The Impostors

The Impostors
Author: Steve Benen
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780063026506
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Release: 2020-06-16
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER The award-winning producer of The Rachel Maddow Show exposes the Republican Party as a gang of impostors, meticulously documenting how they have abandoned their duty to govern and are 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."

Impostors

Impostors
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781338151534
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Release: 2018-09-11
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deception. Risk. Betrayal. Redemption. Master storyteller Scott Westerfeld is at the top of his game, and back to his most famous realm. Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife. But only one of them is ever seen in public.Frey is Rafi's twin sister-and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must. When her father sends Frey in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her . . . .

Shatter City

Shatter City
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781407188294
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Release: 2019-09-05
Editor: Scholastic UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Return to the stunning world of IMPOSTORS in this new book by global bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi's double, and now she's taken on the role . . . without anyone else knowing. Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her. But with the world watching and a rebellion rising, Frey is forced into a detour. Suddenly she is stranded on her own in Paz, a city where many of the citizens attempt to regulate their emotions through an interface on their arms. Paz is an easy place to get lost . . . and also an easy place to lose yourself. As the city comes under a catastrophic attack, Frey must leave the shadows and enter the chaos of warfare - because there is no other way for her to find her missing sister and have her revenge against her murderous father.

Among the Impostors

Among the Impostors
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0689839081
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Release: 2002-10-01
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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...

Mirror s Edge Impostors Book 3

Mirror s Edge  Impostors  Book 3
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781338151619
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The danger rises and the deception grows in the heart-stopping third book in the New York Times bestselling Impostors series! Frey's return to the city of her birth isn't going to be an easy one. She and her love Col must surge on new faces and bodies in order to infiltrate Shreve by dropping from the sky and landing undetected. Frey's sister Rafi -- no longer a twin in features, but still a twin by birth -- is the wild card. Are the sisters on the same side . . . or are they playing to their own agendas? If their father is deposed from Shreve, who will take control? And what other forces may be waiting in the wings? Mirror's Edge is another brilliant blockbuster from one of the greatest speculative writers YA fiction has ever seen, set within the world of Uglies . . . and about to converge with Uglies in a spectacular way.

Among the Impostors

Among the Impostors
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780689848087
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Release: 2001-12-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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...

THE THREE IMPOSTORS Dark Fantasy Classic

THE THREE IMPOSTORS  Dark Fantasy Classic
Author: Arthur Machen
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9788075833808
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Release: 2017-06-21
Editor: Musaicum Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Three Impostors is an episodic novel incorporating several weird stories, including "The Novel of the White Powder" and "The Novel of the Black Seal", and culminates in a final denouement of deadly horror, connected with a secret society devoted to debauched pagan rites. The three impostors of the title are members of this society who weave a web of deception in the streets of London—relating the aforementioned weird tales in the process—as they search for a missing Roman coin commemorating an infamous orgy by the Emperor Tiberius and close in on their prey: "the young man with spectacles". Also included are: "The Novel of the Black Seal" — A precursor of H. P. Lovecraft in its subject matter—the protagonist gradually uncovers the secrets of a hidden pre- and non-human race hiding in the Welsh hills, and the true nature of a hybrid, idiot child fathered by one of them. "The Novel of the White Powder" — A man's behavior takes a strange turn after he starts taking a new prescription. His sister doesn't know if this is a good thing or a bad one. Contents: Adventure of the Gold Tiberius. The Encounter of the Pavement. Novel of the Dark Valley. Adventure of the Missing Brother. Novel of the Black Seal. Incident of the Private Bar. The Decorative Imagination. Novel of the Iron Maid. The Recluse of Bayswater. Novel of the White Powder. Strange Occurrence in Clerkenwell. History of the Young Man with Spectacles Adventure of the Deserted Residence. Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction.

Impostors

Impostors
Author: Christopher L. Miller
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780226591148
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Release: 2018-12-10
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Famous Impostors

Famous Impostors
Author: Bram Stoker
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9781776672271
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Release: 2016-10-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Delve into the gritty details of some of history's most infamous hoaxes in this fascinating volume of true crime from Dracula author Bram Stoker. Making his way from cross-dressers to magicians, Stoker concludes with the intriguing mystery of the Bisley Boy, a conspiracy theory alleging that Queen Elizabeth I actually died at the age of 10 and was replaced on the throne by a young boy who bore a remarkable resemblance to the queen.

The Impostors

The Impostors
Author: Thomas Simpson
Pages: 348
ISBN: 1983774774
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Release: 2018-01-11
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The imposters takes an unconventional look at white, middle class, American marriage. Park is a big game hunter in Botswana. When not hunting he lives in a center hall colon ial in a posh Boston suburb with Vera and their three children. When it's time to go to work he flies off to The Dark Continent and helps well-heeled fat-cats slaughter large starry-eyed mammals. While back at home Vera is slowly falling apart." -- from back cover.

Uglies Cutters Graphic Novel

Uglies  Cutters  Graphic Novel
Author: Scott Westerfeld,Devin Grayson
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780345535306
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Release: 2012-12-04
Editor: Ballantine Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experience the riveting, dystopian Uglies series seen as never before—through the eyes of Shay, Tally Youngblood’s closest and bravest friend, who refuses to take anything about society at face value. “From the moment we are born, we are considered threats in need of ‘special’ management. We are watched and shaped and exploited by a force most of us never see. . . . All to keep us safe. . . . Do you feel safe?! Or do you feel like you’re in a cage?”—Shay In Pretties, Tally Youngblood and her daring best friend, Shay, both underwent the operation that turned them from ordinary Uglies into stunning beauties. Now this thrilling new graphic novel reveals Shay’s perspective on living in New Pretty Town . . . and the way she sees it, there’s more to this so-called paradise than meets the eye. With the endless parties and custom-made clothes, life as a Pretty should be perfect. Yet Shay doesn’t feel quite right. She has little to no memory of her past; it’s as if something in her brain has inexplicably changed. When she reunites with Tally and the Crims—her rebellious group of friends from Uglyville—she begins to recall their last departure to the wild, and the headstrong leader she used to be. And as she remembers the truth about what doomed their escape, Shay decides to fight back—against the status quo, against the mysterious Special Circumstances, even against her own best friend.

The impostors by Richard Cumberland The wife of two husbands Ramah Droog by James Cobb The law of Lombardy Braganza by Robert Jephson

The impostors  by Richard Cumberland  The wife of two husbands  Ramah Droog  by James Cobb  The law of Lombardy  Braganza  by Robert Jephson
Author: Mrs. Inchbald
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433107879227
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Release: 1811
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Impostor

The Impostor
Author: Javier Cercas
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781524732820
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Release: 2018-08-28
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize For decades, Enric Marco was revered as a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, a crusader for justice, and a Holocaust survivor. But in May 2005, at the height of his renown, he was exposed as a fraud: Marco was never in a Nazi concentration camp. And perhaps the rest of his past was fabricated, too, a combination of his delusions of grandeur and his compulsive lying. In this hypnotic narrative, which combines fiction and nonfiction, detective story and war story, biography and autobiography, Javier Cercas sets out to unravel Marco’s enigma. With both profound compassion and lacerating honesty, Cercas probes one man’s gigantic lie to explore the deepest, most flawed parts of our humanity.

The Impostors

The Impostors
Author: Timothy Balding
Pages: 220
ISBN: 1935830627
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fiction. Contemporary British Fiction. Wealthy London banker Ronald Chapman is found dead--a suicide, apparently, though the police are still on the case. Janet, his beautiful widow and sole heir to their fortune, finally freed from her loveless marriage, turns to her beloved Shakespeare for solace: "After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well; nothing can touch him further." As she awaits the release of Ronald's body for burial, there are arrangements to be made and appearances to uphold. She has only one problem: Ronald's best friend, who is expected by family and friends to speak at the funeral...doesn't actually exist. Can the Extra! agency--specialists in the rental of fake hecklers, phony cuckolds, inexistent relatives, sham boyfriends, and counterfeit job candidates--help? Extra!'s boss, Mike Fielding, is ready for anything that's more or less within the law and might be approved by his alter ego, private-eye Philip Marlowe. The job falls on failed actor Will Power, who is buffeted between the dull reality of his own life and the exciting, romantic world of make-believe in this wicked comedy of deceit, treachery and love.

The impostors by Richard Cumberland The wife of two husbands Ramah Droog by James Cobb The law of Lombardy Braganza by Robert Jephson

The impostors  by Richard Cumberland  The wife of two husbands  Ramah Droog  by James Cobb  The law of Lombardy  Braganza  by Robert Jephson
Author: Mrs. Inchbald
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3139613
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Release: 1811
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Impostor s Guide to Among Us

The Impostor s Guide to Among Us
Author: Kevin Pettman
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1839350830
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Release: 2021-04
Editor: Mortimer Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this two-part, unofficial and independent guide to Among Us, you'll learn how to spot impostors... and how to fool the team when you are one! The first section gives you all the best techniques for spotting the impostors in your crew. Learn all about task checking, questioning, time management, teaming up, and loads of other excellent snooping skills. And then it's time for the sneaky stuff! The Impostor's Handbook section gives you all the tools you need to fool everyone and win the game. You'll read about crafting alibis, faking task work, and lying with confidence. Together, they make the only guide to Among Us you'll need - it's the perfect read for anyone who wants to survive in space (or destroy everyone!).

Under Their Skin

Under Their Skin
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781481417600
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Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix comes the first book in a “crisp, intriguing, and thought-provoking” (Booklist, starred review) new series about twins who are on a quest to discover the secrets being kept by their new family. Nick and Eryn’s mom is getting remarried, and the twelve-year-old twins are skeptical when she tells them their lives won’t change much. Well, yes, they will have to move. And they will have a new stepfather, stepbrother, and stepsister. But Mom tells them not to worry. They won’t ever have to meet their stepsiblings. This news puzzles Nick and Eryn, so the twins set out on a mission to find out who these kids are—and why they’re being kept hidden.

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women
Author: Valerie Young (Ed.D.)
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9780307452719
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Release: 2011
Editor: Currency
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Helps successful women feel truly confident so that they can reach new levels of greatness.

Dostoevsky

Dostoevsky
Author: Joseph Frank
Pages: 523
ISBN: 0691015872
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Release: 1995
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume, the fourth of five planned in Joseph Frank's widely acclaimed biography of Dostoevsky, covers the six most remarkably productive years in the novelist's entire career. It was in this short span of time that Dostoevsky produced three of his greatest novels--Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Devils--and two of his best novellas, The Gambler and The Eternal Husband. All these masterpieces were written in the midst of harrowing practical and economic circumstances, as Dostoevsky moved from place to place, frequently giving way to his passion for roulette. Having remarried and fled from Russia to escape importuning creditors and grasping dependents, he could not return for fear of being thrown into debtor's prison. He and his young bride, who twice made him a father, lived obscurely and penuriously in Switzerland, Germany, and Italy, as he toiled away at his writing, their only source of income. All the while, he worried that his recurrent epileptic attacks were impairing his literary capacities. His enforced exile intensified not only his love for his native land but also his abhorrence of the doctrines of Russian Nihilism--which he saw as an alien European importation infecting the Russian psyche. Two novels of this period were thus an attempt to conjure this looming spectre of moral-social disintegration, while The Idiot offered an image of Dostoevsky's conception of the Russian Christian ideal that he hoped would take its place.

Eta Carinae and the Supernova Impostors

Eta Carinae and the Supernova Impostors
Author: Kris Davidson,Roberta M. Humphreys
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781461422754
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Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.