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            The Doctor Who Fooled the World
             

            The Doctor Who Fooled the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Deer, Brian

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              1 Sep 20

            Award-winning investigative reporter Brian Deer reveals the shocking truth behind the rise of Andrew Wakefield ? the so-called father of the anti-vaccine movement. In February 1998, a then-unknown British doctor, Andrew Wakefield, published an explosive scientific paper in a top ...medical journal, The Lancet. Researching twelve developmentally challenged children, he claimed to have found evidence that MMR, the lifesaving three-in-one vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella, was causing a frightening 'new syndrome' of autism and bowel disease. As a result, a generation of young parents were terrified, and vaccination rates plummeted. In The Doctor Who Fooled the World, Brian Deer cuts to the heart of the most damaging medical conspiracy of our time. The only journalist to crack Wakefield's secrets, Deer explains how he gained legal access to patients' records, uncovering the truth about their histories and diagnoses, His landmark fifteen-year inquiry saw Wakefield struck from the medical register, his research retracted, and his claims about MMR dubbed 'an elaborate fraud'. In this riveting detective story, Deer lays bare the rigged research, secret business schemes, and financial and commercial conflicts of interest that lay behind Wakefield's original false claims - and the continuing smear campaigns that have aimed to keep the truth hidden. Now resurrected in the United States, Wakefield dominates a broader international anti-vaccine campaign, exporting his claims everywhere. Alarmingly, widespread outbreaks of measles have returned to threaten children's health. As before, the facts don't fit the story, but that hasn't got in the way of Wakefield's new campaign.
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            ISBN 9781925713688
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Nat Tate: An American Artist 1928-1960
             

            Nat Tate: An American Artist 1928-1960 (Paperback)

            By Boyd, William

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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            On January 8 1960, artist Nat Tate set out to burn his entire life's work. Four days later he jumped off a Staten Island ferry, killing himself. His body was never found. When William Boyd published his biography of Abstract Expressionist Nat Tate, tributes poured in from a whole... host of artists and critics in the New York art world. They toasted the troubled genius in a Manhattan launch party attended by David Bowie and Gore Vidal. But Nat Tate never existed. The book was a hoax. Will Boyd's biography of a fake artist is a brilliant probe into the politics of authenticity and reputation in the modern art scene. It is a playful and intelligent insight into the fascinating, often cryptic world of modern art.
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            ISBN 9780241988879
            Released AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sybil Exposed:The Extraordinary Story behind the Famous Multiple-Personality Case

            Sybil Exposed:The Extraordinary Story behind the Famous Multiple-Personality Case (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nathan, Debbie

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            The true story of the three women behind Sybil, the international bestseller and smash hit movie.

            ISBN 9781921844492
            Published AU 31 Oct 2011
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson's cancer con

            The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson's cancer con (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Donelly, Beau; Toscano, Nick

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            Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself from terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. She built a global business based upon her claims. There was just one problem: she'd never had cancer.

            ISBN 9781925322460
            Published AU 13 Nov 2017
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            You're Just Too Good to Be True: Penguin Special

            You're Just Too Good to Be True: Penguin Special (Paperback)

            By Stefanovic, Sofija

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            Sofija Stefanovic visits her eighty-year-old friend Bill and suspects he's being scammed over the internet - not for the first time. Compelled by Bill's devastating stories of online dating, heartbreak and bankruptcy, Sofija gets drawn into the underworld of romance scams. Her in...vestigations take her to victims, experts and ultimately to her computer, where she uses a dead relative's photo to set up her own senior's dating profile. In the hope of interviewing a scammer, Sofija wades into murky territory as her lies grow and her online relationships get personal. As she moves through this confusing world, Sofija finds herself confronted by questions about loneliness, love and greed. You're Just Too Good To Be True is a sometimes very funny and sometimes desperately poignant investigation into the dark underside of love in the digital age.
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            ISBN 9780143572121
            Published AU 11 Feb 2015
            Publisher Penguin
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            Veritas: A Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife
             

            Veritas: A Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sabar, Ariel

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              1 Sep 20

            From National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Ariel Sabar, the gripping true story of a sensational religious forgery and the scandal that engulfed Harvard. In 2012, Dr Karen King, a star professor at Harvard Divinity School, announced a blockbuster discovery at a schola...rly conference just steps from the Vatican- she had found an ancient fragment of papyrus in which Jesus calls Mary Magdalene 'my wife'. The tattered manuscript made international headlines. If early Christians believed Jesus was married, it would upend the 2,000-year history of the world's predominant faith, threatening not just the celibate, all-male priesthood but sacred teachings on marriage, sex, and women's leadership. Biblical scholars were in an uproar, but King had impeccable credentials as a world-renowned authority on female figures in the lost Christian texts from Egypt known as the Gnostic gospels. 'The Gospel of Jesus's Wife' - as she provocatively titled her discovery - was both a crowning career achievement and powerful proof for her arguments that Christianity from its start embraced alternative, and far more inclusive, voices. As debates over the manuscript's authenticity raged, award-winning journalist Ariel Sabar set out to investigate a baffling mystery- where did this tiny scrap of papyrus come from? His search for answers is an international detective story - leading from the factory districts of Berlin to the former headquarters of the East German Stasi, before winding up in rural Florida, where he discovered an internet pornographer with a prophetess wife, a fascination with the Pharaohs, and a tortured relationship with the Catholic Church. Veritas is a tale of fierce intellectual rivalries at the highest levels of academia, a piercing psychological portrait of a disillusioned college dropout whose life had reached a breaking point, and a tragedy about a brilliant scholar handed an ancient papyrus that appealed to her greatest hopes for Christianity - but forced a re
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            ISBN 9781922310194
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Denialism

            Denialism (Paperback)

            By Specter, Michael

            There is so much confusing and conflicting information about the world in which we live that the truth can be impossible to find. The rise of modern scepticism against `fake news' is to be celebrated, but this cultural shift has led to a world where opinion is as valuable as fact.... The existence of climate change; the safety behind eating genetically modified foods; and the effectiveness of herbal remedies over newly developed medicines are all hotly debated subjects and yet the science, rather than the rhetoric, is almost unanimous. Denialism brilliantly exposes the irrational pseudoscience and scare-mongering that increasingly get in the way of the truth and sensible decision-making. Specter demonstrates how key areas of modern life from basic health, to the environment and overall scientific progress are being dangerously misdirected and why facts must be put back to the heart of our judgements and belief.
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            ISBN 9780715653036
            Released AU 1 Aug 2018
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Guns Across the Border: How and Why the U.S. Government Smuggled Guns into Mexico: The Inside Story

            Guns Across the Border: How and Why the U.S. Government Smuggled Guns into Mexico: The Inside Story (Hardback)

            By Detty, Mike; Foreword by Attkisson, Sharyl; Introduction by Codrea, David

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            The true and shocking story of an undercover smuggling operation.

            ISBN 9781620875995
            Released AU 1 May 2013
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            By the Grace of Guile: The Role of Deception in Natural History and Human Affairs
             

            By the Grace of Guile: The Role of Deception in Natural History and Human Affairs (Hardback)

            By Rue, Loyal

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            This is an interdisciplinary work that reassesses the role and value of deception both in human society and in nature. It contrasts the human bias against deception with the natural world's evolutionary bias for it, and ultimately argues for the importance of deception in contemp...orary culture.
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            ISBN 9780195075083
            Released AU 31 Mar 1994
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Inauthentic Archaeologies: Public Uses and Abuses of the Past

            Inauthentic Archaeologies: Public Uses and Abuses of the Past (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Lovata, Troy R.

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            Archaeology has an impact on the public far beyond what any archaeologist would imagine. This book examines hoaxes, fanciful re-creations, artistic representations, commercial enterprises, and discredited replicas of the past. It helps understand how the past becomes social curre...ncy for both professional archaeologists and the public at large.
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            ISBN 9781598740110
            Released AU 15 Mar 2007
            Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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