Biographies and Life Stories Stories of great human adventures
Let us set aside the illustrious figures of this world, inaccessible and enclosed in their bubbles, their every move chronicled in the press.
The characters in these books? Everyday people living incredible lives in extraordinary times. You could have crossed paths with people like them—and you may have crossed paths with people like them—without ever imagining the richness of their lives. They have witnessed great tragic events, such as war, but also lived through the transformations of our world. They offer us glimpses of exciting times, incredible adventures, happy moments in the past… With them, you will travel through time and take an unexpected journey to find out what life was really like generations ago in France. Enjoy stories of the past you’ve never heard before.
These books will also help you discover, through the eyes of real people, the hidden treasures of life in France in the olden days.
Books from the biographical novels collection to discover:
In the Breloux-La Crèche train station, Fernand observes the joyful departure of the first French troops mobilized on Sunday,
August 2, 1914. Fernand is concerned. More aligned with antimilitarist Jean Jaurès, he’d rather have peace. But how can he avoid the heady enthusiasm of these young soldiers wanting to avenge the German Siege of Paris in 1870?
And also, as everyone says, this short conflict will surely set the stage for a hundred years of peace!
Much more than just the story of one man’s life, Fernand’s journey also reveals the stories of men he met in the rear,
on the front lines, and in prisoner-of-war camps. All the adventures of this “ordinary” man are so poignant, giving us a more complete view of the Great War.
An engaging and insightful narrative.
Born in 1901, Robert Dumazet draws us into his passion for automobiles through his work as a mechanic. Insatiable in his desire to try out all types of cars, in his lifetime he will own more than one thousand vehicles.
In addition to telling the story of the evolution of the automobile industry, Robert Dumazet’s life is a great human adventure. From his clever entry into the world of automobiles to his work on the factory floor, we are able to peek into what life was really like at the beginning of the 20th century. You’ll delight in hearing the details of his encounters with men like Joffre, Hiro-Hito, Maginot, Marot, Barré, and many other picturesque figures from automotive history.
Incidentally, Robert Dumazet also shares his philosophy of life with us in this novel, and it is perhaps the secret to his longevity.