The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1538715260
ISBN 13: 9781538715260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Pretender Book Review:

"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
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 1101990198
ISBN 13: 9781101990193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Pretenders Book Review:

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.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury
Author: Sean O'Hagan
Publsiher: Carlton Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-03
ISBN 10: 9781787392588
ISBN 13: 1787392589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freddie Mercury Book Review:

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.

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
Author: Millenia Black
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780451216489
ISBN 13: 0451216482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Pretender Book Review:

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.

Rex Zero the Great Pretender

Rex Zero  the Great Pretender
Author: Tim Wynne-Jones
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 1554982227
ISBN 13: 9781554982226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rex Zero the Great Pretender Book Review:

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.

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
Author: Rose Hall Warnke
Publsiher: Starburst Pub
Total Pages: 199
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9780914984030
ISBN 13: 0914984039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theo Jansen

Theo Jansen
Author: Theo Jansen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 9789462083448
ISBN 13: 9462083444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theo Jansen Book Review:

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.

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
Author: Theo Jansen
Publsiher: 010 Publishers
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9064506302
ISBN 13: 9789064506307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Pretender Book Review:

In "The Great Pretender," kinetic artist Theo Jansen shows that the concept of 'I' is merely a tool in our evolution. We need this tool to be selfish. There can be no selfishness without the I-fantasy. 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, deriving their nutrition from the wind. 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 reenacting Genesis, so to speak, he hopes to become wiser in his dealings with the existing nature by encountering problems the 'creator' had to face. "The Great Pretender" is a account of Jansen's experiences as God.

Brain On Fire My Month of Madness

Brain On Fire  My Month of Madness
Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-11-13
ISBN 10: 0141975350
ISBN 13: 9780141975351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain On Fire My Month of Madness Book Review:

'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.

Attack on Titan Lost Girls

Attack on Titan  Lost Girls
Author: Hajime Isayama
Publsiher: Kodansha Comics
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1682335747
ISBN 13: 9781682335741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attack on Titan Lost Girls Book Review:

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.

Michael Elphick

Michael Elphick
Author: Kate Elphick,Nigel Denison
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 0750951648
ISBN 13: 9780750951647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Michael Elphick Book Review:

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 Greatest Pretender

The Greatest Pretender
Author: Mark Bradley Morrow,Brad Rahme
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 1642792179
ISBN 13: 9781642792171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Pretender Book Review:

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
Author: Carrie Jones
Publsiher: Carolrhoda Books ®
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 146774221X
ISBN 13: 9781467742214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender Book Review:

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.

Pedro the Great Pretender

Pedro  the Great Pretender
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Publsiher: Oberon Books
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN 10: 1783192445
ISBN 13: 9781783192441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pedro the Great Pretender Book Review:

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.

Reckless

Reckless
Author: Chrissie Hynde
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 0385540620
ISBN 13: 9780385540629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reckless Book Review:

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.

Rex Zero the Great Pretender

Rex Zero  the Great Pretender
Author: Tim Wynne-Jones
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-07-27
ISBN 10: 0888999461
ISBN 13: 9780888999467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rex Zero the Great Pretender Book Review:

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.

Lupus The Great Pretender

Lupus  The Great Pretender
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Lichtenstein Creative Media
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1933644222
ISBN 13: 9781933644226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lupus The Great Pretender Book Review:

Great Pretenders

Great Pretenders
Author: Karen Schoemer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 0743272463
ISBN 13: 9780743272469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Pretenders Book Review:

A veteran music critic traces her search for seven pop stars from the 1950s, including Connie Francis, Pat Boone, and Patti Page, offering insight into their musical period's cultural significance, historical influence, and ongoing legacy. 25,000 first printing.

Costume Jewelry

Costume Jewelry
Author: Lyngerda Kelley,Nancy Schiffer
Publsiher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2002-02
ISBN 10: 9780764315732
ISBN 13: 0764315730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Costume Jewelry Book Review:

Now in its fourth edition, this book offers over 1000 examples of highly popular styles of costume jewelry by important designers in 382 color photos. Chanel, Schiaparelli, Boucher, Hobe*, Miriam Haskell, Schreiner, Monet, Trifari, Napier, Sarah Coventry, Hattie Carnegie, Nettie Rosenstein, and Kenneth Jay Lane are included. A current price guide and index complete the book.

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
Author: Cynthia Thomas
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN 10: 9781535169332
ISBN 13: 1535169338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Pretender Book Review:

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.