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The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender Book
Author : Susannah Cahalan
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2019-11-05
ISBN : 1538715260
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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 Book
Author : Laura Kalpakian
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-04-16
ISBN : 1101990198
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Roxanne Granville is used to getting what she wants—even if she has to break the rules. But after a falling-out with her grandfather, a powerful movie mogul, she has to face life on her own for the first time.… Roxanne forges a career unique for women in the 1950s, becoming an agent for hungry young screenwriters. She struggles to be taken seriously by the men who rule Hollywood and who often assume that sexual favors are just a part of doing business. When she sells a script by a blacklisted writer under the name of a willing front man, more exiled writers seek her help. Roxanne wades into a world murky with duplicity and deception, and she can’t afford any more risks. Then she meets Terrence Dexter, a compelling African American journalist unlike anyone she’s ever known. Roxanne again breaks the rules, and is quickly swept up in a passionate relationship with very real dangers that could destroy everything she’s carefully built. Roxanne Granville is a woman who bravely defies convention. She won’t let men make all the rules, and won’t let skin color determine whom she can love. The Great Pretenders is a riveting, emotional novel that resonates in today’s world, and reminds us that some things are worth fighting for.

GREAT PRETENDER Vol 1

GREAT PRETENDER Vol  1 Book
Author : Ryota Kosawa,Daichi Marui
Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
Release : 2021-07-06
ISBN : 1638580030
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Edamura Makoto likes to say he's the best con artist in Japan, but his bragging has caught the attention of another grifter. Laurent Thierry needs Makoto's help to pull off a huge scam that will make them both rich! The plan is to fly to L.A. and sell fake goods to a shady Hollywood movie producer. But how can you trust your business partner when you're both career criminals?

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury Book
Author : Sean O'Hagan
Publisher : Carlton Books
Release : 2019-03
ISBN : 9781787392588
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Brain On Fire My Month of Madness

Brain On Fire  My Month of Madness Book
Author : Susannah Cahalan
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2012-11-13
ISBN : 0141975350
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'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.

Rex Zero the Great Pretender

Rex Zero  the Great Pretender Book
Author : Tim Wynne-Jones
Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
Release : 2009-09-01
ISBN : 1554982227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Great Pretenders

Great Pretenders Book
Author : Ebrahim Harvey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-10-15
ISBN : 9781431430567
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender Book
Author : Theo Jansen
Publisher : 010 Publishers
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9064506302
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since 1990, Theo Jansen has been engaged in creating new forms of life: beach animals made from yellow plastic tubing. Skeletons made from these tubes are able to walk, and they have evolved over many generations, becoming increasingly adept at surviving storms and sea water. The Great Pretender is Jansen's testimonial to his experiences as a creator.

The Greatest Pretender

The Greatest Pretender Book
Author : Mark Bradley Morrow,Brad Rahme
Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
Release : 2019-02-05
ISBN : 1642792179
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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?

Sarah Emma Edmonds was a Great Pretender

Sarah Emma Edmonds was a Great Pretender Book
Author : Carrie Jones
Publisher : Carolrhoda Books
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0761353992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a picture book biography of Sarah Emma Edmonds, a Canadian-born woman who served as a spy in the Union Army during the Civil War. Edmonds's story has natural appeal. After coming to America, teenage Edmonds posed as a man, eventually lying her way into a post as a male battlefield nurse in the Union Army at age 17. Several times she posed as woman or as a slave (or both) and snuck behind Confederate lines. Since no one in her company knew she was actually a woman, many of her disguises required her to pretend to be a man pretending to be a woman. Eventually, she published her memoirs, was granted a federal pension, and became the only woman granted membership in the Civil War veterans group, the Grand Army of the Republic.

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender Book
Author : Rose Hall Warnke
Publisher : Starburst Pub
Release : 1985
ISBN : 9780914984030
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lupus The Great Pretender

Lupus  The Great Pretender Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Lichtenstein Creative Media
Release : 2023-02-05
ISBN : 1933644222
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reckless

Reckless Book
Author : Chrissie Hynde
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2015-09-08
ISBN : 0385540620
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde Book
Author : Adam Sobsey
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2017-04-11
ISBN : 1477310398
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A musical force across four decades, a voice for the ages, and a great songwriter, Chrissie Hynde is one of America's foremost rockers. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, she and her band The Pretenders have released ten albums since 1980. The Pretenders' debut LP has been acclaimed as one of the best albums of all time by VH1 and Rolling Stone. In a business filled with "pretenders" and posers, Hynde remains unassailably authentic. Although she blazed the trail for countless female musicians, Hynde has never embraced the role of rock-feminist and once remarked, "It's never been my intention to change the world or set an example for others to follow." Instead, she pursued her own vision of rock—a band of "motorcycles with guitars." Chrissie Hynde: A Musical Biography traces this legend's journey from teenage encounters with rock royalty to the publication of her controversial memoir Reckless in 2015. Adam Sobsey digs deep into Hynde's catalog, extolling her underrated songwriting gifts and the greatness of The Pretenders' early classics and revealing how her more recent but lesser-known records are not only underappreciated but actually key to understanding her earlier work, as well as her evolving persona. Sobsey hears Hynde's music as a way into her life outside the studio, including her feminism, signature style, vegetarianism, and Hinduism. She is "a self-possessed, self-exiled idol with no real forbears and no true musical descendants: a complete original."

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender Book
Author : Craig Mcdonald
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-09-19
ISBN : 9780992967420
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nazis, black magic and secret history collide in Craig McDonald's The Great Pretender. In 2007, McDonald launched the Hector Lassiter series with the Edgar Award-nominated debut, "Head Games," pairing the globetrotting, larger-than-life crime novelist with equally legendary filmmaker and amateur magician Orson Welles. McDonald's international bestselling and critically acclaimed follow-up, "Toros & Torsos," extended the story of Hector and Orson's uneasy friendship while exploring the infamous murder of Elizabeth Short, the so-called 'Black Dahlia', whom some came to suspect Welles of actually having killed. "The Great Pretender" fits the capstone on the Lassiter/Welles legend, spanning their decades-long, uneasy association from the run-up to Welles' infamous War of the Worlds "Panic Broadcast of 1938" to the set of the noir classic "The Third Man" and the ruins of post-war Vienna. The novel finds the actor and author in a race for a lost holy relic promising its possessor infinite power but a ghastly death if lost. Hector and Orson's competitors in their quest for the 'Spear of Destiny' or 'Holy Lance' include German occultists, members of the Third Reich, a sensuous Creole Voodoo priestess and a strangely obsessed J. Edgar Hoover. Drawing on dark historical legend and rich in atmosphere and character, The Great Pretender is the latest instalment in the series BookPage called "wildly inventive" and The Chicago Tribune declared the "most unusual, and readable" crime fiction "to come along in years." *** Praise "With each of his Hector Lassiter novels, Craig McDonald has stretched his canvas wider and unfurled tales of increasingly greater resonance." -Megan Abbott "Reading a Hector Lassiter novel is like having a great uncle pull you aside, pour you a tumbler of rye, and tell you a story about how the 20th century 'really' went down." -Duane Swierczynski "What critics might call eclectic, and Eastern folks quirky, we Southerners call cussedness -- and it's the cornerstone of the American genius. As in: "There's a right way, a wrong way, and my way." You want to see how that looks on the page, pick up any of Craig McDonald's novels. He's built him a nice little shack out there way off all the reg'lar roads, and he's brewing some fine, heady stuff. Leave your money under the rock and come back in an hour." -James Sallis "Craig McDonald is wily, talented and - rarest of the rare - a true original. He writes melancholy poetry that actually has melancholy poets wandering around, but don't turn your backs on them, either." -Laura Lippman "James Ellroy + Kerouac + Coen brothers + Tarantino = Craig McDonald." -Amazon.fr

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender Book
Author : Sarah Hadley Brook
Publisher : JMS Books LLC
Release : 2017-06-24
ISBN : 1634864182
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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?

The Unsinkable Heather Mills

The Unsinkable Heather Mills Book
Author : Neil Simpson
Publisher : Phoenix Books, Inc.
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1597775576
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Who exactly is the woman who was married to the most famous living Beatle?

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender Book
Author : John Arthur Cooper
Publisher : John Arthur Cooper
Release : 2019-04-08
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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February in Wales just has to be bleak and wet, so what do you do after work? Who's the group, who's the singer? What's the song? Do you need drama and angst in your real life to be creative? Of course it's fiction. Or is it? Can you love a cat that much? When it's cocaine and 'Stoli' between meals what's real?

Pedro the Great Pretender

Pedro  the Great Pretender Book
Author : Miguel de Cervantes
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2016-08-01
ISBN : 1783192445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Rex Zero the Great Pretender

Rex Zero  the Great Pretender Book
Author : Tim Wynne-Jones
Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
Release : 2009-07-27
ISBN : 0888999461
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.