Accessible et riche, inventive sur le plan de la recherche documentaire comme dans la réflexion, cette histoire des sexualités propose de retracer les grandes étapes et les évolutions des normes et des mentalités. C'est à partir du croisement des recherches récentes que se dessine cette nouvelle histoire, prenant en compte aussi bien l'âge, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, que la légitimité des partenaires et le contexte général. Dans la lignée des travaux de Michel Foucault, la sexualité y est présentée comme un fait éminemment culturel, sensible aux évolutions économiques, religieuses et scientifiques, qui structure les cadres mentaux et nourrit l'imaginaire. Plus que jamais, la sexualité est devenue un domaine incontournable en histoire, en s'emparant du vocabulaire politique : égalité, domination, discrimination, liberté, libération, révolution.
Toutes les clés pour protéger vos données sur Internet
La cybersécurité consiste à se protéger d'attaques venant de cybercriminels. Ces hackers ont pour but d'utiliser vos données afin de pirater des brevets, des comptes bancaires, et de détourner toutes sortes d'informations personnelles ou secrètes.
La sécurité passe d'abord par la compréhension des attaques, du but recherché par le pirate informatique et ensuite par l'analyse des moyens à mettre en oeuvre pour sécuriser son système informatique.
Au programme : Evaluer la vulnérabilité de son système informatique
Les concepts de base
Les moyens à mettre en oeuvre pour sécuriser un système informatique
Evaluer et contrer les attaques
Les carrières possibles dans les métiers de la cybersécurité
A ce jour, aucun ouvrage n'était allé aussi loin dans l'étude et l'explication de ce qui n'est pas seulement un lieu du temple mais aussi un symbole fondamental de celui-ci, puisqu'il révèle l'essence-même de la fonction de Maîtrise et du travail en loge.
Je me suis donc construite contre mes géniteurs, parcours douloureux mais oh! combien formateur.
En grande section de Maternelle, je découvris qu'il n'y a que deux opérations fondamentales : l'addition et la soustraction desquelles participent la multiplication et la division. Au lieu de m'encourager dans mes observations, mon scientifique de père fêla ma confiance sans pour autant altérer mon opiniâtreté native ni interrompre mes investigations cérébrales.
Les bonnes fées ne se sont pas penchées sur le berceau, pourtant doré, de la petite fille où sont épinglés les mots « Je ne suis pas belle, je ne ressemble à personne », nous révèle d'emblée Anne Steinberg-Viéville.
Mémoires d'une étrangère est un récit autobiographique fort, ne craignant ni de choquer ni de déranger du moment qu'il y va et de la survie de l'auteur et de son désir de transmettre cette soif inextinguible de découvertes et de recherches alliée à un puissant amour de la vie. Une belle revanche sur l'enfance, sur le silence, sur le temps et qui nous invite à réveiller notre corps aussi bien que notre esprit.
Avec concision, humour et sincérité, Anne Steinberg-Vieville se livre sans retenue !
« Je ne suis pas belle, je ne ressemble à personne. »
C'est par ces mots que mon géniteur accueillit ma venue au monde. Épinglés sur mon berceau, ils furent sans doute dictés par l'ironie, familière à cet homme devenu père à l'âge d'être grand-père mais inapte à de tendres sentiments.
Nature ou culture??
Né en Allemagne en 1909, résistant de l'intérieur avant d'être maquisard, apatride et légionnaire avant d'être Français, Gerhard Steinberg fut un combattant pour ne pas devenir une victime de l'Histoire. La petite Antigone, qui sommeille en moi, a de qui tenir : elle sait qu'elle opterait pour le fusil plutôt que pour l'étoile et la survie...
Revers de la médaille, dans le civil comme dans l'intimité, ce héros n'a pas baissé la garde : défiance et agressivité caractérisèrent sa conduite relationnelle. L'ingénieur polytechnicien, titulaire de plusieurs brevets, n'en fut pas moins parano avec ses collègues et ouvriers, comme avec les autorités de l'État, au point d'être incapable de tirer quelques bénéfices de ses inventions?; quant au tyran domestique, aux allures de statue du Commandeur, il ne suscita, sa vie durant, que crainte et terreur tant ses réactions furent aussi déconcertantes qu'inappropriées. L'admiration et la filiation intellectuelle sont des fruits posthumes...
À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR
Anne Steinberg-Viéville tient aussi un blog, dont on peut tirer son portrait intellectuel : loin de toute didactique, elle propose d'étonner l'oeil de l'amateur d'art ; sa méthode souvent comparatiste et son regard très mathématique donnent à voir des merveilles secrètement dissimulées par les artistes ; en cérébrale, elle commence par la rédaction des textes, qu'elle enregistre, puis illustre au moyen d'images fixes ; en geek, elle réalise montage et synchronisation ; en pollinisateur des savoirs, elle diffuse ses points de vue sur Internet.
The last man standing...
At the height of the cold war, a few elite secret agents earned the title of "4 Phase Man." From Berlin to the Middle East, only two of them survived....
The first man in...
Once he was a man with a family and a home. Then Gerald Goldman rose through the ranks of the CIA with his ability to survive in any situation, and to kill. Now he is called Xenos, the outsider, the exile. But Xenos has just come in from the cold, searching for a missing young man and finding an astounding conspiracy to co-opt the United States government.
Between a tough and beautiful U.S. congresswoman who is being forced to betray her country and a deep-cover spy who is aiming at the second-highest office in the land, Xenos finds himself at war. And standing against him is the one man as deadly as Xenos himself: the only other 4 Phase Man in the world....
From the Paperback edition.
There are some secrets the government would kill to protect....
No door is locked....
Gregory Picaro lives in the shadows and works in the dark, finding his way into the most exclusive homes in the world and methodically taking away their treasures one precious item at a time. A man who has made safecracking an art form, who has never met a lock he couldn't pick, Picaro is at the top of his field. But he has just opened the wrong safe.
No treasure is secure....
Suddenly Picaro, in the company of a beautiful woman reporter, is on a harrowing cross-country odyssey in pursuit of a truth too extraordinary to guess, dodging enemies who want him dead--and want their evidence back. For over fifty years a mysterious organization has been guarding a secret that will change everything you have believed about our government. And the only person who can tell the truth is a master safecracker--holding the key to a mind-boggling revelation....
From the Paperback edition.
Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to attend Harvard, he has nothing but a senior thesis on Bugs Bunny to show for himself. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, Steinberg remains stuck at a crossroads, his “romantic” existence as a freelance obituary writer no longer cutting it.
Seeking direction (and dental insurance) Steinberg takes a job running the library counter at a Boston prison. He is quickly drawn into the community of outcasts that forms among his bookshelves--an assortment of quirky regulars, including con men, pimps, minor prophets, even ghosts--all searching for the perfect book and a connection to the outside world. Steinberg recounts their daily dramas with heartbreak and humor in this one-of-a-kind memoir--a piercing exploration of prison culture and an entertaining tale of one young man’s earnest attempt to find his place in the world.
On Park Hill Avenue in New York City, almost everyone is Liberian. Many fled here, survivors of a brutal civil war that claimed the lives of one in fourteen Liberians. But even an ocean away, the baggage of the past is difficult to leave behind. Steinberg spent two years in this close-knit neighbourhood, tracing the tensions between two men, Rufus and Jacob, with very different pasts but goals which were locked into a collision course. As national dramas played out on a small stage thousands of miles from home, Steinberg takes up a remarkable story of a horrific and heart-wrenching war, and of the quest to be human in a world losing its humanity.
At the end of a steep gravel road in one of the remotest corners of South Africa's Eastern Cape lies the village of Ithanga. Home to a few hundred villagers, the majority of them unemployed, it is inconceivably poor. It is to here that award-winning author Jonny Steinberg travels to explore the lives of a community caught up in a battle to survive the ravages of the greatest plague of our times, the African AIDS epidemic. He befriends Sizwe, a young local man who refuses to be tested for AIDS despite the existence of a well-run testing and anti-retroviral programme. It is Sizwe's deep ambivalence, rooted in his deep sense of the cultural divide, that becomes the key to understanding the dynamics that thread their way through a terrified community. As Steinberg grapples to get closer to finding answers that remain just out of reach, he realizes that he must look within himself to unlock the paradoxes at the heart of his country.
He was trained to be our deadliest weapon. Now he's our worst nightmare....
A noted expert on counterterrorism and international security, Richard Steinberg has used his firsthand knowledge of covert military strategies to craft the year's most daring tale of espionage and political intrigue. Dazzling and unforgettable, this power-packed tour de force is one part Robert Ludlum, two parts Thomas Harris--and 100% pure terror....
Code-named Gemini, he is conditioned to do just two things: breathe and kill.
His deadliest mission brought the Soviet Union to its knees. His reward: six years in a freezing Russian gulag--drugged, tortured, and abandoned.
Now a brilliant psychiatrist is charged with unlocking his sinister secrets. She will peer into the most fascinating and malevolent mind she has ever encountered.
And she will discover what Gemini already knows--that the most unstoppable enemies are the ones we create ourselves....
The Only Joke Book You’ll Ever Need
• Nine Jokes about Heaven and Hell
• Eight Jokes Just for Kids
• Nineteen Jokes Definitely Not for Kids
• Six Jokes about Lightbulbs
• Seven Jokes about Bars
• The World’s Only Funny Knock-Knock Joke
Plus alternate versions, roasts and toasts, historical footnotes, tips on telling jokes, and much, much more.
From the Hardcover edition.
On 9 June 2003, a 43-year-old coloured man named Magadien Wentzel walked out of Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town. Behind him lay a lifelong career in the 28s, South Africa's oldest and most reviled prison gang, for decades rumoured to have specialised in rape and robbery. In front of him lay the prospect of a law-abiding future, and life in a household of eight adults and six children, none of whom earned a living. Jonny Steinberg met Wentzel in prison in the dying months of 2002. By the time Wentzel was released, he and Steinberg had spent more than 50 hours discussing his life experiences. The Number is an account of their conversations and of Steinberg's journeys to the places and people of Wentzel's past. Wentzel had lived a bewilderingly schizophrenic life, wandering to and fro between three worlds: the arcane universe of prison gangs, steeped in a mythology of banditry and retribution, where he was known as JR; the fringes of South Africa's criminal economy, where he lived by a string of stolen names and learned the arts of commercial fraud; and his scattered family which eked out a living int the coloured ghettos of the Cape flats. The Number visits each of those worlds in turn. It is a tale of modern South Africa's historic events seen through the eyes of the country's underclass. Surprisingly, perhaps, it is neither a story of passivity nor despair, but of beguiling ingenuity and cool cynicism. Most of all, the book is an account of memory and identity, of Wentzel's project to make some sense of his bewildering past and something worthy of his future. When Steinberg met him, Wentzel was embarking on a quest to retrieve the name he had been given at birth. He was also beginning the daunting task of gathering together the estranged children he had sired into a nuclear family. It was an eccentric and painful venture for a man with his past, but it has led him to construct an account of himself that begs to be told.
In the spring of 1999, in the beautiful hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, a young white farmer is shot dead on the dirt road running from his father's farmhouse to his irrigation fields. The murder is the work of assassins rather than robbers; a single shot behind the ear, nothing but his gun stolen, no forensic evidence like spent cartridges or fingerprints left at the scene. Journalist Jonny Steinberg travels to the Midlands to investigate. Local black workers say the young white man had it coming. The dead man's father says that the machinery of a political conspiracy has been set into motion, that he and his neighbours are being pushed off their land. Initially thinking that he is to write about an event in the recent past, Steinberg finds that much of the story lies in the immediate future. He has stumbled upon a festering frontier battle, the combatants groping hungrily for the whispers and lies that drift in from the other side. Right from the beginning, it is clear that the young white man is not the only one who will die on that frontier, and that the story of his and other deaths will illuminate a great deal about the early days of post-apartheid South Africa. Sifting through the betrayals and the poisoned memories of a century-long relationship between black and white, Steinberg takes us to a part of post-apartheid South Africa we fear to contemplate. Midlands is about the midlands of the heart and mind, the midlands between possession and dispossession, the midlands between the past and present, myth and reality. Midlands is a tour de force of investigative journalism.
In this selection of his Business Day columns, Jonny Steinberg walks through Pollsmoor Prison on the eve of the invasion of Iraq and believes he sees in the jail's corridors why the US's impending war in the Middle East will fail. He meets a poverty-stricken old man who spends most of his state pension maintaining a black Mercedes Benz, and explains why this shows that government's welfare programme is working. He tells us why he thinks Thabo Mbeki is an Afro-pessismist and why a South Africa ruled by Tokyo Sexwale will be as riddled with corruption as Silvio Berlusconi's Italy. Steinberg has an eye for the strangeness of our fractured country. For the last five years, Steinberg has been recording the things he sees on his travels across South Africa in his fortnightly column on Business Day's leader page. Here are the best of those columns.
A country is policed only to the extent that it consents to be. When that consent is withheld, cops either negotiate or withdraw. Once they do this, however, they are no longer police; their role becomes something far murkier. Several months before they exploded into xenophobic violence, Jonny Steinberg travelled the streets of Alexandra, Reiger Park and other Johannesburg townships with police patrols. His mission was to discover the unwritten rules of engagement emerging between South Africa's citizens and its new police force. In this provocative new book, Steinberg argues that policing in crowded urban space is like theatre. Only here, the audience writes the script, and if the police don't perform the right lines, the spectators throw them off the stage. In vivid and eloquent prose, Steinberg takes us into the heart of this drama, and picks apart the rules South Africans have established for the policing of their communities. What emerges is a lucid and original account of a much larger matter: the relationship between ordinary South Africans and the government they have elected to rule them. The government and its people are like scorned lovers, Steinberg argues: their relationship, brittle, moody, untrusting and ultimately very needy.
13 : La station Denfert-Rochereau du RER B
C'est une des plus ancienne gare de Paris construite en 1846. Récemment nettoyée c'est aussi un bel édifice construit en pierre de taille de calcaire lutétien. En la regardant de loin, on se rend compte qu'elle est semi-circulaire. Cette disposition est liée à un problème technique. Au début des chemins de fer pour faire retourner en sens inverse un train, il était nécessaire de lui faire faire une boucle. Ensuite, les plateformes circulaires mobiles capables de faire tourner une locomotive furent mises au point. Ces contraintes sont à l'origine de la forme générale de la gare.
In the stunning tradition of Lisa See, Maeve Binchy, and Alice Hoffman, The Tin Horse is a rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bond sisters share and the dreams and sorrows that lay at the heart of the immigrant experience.
It has been more than sixty years since Elaine Greenstein’s twin sister, Barbara, ran away, cutting off contact with her family forever. Elaine has made peace with that loss. But while sifting through old papers as she prepares to move to Rancho Mañana--or the “Ranch of No Tomorrow” as she refers to the retirement community--she is stunned to find a possible hint to Barbara’s whereabouts all these years later. And it pushes her to confront the fierce love and bitter rivalry of their youth during the 1920s and ’30s, in the Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
Though raised together in Boyle Heights, where kosher delis and storefront signs in Yiddish lined the streets, Elaine and Barbara staked out very different personal territories. Elaine was thoughtful and studious, encouraged to dream of going to college, while Barbara was a bold rule-breaker whose hopes fastened on nearby Hollywood. In the fall of 1939, when the girls were eighteen, Barbara’s recklessness took an alarming turn. Leaving only a cryptic note, she disappeared.
In an unforgettable voice layered with humor and insight, Elaine delves into the past. She recalls growing up with her spirited family: her luftmensch of a grandfather, a former tinsmith with tales from the Old Country; her papa, who preaches the American Dream even as it eludes him; her mercurial mother, whose secret grief colors her moods--and of course audacious Barbara and their younger sisters, Audrey and Harriet. As Elaine looks back on the momentous events of history and on the personal dramas of the Greenstein clan, she must finally face the truth of her own childhood, and that of the twin sister she once knew.
In The Tin Horse, Janice Steinberg exquisitely unfolds a rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bonds between sisters, mothers, and daughters and the profound and surprising ways we are shaped by those we love. At its core, it is a book not only about the stories we tell but, more important, those we believe, especially the ones about our very selves.
Advance praise for The Tin Horse
“Steinberg, the author of five mysteries, has transcended genre to weave a rich story that will appeal to readers who appreciate multigenerational immigrant family sagas as well as those who simply enjoy psychological suspense.”--BookPage
“Steinberg . . . has crafted a novel rich in faith, betrayal, and secrecy that explores the numerous ways people are shaped and haunted by their past. . . . A sweeping family saga reminiscent of the writing of Pat Conroy, where family secrets and flashbacks combine to create an engrossing tale of growth and loss. Highly recommended for fans of family drama and historical fiction.”--Library Journal
“Steinberg’s quietly suspenseful novel is compelling by virtue of her sympathetic characters, vivid depiction of WWII-era Los Angeles, and pinpoint illuminations of poverty, anti-Semitism, family bonds and betrayals, and the crushing obstacles facing women seeking full and fulfilling lives.”--Booklist
From the Hardcover edition.
A New York Times bestselling author takes readers inside the Ironman triathlon.
As he did so masterfully in his New York Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon-a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours.
Steinberg focuses not on the professionals who live off the prize money and sponsorships but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby. Vividly capturing the grueling preparation, the suspense of completing each event of the triathlon, and the spectacular feats of human endurance, Steinberg plumbs the physical and emotional toll as well as the psychological payoff on the participants of the Ford Ironman Arizona 2009. His You Are an Ironman is both a riveting sports narrative and a fascinating, behind-the scenes study of what makes these athletes keep going..
In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college.
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg loved his job, his wife, and his two young sons. But he also loved to drink. Drunkard is an unflinchingly honest account of one man's descent into alcoholism and his ambivalent struggle to embrace sobriety. Sentenced to an outpatient rehab program, Steinberg discovers that twenty-eight days of therapy cannot reverse the toll taken by decades of hard drinking. As Steinberg claws his way through recovery, grieves the loss of the drink, and tries to shore up his faltering marriage, he is confronted by the greatest test he has ever faced, and finds himself in the process. Steinberg's gripping memoir is a frank and often painfully funny account of the stark-yet-common realities of a disease that affects millions.
“Simply the best book I have ever read about adolescence. . . With gentle wisdom, Steinberg guides us through truly novel findings on what happens during adolescence and tells us how, as parents and teachers, we should change our ways.” -- Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph. D., author of The Optimistic Child /> /> “If you need to understand adolescents--whether your own or anyone else’s--you must read this book . . . Steinberg explains why most of our presumptions about adolescence are dead wrong and reveals the truth about this exciting and unnerving stage of life.”--Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No FunOver the past few decades, adolescence has lengthened, and this stage of life now lasts longer than ever. Recent research has shown that the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable, making it a crucial time of life for determining a person’s future success and happiness. In Age of Opportunity, the world-renowned expert on adolescence Laurence Steinberg draws on this trove of fresh evidence--including his own groundbreaking research--to explain the teenage brain’s capacity for change and to offer new strategies for instilling resilience, self-control, and other beneficial traits. By showing how new discoveries about adolescence must change the way we raise, teach, and treat young people, Steinberg provides a myth-shattering guide for parents, educators, and anyone else who cares about adolescents. /> />“A fascinating book [that] parents and teachers ought to read.”--Atlanta Journal Constitution /> /> “This book belongs on the shelf of every parent, teacher, youth worker, counselor, judge--heck, anyone interested in pre-teens and teenagers.”--David Walsh, Ph.D., author of Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
As the waters of the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain began to pour into New Orleans, people began asking the big question--could any of this have been avoided? How much of the damage from Hurricane Katrina was bad luck, and how much was poor city planning?
Steinberg's Acts of God is a provocative history of natural disasters in the United States. This revised edition features a new chapter analyzing the failed response to Hurricane Katrina, a disaster Steinberg warned could happen when the book first was published. Focusing on America's worst natural disasters, Steinberg argues that it is wrong to see these tragedies as random outbursts of nature's violence or expressions of divine judgment. He reveals how the decisions of business leaders and government officials have paved the way for the greater losses of life and property, especially among those least able to withstand such blows--America's poor, elderly, and minorities. Seeing nature or God as the primary culprit, Steinberg explains, has helped to hide the fact that some Americans are simply better able to protect themselves from the violence of nature than others.
In the face of revelations about how the federal government mishandled the Katrina calamity, this book is a must-read before further wind and water sweep away more lives. Acts of God is a call to action that needs desperately to be heard.
Is the Book of Mormon the Great American Novel? Decades before Melville and Twain composed their great works, a farmhand and child seer named Joseph Smith unearthed a long-buried book from a haunted hill in western New York State that told of an epic history of ancient America, a story about a family that fled biblical Jerusalem and took a boat to the New World. Using his prophetic gift, Joseph translated the mysterious book into English and published it under the title The Book of Mormon. The book caused an immediate sensation, sparking anger and violence, boycotts and jealousy, curiosity and wonder, and launched Joseph on a wild, decades-long adventure across the American West.
Today The Book of Mormon, one of the most widely circulating works of American literature, continues to cause controversy--which is why most of us know very little about the story it tells.
Avi Steinberg wants to change that. A fascinated nonbeliever, Steinberg spent a year and a half on a personal quest, traveling the path laid out by Joseph’s epic. Starting in Jerusalem, where The Book of Mormon opens with a bloody murder, Steinberg continued to the ruined Maya cities of Central America--the setting for most of the The Book of Mormon’s ancient story--where he gallivanted with a boisterous bus tour of believers exploring Maya archaeological sites for evidence. From there the journey took him to upstate New York, where he participated in the true Book of Mormon musical, the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant. And finally Steinberg arrived at the center of the American continent, Jackson County, Missouri, the spot Smith identified as none other than the site of the Garden of Eden.
Threaded through this quirky travelogue is an argument for taking The Book of Mormon seriously as a work of American imagination. Literate and funny, personal and provocative, the genre-bending The Lost Book of Mormon boldly explores our deeply human impulse to write bibles and discovers the abiding power of story.
From the Hardcover edition.