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The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
  • Author : Susannah Cahalan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11-05
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781538715260
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Summary : "One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR). Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows in this real-life detective story, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors?

The Great Pretenders

The Great Pretenders
  • Author : Laura Kalpakian
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1432866842
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Summary : "An unforgettable novel from an award-winning author about an ambitious young agent's daring fight to protect blacklisted writers in McCarthy-era Hollywood and her passionate relationship with an African American journalist. Outraged by her grandfather's illicit affair with Empire Pictures' latest femme fatale, Roxanne Granville forsakes her position as Hollywood royalty and rejects the man who raised her, determined to strike out on her own. Backed by little more than the stubborn grit she inherited from her beloved grandmother, Roxanne sets up shop as a low-budget film agent for budding screenwriters. When an old friend, exiled from Hollywood and Empire Pictures by her grandfather for being a Communist sympathizer, begs for her help, Roxanne decides to right the wrongs committed by her family. It's what her grandmother would have wanted. Soon Roxanne finds herself at the helm of a lucrative business, having landed her secret clients a handful of major studio deals through willing frontmen. Her newfound freedom leads her to a passionate relationship with an African American journalist and jazz aficionado. But Hollywood is ruthless when it senses a scandal. How long will it take before all of Roxanne's success comes crumbling down?"--

Rex Zero, the Great Pretender

Rex Zero, the Great Pretender
  • Author : Tim Wynne-Jones
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781554982226
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Summary : Commended, Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books: Historical Fiction It's September 1963 when Rex is blindsided by some unexpected news. His family is moving again -- just to the other side of the city, as it turns out, but it might as well be the other side of the moon as far as Rex is concerned. In desperation, he secretly starts taking public transit back to his old school -- a plan that works just fine until he runs out of money. When his sister Annie catches him stealing change from his mum's purse, sisterly blackmail becomes another problem. Not only that, but Rex has got on the bad side of Spew, the hockey thug bully from his old school, and Spew and his sidekicks Puke and Dribble are out to get Rex -- and they know where he lives. Rex ends up using his wits and lively imagination to get himself out of his pickle, with some sobering and surprising consequences.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury
  • Author : Sean O'Hagan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-03
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 1787392589
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Summary : Beloved for his unequalled showmanship, Freddie Mercury's death left the world mourning. This colorful, official volume, filled with rare images and insightful text, recounts all aspects of Mercury's colorful life. It follows his childhood in Zanzibar, his fame as Queen's lead singer, his solo career, and beyond. The photographs come from the private collections of his parents, bandmate Brian May, and many notable contemporary photographers.

Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender

Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender
  • Author : Carrie Jones
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-01
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781467742214
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Summary : Sarah Emma Edmonds started pretending at a very early age. Her father only wanted sons, so Sarah pretended to be one. Unlike most kids, though, Sarah never really stopped pretending. In 1861, during the U.S. Civil War, Sarah pretended her way into the Union Army, becoming a male nurse named Frank Thompson. Being a nurse didn't quite satisfy "Frank," though. She wanted to keep her fellow soldiers from getting hurt. So when the Union Army needed a spy, she leapt at the chance. While still pretending to be Frank, Sarah also pretended to be a male African American slave, a female Irish peddler, and a female African American laundress. She slipped behind enemy lines time after time, spied on the Confederate Army, and brought back valuable intelligence to the Union. Sarah was not only good at pretending; she was also very brave. Later in life, Sarah Emma Edmonds wrote a book to tell her story. She explained, "I am naturally fond of adventure, a little ambitious, and a good deal romantic." She was also truly a great pretender.

Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness

Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness
  • Author : Susannah Cahalan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-13
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780141975351
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Summary : 'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out. Brain on Fire is Susannah's story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis, as, after dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward. It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Syria-born Dr Najar, finally proved - using a simple pen and paper - that Susannah's psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. His diagnosis of this little-known condition, thought to have been the real cause of devil-possessions through history, saved her life, and possibly the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered disease through the progress of her own harrowing journey, piecing it together using memories, journals, hospital videos and records. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly personal yet universal book, which asks what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed, and how you get it back. 'With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self. Brain on Fire is a mesmerizing story' -Mira Bartók, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Palace Susannah Cahalan is a reporter on the New York Post, and the recipient of the 2010 Silurian Award of Excellence in Journalism for Feature Writing. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, and is frequently picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo among other news aggregrator sites.

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
  • Author : Rose Hall Warnke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985
  • Total pages :199
  • ISBN : 0914984039
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Attack on Titan: Lost Girls

Attack on Titan: Lost Girls
  • Author : Hajime Isayama
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9781682335741
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Summary : WHAT NO ONE KNEW… That day, Annie Leonhart woke up in the barracks. It was the morning of her day off. The feeling of freedom doesn’t last long, for tomorrow holds her biggest mission yet: During the 57th Expedition Outside the Walls, seize Eren Yaeger.

Great Pretender Vol. 1

Great Pretender Vol. 1
  • Author : Ryouta Furusawa
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-07-06
  • Total pages :180
  • ISBN : 1648275834
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Summary : The manga adaptation of the hit Netflix anime, featuring a team of international con artists trying to make it big in America Edamura Makoto may be young, but he's already one of Japan's best conmen. However, he meets his match when he gets tangled up with Laurent Thierry, a French con artist with big plans. Soon, Makoto is in LA, working (begrudgingly) with Laurent to swindle a big-time movie producer/drug dealer. Laurent's plan is a good one, but can Makoto trust him?

Japan Sinks

Japan Sinks
  • Author : Sakyo Komatsu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-02-17
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9780486810522
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Summary : "A chillingly realistic work of science fiction." ― The New York Times. After dropping anchor for the night near a small island to the south of Japan, a crew of fishermen awaken to find that the island has vanished without a trace. An investigating scientist theorizes that the tiny island has succumbed to the same force that divided the Japanese archipelago from the mainland ― and that the disastrous shifting of a fault in the Japan Trench has placed the entire country in danger of being swallowed by the sea. Based on rigorous scientific speculation, Japan Sinks recounts a completely credible series of geological events. The story unfolds from multiple points of view, offering fascinating perspectives on the catastrophe's political, social, and psychological effects. Winner of the Mystery Writers of Japan Award and the Seiun Award, this prescient 1973 science-fiction novel foreshadowed the consequences of the 1995 Osaka-Kobe earthquake and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

The Greatest Pretender

The Greatest Pretender
  • Author : Mark Bradley Morrow,Brad Rahme
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-02-05
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781642792171
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Summary : For every one of the more than three thousand abortions occurring daily in the United States alone, a man is fifty percent responsible. There are one, maybe two books written from the perspective of abortive fathers and the desperate guilt, shame, and torment they silently endure. The Great Pretender is the unlikely story of a broken young Christian man who struggles with the glaring dichotomy of his proclaimed faith, while desperately trying to make sense of his crumbling life. There were no headlines about Mark Bradley Morrow and the three women he impregnated. His hypocrisy never exposed, Mark would continue speaking in churches, counseling teenagers, and leading a DOVE-nominated Christian radio show for eighteen years. For the first time, Mark Bradley Morrow walks readers, step by agonizing step, through his story of finding redemption and healing from a secret path. Yet, his total surrender threatens to take everything he worked for and everyone he loves—what will be the aftermath?

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
  • Author : Millenia Black
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :287
  • ISBN : 0451216482
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Summary : A modern-day family begins to unravel thanks to the discovery of one man's double life and its repercussions for everyone involved. A first novel. Original.

Theo Jansen

Theo Jansen
  • Author : Theo Jansen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-22
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9462083444
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Summary : Since 1990 kinetic artist Theo Jansen has been engaged in creating new forms of life: beach animals. These are not made of protein like the existing life-forms but from another basic stuff, yellow plastic tubing. Skeletons made from these tubes are able to walk. They get their energy from the wind, so they don't have to eat like regular animals. They evolved over many generations, becoming increasingly adept at surviving storms and water from the sea. Theo Jansen's ultimate wish is to release herds of these animals on the shore. In redoing the Creation, so to speak, he hopes to become wiser in his dealings with the existing nature by encountering problems the Real Creator had to face. 0'The Great Pretender' is a testimonial to his experiences as God. It's not easy being God; there are plenty of disappointments along the way. But on the few occasions that things work out, being God is the most wonderful thing in the world.

Michael Elphick

Michael Elphick
  • Author : Kate Elphick,Nigel Denison
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780750951647
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Summary : Michael Elphick was a young electrician working at the Chichester Theatre when he was discovered by Laurence Olivier, who arranged for him to join the Central School of Drama. It was here where he met Bruce Robinson, who would later cast him in one of the most popular British films of all time – Withnail and I. Elphick’s illustrious career also included major supporting roles in films such as Quadrophenia, The Elephant Man, Gorky Park and Dennis Potter’s Blue Remembered Hills. On television, there was Private Schultz and Boon, which gave his acolyte and friend, Neil Morrissey, his first starring role. One of his characters’ owned houses in Coronation Street whilst another wooed Peggy Mitchell in Eastenders. However, Elphick’s private life was every bit as varied as his acting career. Racked by alcoholism and devastated by the early death of his partner, Julia, Elphick died at the age of 55. And yet, his friends and family will always remember his hugely humorous personality, and everyone he met was left with a ‘Mike Elphick story’...

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
  • Author : Cynthia Thomas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-07
  • Total pages :60
  • ISBN : 1535169338
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Summary : A young girl's true story of her tumultuous life growing up in the 1960's at the hand of her pedophile father and grandfather. Her courage and strength to endure and the tragic set of circumstances that led to a new inescapable life of abuse.

Reckless

Reckless
  • Author : Chrissie Hynde
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-08
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780385540629
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Summary : Chrissie Hynde, for nearly four decades the singer/songwriter/ undisputed leader of the Pretenders, is a justly legendary figure. Few other rock stars have managed to combine her swagger, sexiness, stage presence, knack for putting words to music, gorgeous voice and just all-around kick-assedness into such a potent and alluring package. From “Tatooed Love Boys” and “Brass in Pocket” to “Talk of the Town” and “Back on the Chain Gang,” her signature songs project a unique mixture of toughness and vulnerability that millions of men and women have related to. A kind of one- woman secret tunnel linking punk and new wave to classic guitar rock, she is one of the great luminaries in rock history. Now, in her no-holds-barred memoir Reckless, Chrissie Hynde tells, with all the fearless candor, sharp humor and depth of feeling we’ve come to expect, exactly where she came from and what her crooked, winding path to stardom entailed. Her All-American upbringing in Akron, Ohio, a child of postwar power and prosperity. Her soul capture, along with tens of millions of her generation, by the gods of sixties rock who came through Cleveland—Mitch Ryder, David Bowie, Jeff Back, Paul Butterfield and Iggy Pop among them. Her shocked witness in 1970 to the horrific shooting of student antiwar protestors at Kent State. Her weakness for the sorts of men she calls “the heavy bikers” and “the get-down boys.” Her flight from Ohio to London in 1973 essentially to escape the former and pursue the latter. Her scuffling years as a brash reviewer for New Musical Express, shop girl at the Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood boutique 'Craft Must Wear Clothes But The Truth Loves To Go Naked', first-hand witness to the birth of the punk movement, and serial band aspirant. And then ,at almost the last possible moment, her meeting of the three musicians who comprised the original line-up of The Pretenders, their work on the indelible first album “The Pretenders,” and the rocket ride to “Instant” stardom, with all the disorientation and hazards that involved. The it all comes crashing back down to earth with the deaths of lead guitarist James Honeyman Scott and bassist Peter Farndon, leaving her bruised and saddened, but far from beaten. Because Chrissie Hynde is, among other things, one of rock’s great survivors. We are lucky to be living in a golden age of great rock memoirs. In the aptly titled Reckless, Chrissie Hynde has given us one of the very best we have. Her mesmerizing presence radiates from every line and page of this book.

Lupus: The Great Pretender

Lupus: The Great Pretender
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781933644226
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Pop Manga Cute and Creepy Coloring Book

Pop Manga Cute and Creepy Coloring Book
  • Author : Camilla d'Errico
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-30
  • Total pages :80
  • ISBN : 9781984858498
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Summary : The characters, animals, and monsters in this manga-inspired adult coloring book from a mega-popular Pop Surrealist artist are so cute they're scary Pop Surrealism superstar Camilla d'Errico returns with an adult coloring book featuring her one-of-a-kind, manga-influenced artwork that fans and art collectors around the world clamor for and amass. Pop Manga Cute and Creepy Coloring Book shines a light on the darker side of her art, offering devotees and coloring enthusiasts her signature take on monster girls, ghosts, and the undead; spooky double-page spreads; and stunning, surreal, wallpaper-like designs perfect for decorating your haunted houses. One of the few adult coloring books to feature artwork by an artist at the top of her field, Pop Manga Cute and Creepy Coloring Book gives readers a chance to collaborate with a notable artist and create unique collectible pieces they'll want to share with friends.

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
  • Author : James Atlas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :277
  • ISBN : UOM:39015031736567
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Summary : Ben Janis's assault on the citadels of culture carries him and his poems from a Chicago suburb, through a confused love life, to poetry contests, the Harvard "Advocate," and the quadrangles of Oxford

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
  • Author : Sarah Hadley Brook
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-06-24
  • Total pages :35
  • ISBN : 9781634864183
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Summary : Rock ‘n roll is sweeping the nation and the drive-ins are full of greasers, jocks, and girls in poodle skirts. Recently graduated from college, Billy Hadley is eager to change the direction his life is heading, although crashing his car wasn’t exactly how he planned on doing it. Tall, sexy mechanic, Gene Milgram, rides to the rescue on his motorcycle. Billy takes one look at him and can’t fight the immediate attraction. Will these two take a chance on each other and find love?

Pedro, the Great Pretender

Pedro, the Great Pretender
  • Author : Miguel de Cervantes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-01
  • Total pages :126
  • ISBN : 9781783192441
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Summary : The plot of this play revolves around a lovable trickster who aims to be helpful in order to be liked. His journey to find his identity ends with him finding his true vocation on the stage. Pedro, The Great Pretender opened at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in September 2004.