introduces U.S. Postal Service Team owner Thom Weisel, who in a brazen power play ousted USA Cycling's top leadership and gained control of the sport in the United States, ensuring Armstrong’s dominance. Meanwhile, sponsors fought over contracts with Armstrong as the entire sport of cycling began to benefit from the "Lance effect." What had been a quirky, working-class hobby became the pastime of the Masters of the Universe set. Wheelmen offers a riveting look at what happens when enigmatic genius breaks loose from the strictures of morality. It reveals the competitiveness and ingenuity that sparked blood-doping as an accepted practice, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top. It went on to become a New York Times Bestseller, a Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller, and win numerous awards, including a Gold Medal for the Axiom Business Book Awards. At last exposing the truth about Armstrong and American cycling, Wheelmen paints a living portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports.
The Worst Call Ever!
Author: Kyle Garlett, Patrick O'Neal
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061977926
Pages: 256
Year: 2009-10-06
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In any sport, whenever an official takes the field, court, ice, ring, or pitch, they do so with a bright red bull's-eye on their backs. For even with their great accuracy and passion for the game, they do make errors—occasionally, great big fat ones—that change the tide of sports history. In The Worst Call Ever, keepers of truth and enlightenment, sportswriters Kyle Garlett and Patrick O'Neal, expose the most injurious mistakes and desecrations, document their lasting damage—which to some wronged parties has evolved into a condition akin to post-traumatic stress disorder—and hopefully become the soothing balm of reconciliation. Each piece details the play in question and examines the players and stakes involved, the scope of the injustice, and the path of change that was often its result. Garlett and O'Neal cover mishaps in all sports, from the four Major Leagues to golf and auto racing to even curling, in this fascinating look at the worst calls in sports history.
Ces hypernarcissiques qui nous entourent
Author: Joseph Burgo
Publisher: Ixelles Editions
ISBN: 2875155377
Pages: 320
Year: 2015-09-09
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Attention : personnalité hyper narcissique ! * Il a une vision mégalomane de sa propre importance. * Il est absorbé par des fantasmes de succès illimité, de pouvoir, de beauté, de perfection, ou d’amour idéal. * Il pense être exceptionnel et ne pouvoir être admis ou compris que par des gens spéciaux et de haut niveau. * Il montre un besoin excessif d’être admiré. * Il pense que tout lui est dû. * Il exploite l’autre dans les relations interpersonnelles. * Il manque totalement d’empathie. * Il envie les autres ou croit que les autres l’envient. * Il fait preuve de comportements arrogants et hautains. Des individus aux egos démesurés gravitent dans votre entourage. Ils vous gâchent souvent la vie, ils vous font parfois du mal. S’appuyant sur des cas d’étude et des éléments biographiques éclairants de célébrités, le Dr Burgo propose dans son livre : • des outils pour reconnaître ces personnalités complexes : le séducteur, le vindicatif, le grandiose, le je-sais-tout, etc., • des suggestions pour survivre à leurs assauts qui ont pour but de rehausser leur estime de soi et de détruire la vôtre, • des solutions pour désamorcer les situations conflictuelles quand on se retrouve dans leur orbite. Après cette lecture, vous saurez réagir efficacement face aux hyper narcissiques qui vous entourent, sans blesser leur fragile amour propre ni vous attirer leurs foudres. A propos de l'auteur Le docteur Joseph Burgo est psychologue et psychothérapeute depuis plus de trente ans. Thérapeute conjugal et familial, il a obtenu son doctorat de psychologie à l’Institut universitaire de Californie. Expert en santé mentale pour de nombreux médias américains (USA Today, The New York Times, Atlantic), il est aussi un blogueur régulier de Psychology Today). Un livre publié par Ixelles éditions Visitez notre site : http://www.ixelles-editions.com Contactez-nous à l'adresse [email protected]
Bitten
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 030735878X
Pages: 432
Year: 2009-08-25
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An erotically charged, addictive thriller from the future queen of suspense. Living in Toronto for a year, Elena is leading the normal life she has always dreamed of, including a stable job as a journalist and a nice apartment shared with her boyfriend. As the lone female werewolf in existence, only her secret midnight prowls and her occasional inhuman cravings set her apart. Just one year ago, life was very different. Adopted by the Pack when bitten, Elena had spent years struggling with her resentment at having her life stolen away. Torn between two worlds, and overwhelmed by the new passions coursing through her body, her only option for control was to deny her awakening needs and escape. But now the Pack has called Elena home to help them fight an alliance of renegade werewolves who are bent on exposing and annihilating the Pack. And although Elena is obliged to rejoin her "family," she vows not to be swept up in Pack life again, no matter how natural it might feel. She has made her choice. Trouble is, she's increasingly uncertain if it's the right one. An erotically charged thriller, Bitten will awaken the voracious appetite of every reader, as the age-old battle between man and beast, between human and inhuman forces, comes to a head in one small town and within one woman's body. From the Paperback edition.
Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy
Author: Helen Fielding
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 8184004966
Pages: 398
Year: 2013-10-16
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When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones’s Diary, charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s, she introduced readers to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. The book was published in 40 countries, sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and spawned a best-selling sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. The two books were turned into major blockbuster films starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget’s life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email cc, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.
Windows on the World
Author: Frédéric Beigbeder
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007395485
Pages: 384
Year: 2010-07-08
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A daring, moving fictional account of the last moments of a father and his two sons atop the World Trade Centre on September 11.
The Woods
Author: Harlan Coben
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101128674
Pages: 528
Year: 2008-04-01
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben takes readers into the heart of family loyalty in this twisty page-turner that proves that the darkest secrets are often closest to home. Paul Copeland, a New Jersey county prosecutor, is still grieving the loss of his sister twenty years ago—the night she walked into the woods, never to be seen again. But now, a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to the disappearance. The victim could be the boy who vanished along with Paul's sister. And, as hope rises that his sister could still be alive, dangerous secrets from his family's past threaten to tear apart everything Paul has been trying to hold together...
Leaving Paradise
Author: Simone Elkeles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471119017
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-03-28
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Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad - her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares - has been cancelled. After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb's free ...if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers. But despite the horror of their shared history, somehow Caleb and Maggie can't seem to stay away from each other, with the heat and attraction between them becoming undeniable to them both. Feeling like outsiders, they find comfort in each other, they realise that sometimes the person who hurts you most, can be the person who heals you too.
The Savior Generals
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608193632
Pages: 256
Year: 2013-05-14
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Prominent military historian Victor Davis Hanson explores the nature of leadership with his usual depth and vivid prose in The Savior Generals, a set of brilliantly executed pocket biographies of five generals (Themistocles, Belisarius, William Tecumseh Sherman, Matthew Ridgway, and David Petraeus) who single-handedly saved their nations from defeat in war. War is rarely a predictable enterprise-it is a mess of luck, chance, and incalculable variables. Today's sure winner can easily become tomorrow's doomed loser. Sudden, sharp changes in fortune can reverse the course of war. These intractable circumstances are sometimes mastered by leaders of genius-asked at the eleventh hour to save a hopeless conflict, one created by others and frequently unpopular politically and with the public. The savior generals often come from outside the established power structure, employ radical strategies, and flame out quickly. Their careers regularly end in controversy. But their dramatic feats of leadership are vital slices of history-not merely as stirring military narrative, but as lessons on the dynamic nature of consensus, leadership, and destiny.
The Only Girl in the World
Author: Maude Julien
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316466603
Pages: 288
Year: 2017-12-12
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For readers of Room and The Glass Castle, an astonishing memoir of one woman rising above an unimaginable childhood. Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor - raising her in isolation, tyrannizing her childhood and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar all night long (her mother sewed bells onto her clothes that would give her away if she moved). She endured a life without heat, hot water, adequate food, friendship, or any kind of affectionate treatment. But Maude's parents could not rule her inner life. Befriending the animals on the lonely estate as well as the characters in the novels she read in secret, young Maude nurtured in herself the compassion and love that her parents forbid as weak. And when, after more than a decade, an outsider managed to penetrate her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity. By turns horrifying and magical, The Only Girl in the World is a story that will grip you from the first page and leave you spellbound, a chilling exploration of psychological control that ends with a glorious escape.
A Beautiful Funeral: A Novel (Maddox Brothers Book 5)
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Jamie McGuire
ISBN: 1310169195
Pages: 234
Year: 2016-08-15
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Losing has never been easy for a Maddox, but death always wins. Eleven years to the day after eloping with Abby in Vegas, Special Agent Travis Maddox delivers his own brand of vigilante justice to mob boss Benny Carlisi. Vegas's oldest and most violent crime family is now preparing for vengeance, and the entire Maddox family is a target. The secret Thomas and Travis have kept for a decade will be revealed to the rest of the family, and for the first time the Maddoxes will be at odds. While none of them are strangers to loss, the family has grown, and the risk is higher than ever. With brothers against brothers and wives taking sides, each member will make a choice—let the fear tear them apart, or make them stronger.
The Rook
Author: Daniel O'Malley
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316193275
Pages: 496
Year: 2012-01-11
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A quick-witted, genre-bending, and wildly imaginative thriller about the secret organization keeping England--and the world--safe from supernatural threats (one staff meeting at a time). "The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own. In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined. Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, THE ROOK is a richly inventive, suspenseful, and often wry thriller that marks an ambitious debut from a promising young writer.
Bloodfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0440337224
Pages: 320
Year: 2007-10-16
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER I used to be your average, everyday girl but all that changed one night in Dublin when I saw my first Fae, and got dragged into a world of deadly immortals and ancient secrets. . . . In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous. For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them. Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels: DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG