Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Daniel Cordier's Memoir

Daniel Cordier, right-hand man to Resistance leader Jean Moulin, has published his memoir of the war, which is reviewed here by Julian Jackson. (h/t Kirk)

5 comments:

kirkmc said...

That's a book I'd like to read, but, damn, French books are expensive. It's around 30 euros, or nearly $45 for a 900-page paperback...

Unknown said...

Book prices are going up everywhere, except for e-books. Despite complaints about the Kindle, Amazon sold more e-books this Christmas than regular books. Of course Cordier isn't available for the Kindle (or the Nook), nor are many other books that one wants to read. But the day is coming ... most Kindle books sell for $9.99. The economic logic is going to be hard to beat, even for those of us who love the look, feel, and smell of books. But my house, which is quite large, is now nearly full to capacity with bookshelves everywhere, so even from that standpoint, e-books are beginning to make sense.

kirkmc said...

Sorry to break it to you, but you're wrong about the e-book sales. (And you're the third person who's told me this today, following my wife and someone who interviewed me for a Mac podcast.)

Amazon sold more e-books _on Christmas day_ than paper books, that's all. Mostly because a lot of people got Kindles for Xmas, and bought books right away.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/12/amazon-kindle-books-outsold-real-books-this-christmas/

Tom Holzman said...

One thing I have never read about but would be curious to find is what Cordier's role was after Moulin's arrest, since his status was based on Moulin's. However, the last 900-page paperback I read was Les Bienveillants, which was very good, and I am not willing to wade through another just to find out the answer to my question.

hogsmile said...

I'm more curious about your take on the book's content (not its stupid price).

It would be nice if Europeans got real every once-in-a-while ...