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Among The Impostors

Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
ISBN : 9780689848087
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Danger continues to loom over Luke now that he's out of hiding in the second book in bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix's Shadow Children series. Luke Garner is an illegal third child. All his life has been spent in hiding. Now, for the first time, Luke is living among others. He has assumed a deceased boy's identity and is attending Hendricks School for Boys, a windowless building with cruel classmates and oblivious teachers. Luke knows he has to blend in, but he lives in constant fear that his behavior will betray him. Then one day Luke discovers a door to the outside. He knows that beyond the walls of Hendricks lie the secrets he is desperate to uncover. What he doesn't know is whom he can trust -- and where the answers to his questions may lead him...
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Eta Carinae And The Supernova Impostors

Author : Kris Davidson
ISBN : 9781461422754
Genre : Science
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In 1965 Fritz Zwicky proposed a class of supernovae that he called "Type V", described as "excessively faint at maximum". There were only two members, SN1961v and Eta Carinae. We now know that Eta Carinae was not a true supernova, but if it were observed today in a distant galaxy we would call it a "supernova impostor". 170 years ago it experienced a "great eruption" lasting 20 years, expelling 10 solar masses or more, and survived. Eta Carinae is now acknowledged as the most massive, most luminous star in our region of the Galaxy, and it may be our only example of a very massive star in a pre-supernova state. In this book the editors and contributing authors review its remarkable history, physical state of the star and its ejecta, and its continuing instability. Chapters also include its relation to other massive, unstable stars, the massive star progenitors of supernovae, and the "first" stars in the Universe.
Category: Science

The Impostors

Author : Steve Benen
ISBN : 9780063026506
Genre : Political Science
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER: USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller The award-winning producer of The Rachel Maddow Show exposes the Republican Party as a gang of impostors who have abandoned their duty to govern, gravely endangering America For decades, American voters innocently assumed the two major political parties were equally mature and responsible governing entities, ideological differences aside. That belief is due for an overhaul: in recent years, the Republican Party has undergone an astonishing metamorphosis, one so baffling and complete that few have fully reckoned with the reality and its consequences. Republicans, simply put, have quit governing. As MSNBC's Steve Benen charts in his groundbreaking new book, the contemporary GOP has become a "post-policy party." Republicans are effectively impostors, presenting themselves as officials who are ready to take seriously the substance of problem solving, but whose sole focus is the pursuit and maintenance of power. Astonishingly, they are winning–at the cost of pushing the political system to the breaking point. Despite having billed itself as the "party of ideas," the Republican Party has walked away from the hard but necessary work of policymaking. It is disdainful of expertise and hostile toward evidence and arithmetic. It is tethered to few, if any, meaningful policy preferences. It does not know, and does not care, about how competing proposals should be crafted, scrutinized, or implemented. This policy nihilism dominated the party's posture throughout Barack Obama's presidency, which in turn opened the door to Donald Trump -- who would cement the GOP's post-policy status in ways that were difficult to even imagine a few years earlier. The implications of this approach to governance are all-encompassing. Voters routinely elect Republicans such as Mitch McConnell and Mike Pence to powerful offices, expecting GOP policymakers to have the technocratic wherewithal to identify problems, weigh alternative solutions, forge coalitions, accept compromises, and apply some level of governmental competence, if not expertise. The party has consistently proven those hopes misguided. The result is an untenable political model that's undermining the American policymaking process and failing to serve the public's interests. The vital challenge facing the civil polity is coming to terms with the party's collapse as a governing entity and considering what the party can do to find its policymaking footing anew. The Impostors serves as a devastating indictment of the GOP's breakdown, identifying the culprits, the crisis, and its effects, while challenging Republicans with an imperative question: Are they ready to change direction? As Benen writes, "A great deal is riding on their answer."
Category: Political Science

The Three Impostors

Author : Arthur Machen
ISBN : 9780486166728
Genre : Fiction
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A bustling suburb appears normal and cheerful, but nothing is really as it seems. For in this world of impostors, conspiracies combine with dark forces to veil a once-ordinary community in a cloud of mystery.
Category: Fiction


Author : Scott Westerfeld
ISBN : 9781338151534
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Deception. Risk. Betrayal. Redemption. Master storyteller Scott Westerfeld is at the top of his game, and back to his most famous realm.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Islamic Impostors

Author : Poray Sr Casimier
ISBN : 9781594674846
Genre : Religion
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From the obscure beginnings of a 1930s ghetto in Detroit to international acclaim, Black Muslims have evoked fright, mystery, and hostility. The Nation of Islam received little attention from the black Christian church, despite its blatantly blasphemous teachings. In weekly radio broadcasts, Elijah Muhammad taught that his doctrine was superior to the Bible and Quran, his mentor was the Messiah/God spoken of in Scripture, and Jesus died in front of a Jewish storefront and remains buried in Jerusalem. From the early 1980s, Louis Farrakhan has taught Elijahs doctrine with one major difference: he stands in the pulpits of Christian churches, mesmerizing the biblically illiterate! Islamic Impostors carefully details the irreconcilable differences between Christians, Black Muslims, and Islam, while providing a biblical critique to aid the Christian church.
Category: Religion


Author : Sarah Burton
ISBN : UOM:39015048520996
Genre : Deception
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Category: Deception

Renaissance Impostors And Proofs Of Identity

Author : Miriam Eliav-Feldon
ISBN : 9780230547063
Genre : History
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Early Modern Europe was teeming with impostors. Identity theft (as in the case of Martin Guerre) was only one form of misrepresentation: royal pretenders, envoys from imaginary lands, religious dissimulators, cross-dressers, false Gypsies - all these were causing deep anxiety, which led authorities to invent increasingly sophisticated means for unmasking deception. From theories about racial characteristics, through branding or distinctive garments, down to permits and passports - such were the weapons in the struggle to attain reliable verification of every person's identity.
Category: History

Famous Impostors

Author : Bram Stoker
ISBN : 9783752431438
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: Famous Impostors by Bram Stoker
Category: Fiction

Human Resources Impostors

Author : George N. Koch
ISBN : 9780595126590
Genre : Business & Economics
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Over 90% of today's human resources departments are not meeting the basic professional standards and accepted business practices. Why? Because the majority of today's HR professionals do not have the proper background, training and experience to direct and manage a professional human resources program. Before you say, "Not in my organization," take the simple human resources job performance and effectiveness test as provided in Part I of this book. After helping you identify and define your shortcomings, Part II of this book will provide you with a series of documented programs and procedures to show you how to build a structured and successful human resources program. The end product of this process will show you how to restore accountability, productivity, teamwork, and professionalism back into your organization. It's time to eliminate the passive and outdated human resources management programs and philosophies and replace them with a proactive, interactive and creative program. It's time to discover what a powerful and positive impact the programs outlined in this book will have on your organization.
Category: Business & Economics

Impostors In The Temple

Author : Martin Anderson
ISBN : UCSC:32106013036972
Genre : Education
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Impostors in the Temple, a hard-hitting, eye-opening book about the intellectual and moral decay of American universities and colleges, has been updated and expanded in this new paperback edition from the Hoover Institution Press. Martin Anderson - a former White House policy adviser to Presidents Nixon and Reagan and a member of the academic world for more than three decades - takes U.S. academics to task in this powerful book, which has been hailed for its scope and clarity. Topics include the corrupt practices now rampant in our universities: how professors have abandoned the classroom, turning over much of their teaching responsibilities to unqualified students, and how intellectual standards, in both grading and research, have sunk to new lows. Anderson offers a bold blueprint for restoring the intellectual integrity of American universities, one that would allow them to achieve the greatness they are capable of. He concludes on an optimistic note, pointing out that many of our elite universities have recognized the seriousness of the intellectual declines that took place during the 1970s and 1980s and are beginning, quietly and slowly, to clean their academic houses.
Category: Education

Famous Imposters Pretenders Hoaxes Including Queen Elizabeth And Many More Revealed By Bram Stoker

Author : Bram Stoker
ISBN : 9788074849367
Genre : True Crime
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This carefully crafted ebook: “Famous Imposters (Pretenders & Hoaxes including Queen Elizabeth and many more revealed by Bram Stoker)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Famous Impostors is the fourth and final book of nonfiction by Bram Stoker, published in 1910. It is a book that deals with exposing various impostors and hoaxes. Table of Contents : Preface Pretenders Perkin Warbeck The Hidden King “Stefan Mali” The False Czar The False Dauphins Princess Olive Practitioners of Magic: Paracelsus Cagliostro Mesmer The Wandering Jew John Law Witchcraft and Clairvoyance: The Period Doctor Dee La Voisin Sir Edward Kelley Mother Damnable Matthew Hopkins Arthur Orton Women as men: The Motive for Disguise Hannah Snell. La Maupin. Mary East Hoaxes, Etc.: Two London Hoaxes The Cat Hoax The Military Review The Toll-Gate The Marriage Hoax Buried Treasure Dean Swift’s Hoax Hoaxed Burglars Bogus Sausages The Moon Hoax The Chevalier D’eon The Bisley Boy Prolegomenon The Queen’s Secret Bisley The Tradition The Difficulty of Proof The Time and the Opportunity The Identity of Elizabeth The Solution Index Abraham "Bram" Stoker ( 1847 – 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
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The Great Impostors

Author : Gerald Sparrow
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044126220
Genre : Impostors and imposture
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Category: Impostors and imposture


Author : Christopher L. Miller
ISBN : 9780226591001
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Writing a new page in the surprisingly long history of literary deceit, Impostors examines a series of literary hoaxes, deceptions that involved flagrant acts of cultural appropriation. This book looks at authors who posed as people they were not, in order to claim a different ethnic, class, or other identity. These writers were, in other words, literary usurpers and appropriators who trafficked in what Christopher L. Miller terms the “intercultural hoax.” In the United States, such hoaxes are familiar. Forrest Carter’s The Education of Little Tree and JT LeRoy’s Sarah are two infamous examples. Miller’s contribution is to study hoaxes beyond our borders, employing a comparative framework and bringing French and African identity hoaxes into dialogue with some of their better-known American counterparts. In France, multiculturalism is generally eschewed in favor of universalism, and there should thus be no identities (in the American sense) to steal. However, as Miller demonstrates, this too is a ruse: French universalism can only go so far and do so much. There is plenty of otherness to appropriate. This French and Francophone tradition of imposture has never received the study it deserves. Taking a novel approach to this understudied tradition, Impostors examines hoaxes in both countries, finding similar practices of deception and questions of harm.
Category: Literary Criticism