Sexe drogue et natation
Il a gagné les plus belles médailles, battu de magnifiques records du monde. L’enfant au physique hors norme, issu des cités défavorisées de Belfort, a connu un destin extraordinaire. Si les titres d’Amaury Leveaux sont « propres », le monde de la natation l’est moins. En 2008, lors de la finale du cinquante mètres nage libre des JO de Pékin, le champion se laisse rafler l’or et n’obtient que l’argent : trois ans plus tard, le vainqueur de l’époque recevra un avertissement pour avoir nagé sous produits interdits, suite à des tests antidopage. De quoi alimenter des doutes. Car, hors du bassin, les rivalités font rage et tous les coups sont permis. Derrière des entraînements exigeants se cachent de folles soirées. Au programme : sexe, drogue et natation. Pour la première fois, un champion olympique témoigne de la réalité du monde de la natation, que l’on croyait épargné : une plongée en eaux troubles. Né en 1985 dans un quartier populaire de Belfort, élevé par sa mère, Amaury Leveaux s’est révélé un nageur exceptionnel qui s’est hissé sur les plus hautes marches des podiums mondiaux. En 2013, il quitte la compétition avec un très beau palmarès (4 médailles olympiques, 4 médailles au championnat du monde et plus de 40 médailles européennes).
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The Annotated Mixtape
An in-depth look at how record collecting has shaped—and continues to shape—the author's life
Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers
Light, vibrant and malleable, is the greatest tool at the disposal of portrait photographers. In this acclaimed book—with over 50,000 copies in print—Christopher Grey walks you through studio portrait lighting from start to finish. Dozens of image sequences and before/after pairings show you precisely how each change of light position and modifier affects the look of the lighting on the subject. From classic portrait lighting patterns to unexpected but powerful looks, Grey teaches you everything you need to know to control light effectively. Armed with these powerful skills, you’ll be able to create portraits that are more flattering, more marketable, and more creative.
Crying in the Dark
At fourteen he finally found the courage to run away, hiding in a hut by a railway line, fed on scraps by some local children who found him. Joe's is the ultimate insider's story, casting light into the darkest of hidden worlds, and a truly inspirational account of how one small boy found the strength to overcome almost impossible odds and become a remarkable man. Now that he has found his voice again, Joe speaks out against child abuse and helps support and protect other children whose lives have been blighted by it.
The Mind in the Cave Consciousness and the Origins of Art
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Search for Senna
When David's girlfriend Senna is swallowed up by the Earth, he and his friends follow to save her, only to stumble upon a nightmarish land they could have never imagined. Original.