The bestselling memoir by France's president, Emmanuel Macron.
Some believe that our country is in decline, that the worst is yet to come, that our civilisation is withering away. That only isolation or civil strife are on our horizon. That to protect ourselves from the great transformations taking place around the globe, we should go back in time and apply the recipes of the last century.
Others imagine that France can continue on a slow downward slide. That the game of political juggling - first the Left, then the Right - will allow us breathing space. The same faces and the same people who have been around for so long.
I am convinced that they are all wrong. It is their models, their recipes, that have simply failed. France as a whole has not failed.
In Revolution, Emmanuel Macron, the youngest president in the history of France, reveals his personal history and his inspirations, and discusses his vision of France and its future in a new world that is undergoing a `great transformation' that has not been experienced since the invention of the printing press and the Renaissance.
This is a remarkable book that seeks to lay the foundations for a new society - a compelling testimony and statement of values by an important political leader who has become the flag-bearer for a new kind of politics.
Emmanuel Macron was born in Amiens on 21 December 1977. After graduating from the Ecole nationale d'administration in 2004, he worked as an inspector of finances in the Inspectorate General of Finances, and then became an investment banker at Rothschild & Co. Macron was appointed Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in Francois Hollande's government in 2014, and resigned in August 2016 to launch his En Marche political party as part of his candidacy for the 2017 presidential election. He won the election on 7 May 2017 with 66 per cent of the vote, defeating the candidate of the National Front, Marine Le Pen. His party, La Republique En Marche, won an outright majority at the legislative elections in June 2017. Jonathan Goldberg is a Los Angeles-based, South African-born translator and retired lawyer who describes himself as `an avid Francophile', with a `passion for French politics, culture, and the French language'. Jonathan has a diploma in Civilisation francaise from the Sorbonne. He runs a blog, Le-mot-juste-en-anglais.com, which addresses subjects at the interface of English and French, as well as related cultural matters. Juliette Scott has been a translation and language specialist for over 25 years. She has a PhD in translation studies from Bristol University, runs her own translation business in Portsmouth, England, and is an active member of Kiva, a micro-loan organisation that supports entrepreneurship and self-help in developing countries and those affected by war and poverty.