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The Island

Author : Jeremy Angelier
language : fr
Publisher: M6 Editions
Release Date : 2016-04-06

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Le contenu Treize hommes, dont 4 caméramans, doivent survivre sur une île déserte pendant un mois. Ils n’ont que 3 machettes, 3 couteaux, 40 l d’eau, une trousse de secours... et les précieux conseils de Mike Horn en tête. Il n’y a pas d’élimination, pas de compétition, le seul enjeu est la survie. Au fil des jours, les hommes vont connaître la faim, la soif, la peur, le manque, l’ennui... Vont-ils tous tenir loin de leurs proches, de toute civilisation et réussir le pari de devenir un Robinson Crusoe le temps d’un mois ? C’est l’histoire de treize hommes ordinaires amenés à vivre ensemble une expérience extraordinaire. Le chemin de treize hommes partis en quête d’eux-mêmes et qui n’en sortiront pas indemnes. Ce récit d'aventures est poncuté des conseils de survie de Mike Horn, explorateur hors-norme.

Un Paria Des Iles

Author : Joseph Conrad
language : fr
Release Date : 1937

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Author : Gary Cartwright
language : en
Publisher: TCU Press
Release Date : 1998

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Galveston—a small, flat island off the Texas Gulf coast—has seen some of the state's most amazing history and fascinating people. First settled by the Karankawa Indians, long suspected of cannibalism, it was where the stranded Cabeza de Vaca came ashore in the 16th century. Pirate Jean Lafitte used it as a hideout in the early 1800s and both General Sam Houston and General James Long (with his wife, Jane, the “Mother of Texas”) stayed on its shores. More modern notable names on the island include Robert Kleberg and the Moody, Sealy and Kempner families who dominated commerce and society well into the twentieth century. Captured by both sides during the Civil War and the scene of a devastating sea battle, the city flourished during Reconstruction and became a leading port, an exporter of grain and cotton, a terminal for two major railroads, and site of fabulous Victorian buildings—homes, hotels, the Grand Opera House, the Galveston Pavilion (first building in Texas to have electric lights). It was, writes Cartwright, “the largest, bawdiest, and most important city between New Orleans and San Francisco.” This country's worst natural disaster—the Galveston hurricane of 1900—left the city in shambles, with one sixth of its population dead. But Galveston recovered. During Prohibition rum-running and bootlegging flourished; after the repeal, a variety of shady activities earned the city the nickname “The Free State of Galveston.” In recent years Galveston has focused on civic reform and restoration of its valuable architectural and cultural heritage. Over 500 buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and an annual "Dickens on the Strand" festival brings thousands of tourists to the island city each December. Yet Galveston still witnesses colorful incidents and tells stories of descendants of the ruling families, as Cartwright demonstrates with wry humor in a new epilogue written specially for this edition of Galveston. First published in 1991 by Atheneum.

Born On The Island

Author :
language : en
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release Date : 2012-09-10

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In sixty-seven exquisite watercolors and drawings, nationally famous architect Eugene Aubry captures on paper the sensibilities, the memories, and the grace that evokes Galveston, especially for those who are BOI (“born on the island”). Commissioned by the Galveston Historical Foundation, these works of art are intended to enhance the visual record of the buildings and the unique local architectural style that so many have appreciated over the years.? In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, Galvestonians became more aware than ever of the treasure of the island’s historical architecture and the vulnerability of this heritage to forces beyond human control. Aubry’s art captures the almost palpable sense of past glories these buildings bring to mind. Aubry—himself BOI—has fashioned these pieces in a way that resonates with those who love the island’s ethos. With a fine eye to the artist’s intent and a mastery of detail, architectural historian Stephen Fox expertly and eloquently introduces the work as a whole and, in discursive captions that accompany each image, informs the reader’s appreciation of Aubry’s art. So much more than a tribute, Born on the Island: The Galveston We Remember stands as a loving homage to Galveston—one that will call its readers home to the island, even if they have never ventured there before.

The Island Of Cuba

Author : Richard Robert Madden
language : en
Release Date : 1849

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The History Of The Island Of Minorca

Author : John Armstrong
language : en
Publisher: Рипол Классик
Release Date : 1752

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The Island

Author : Victoria Hislop
language : en
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date : 2008-02-10

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The acclaimed million-copy number one bestseller and winner of Richard & Judy's Summer Read 2006 from Victoria Hislop is a dramatic tale of four generations, rent by war, illicit love, violence and leprosy, from the thirties, through the war, to the present day. On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony. Then she finds Fotini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip...