Book of the week: "Women in Battle: 150 years of fighting for freedom, equality and sisterhood", by Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl

The book for anyone who wants to learn as much as possible about the history of feminism in as short a time as possible. Presented as a graphic novel and spanning 150 years of recent history, Women in Battle celebrates the fight for women’s rights all over the world. Topics include the suffragette movement, female world leaders, abortion and contraception, gay marriage and #MeToo. It is the journey of our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers to where we are today. Slowly but surely we are making progress. We need only dare to be heard.

Publisher: London, Hot Key Books, 2018
Call number: 342.701 HEIBD 105

Film of the week: "Chernobyl", by Johan Renck

“Dramatising the true story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, Chernobyl shines a light on the brave men and women who fought an unprecedented war against an invisible enemy, and who suffered and sacrificed, saving millions of lives, often at the cost of their own. “

Chernobyl has received the Golden Globe Award 2020 for the best miniseries.

5 episodes of 60 mns, 2019
Call number: 4.1 CHE2, HEIDVD 3652

Book of the Week: “Kings and presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States since FDR” by Bruce Riedel

An insider’s account of the often-fraught U.S.-Saudi relationship.

Saudi Arabia and the United States have been partners since 1943, when President Roosevelt met with two future Saudi monarchs. Subsequent U.S. presidents have had direct relationships with those kings and their successors– setting the tone for a special partnership between an absolute monarchy with a unique Islamic identity and the world’s most powerful democracy. Although based in large part on economic interests, the U.S.-Saudi relationship has rarely been smooth.

Publisher: Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2018
Call Number: 327(532/73) HEIA 121331

Sous les compactus, la plage ?

A première vue, l’ordre et la méthode semblent régner en maîtres dans les rayonnages des bibliothèques, mais cette impression est trompeuse : des ouvrages disparaissent régulièrement de nos étagères, et plus mystérieusement encore, nous découvrons parfois des publications qui se sont glissées dans nos fonds inopinément.

Nous avons ainsi récemment (re-)découvert dans nos compactus un portfolio de photographies de mai 68. Si nous ignorons d’où vient cette publication qui a échappé à la vigilance des bibliothécaires malgré deux déménagements, elle a maintenant rejoint notre collection après avoir été dûment cataloguée et indexée.

L’ensemble du portfolio peut être consulté à la bibliothèque sous la cote 944.083, HEIA 121756 (format spécial, exclu du prêt).