This is the best kept secret of the summer. Nicolas Sarkozy releases, this Friday, July 24th, a new book of memories and reflections. After Passions, released in June 2019 and sold more than 300,000 copies, which summarized the period of his entrance into politics in 1975, his election to the French presidential elections of 2007, The Time of storms (editions of the Observatory) covers the first two years (2007-2008) of the five-year term of the former president. Those of the formation of his government, of his marriage with Carla Bruni, but also of the global financial crisis, the bailout of French banks, of the speech in Toulon on globalization, the Grenelle of the environment, the mediation between Georgia and Russia, the appointment of Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the IMF...
Nicolas Sarkozy also referred to in this book of 528 pages largely written during the two months of confinement, the solitude of power and the difficulty to take decisions that commit the lives of millions of men and women. And this excerpt early in the book :
" as of may 16, 2007, I was alone. Of course, there were the French people, but its collective power is not expressed in the daily decisions to take, or appointments to be made. I had a team of advisors, friends, visitors in the evening, but I was the only one to take and to take the final decision. This is the first feeling that flooded over me after having taken Jacques Chirac to his car and be back in the office presidential, which had become mine for the next five years. I had wanted to, respected, wanted. Now I was there. How not to disappoint all the French who came to trust me ? What was waiting for me ? I closed my eyes. All of a sudden, the severity and, above all, the loneliness proper to the me function fell on the shoulders. It was more brutal than I had imagined. "
coming Soon the volume 2
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in addition, since the month of may, publishers and booksellers are seeing a "rush" to the books. "We caught up to a third of what it had lost during the containment, recognizes the boss of a famous and oldest publishing house. If things continue like this, we can expect to have caught up with all our delays during September. "This appetite for the written word, therefore, could prove to be the best ally of a book surprise, but expected by many fans of the former president of the Republic. Evidence that all indicators are green The Time of the storms has been printed in 250 000 copies. A considerable number !
For its first public release of the summer, the author Nicolas Sarkozy will autograph his book at the cultural space Leclerc Ajaccio this Friday 24th (day of release of the Time of the storms) to 15 hours. Corsica has long been a land sarkozyste. The two counties of the island of Beauty and had placed the former president in a primary from the right in the fall of 2016.
The mention volume 1 appears from the cover : this book of memories is therefore announcing, in the near future, a second volume over the last three years of the quinquennium.