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              Books by Philippe Girard

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              Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

              Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life (Hardback)

              By Girard, Philippe

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              The definitive biography of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, leader of the only successful slave revolt in world history

              ISBN 9780465094134
              Released NZ 6 Dec 2016
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Haiti: The Tumultuous History - from Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation
                

              Haiti: The Tumultuous History - from Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Girard, Philippe

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              In the aftermath of January's horrific earthquake, the world's attention is focused on Haiti. In this full narrative history of the Caribbean nation, historian Philippe Girard offers insight into Haiti's complex and layered past, showing that its current state as the poorest coun...try in the western hemisphere was not inevitable.
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              ISBN 9780230106611
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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              Leonard Cohen: On A Wire
               

              Leonard Cohen: On A Wire (Hardback)

              By Girard, Philippe; Translated by Dascher, Helge

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              A captivating, revealing biography of the legendary musician and poet

              ISBN 9781770464896
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life
                

              Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Woodson, Paul; By Girard, Philippe

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              Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. He was born a slave on Saint-Domingue yet earned his freedom and established himself as a small-scale planter. He even purchased slaves of his own. Philippe Girard shows how Louverture transformed himsel...f from lowly freedman into revolutionary hero as the mastermind of the bloody slave revolt of 1791. By 1801, Louverture was governor of the colony where he had once been a slave. But his lifelong quest to be accepted as a member of the colonial elite ended in despair: he spent the last year of his life in a French prison cell. His example nevertheless inspired anticolonial and black nationalist movements well into the twentieth century. Based on voluminous primary-source research, conducted in archives across the world and in multiple languages, Toussaint Louverture is the definitive biography of one of the most influential men in history.
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              ISBN 9781665291972
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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              Ruts & Gullies

              Ruts & Gullies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By (artist) Girard, Philippe

              With both adventure and introspection Philippe Girard has turned a trip to a comic festival in Russia with his friend and publisher Jimmy Beaulieu into an inner journey. Throughout the book, Girard is haunted by the spectre of his deceased friend, Guillaume, who tries to remind h...im that he should really get those varicose veins fixed - and that it's about time to let go and move on. The genial Girard plays the tourist and the profesional equally well as the reader is taken on a nine-day journey through the sites, sounds, and culture of St. Petersburg, with glimpses into the architecture, bars, and real people of the city (not to mention a first-hand account of what it's like to lose your passport in Russia). As Girard and Beaulieu are led around by their generous Russian hosts, they are innocently asked, Why do you speak French? Aren't you guys supposed to be Canadians? Comparable to Guy Delisle's travel journey graphic novels (such as Pyongyang and Burma Chronicles).
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              ISBN 9781894994460
              Released NZ 27 May 2010
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              Killing Velazquez

              Killing Velazquez (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Girard, Philippe; Translated by Cochrane, KerryAnn

              On hearing a radio report of an accused priest Philippe is thrown back to a difficult time in his youth. He is faced with his parents' impending divorce, moves to a new city, goes to a new school, and needs to make new friends. To help him adapt to his new surroundings his mother... urges him to join the Snow Geese, a youth group led by a nonconformist priest who challenges Philippe to rethink his values. But as Philippe becomes more acquainted with the group and its charismatic leader, masks begin to slip, and he finds himself plunged into the centre of an unexpected drama. With his life turned upside-down, he seeks comfort in reading, and manages to find his bearings again when he discovers the old-fashioned adventure series of Jack Bowmore. Killing Velazquez is an autobiographical tale that gives us a glimpse into the complexities of manipulation and reminds us that sometimes an old book can actually save a life.
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              ISBN 9781894994545
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2011
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              Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life
                

              Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Woodson, Paul; By Girard, Philippe

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              Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. He was born a slave on Saint-Domingue yet earned his freedom and established himself as a small-scale planter. He even purchased slaves of his own. Philippe Girard shows how Louverture transformed himsel...f from lowly freedman into revolutionary hero as the mastermind of the bloody slave revolt of 1791. By 1801, Louverture was governor of the colony where he had once been a slave. But his lifelong quest to be accepted as a member of the colonial elite ended in despair: he spent the last year of his life in a French prison cell. His example nevertheless inspired anticolonial and black nationalist movements well into the twentieth century. Based on voluminous primary-source research, conducted in archives across the world and in multiple languages, Toussaint Louverture is the definitive biography of one of the most influential men in history.
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              ISBN 9781665291958
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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              Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life
                

              Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Woodson, Paul; By Girard, Philippe

              • RRP: $38.99
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              Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. He was born a slave on Saint-Domingue yet earned his freedom and established himself as a small-scale planter. He even purchased slaves of his own. Philippe Girard shows how Louverture transformed himsel...f from lowly freedman into revolutionary hero as the mastermind of the bloody slave revolt of 1791. By 1801, Louverture was governor of the colony where he had once been a slave. But his lifelong quest to be accepted as a member of the colonial elite ended in despair: he spent the last year of his life in a French prison cell. His example nevertheless inspired anticolonial and black nationalist movements well into the twentieth century. Based on voluminous primary-source research, conducted in archives across the world and in multiple languages, Toussaint Louverture is the definitive biography of one of the most influential men in history.
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              ISBN 9781665291965
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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