• Chicago, 4 mai 1886 : alors que s'achève un meeting politique réunissant des centaines d'ouvriers, la police lance un assaut brutal pour disperser la foule. Soudain, une bombe explose, tuant huit policiers et en blessant plusieurs dizaines d'autres. Cet événement à l'immense retentissement, Rudolph Schnaubelt en est le témoin privilégié. Fraîchement débarqué d'Allemagne, ce jeune homme cultivé, sans le sou mais décidé à conquérir l'Amérique, fait rapidement l'apprentissage d'une réalité qui lui glace le sang : de New York à Chicago, il découvre la tragique condition des ouvriers, surtout quand ils sont, comme lui, étrangers. Mais comment se dresser face aux injustices dans cette société conservatrice avide de profits où la presse n'est pas libre et la répression policière, sanglante ? Tiraillé entre son engagement pour la cause ouvrière aux côtés de Louis Lingg, un militant anarchiste charismatique, et sa passion pour la belle Elsie, Rudolph va faire un choix qui changera à jamais le cours de sa vie et celui de l'histoire.

  • À Kansas City, en cette fin de 19e siècle, tout le monde connaît le grand magasin Boulger, dont le fronton arbore fièrement le nom de son propriétaire. Pourtant, chaque jour la concurrence se fait plus rude et, quand survient un ralentissement des affaires, la faillite menace l'entreprise jusqu'ici prospère. Que faire pour éviter la ruine ? Et si, par un malheureux coup du sort, le magasin était ravagé par le feu ? Il suffirait alors d'empocher les primes d'assurance avant de repartir sur de nouvelles bases avec un bon pactole en poche. Mais pour cela, Boulger a besoin d'un complice. Or, qui mieux que le jeune Tryon, cet employé avide de réussite, calculateur et amoureux de la fille du patron, pourrait se charger de la basse besogne ? Cependant, lorsque le plan mûrement réfléchi est enfin mis à exécution, les événements vont prendre une tournure pour le moins inattendue.
    Avec une ironie mordante, Frank Harris dresse le portrait implacable de deux hommes, l'un vaniteux, l'autre ambitieux, prêts à tout pour arriver à leurs fins et d'une société prompte à célébrer des héros là où il n'y a que des hommes ordinaires motivés par leurs intérêts.

  • Qui était Oscar Wilde ?

    « Je l'ai connu pendant près de vingt ans, intimement, depuis l'université jusqu'à sa mort. Je l'ai vu au temps des luttes de ses débuts, puis soulevé par la vague culminante du succès pour s'effondrer l'instant d'après dans l'abîme de la haine et du mépris populaires. Je l'ai visité dans sa prison, j'ai partagé ses joies quand il fut libre. Je l'aimais du commencement à la fin, comme nous autres, mortels, pouvons aimer, avec des interludes de vaines colères et de désaccords passagers, mais somme toute, avec une admiration enthousiaste et une affection constante. » Frank Harris fait ici le portrait d'un artiste d'exception, causeur érudit à l'humour décapant et à la voix ensorcelante, dandy extravagant dont la flamboyance fascine et agace, auteur brillant de textes drôles et satiriques tout comme d'ouvres à la beauté profonde et douloureuse. Mais sous le regard à la fois critique et admiratif de Harris, Oscar Wilde apparaît aussi dans toute sa complexité, ses ambiguïtés, ses faiblesses : un homme victime de ses passions et d'une société dont Harris fustige le puritanisme, l'étroitesse d'esprit et l'injustice.


  • Prison of Pain!
    The innocent are imprisoned on Welfare Island, and are forced to kiss the whip and genitals of their male and female captors. The perverse sexual violation of the innocent, the extremely cruel torture administered by insanely sadistic captors, the amusement of those who find spanking, whipping, humiliation, sex-torture and forced sex acts amusing. This is a portrayal of prison life at its very worst--a system kept alive by the perverted gentry and public indifference.
    This, the first of two volumes, is as frank and damning an indictment of law enforcement and punishment as the law itself will allow.
    Illustrated.

  • Volume I of the betimes infamous series. First published in 1922 (and registered, oddly, three years later), Harris' four volumes were later repackaged by the Obelisk Press in Paris. Second-longest, this tale stars young Frank, from his Irish boyhood to his stay in the wilds of America, with a back-handed nod at so many of the improving tomes for boys, popular in Harris' youth. This title was a huge success, becoming synonymous with decadence in fiction and banned everywhere. Also notable for the way Mr. Harris really, really ticked off the estate of Thomas Carlyle, and for Harris' odd stance on masturbation.

  • Volume IV, and last of the versions that Harris had final say on. Begins with a piece on how Harris first came to write, goes at length into discussions with lesbians, and some orgies Frank had in San Remo. Stunning conclusion, as it were, to Harris' work.






  • Culled from an unfinished Frank Harris manuscript by Maurice Girodias (with help from Alexander Trocchi), this latest title in the series offers more of Harris' epic life and erotic adventures, with a measure of sexing up that Girodias himself attempts to justify in the preface. The work is subtitled: "An Irreverent Treatment," while in later editions, Girodias renamed the work "What Frank Harris Did Not Say." There are some who feel Trocchi wrote a better Autobiography than Harris himself did.





  • Volume II of the series begins with Harris in Russia, and serves as prima facie evidence for anyone who believes Harris was the model for Harry Flashman. However this book, longest by far of the series, delves into Harris' days in London Society, where his position as renowned editor gave him a front-row seat before many of the greats of the period. Still has tons of sex, but a bit less than the first installment.

  • Volume III of the series, published in 1927, offers Harris and his account of time with the rich and powerful. Some of this story might even be true. There are still numerous women, and one or two bad marriages.



  • European Business and Marketing is published at the beginning of the new millennium and incorporates much modern thinking in Europe. It includes material on the Euro and the enlargement of the European Union (EU) and the development of global companies with a European base. The text has been researched and written especially for students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, who need to understand modern European marketing, the EU and the distinct features that are emerging in the world's largest marketplace.

    The text includes chapters on marketing strategy in Europe and business culture. It also covers such issues as the expansion of the Union, the development of the Euro as a single currency, economic and monetary policy. The text looks at Europe holistically and builds on modern theoretical concepts to look at the present state of business in European and future trends.

    Through seven core chapters the reader is introduced to the issues that are emerging within the EU and its relations to the wider Europe and the rest of the world. The book introduces the following significant themes:

    1. The importance of small to medium sized businesses, regionalism and networks within Europe.

    2. The history and origins of the development of the EU, how it operates and is likely to develop.

    3. The EU and its business and political relationship with the rest of the world - the EU is the major negotiator with the US in the World Trade Organisation talks and brokers trade across the world.

    4. Marketing and how it is being developed across Europe.

    5. The continued growth of joint ventures, strategic alliances and acquisitions in European business.

    6. The distinct features of European business culture, both locally and across borders.

    7. How business is internally evolving within the European Union.

    These seven themes are backed up by integrated case studies for European Business and Marketing, providing an opportunity for analysis and discussion of the changes happening and the unique features of the European business market. The case studies include material from the industrial and service sectors and cover both joint venture, multinational, state controlled and small to medium sized companies. Thus the book looks at a number of types of companies and investigates the strategic, organizational, marketing and operational features that they adopt in meeting the needs and challenges of operating in the world's most developed trading block.

    Readership:

    Those taking undergraduate and MBA or equivalent courses in marketing, international marketing, European/international business, business studies and strategic management. It will also be of use to modern managers and practitioners already operating in Europe and be of direct relevance to those looking at ways of generating economic development either in the State or private sector.

    Cases:

    Anchor Butter - Bread and butter issues about trade between New Zealand and UK

    Belarus - Trying to develop entrepreneurs in a transition economy

    Co-op Bank - Green Environmentalism

    Digital Television - Launching the technological future, how to market in the unknown

    European Vinyls Corporation 1 - The development of a European major joint venture company

    EVC2 - The change from a joint venture to a limited company of a major European company

    Gruppo Masone - Italian repositioning

    IKEA - A modern retailing phenomenon

    Lego - Competing in the toy market

    Malaga Bank - The development of regional banking

    Mansesman - German marketing

    Peugeot - Positioning car manufacturers in a highly competitive market

    Phillips - Rebranding within a major conglomerate

    Shell - Positioning itself in the environment

    Skoda - Relaunching a major brand

    Sunday Trading - lobbying to amend legislation to allow Sunday shopping

    Tiara Paints - Marketing paint in Italy

  • Montès le Matador ; Profits et pertes ; Sonia (2e éd.) / Frank Harris ; traduits par Henry-D. Davray Date de l'édition originale : 1902 Ce livre est la reproduction fidèle d'une oeuvre publiée avant 1920 et fait partie d'une collection de livres réimprimés à la demande éditée par Hachette Livre, dans le cadre d'un partenariat avec la Bibliothèque nationale de France, offrant l'opportunité d'accéder à des ouvrages anciens et souvent rares issus des fonds patrimoniaux de la BnF.
    Les oeuvres faisant partie de cette collection ont été numérisées par la BnF et sont présentes sur Gallica, sa bibliothèque numérique.

    En entreprenant de redonner vie à ces ouvrages au travers d'une collection de livres réimprimés à la demande, nous leur donnons la possibilité de rencontrer un public élargi et participons à la transmission de connaissances et de savoirs parfois difficilement accessibles.
    Nous avons cherché à concilier la reproduction fidèle d'un livre ancien à partir de sa version numérisée avec le souci d'un confort de lecture optimal. Nous espérons que les ouvrages de cette nouvelle collection vous apporteront entière satisfaction.

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  • While the construction process still requires traditional skills, the dynamic nature of construction demands of its managers improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices.  This well established, core undergraduate textbook reflects current best practice in the management of construction projects, with particular emphasis given to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability. The overall themes for the Eighth Edition Modern Construction Management are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety and employment issues. Modern contractual systems driving effective procurement Building Information Modelling directed towards the improvement of collaboration in construction management systems

  • This new edition of a core undergraduate textbook for construction managers reflects current best practice, topical industry preoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamental subjects for students. While the construction process still requires traditional skills, changes over recent decades today demand improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices.  The authors have responded accordingly and the book has undergone a thorough re-write, eliminating some of the older material and adding new processes now considered essential to achieving lean construction. Particular emphasis is given, for example, to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability. Modern Construction Management presents construction as a socially responsible, innovative, carbon-reducing, manager-involved, people-orientated, crisis-free industry that is efficient and cost effective. The overall themes for the Seventh Edition are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety, modernistic contracts, effective procurement, and employment issues. Building Information Management:  directed towards the improvement of construction management systems. The comprehensive selection of worked examples, based on real and practical situations in construction management and methods will help to consolidate learning. A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/MCM7 offers invaluable support material for both tutors and students:  Solutions to the self-learning exercises PowerPoint slides with discussion topics Journal and web references Structured to reflect site, business and corporate responsibilities of managers in construction, the book continues to provide strong coverage of the salient elements required for developing and equipping the modern construction manager with the competencies and skills for both technical and business related areas.

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