Illusions of Evil

Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481440047
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nancy has come to Riverfront amusement park at the invitation of famed illusionist Adriana Polidori. Having inherited the park after her uncle’s tragic death, Adriana has found herself on a rollercoaster ride of terror. For Riverfront has suddenly been transformed into a world of delusion, deception, and potential disaster! The danger begins with the sabotage of Adriana’s magic act and quickly spreads throughout the complex. Squeals of joy turn to shrieks of fear as the park’s rides spin out of control. To rescue Riverfront, Nancy knows she’ll have to work some magic of her own. A dirty trickster is on the loose, bent on making Adriana disappear…permanently!

Dangerous Illusions Code of Honor Book 1

Author: Irene Hannon
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1493411012
Format: PDF, Docs
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Trish Bailey is on overload trying to deal with a demanding job, an ailing mother, and a healing heart. When a series of unsettling memory lapses leads to a tragic death--and puts Trish under police scrutiny--her world is once again thrown into turmoil. Detective Colin Flynn isn't certain what to think of the facts he uncovers during his investigation. Did Trish simply make a terrible mistake or is there more to the case than meets the eye? As he searches for answers, disturbing information begins to emerge--and if the forces at work are as evil as he suspects, the situation isn't just dangerous . . . it's deadly. Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon captures readers with a mind-bending story that will have them doubling back to retrace their steps--and figure out what they missed!

Phantom Evil

Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459225600
Format: PDF, ePub
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A secret government unit, a group of renegade paranormal investigators…and a murder no one else can crack Though haunted by the recent deaths of two teammates, Jackson Crow knows that the living commit the most heinous crimes. A police officer utilizing her paranormal intuition, Angela Hawkins already has her hands full of mystery and bloodshed. But one assignment calls to them too strongly to resist. In a historic mansion in New Orleans's French Quarter, a senator's wife falls to her death. Most think she jumped; some say she was pushed. And yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits inhabiting the house—once the site of a serial killer's grisly work. In this seemingly unsolvable case, only one thing is certain: whether supernatural or all too human, crimes of passion will cast Jackson and Angela into danger of losing their lives…and their immortal souls.

Evil Arabs in American Popular Film

Author: Tim Jon Semmerling
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292795734
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The "evil" Arab has become a stock character in American popular films, playing the villain opposite American "good guys" who fight for "the American way." It's not surprising that this stereotype has entered American popular culture, given the real-world conflicts between the United States and Middle Eastern countries, particularly since the oil embargo of the 1970s and continuing through the Iranian hostage crisis, the first and second Gulf Wars, and the ongoing struggle against al-Qaeda. But when one compares the "evil" Arab of popular culture to real Arab people, the stereotype falls apart. In this thought-provoking book, Tim Jon Semmerling further dismantles the "evil" Arab stereotype by showing how American cultural fears, which stem from challenges to our national ideologies and myths, have driven us to create the "evil" Arab Other. Semmerling bases his argument on close readings of six films (The Exorcist, Rollover, Black Sunday, Three Kings, Rules of Engagement, and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut), as well as CNN's 9/11 documentary America Remembers. Looking at their narrative structures and visual tropes, he analyzes how the films portray Arabs as threatening to subvert American "truths" and mythic tales--and how the insecurity this engenders causes Americans to project evil character and intentions on Arab peoples, landscapes, and cultures. Semmerling also demonstrates how the "evil" Arab narrative has even crept into the documentary coverage of 9/11. Overall, Semmerling's probing analysis of America's Orientalist fears exposes how the "evil" Arab of American popular film is actually an illusion that reveals more about Americans than Arabs.

Das tr gerische Ged chtnis

Author: Julia Shaw
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446448926
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Wir sind die Summe unserer Erinnerungen. Stimmen diese aber auch? Haben prägende Ereignisse unserer Kindheit überhaupt so stattgefunden? Identität ist ein kunstvoll gewebter Teppich aus Erinnerungsfragmenten. Die Rechtspsychologin Julia Shaw erklärt, warum dem Gehirn dabei ständig Fehler unterlaufen. Und das Tappen in die Erinnerungsfalle hat Konsequenzen: Wir können uns auf unser Gedächtnis nicht verlassen. Auf der Grundlage neuester Erkenntnisse von Neurowissenschaft und Psychologie sowie ihrer eigenen bahnbrechenden Forschung zeigt Shaw, welchen Erinnerungen wir trauen können und welchen nicht. Ein verblüffender Einblick in die wahnwitzigen Mechanismen des menschlichen Gehirns.

Flames n roses

Author: Kiersten White
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783785572382
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hi, ich bin Evie und eigentlich total normal. Dachte ich zumindest immer. Also, mit Ausnahme von meiner besten Freundin, die eine Meerjungfrau ist, und von meinem Exfreund - einer Fee. Und abgesehen davon, dass ich die einzige Person auf der Welt bin, die die Tarnung von paranormalen Wesen durchschauen kann. Deswegen arbeite ich für die Internationale Behörde zur Kontrolle Paranormaler. So viel zum Thema normal. Und dann ist Lend auf der Bildfläche erschienen. Lend ist supersüß, kann gut zuhören und ist - ein Gestaltwandler. Und weil er in unsere Zentrale eingebrochen ist, steht nun meine ganze Welt auf dem Kopf und es ist die Rede von einer dunklen Prophezeiung, die leider bis ins Detail auf mich zutrifft. Nee, böse bin ich nicht, das muss eine Verwechslung sein. Ich muss dem Ganzen auf den Grund gehen, denn ich will endlich wissen, wer ich wirklich bin, und: Ich will Lend nicht verlieren!

The Illusions of Egalitarianism

Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801473395
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In this systematic and scathing attack on the dominant contemporary version of liberalism, John Kekes challenges political assumptions shared by the majority of people in Western societies. Egalitarianism, as it's widely known, holds that a government ought to treat all citizens with equal consideration. Kekes charges that belief in egalitarianism rests on illusions that prevent people from facing unpleasant truths.Kekes, a major voice in modern political thought, argues that differences among human beings in the areas of morality, reasonability, legality, and citizenship are too important for governance to ignore. In a rigorous criticism of prominent egalitarian thinkers, including Dworkin, Nagel, Nussbaum, Rawls, Raz, and Singer, Kekes charges that their views present a serious threat to both morality and reason. For Kekes, certain "inegalitarian truths" are obvious: people should get what they deserve, those who are good and those who are evil should not be treated as if they had the same moral worth, people should not be denied what they have earned in order to benefit those who have not earned it, and individuals should be held responsible for their actions. His provocative book will compel many readers to question their faith in liberalism.