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Bessières, Michel

Works: 34 works in 60 publications in 3 languages and 821 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Spy fiction  History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Thrillers (Fiction)  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Interviewer
Classifications: E886, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michel Bessières
Le Grand échiquier : l'Amérique et le reste du monde by Zbigniew Brzeziński( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Etats-Unis se sont élevés à une position hégémonique qu'aucune nation n'a acquise par le passé. Mais vont-ils rester encore longtemps les maîtres de l'échiquier mondial, et comment? Les clés du monde contemporain par l'une des plus grandes autorités internationales en matière de géopolitique et de stratégie
The Arabs : a history by Eugene L Rogan( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power
Rome et Jérusalem : le choc de deux civilisations by Martin Goodman( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 70 après J.-C., Jérusalem fut mise à sac par les Romains. Les Juifs furent ensuite repoussés de la société impériale pendant trois siècles et vinrent à considérer Rome comme la quintessence du mal. L'auteur cherche à comprendre l'origine de ce conflit et ses diverses manifestations, retraçant la naissance de l'antisémitisme dans l'Empire romain
Plaidoyer pour la mondialisation by Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Bhagwati passe au crible les arguments anti-mondialisation. Pour lui, la mondialisation, si elle est bien conduite, est une force de progrès social dans le monde
Que reste-t-il de la culture française? by Donald Morrison( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longtemps, la France et sa culture n'ont fait qu'un, la grandeur de l'une servait le rayonnement de l'autre. Au centre de l'attention, les artistes français jouissaient d'un prestige sans égal. De cette gloire passée ne restent aujourd'hui que nombrilisme, nostalgie et frilosité. C'est le constat désabusé auquel est arrivé Donald Morrison, Américain de Paris, au terme d'une minutieuse enquête sur la place de la culture française dans le monde. La créativité de ses artistes a beau être indéniable, l'influence - spectrale - et le poids - dérisoire - de la France dans les échanges culturels sont là pour montrer que la culture française ne parle plus au monde. Une déchéance qui, finalement, convient bien à la mentalité nationale, prompte à la déploration et à l'apitoiement. En réponse à Donald Morrison, Antoine Compagnon souligne ainsi une certaine ambivalence de la culture française, encore capable du meilleur mais comme paralysée par le souci de sa propre grandeur. Sans doute la France gagnerait-elle à relativiser la place qu'elle s'imagine être la sienne sur la scène culturelle mondiale. Mais encore faudrait-il qu'elle cesse de vouloir régler leur compte aux Etats-Unis et à leur insolence culturelle. Si le débat sur la vitalité de la culture française n'est pas près d'être clos, au moins cet échange entre Donald Morrison et Antoine Compagnon peut-il aider à mieux comprendre le regard que le monde porte sur la France
France's New Deal : from the thirties to the postwar era by Philip G Nord( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nord examines the French development of economic planning and a cradle-to-grave social security system; and he explores the nationalization of radio the creation of a national cinema, and the funding of regional theaters. Nord shows that many of the policymakers of the Liberation era had also served under the Vichy regime, and that a number of postwar Institutions and policies were actually holdovers from the Vichy era--minus the authoritarianism and racism of those years. From this perspective, the French state after the war was neither entirely new nor purely social-democratic in inspiration. The state's complex political pedigree appealed to a range of constituencies and made possible the building of a wide base of support that remained in place for decades to come. --Book Jacket
Zhou Enlai : l'ombre de Mao by Wenqian Gao( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fils d'une famille de lettrés ruinés, fondateur à Paris du parti communiste chinois, commandant militaire lors de l'alliance avec le Kuomintang, instigateur de la commune de Shanghai, Zhou Enlaï a joué un rôle de premier ordre dans la révolution chinoise. De 1949 à sa mort en 1976, Zhou Enlaï a exercé ses fonctions de premier ministre en échappant aux purges successives
My life by Bill Clinton( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this autobiography, President Bill Clinton portrays himself as a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public
L'Amérique face au monde : quelle politique étrangère pour les États-Unis? by Zbigniew Brzezinski( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's first war : Adolf Hitler, the men of the List Regiment, and the First World War by Thomas Weber( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Hitler's First War," award-winning author Thomas Weber delivers a master work of history--a major revision of our understanding of Hitler's life. Weber paints a group portrait of the List Regiment, Hitler's unit during World War I, to rewrite the story of his military service while offering a profound challenge to the idea that World War I served as the perfect crucible for Hitler's subsequent rise
Le rapport Beveridge by William Henry Beveridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shimon Peres : the biography by Michael Bar-Zohar( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and political accomplishments of the Polish-born, former Israeli prime minister who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his negotiation of the 1993 Palestinian-Israeli peace accord
Strategy : the logic of war and peace by Edward Luttwak( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strategy level by level, from grand strategy down to combat tactics. He explores examples from ancient Rome to present day to reveal the ultimate logic of military failure and success, of war and peace. 5 tables
Turbo-capitalism : winners and losers in the global economy by Edward N Luttwak( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this critical analysis of today's free-market capitalism, Edward Luttwak shows how it is vastly different from the controlled capitalism that flourished so successfully from 1945 to the 1980s. Turbo-capitalism is private enterprise liberated from government regulation, unchecked by effective trade unions, unfettered by concerns for employees or investment restrictions, and unhindered by taxation." "The winners - the architects and acrobats of techno-organizational change - become much richer; the losers, the majority, become relatively or absolutely poorer and are forced by downsizing to take the traditional jobs of the underclass, more and more of whom end up in prison." "Led by the United States, closely followed by Britain, turbo-capitalism is spreading fast throughout Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world (only in France and Japan is there any resistance) without the two great forces that check its enormous power in the United States: a powerful legal system and the stringent rules of American calvinism. Acknowledging the great efficiency of turbo-capitalism, Luttwak provides no solutions but describes in powerful detail the major societal upheavals and inequities it causes and the broad dissatisfaction and anxiety that may result."--Jacket
The increment : a novel by David Ignatius( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a hidden Tehran scientist sends encrypted messages to the CIA that reveal Iran's bomb-development program, agent Harry Pappas is directed to discern if the messages are true before enlisting the aid of a secret British spy team to safeguard the scientist
Body of lies : a novel by David Ignatius( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Ferris, un agent de la CIA, a pour mission d'infiltrer le réseau d'un des grands du terrorisme connu sous le nom de Suleiman. Son stratagème consiste à inventer un faux officier de la CIA qui aurait réussi à recruter un agent dans les rangs de l'ennemi
Le bar céleste : un voyage spirituel by Tom Youngholm( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

500 milijonov kmetov na preskusni mizi globalizacije by Michel Bessières( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effet de serre : plus on en sait, moins on agit by Michel Bessières( )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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