Annapurna First Conquest of an 8000 meter Peak

Titre : Annapurna First Conquest of an 8000 meter Peak
Auteur : Maurice Herzog
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 1952

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Where Men Win Glory

Titre : Where Men Win Glory
Auteur : Jon Krakauer
Éditeur : Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781848874831
Libération : 2010-01-01

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Pat Tillman was well-known to American sports fans: a chisel-jawed and talented young professional football star, he was on the brink of signing a million dollar contract when, in 2001, al-Qaeda launched terrorist attacks against his country. Driven by deeply felt moral patriotism, he walked away from fame and money to enlist in the United States Special Operations Forces. A year later he was killed - apparently in the line of fire - on a desolate hillside near the Pakistan border in Afghanistan. News of Tillman's death shocked America. But even as the public mourned his loss, the US Army aggressively maneuvered to conceal the truth: that it was a ranger in Tillman's own platoon who had fired the fatal shots. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer reveals how an entire country was deliberately deceived by those at the very highest levels of the US army and government. Infused with the power and authenticity readers have come to expect from Krakauer's storytelling, Where Men Win Glory exposes shattering truths about men and war.

Missoula

Titre : Missoula
Auteur : Jon Krakauer
Éditeur : Anchor
ISBN-13 : 9780385538749
Libération : 2015-04-21

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From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team — the Grizzlies — with a rabid fan base. The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical. A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer’s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault — and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman’s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys. This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula — the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them. Some of them went to the police. Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, non-criminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape. In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal. Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and/or to their faces. The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding. One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing. She later left the prosecutor’s office and successfully defended the Grizzlies’ star quarterback in his rape trial. The horror of being raped, in each woman’s case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community. Krakauer’s dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken.

Slowing Down to the Speed of Life

Titre : Slowing Down to the Speed of Life
Auteur : Richard Carlson
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781444738124
Libération : 2011-05-26

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Feeling rushed, harried, stressed, or like you can never get enough done? Ever feel that while your life is full - maybe too full - of things to do, you aren't enjoying yourself nearly enough? Are you worried that slowing down your life will mean giving up work, activities or relationships? Relax! In Slowing Down to the Speed of Life Richard Carlson and Joseph Bailey explain how you can achieve a calmer, saner state of mind. Illustrated with useful exercises, charts and diagrams, as well as inspiring personal reflections, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life shows us that there really is plenty of time to build meaningful relationships, master seemingly hectic schedules, and maintain a healthy calm in the midst of life's storm.

Last climb

Titre : Last climb
Auteur : David Breashears
Éditeur : National Geographic
ISBN-13 : UCSC:32106015597997
Libération : 1999-10-01

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Describes Mallory's final expedition to Mount Everest in 1924, the mystery surrounding his disappearance, and the discovery of his remains in 1999

Blues for a Black Cat Other Stories

Titre : Blues for a Black Cat Other Stories
Auteur : Boris Vian
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015025188585
Libération : 1992-01-01

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Stories feature a cognac-drinking cat, a hyperactive plumber, a dying musician, and a green soldier

Early Jesuit Travellers in Central Asia

Titre : Early Jesuit Travellers in Central Asia
Auteur : Cornelius Wessels
Éditeur : Asian Educational Services
ISBN-13 : 8120607414
Libération : 1924

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With special reference to Tibet.

Doctor from Lhasa

Titre : Doctor from Lhasa
Auteur : T. Lobsang Rampa
Éditeur : Inner Light - Global communications
ISBN-13 : 0938294954
Libération : 1990

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UNKNOWN TO THE WESTERN WORLD. . . THE TIBETAN LAMA UNLEASHES HIS MYSTICAL POWERS. At the age of seven the Day of Prophecy arrived, and the court astrologers pronounced their findings. It was proclaimed that T. Lobsang Rampa was to enter the lamasery to be trained as a clairvoyant and as a healer. Many predictions were made about his life, including the fact that his work would be heralded around the world. While still very young the author's Third Eye was opened increasing his mystical powers, as well as his ability to view the human aura, and to read the thoughts of others. This volume -- part of an extensive series -- discusses karma, the other side of death, the silver cord, the seership, crystal power, ghosts as well as astral projection. This book is highly recommended for students walking the Spiritual Path in search of Enlightenment.

The Borgias

Titre : The Borgias
Auteur : Alejandro Jodorowski
Éditeur : Dark Horse Books
ISBN-13 : 1616555424
Libération : 2014-11-25

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Alejandro Jodorowsky and Milo Manara's four-part sweeping saga of sex, blood, and religion is collected in a single edition for the first time ever! When Pope Innocent VIII dies, the corrupt, licentious Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia schemes, murders, and seduces his way into becoming the new Pope, immediately securing positions for his family and thereby ensuring a Borgia dynasty. With breathtakingly beautiful painted artwork by Manara, this account of Italy's first Mafia family is among comics'-and history's-sexiest, most violent, and most engaging epics! Series Overview: Alejandro Jodorowsky and Milo Manara's four-part sweeping saga of sex, blood, and religion is collected in a single edition for the first time ever, a perfect companion volume to Dark Horse's award-winning Manara Library series!

The Rampa Story

Titre : The Rampa Story
Auteur : T. Lobsang Rampa
Éditeur : Inner Light Publications
ISBN-13 : 0938294091
Libération : 1992-07-01

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The powers of the Lama are unsurpassed in the West: here are insights into the Akashic records, reincarnation as well as Rampa's journey to unexplored dimensions and realms where he encounters a variety of spiritual teachers and has adventures with supernatural beings. The Rampa Story is considered by many to be T Lobsang Rampa's most important work next to the Third Eye and Cave of the Ancients.