The True Believer

The True Believer
Author: Eric Hoffer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 0062029355
ISBN 13: 9780062029355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The True Believer Book Review:

A part of Harper Perennial’s special “Resistance Library” highlighting classic works that illuminate the “Age of Trump”: A boldly packaged reissue of the classic examination of dangerous nationalist political movements. “Its theme is political fanaticism, with which it deals severely and brilliantly.” —New Yorker A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer—the first and most famous of his books—was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences. Called a “brilliant and original inquiry” and “a genuine contribution to our social thought” by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., this landmark in the field of social psychology is completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today as it delivers a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.

True Believer The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

True Believer  The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee
Author: Abraham Riesman
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 0593135725
ISBN 13: 9780593135723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee Book Review:

The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost “A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulously honest, deeply damning, and sometimes even heartbreaking.”—Neil Gaiman Stan Lee was one of the most famous and beloved entertainers to emerge from the twentieth century. He served as head editor of Marvel Comics for three decades and, in that time, became known as the creator of more pieces of internationally recognizable intellectual property than nearly anyone: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk . . . the list goes on. His carnival-barker marketing prowess helped save the comic-book industry and superhero fiction. His cameos in Marvel movies have charmed billions. When he died in 2018, grief poured in from around the world, further cementing his legacy. But what if Stan Lee wasn’t who he said he was? To craft the definitive biography of Lee, Abraham Riesman conducted more than 150 interviews and investigated thousands of pages of private documents, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee’s life and work. True Believer tackles tough questions: Did Lee actually create the characters he gained fame for creating? Was he complicit in millions of dollars’ worth of fraud in his post-Marvel life? Which members of the cavalcade of grifters who surrounded him were most responsible for the misery of his final days? And, above all, what drove this man to achieve so much yet always boast of more?

True Believer

True Believer
Author: Jack Carr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 150118086X
ISBN 13: 9781501180866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer Book Review:

INSTANT BESTSELLER “Jack Carr and his alter-ego protagonist, James Reece, continue to blow me away.” —Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical In acclaimed author Jack Carr’s follow-up to The Terminal List, former Navy SEAL James Reece’s skill, cunning, and heroism put the US government back in his debt and set him on another path of revenge. When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe’s underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive. After avenging the deaths of his family and team members, Reece emerges deep in the wilds of Mozambique, protected by the family of his estranged best friend and former SEAL Team member. When a series of events uncovers his whereabouts, the CIA recruits him, using a Presidential pardon for Reece and immunity for the friends who helped him in his mission of vengeance. Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders, unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a traitorous CIA officer, and uncovering a sinister assassination plot with worldwide repercussions. A high-intensity roller-coaster race against time, True Believer is “one of this year’s hottest thrillers, and a perfect fit for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Daniel Silva” (The Real Book Spy).

True Believer

True Believer
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780759513457
ISBN 13: 0759513457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer Book Review:

Part love story and part ghost story, this is an unforgettable New York Times bestseller about a science journalist and a North Carolina librarian who dare to believe in the impossible. As a science journalist with a regular column in Scientific American, Jeremy Marsh specializes in debunking the supernatural-until he falls in love with the granddaughter of the town psychic. When Jeremy receives a letter from Boone Creek, North Carolina, about ghostly lights appearing in a cemetery, he can't resist driving down to investigate. Here, in this tightly knit community, Lexie Darnell runs the town's library. Disappointed by past relationships, she is sure of one thing: her future is in Boone Creek, close to all the people she loves. From the moment Jeremy sets eyes on Lexie, he is intrigued. And Lexie, while hesitating to trust this outsider, finds herself thinking of him more than she cares to admit. Now, if they are to be together, Jeremy must do something he's never done before-take a giant leap of faith. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes a love story about taking chances and following your heart. True Believer will make you believe in the miracle of love.

True Believer

True Believer
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 9781455571666
ISBN 13: 1455571660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer Book Review:

As a science journalist with a regular column in "Scientific American," Jeremy Marsh specializes in debunking the supernatural--until he falls in love with the granddaughter of the town psychic.

True Believer

True Believer
Author: Jack Carr
Publsiher: Pocket Books
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1501180851
ISBN 13: 9781501180859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer Book Review:

INSTANT BESTSELLER “This is seriously good. I mean—seriously.” —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Past Tense “A powerful, thoughtful, realistic, at times terrifying thriller that I could not put down. A terrific addition to the genre, Jack Carr and his alter-ego protagonist, James Reece, continue to blow me away.”—Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical “True Believer, the highly anticipated new thriller from Jack Carr, is one of this year’s hottest thrillers, and a perfect fit for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Daniel Silva.” —The Real Book Spy In acclaimed author Jack Carr’s follow-up to The Terminal List, former Navy SEAL James Reece’s skill, cunning, and heroism put the US government back in his debt and set him on another path of revenge. When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe’s underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive. After avenging the deaths of his family and team members, Reece emerges deep in the wilds of Mozambique, protected by the family of his estranged best friend and former SEAL Team member. When a series of events uncovers his whereabouts, the CIA recruits him, using a Presidential pardon for Reece and immunity for the friends who helped him in his mission of vengeance. Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders and unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a traitorous CIA officer and uncovers a sinister assassination plot with worldwide repercussions. A high-intensity roller-coaster ride, True Believer explodes with action and authenticity that cements Jack Carr as the new leader in political thrillers.

True Believer

True Believer
Author: Kati Marton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 1476763763
ISBN 13: 9781476763767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer Book Review:

This book transports the reader to a turbulent era in which fascism and Communism are on the rise and America retreats from the world. Noel Field joined the secret underground of the international Communist movement during a time of national collapse, when Communism promised the righting of all social and political wrongs. Many in Field's generation were seduced by its siren song, but none paid a higher price for his betrayal of his country and his family than Field. With a reporter's eye and a historian's grasp of the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century, Kati Marton captures Field's futile and tragic quest for a life of meaning, which caused his and his family's near destruction. Marton gained access to previously unavailable Soviet secret police records, reporting on figures from Alger Hiss, CIA Director Allen Dulles, and "Wild Bill" Donovan to Josef Stalin. She also had access to Field family correspondence, which offers an intimate portrait of the human drama. The story of an idealistic young American captured by a poisonous belief and manipulated by demagogues, True Believer is a book for our troubled time.--From dust jacket.

True Believer

True Believer
Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2001-02-01
ISBN 10: 0689828276
ISBN 13: 9780689828270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer Book Review:

Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it--an occasion to rise to.

True Believer the Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

True Believer  the Rise and Fall of Stan Lee
Author: Abraham Riesman
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN 10: 0593135733
ISBN 13: 9780593135730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer the Rise and Fall of Stan Lee Book Review:

The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture--at a steep personal cost "A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulously honest, deeply damning, and sometimes even heartbreaking."--Neil Gaiman Stan Lee was one of the most famous and beloved entertainers to emerge from the twentieth century. He served as head editor of Marvel Comics for three decades and, in that time, became known as the creator of more pieces of internationally recognizable intellectual property than nearly anyone: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk . . . the list goes on. His carnival-barker marketing prowess helped save the comic-book industry and superhero fiction. His cameos in Marvel movies have charmed billions. When he died in 2018, grief poured in from around the world, further cementing his legacy. But what if Stan Lee wasn't who he said he was? To craft the definitive biography of Lee, Abraham Riesman conducted more than 150 interviews and investigated thousands of pages of private documents, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee's life and work. True Believer tackles tough questions: Did Lee actually create the characters he gained fame for creating? Was he complicit in millions of dollars' worth of fraud in his post-Marvel life? Which members of the cavalcade of grifters who surrounded him were most responsible for the misery of his final days? And, above all, what drove this man to achieve so much yet always boast of more?

Make Lemonade

Make Lemonade
Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2006-05-02
ISBN 10: 9780805080704
ISBN 13: 0805080708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make Lemonade Book Review:

In order to earn money for college, fourteen-year-old LaVaughn babysits for a teenage mother.

True Believer

True Believer
Author: Scott Carmichael
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-10-10
ISBN 10: 1612512534
ISBN 13: 9781612512532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer Book Review:

Ana Montes appeared to be a model employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Known to her coworkers as the Queen of Cuba, she was an overachiever who advanced quickly through the ranks of Latin American specialists to become the intelligence community's top analyst on Cuban affairs. But throughout her sixteen-year career at DIA, Montes sent Castro some of America's most closely guarded secrets and at the same time influenced what the United States thought it knew about Cuba. When she was finally arrested in September 2001, she became the most senior American intelligence official ever accused of operating as a Cuban spy from within the federal government. Unrepentant as she serves out her time in a federal prison in Texas, Montes remains the only member of the intelligence community ever convicted of espionage on behalf of the Cuban government. This inside account of the investigation that led to her arrest was written by Scott W. Carmichael, the DIA's senior counterintelligence investigator who persuaded the FBI to delve deeper into Montes activities. Although Montes did not fit the FBI's profile of a spy and easily managed to defeat the agency's polygraph exam, Carmichael became suspicious of her activities and, with the FBI, over a period of several years developed a solid case against her. Here he tells the story of that long and ultimately successful spy hunt. Carmichael reveals the details of their efforts to bring her to justice, offering readers a front-row seat for the first major U.S. espionage case of the twenty-first century. She was arrested less than twenty-four hours before learning details of the U.S. plan to invade Afghanistan post-September 11. Motivated by ideology and not money, Montes was one of the last "true believers" of the Communist era. Because her arrest came just ten days after 9/11, it went largely unnoticed by the American public. This book calls attention to the grave damage Montes inflicted on U.S. security--Carmichael even implicates her in the death of a Green Beret fighting Cuban-backed insurgent in El Salvador and the damage she would have continued to inflict had she not been caught.

True Believers

True Believers
Author: Kurt Andersen
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1400067200
ISBN 13: 9781400067206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believers Book Review:

Withdrawing herself from consideration for Supreme Court Judgeship, distinguished judge Karen Hollander reflects on the reasons for her decision while remembering her coming of age in 1960s America, during which she experienced a formative event that reverberates in the cultural landscape of her present-day life. By the best-selling author of Heyday. 40,000 first printing.

The True Believer

The True Believer
Author: Jonah S Rubin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351351699
ISBN 13: 9781351351690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The True Believer Book Review:

Eric Hoffer's The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements is one of the most widely read works of social psychology written in the 20th-century. It exemplifies the powers of creative thinking and critical analysis at their best, providing an insight into two crucial elements of critical thinking. Hoffer is likely to go down in history as one of America's great creative thinkers - a writer not bound by standard frameworks of thinking or academic conventions, willing to beat his own path in framing the best possible answers to the questions he investigated. An impoverished, largely unschooled manual laborer who had survived the worst effects of the Great Depression in the United States, Hoffer was a passionate autodidact whose philosophical and psychological education came from omnivorous reading. Working without the help of any mentors, he forged the fearsomely creative and individual approach to problems demonstrated in The True Believer. The book, which earned him his reputation, examines the different phenomena of fanaticism - religious or political - and applies Hoffer's analytical skills to reveal that, deep down, all 'true believers' display the same needs and tendencies, whatever their final choice of belief. Incisive and persuasive, it remains a classic.

True Believer

True Believer
Author: Alexander Bolotnikov,Gina Wahlen
Publsiher: Review & Herald Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780828013017
ISBN 13: 0828013012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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True Believer

True Believer
Author: Paul Bouchard
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN 10: 1491786760
ISBN 13: 9781491786765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer Book Review:

Army JAG lawyer Captain Mark Sanders cannot get over the harsh twenty-five year prison sentence levied against his client, Sergeant Keyshawn Adams, for one simple reason: he believes Adams did not brutally rape his ex-girlfriend. Determined to prove his gut instincts and reverse the conviction of Adams, Sanders seeks the assistance of a DNA expert, reinterviews every possible witness, and hires private investigator Dale Owens to track down potential witnesses who were unavailable for the trial. But when a strong suspicion points to the guilt of someone resembling the young sergeant, Sanders and Owens learn two valuable lessons: the toughest cases are when you believe your client, and what matters are not ones beliefs, but what can be proven in a court of law. In this fast-paced legal thriller, an army JAG lawyer must confront doubts, fears, and risks in an effort to find the truth and hopefully right a wrong.

True Believer

True Believer
Author: Jack Carr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN 10: 1982171448
ISBN 13: 9781982171445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer Book Review:

INSTANT BESTSELLER “Jack Carr and his alter-ego protagonist, James Reece, continue to blow me away.” —Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical In acclaimed author Jack Carr’s follow-up to The Terminal List, former Navy SEAL James Reece’s skill, cunning, and heroism put the US government back in his debt and set him on another path of revenge. When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe’s underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive. After avenging the deaths of his family and team members, Reece emerges deep in the wilds of Mozambique, protected by the family of his estranged best friend and former SEAL Team member. When a series of events uncovers his whereabouts, the CIA recruits him, using a Presidential pardon for Reece and immunity for the friends who helped him in his mission of vengeance. Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders, unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a traitorous CIA officer, and uncovering a sinister assassination plot with worldwide repercussions. A high-intensity roller-coaster race against time, True Believer is “one of this year’s hottest thrillers, and a perfect fit for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Daniel Silva” (The Real Book Spy).

True Believer

True Believer
Author: Kati Marton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 147676378X
ISBN 13: 9781476763781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Believer Book Review:

“Kati Marton’s True Believer is a true story of intrigue, treachery, murder, torture, fascism, and an unshakable faith in the ideals of Communism….A fresh take on espionage activities from a critical period of history” (Washington Independent Review of Books). True Believer reveals the life of Noel Field, once a well-meaning and privileged American who spied for Stalin during the 1930s and forties. Later, a pawn in Stalin’s sinister master strategy, Field was kidnapped and tortured by the KGB and forced to testify against his own Communist comrades. How does an Ivy League-educated, US State Department employee, deeply rooted in American culture and history, become a hardcore Stalinist? The 1930s, when Noel Field joined the secret underground of the International Communist Movement, were a time of national collapse. Communism promised the righting of social and political wrongs and many in Field’s generation were seduced by its siren song. Few, however, went as far as Noel Field in betraying their own country. With a reporter’s eye for detail, and a historian’s grasp of the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century, Kati Marton, in a “relevant…fascinating…vividly reconstructed” (The New York Times Book Review) account, captures Field’s riveting quest for a life of meaning that went horribly wrong. True Believer is supported by unprecedented access to Field family correspondence, Soviet Secret Police records, and reporting on key players from Alger Hiss, CIA Director Allen Dulles, and World War II spy master, “Wild Bill” Donovan—to the most sinister of all: Josef Stalin. “Relevant today as a tale of fanaticism and the lengths it can take one to” (Publishers Weekly), True Believer is “riveting reading” (USA TODAY), an astonishing real-life spy thriller, filled with danger, misplaced loyalties, betrayal, treachery, and pure evil, with a plot twist worthy of John le Carré.

A True Believer

A True Believer
Author: Michael Gordon
Publsiher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433049488921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A True Believer Book Review:

Biography of Paul Keating focusing on his political career and his rise through the ALP. The title takes a thematic approach rather than a chronological one. Originally published in 1993 as 'A Question of Leadership: Paul Keating: Political fighter', this edition of the book adds chapters on his election victory of 1993, his term as prime minister and his subsequent defeat in 1996. Michael Gordon is political editor of the 'Australian'.

Skeptics And True Believers

Skeptics And True Believers
Author: Chet Raymo
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN 10: 1448129893
ISBN 13: 9781448129898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skeptics And True Believers Book Review:

Acknowledging that the scientific and the spiritual communities are increasingly split, Raymo builds strong bridges between them. He ilustrates his arguement with an array of thought-provoking stories, such as the remarkable migratory flight of a small bird called the Red Knot; the long, glorious glide of the Comet Hyakutake across the night sky; a hilarious alien abduction that didn't happen. Together, they are compelling evidence that religion should embrace the reliable knowledge of the world that science provides, while at the same time science should respect and nourish humankind's need for spiritual sustenance. 'Miracles are explainable, ' Raymo paraphrases the writer Tim Robinson, 'it is the explanations that are miraculous'. For anyone drawn to reflect on life's meaning and purpose, Chet Raymo's uncomprimising skepticism and reverence for mystery will affirm and inspire.

The Book of True Believer

The Book of True Believer
Author: M. Funk
Publsiher: Wild Abandon Books
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN 10: 0998301647
ISBN 13: 9780998301648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of True Believer Book Review:

Bronze Winner of the 2020 SPR Book Awards! “Life is a marvelous concoction of endings and beginnings laced up in ribbons of fantasy and fairy tale . . .” It’s been nearly three years since Pentecostal faith healer Jeremiah Promise and empathic, free-spirited True Believer first met—three years since he laid hands and miraculously cured her of terminal cancer. A lot has happened since then: Jeremiah’s former ministry partner has been imprisoned for fraud, Jeremiah’s reputation has been destroyed, and his faith in God and sense of moral idealism have been shattered. To imaginative and impressionable True, it's a matter of supreme destiny when Jeremiah shows up in her small town of Luck, WI for one final healing Crusade. True's absolute faith in Jeremiah inspires him to start fresh with a new ministry and a new partner (True) by his side. Doors miraculously open for them, and all seems right with the world as the two set out to construct a new faith-healing empire. Both of their lives are finally on the right path . . . or so True thinks. When Jeremiah's veneer of moral infallibility slowly rolls back to reveal inconsistencies beneath, True discovers that she may have a difficult decision to make between love and integrity. The Book of True Believer: a tale of love, disillusionment, pain, and power.