By Paul Lombard
Many are they who, during background, have put their very own passions sooner than the general public curiosity. yet what has been the result?
From the courtesans of Versailles to the again halls of Chirac executive, from Danton -- published to were a paid agent for England -- to the shady bankers of Mitterand's period, from the chums of Mazarin to the developers of the Panama Canal, Paul Lombard reveals the secrets and techniques of the corridors of energy. He unearths the self-esteem and the corruption, but additionally the grandeur and panache that symbolize the nice. This cavalcade over many centuries will be learn as a subversive tract on how one can lead.
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