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PESHTIGO — A few blocks from the Peshtigo River that saved many people from the fires 150 years ago, two authors have offered to sign the books they wrote about the historic fire on Saturday for festival-goers. Charles Mercier, a great-great-grand-nephew of Father Peter Pernin, who in 1874 wrote a memoir published in French in …

HWe’ve helped save more Jewish lives than Oskar Schindler, but while the brave deeds of the German industrialist were known around the world thanks to an Oscar-winning film, few know the name of Jan Zwartendijk, a salesman of Dutch radio station which helped thousands of Jews to flee Nazism – Occupied Europe. Today, a book …

When you are faced with a situation where you have lost everything, it is very easy to step back and lose hope, but it is more important to continue, explains Tiffany Tavernier, French novelist and screenwriter. “At such a time, love, kindness and compassion give us hope. This is what happened during the pandemic. People …

Rosalie Maggio, La Crescenta, Calif., Died on September 18, 2021 after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. Arrangements are made with Solace Cremation and Funeral Home, Los Angeles, California. Services will take place at a later date. Born November 8, 1943 in Victoria, Texas, to Irene Cecilia Nash Maggio and Paul Joseph Maggio, DDS, she …

Updates from Saadi Yacef Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to hear about Saadi Yacef news. Saadi Yacef’s life was centered in the maze of narrow streets that form the Kasbah of the Algerian capital. It was here that he led a guerrilla uprising against colonial France, a key episode in …

When the leaders of the United States, Britain and Australia announced last week that America would help Australia build eight nuclear-powered submarines, the ripple effects rippled through every capital city. China, which the new alliance is clearly aimed at, has denounced the “cold war mentality” that underlies it. And France, which saw its $ 65 …

Mujtaba Rahman is the head of the Europe practice of the Eurasia Group and the author of POLITICS‘s Beyond the Bubble Column. He tweets to @Mij_Europe. COVID-19 has been good for the EU. Unlike any other region in the world, Europe is now both more cohesive and resilient in the aftermath of the crisis. But …

Published on: 09/22/2021 – 13:22 Tokyo (AFP) Haruki Murakami fans can marvel at a vast collection of the Japanese author’s novels, albums and vinyls in a cavernous new library unveiled Wednesday at his former university in Tokyo. Murakami, 72, is one of Japan’s most famous writers, whose intricate tales of the absurdity and loneliness of …

Whistling while you work isn’t just a distraction for some people. More than 80 cultures use a whistled form of their native language to communicate over long distances. A multidisciplinary team of scientists believe that some of these whistled languages ​​may serve as a model to elucidate how information can be encoded in dolphin whistle …

Design and architecture specialist Allison Arieff once complained about the design of school buildings in the USA: “The design of schools, especially the design of public schools, is often confused with the design of other institutional structures like prisons, civic centers and hospitals, with a detrimental effect. My high school, for example, had the distinction …