Time Off section: books

The Farel family is a power couple: Jean is a renowned journalist and Claire is an intellectual known for her feminist commitment. Their son, Alexandre, seems destined for an equally prestigious future, until the day an accusation of rape upsets this ... read more
“Why wasn’t I born under the same star?” sings the group IAM. A question that perfectly illustrates this essay, very nicely written by Basile de Bure, a journalist from the inner city, who for several years has led media education courses ... read more
Jean-Yves Moyart, a criminal lawyer from Lille, became famous under the pseudonym of Maître Mô through the pages of his blog in which he shared extraordinary stories drawn from the practice of his profession. This lover of words relates in a book entitled ... read more
A large number of trials, particularly in the United States, rely on statistics and probability calculations to decide whether a defendant is guilty or not. The book written by Leila Schneps, mathematician and research director at the CNRS, aims to ... read more
The book aims at presenting in a very complete way the life of Robert Badinter, his political, intellectual, professional and moral path. It traces the achievements he has implemented and the challenges he has faced during his incredible journey from son of ... read more
Gisèle Halimi passionately revealed her inner soul to her friend, Annick Cojean, by disclosing to her the significant events that had taken place in her personal and professional life. Born into a Sephardi family, with two brothers and a sister, from the ... read more
To Kill A Mockingbird is a classic American novel that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. It’s the story of a young girl Scout, her older brother Jem and their father, lawyer Atticus Finch in 1930s segregated Alabama. Atticus, an eloquent and honest man, ... read more
Paris in the early 1980s. After living 20 years in exile, a former Basque militant refuses to return to Spain. He demands protection from France, because he thinks his life is threatened in his country. For the French legal justice system, this case is ... read more
“Who can legitimately judge a man’s life? The judge Serge Portelli tries to answer this question by intertwining his experiences, encounters and convictions. In an elegant and humorous style, he recalls his life as a judge, his anger and his ... read more
“Antigone” is a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in 441 BC. Oedipus, king of Thebes has three children: Antigone, Eteocles and Polynices. After Oedipus’ death, Eteocles and Polynices die fighting to take over the power of Thebes. Their ... read more
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