• Title English : The wave
• Author : Todd STRASSER and Aude CARLIER
• Pages : 224 Sheets
• Publisher : Pocket (February 19, 2009)
• Collection : Litterature
• ISBN-10 : 2266185691
• ISBN-13 : 978-2266185691
• Product Dimensions : 10,7 x 1,5 x 17,5 cm
• Format Kindle : PDF, DOCx and Epub
• Price : €
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 7/10
♦ Description : “THE GREAT TEXTS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY – To make his students understand the mechanisms of Nazism, Ben Ross, professor of history, creates an experimental movement with the strong slogan: “The Force by Discipline, the Force by the Community, the Force by Action. “Within a few days, the atmosphere of the peaceful California high school is transformed into a totalitarian microcosm: with frightening docility, the students give up their free will to answer the orders of their new leader. What shock can be violent enough to awaken their consciences and end the demonstration? “This bestseller, which has become a German history textbook and film, emphasizes that it is easy to turn into a little fascist overnight.”
“Todd Strasser was born in New York and grew up on Long Island. He went to college in New York for a few years but he did not stay there. He went to live in Europe to become a musician in the streets. During those years, he wrote songs, poems and letters for his friends in America. After these years spent in Europe he decides to become a writer. He returns to the United States and studies literature and writing. After college, Todd worked for the Middletown Times Herald-Record newspaper near New York for two years and then for Compton Advertising in New York for a year. He has written several articles and short stories for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire and various magazines.
In 1978, he sold his first novel, Angel Dust Blues. He uses his copyright to establish “Dr. Wing Tip Shoo”, a makeshift cookie factory. “Under the pseudonym Morton Rhue, Todd Strasser published in 1981, under the title” The Wave “(” The Wave “) a romanticized adaptation of the experience, based not on the notes written by Ron Jones (whom Todd Strasser admits he has never met), but on the TV movie (it is therefore an adaptation adaptation). “La Vague”, inspired a German film directed by Dennis Gansel in 2008, double winner of the German Film Awards with the Bronze medal in the category Best Film and the Gold Medal awarded to Frederik Lau (Best Second Role for his Tim’s interpretation.) The film was also nominated at the Sundance Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize).
In 1990, Todd moved again. He now lives near New York in Westchester County. In the years that followed, he wrote many book adaptations for films including “Home Alone”, “Free Willy”, “Ferris Bueller ‘s Day Off” and “Jumanji”. In 1993, he wrote “Help! I’m trapped in my teacher’s body”. The book is a success and he is writing 16 more books whose title begins with “Help! I’m trapped”, and other series talking about problems like drugs, alcoholism and school violence. He has written more than 140 works in all.”