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Rumors

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Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling novel, the second in the New York Times bestselling series from author Anna Godbersen. As old friends become rivals, Manhattan’s most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past. In this delicious sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Luxe, nothing is more dangerous than a scandal...or more precious than a secret. True love. False friends. Scandalous gossip. This is Manhattan, 1899. After bidding good-bye to New York’s brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise. All eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family’s only hope for redemption; New York’s most notorious cad, Henry Schoonmaker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind—including Henry; even Elizabeth’s scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency. “Mystery, romance, jealousy, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldn’t put The Luxe down!” —Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series.

The Rumor

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The Rumor - Lesley Kara Summary

“Keeps you guessing until the final page.”—Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train “A rollercoaster ride to the very last sentence.”—Fiona Barton, author of The Widow “Everyone will be talking about The Rumor.”—Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door When a single mother hears a shocking rumor outside her son’s school, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another . . . and now there’s no going back. Rumor has it that a notorious killer, who committed a brutal crime as a child, has been living a new life under an assumed identity in Joanna’s seaside town. So who is the criminal hidden in their midst? Suspicion falls on everyone. As Joanna becomes obsessed with the case, her curiosity will expose her son and his father to the supposedly reformed murderer—who may be ready to kill again. She will learn how dangerous one rumor can become . . . and just how far she must go to protect those she loves. She is going to regret the day she ever said a word. Praise for The Rumor “A brilliant premise with a killer twist. The Rumor depicts the prejudices and secrets that simmer in a small seaside town to devastating effect.”—Colette McBeth, author of An Act of Silence “This mystery has an unusual and resonant theme—how a single rumor can morph into a completely unmanageable, deadly force. . . . [There’s] psychological acuity throughout and [an] astonishing ending.”—Booklist.

The Luxe

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The Luxe - Anna Godbersen Summary

The Luxe is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Luxe series by Anna Godbersen. In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent. Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hook-ups. This is Manhattan, 1899. Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone—from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker to the spiteful maid Lina Broud—threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future. With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear... “Mystery, romance, jealous, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldn’t put The Luxe down!” —Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series.

Rumors and Rumor Control

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Rumors and Rumor Control - Allan J. Kimmel Summary

This book offers a thorough examination of rumors and proposes strategies for organizations to use in combatting rumors that occur both internally and externally. Author Allan J. Kimmel explores the rumor phenomenon and distinguishes it as a distinct form of communication. He looks at psychological and social processes underlying rumor transmission to understand the circumstances under which people invent and circulate rumors. In addition, he examines how rumors are spread--both interpersonally and through mediated processes--and offers strategies for organizations to respond to rumors when they surface and methods for preventing their occurrence. Numerous examples are provided of actual rumor cases for which managers either successfully or unsuccessfully coped, including such companies as Procter & Gamble, McDonald's, Snapple, Pepsi-Cola, and Gerber. Intended to serve as a comprehensive compendium of strategies, this book was written with two objectives in mind. The first is to shed light on the often perplexing phenomenon of rumor by integrating disparate approaches from the behavioral sciences, marketing, and communication fields. The second is to offer a blueprint for going about the formidable tasks of attempting to prevent and neutralize rumors in business contexts. With these dual goals in mind--one theoretical, the other applied--this book will be of equal interest to both academics and managers in a wide range of professional contexts. In addition, it will guide organizational and marketing managers in their efforts to combat the potentially destructive consequences of rumors..

Runway Rumors

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Runway Rumors - MéLisa Lomelino,Ryun Hovind Summary

Social media stars, GEM Sisters, are invited to model in a huge fashion contest. But someone is up to no good. Are the models safe? Will the runway show be cancelled? Soon, everyone is blaming Mercedes! Giselle and Evangeline don’t know what to think. Mercedes wants to win, but she would never cheat . . . or would she? Can the Sister Detectives prove that Mercedes is innocent? Or, are the rumors true and she’s guilty? Read the fun mystery to find out!.

Stuck

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Stuck - Heidi J. Larson Summary

Vaccine reluctance and refusal are no longer limited to the margins of society. Debates around vaccines' necessity -- along with quesitons around their side effects -- have gone mainstream, blending with geopolitical conflicts, political campaigns, celebrity causes, and "natural" lifestyles to win a growing number of hearts and minds. Today's anti-vaccine positions find audiences where they've never existed previously. Stuck examines how the issues surrounding vaccine hesitancy are, more than anything, about people feeling left out of the conversation. A new dialogue is long overdue, one that addresses the many types of vaccine hesitancy and the social factors that perpetuate them. To do this, Stuck provides a clear-eyed examination of the social vectors that transmit vaccine rumors, their manifestations around the globe, and how these individual threads are all connected..

Rumors

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Rumors - Jean-Noel Kapferer Summary

Rumors may be the oldest medium of mass communication of information or ideas. Even before there were newspapers, radio, or television, rumors communicated by word-of-mouth made and shattered reputations, and set off riots and wars. Yet contrary to predictions, rumors continue to thrive, in spite of and parallel to mass media. What accounts for the puzzling persistence and continuing significance of this little-studied social phenomenon? Jean-No;el Kapferer examines the theory and practice of rumors, focusing on specific areas such as entertainment, criminal behavior, business and finance, and politics. He describes the kinds of conditions that give birth to rumors, why we believe them, and the hidden messages they convey. Kapferer points out that rumors frequently serve useful social purposes and present rich examples. He speculates about how rumors can be controlled, changed, and prevented. Drawing upon contributions of disciplines ranging from psychology to history, and integrating the insights of Europeans with the latest work of American researchers, this is the most comprehensive examination of rumors, gossip, and urban legends yet published. Translated into nine languages, this edition was updated with advances in theory and research since the book's original French publication in 1987. Its brisk, accessible style makes the book of interest to psychologists, economists, political scientists, sociologists, and folklore analysts, as well as the general reader who is curious about the origins of this fascinating social phenomenon..

Narrative Landmines

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Narrative Landmines - Daniel Leonard Bernardi,Pauline Hope Cheong,Chris Lundry,Scott W. Ruston Summary

Islamic extremism is the dominant security concern of many contemporary governments, spanning the industrialized West to the developing world. Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies. Its concern is to foster a more sophisticated understanding of how oral and digital cultures work alongside economic, diplomatic, and cultural factors that influence the struggles between states and non-state actors in the proverbial battle of hearts and minds. Beyond face-to-face communication, the authors also address the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. As narrative forms, rumors are suitable to a wide range of political expression, from citizens, insurgents, and governments alike, and in places as distinct as Singapore, Iraq, and Indonesia—the case studies presented for analysis. The authors make a compelling argument for understanding rumors in these contexts as “narrative IEDs,” low-cost, low-tech weapons that can successfully counter such elaborate and expansive government initiatives as outreach campaigns or strategic communication efforts. While not exactly the same as the advanced technological systems or Improvised Explosive Devices to which they are metaphorically related, narrative IEDs nevertheless operate as weapons that can aid the extremist cause..

Rumors, Race and Riots

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Rumors, Race and Riots - Terry Ann Knopf Summary

Are race-related rumors rooted in the personality traits of the individual? Are they a kind of "improvised news" for a community? Do they come and go at random or form definite, recognizable patterns? What role do the news media play in spreading rumors? These and other questions are treated in this classic study, now available in paperback with a new introduction by the author, of how and why rumors emerge in connection with racial disorders. Included is an examination and critique of the three major models of rumor formation: the psychological approach, emphasizing the emotional needs and drives of the individual; the functional approach, which views rumors as a form of "improvised news"; and the conspiratorial approach, which sees rumors as deliberately planted and not spontaneous. The author's "process model" of rumor formation is based on the premise that rumors cannot "cause" violence and that violence cannot "cause" rumors. Both are viewed as parts of the same process. Rumors are seen as just one of a series of determinants, each of which increases the likelihood of a collective outburst. Among the determinants examined are: conditions of stress; a rigid social structure supported by a racist ideology; and a hostile belief system (or negative set of generalized perceptions) held separately by different groups. Race-related rumors are functionally tied to the latter point and crystallize, confirm, and intensify these beliefs by linking them to actual events. Hundreds of pertinent rumors are documented from local newspapers and investigative accounts. An exhaustive, systematic inquiry is made into the series of disorders that occurred between 1967 and 1970. The role played by rumors during these disturbing times is examined and compared to earlier periods of unrest. Implications for public policy are explored along with a hard look at rumor-control centers. The influence of the police and other public officials as well as the news media are.

RUMORS THAT RUINED A LADY

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RUMORS THAT RUINED A LADY - Marguerite Kaye,Makiko Harada Summary

The year is 1830 and Caroline, the daughter of a British aristocrat, can no longer bear the violence of the man her father decided she would marry. She impulsively gets her hands on a powerful drug, and as her consciousness fades away, she realizes she is being held by gentle arms. Could it be her secret love, Sebastian Conway? She and the aloof Sebastian keep meeting and parting... It’s a love that makes Caroline want to cry. Must they be forever kept apart by circumstance?.

Transformers '84: Legends & Rumors 100-Page Giant

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Transformers '84: Legends & Rumors 100-Page Giant - Bill Mantlo,Ralph Macchio,Steve Parkhouse,Simon Furman Summary

Some events in history are so incredible, that they’ve gone down in legend—epic tales of epic heroes and villains. Others remain shrouded in mystery, only surfacing as snippets of the real story. TRANSFORMERS ’84: LEGENDS & RUMORS is the perfect companion book to the SECRETS & LIES mini-series. Representing the classic stories that inspired the series: “The Transformers” (TRANSFORMERS #1), “Man of Iron” (TRANSFORMERS UK #9-12), and the TRANSFORMERS ’84 #0 one-shot!.

Rumors of Peace

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Rumors of Peace - Ella Leffland Summary

To ten-year-old Suse Hansen, the fighting in Europe seems far away from the blue skies and quiet streets of her Bay Area home in Mendoza, California—despite newspaper war photographs and the tense radio broadcasts. But Pearl Harbor changes everything. Caught up in the fear and uncertainty of air raid drills, draft calls, and the mysterious departure of her Japanese and Italian neighbors, Suse becomes obsessed with the war. As Mendoza and the rest of America adjust to their new lives, Suse, too, will face challenges of her own as she begins to navigate the uncharted terrain of adolescence. Over the next four years she will confront the complexities of life—the demands of school, evolving friendships, brothers and sisters leaving home, the disturbing thrill of sexual awakening—while trying to understand who she is and what the future may hold for a world consumed by the horror of war. A rediscovered classic, Rumors of Peace is an extraordinary coming-of-age story chronicling the loss of American innocence through the voice of one remarkable young girl..

Rumors at School

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Rumors at School - Dennis M. Doyle,Patrick Doyle Summary

After he starts telling lies, eleven-year-old Patrick loses the trust of everyone around him and finds that no one will believe him about a serious accident at school..

The Global Grapevine

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The Global Grapevine - Gary Alan Fine,Bill Ellis Summary

Far from mere idle tales, rumors are a valuable window into our anxieties and fears. Rumors let us talk as a community about some very inflammatory issues--issues that may be embarrassing or disturbing to discuss-allowing us to act as if we are talking about real events, not personal beliefs. We can air our hidden fears and desires without claiming these attitudes as our own. In The Global Grapevine, two leading authorities on rumor, folklore, and urban legend--Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis--shed light on what contemporary rumors can tell us about the fears and pressures of globalization. In particular, they examine four major themes that emerge over and over again: rumors about terrorism, about immigration, about international trade, and about tourism. The authors analyze how various rumors underscore American reactions to perceived global threats, show how we interpret our changing world, and highlight fears, fantasies, and cherished beliefs about our place in the world. Along the way the book examines a wide variety of rumors-that the Israelis were behind 9-11, the President knew of the attack in advance, tourists wake up in foreign countries with their kidneys stolen, foreign workers urinate in vats of beer destined to be shipped to America. These rumors, the authors argue, reflect our anxieties and fears about contact with foreign cultures-whether we believe foreign competition to be poisoning the domestic economy or that foreign immigration to be eroding American values. Rumors are the visible tip of a vast iceberg of hidden anxieties. Illuminating the most widely circulated rumors in America in recent years, The Global Grapevine offers an invaluable portrait of what these tales reveal about contemporary society..

Rumors of God Participant's Guide

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Rumors of God Participant's Guide - Darren Whitehead,Jon Tyson Summary

What if the rumors are true? Rumors of God DVD-Based Study is a call to Christians seeking a vision of the life God is calling them to, one that transcends the shallowness of our culture. This DVD-based small group study will challenge group members to reject what is plausible and to cry out for God to bring what is possible in their lives and in the church. Authors Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson share compelling stories about the work and activity of God today. Packed with fresh cultural observations and illuminating Scriptural insights, Rumors of God DVD-Based Study will ignite a passion in your heart to see your faith come to life. Participant Guide includes: Six sessions of small group interactive study Thought-provoking daily readings for each session Deep study of Scripture to help you discover God’s truth and work around you “One thing is for certain, these guys love the Church, and the Christ who fashions it together through lives reborn by the unique and ageless grace He exudes.” –Louie Giglio, Pastor, Passion City Church “With wisdom beyond their years, these next generation leaders shift our collective gazes from the Church’s blemishes to her beauty, from her prominent failures to her promising future. Both challenging and encouraging, Rumors of God will reintroduce you to a God worth talking about.” -Gabe Lyons, Author, The Next Christians, Founder, Q, Co-Author, UnChristian For use with the Rumors of God DVD-Based Study. 978-1-4016-7530-1.

Rumors of the Marvelous

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Rumors of the Marvelous - Peter Atkins Summary

RUMORS OF THE MARVELOUS is a brilliant collection of 14 short "ghost stories" by a contemporary master of the fantastic. Previously released as a limited edition hardcover in Great Britain and a finalist for The British Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction Collection, RUMORS OF THE MARVELOUS finally sees it's first release in a U.S. edition. With stories ranging from horror, hints of sci-fi, and fantasy to epic poetry, Peter Atkins delivers all in a style uniquely his own. Stories included in this collection: Stacy and Her Idiot Between the Cold Moon and the Earth King of Outer Space Doctor Arcadia Intricate Green Figurines The Cubist's Attorney Prisoners of the Inferno The Girl in the Blue Volcano The Show Must Go On The Mystery Aviatrix The Last of the Invisible Kings Dancing Like We're Dumb Frumpy Little Beat Girl.

Rumors Behind the Greek's Wedding

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Rumors Behind the Greek's Wedding - Pippa Roscoe Summary

The engagement was a lie. But their connection was all too true. She’d been hired to repair Loukis Liordis’s public reputation, not become involved in his private affairs. Yet spiraling rumors have Loukis demanding Célia play the role of his fiancée. To deny the Greek would be the end of her career, but to agree…? For years, Loukis focused on one goal. Now he has the gorgeous Célia to consider. She is tempting beyond reason, and perhaps just the woman he needs. They may have already indulged in their wedding night…but will they make it to the altar?.

What If . . . All the Rumors Were True

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What If . . . All the Rumors Were True - Liz Ruckdeschel,Sara James Summary

After a year at Hillsdale High, Haley thinks she knows what she’s in for as she starts her junior year. She knows what to expect from the it girls, the brains, the rockers, and the artists. She knows how to handle drunken disasters, shoplifting scandals, IM warfare, and out-of-control false rumors. But none of the lessons learned during her sophomore year can prepare her for this dilemma: what’s Haley supposed to do when everything they’re saying about her is true?.

Groundless

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Groundless - Gregory Evans Dowd Summary

They were all, by definition, groundless, but they were not all false, and they influenced the classic issues of historical inquiry: the formation of alliances, the making of revolutions, the expropriation of labor and resources, and the origins of war..

Rumors & Roughing

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Rumors & Roughing - Heather C. Myers Summary

Rumor has it NHL bad boy Alec Schumacher is a criminal... Madison Montgomery is a wreck. The same night her secret boyfriend of nearly two years, Newport Beach Seagulls right winder, Alec Schumacher, gets home from traveling, the copes show up to arrest him for rape. They won't reveal who the alleged victim is or give out any further details about the case, but they insist Alec come down to the station and give a statement. Worse, Alec refuses to let Madison come forward, even though she's his alibi because as a Gulls' Ice Girl, she is not allowed to fraternize with the players. If their relationship is discovered, she could lose her job and her scholarship to the University of California, Irvine. On top of all of that, Madison needs to prepare for her upcoming graduation, including who to live with. Her best friend and fellow Gulls Girl is moving in with her mystery boyfriend and Madison's parents insist Madison move back to Michigan. Alec hasn't asked her yet, and now that his team has advanced to the second round of the NHL playoffs, she doesn't want to cause him any more stress. Once Alec's involvement in this alleged rape is made public, Madison is forced into a position where she must choose between what's right and what Alec wants. If you don't like feisty heroines and dirty hockey players, on and off the ice, do not one-click this book!.