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Conning Harvard

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Author: Julie Zauzmer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN: 0762787430
Size: 47.66 MB
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Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Conning Harvard

by Julie Zauzmer, Conning Harvard Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Conning Harvard books, The inside story of the serial scammer who forged his way into the nation's most prestigious university.



Conning Harvard

Conning Harvard PDF
Author: Julie Zauzmer
Publisher: Lyons Press
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN: 9780762780020
Size: 33.94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Conning Harvard

by Julie Zauzmer, Conning Harvard Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Conning Harvard books, Conning Harvard tells the story of Adam Wheeler’s lie-filled path into Harvard, his compulsive conning of grant and scholarship boards after enrolling, and the eventual discovery of his fraudulent past.



Bunk

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Author: Kevin Young
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 1555979823
Size: 39.23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Bunk

by Kevin Young, Bunk Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bunk books, Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction “There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want. Unexpectedly essential.”—Marlon James Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young tours us through a rogue’s gallery of hoaxers, plagiarists, forgers, and fakers—from the humbug of P. T. Barnum and Edgar Allan Poe to the unrepentant bunk of JT LeRoy and Donald J. Trump. Bunk traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and What Is It?, an African American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution. Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans Grey Owl and Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. In this brilliant and timely work, Young asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of “truthiness” where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art.



Conning Harvard

Conning Harvard PDF
Author: Julie Zauzmer
Publisher: Lyons Press
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN: 9780762786763
Size: 77.75 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Conning Harvard

by Julie Zauzmer, Conning Harvard Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Conning Harvard books, In 2011 a 24-year-old man pled guilty to falsifying his application to Harvard University, bilking the world’s most prestigious university out of more than $45,000 in prizes and scholarships. Using forged SAT scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation, Adam Wheeler outsmarted Harvard's admissions office and then went even further. Once accepted into the Ivy League he kept lying, cheating, and succeeding, winning thousands of dollars in prizes and grants. But then he shot too far. During his senior year, Wheeler applied for Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships, a gamble that finally exposed his extensive tangle of lies. Alerted that he was under suspicion, Wheeler fled Harvard but did not stop. He successfully filed more fraudulent applications at top-tier schools across the country, until some vigilant admissions officers, Massachusetts police, and even his own parents forced him off his computer and into court. As reporters for The Harvard Crimson, Julie Zauzmer and Xi Yu covered the case from the moment the news of Wheeler’s indictment broke. In the course of their reporting, they interviewed dozens of friends, roommates, teachers, and advisors who knew Wheeler at the many phases of his suspect academic career. Their fascinating account reveals how one serial scammer took on the competitive world of the Ivy League—and almost won.



All In

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Author: Suzanne McCray
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Release: 2013-08
ISBN: 155728640X
Size: 53.25 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 157
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All In

by Suzanne McCray, All In Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download All In books, The world of national and international scholarships is more competitive than ever. Top students from across the county vie for a limited number of awards that provide the funding needed to participate in elite programs that can help launch the careers of those who receive the recognition. Scholarship foundation leaders have an insider’s view of the selection process, and experienced advisors prepare students to navigate applications and interviews. Both perspectives are represented here in this new collection emphasizing the importance of engaging a diverse group of students, institutions, and programs in the process as well as expanding the educational experience for students as they apply so that everyone benefits, no matter what the outcome.



Legendary Locals Of Ambler

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Author: Frank D. Quattrone
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1467101958
Size: 64.60 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Legendary Locals Of Ambler

by Frank D. Quattrone, Legendary Locals Of Ambler Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Legendary Locals Of Ambler books, One of the few towns in America named after a woman, Ambler derives its driving spirit of selflessness and community from the heroine of the Great Train Wreck of 1856. Mary Ambler, a humble Quaker mill owner who came to the aid of dozens of disaster victims, may have been the first of countless Ambler personalities who have devoted themselves to the greater good of the thriving little borough located just outside Philadelphia. Legendary Locals of Ambler celebrates the lives of the sung and unsung heroes--political and civil servants, businessmen and builders, restaurateurs and devotees of the arts, and founders of charitable institutions, such as Henry G. Keasbey and Richard V. Mattison, William E. Strasburg, George E. Saurman, "Bud" Wahl, Mattie Dixon, and Peggy Dolan--whose contributions have made a significant difference in the lives of so many.



Unacceptable

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Author: Melissa Korn
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN: 0593087739
Size: 47.19 MB
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Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Unacceptable

by Melissa Korn, Unacceptable Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Unacceptable books, FORBES TOP 10 HIGHER EDUCATION BOOKS OF 2020 An explosive true crime story of fraud, corruption, greed, celebrity, and justice in the cheating scandal that shattered the myth of meritocracy. The largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice broke on March 12, 2019, sending shock waves through American schools and families. In Unacceptable, veteran Wall Street Journal reporters Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz trace the wiretapped calls, covert payments, and blatant deceit that brought the feds to Beverly Hills mansions and Upper East Side apartments, their residents all linked by one man: college whisperer and ultimate hustler Rick Singer. The shocking tale at the heart of Unacceptable is how, over decades, the charismatic Singer easily exploited a system rigged against regular people. Exploring the status obsession that seduced entitled parents in search of an edge, Korn and Levitz detail a scheme that eventually entangled more than fifty conspirators—a catalog of wealth and privilege that included CEOs, lawyers, real-estate developers, financiers, and famous actresses, mingling in jail cells and courtrooms. Detailing Singer’s steady rise and dramatic fall, woven with stories of key players in the case, Unacceptable exposes the ugly underbelly of elite college admissions as a game with no rule book—paid-off proctors and storied college coaches turning a blind eye, helicopter parents and coddled teens spinning lies—opening loopholes and side doors into America’s most exclusive institutions.



Game On

Game On PDF
Author: Susan F. Paterno
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 1250622654
Size: 33.30 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Game On

by Susan F. Paterno, Game On Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Game On books, Director of the Chapman journalism program—and mother of four recent college grads—Susan F. Paterno leads you through the admissions process to help you and your family make the best decision possible. How is it possible that Harvard is more affordable for most American families than their local state university? Or that up to half of eligible students receive no financial aid? Or that public universities are rejecting homegrown middle- and working-class applicants and instead enrolling wealthy out-of- state students? College admission has escalated into a high-stakes game of emotional and financial survival. How is the deck stacked against you? And what can you do about it? Susan F. Paterno, a veteran academic and journalist, answers these questions and more in Game On. Paterno helped her four very different kids navigate the application process to a wide range of colleges, paying for their four-year educations on a finite budget. She incisively decodes the college admission industry—the consultants, the tutors, the rankers, the branding companies hawking “advantage”—and arms you with the knowledge you need to make the system work for you. You’ll learn how to narrow your focus, analyze who gets in and why, and look for the right financial fit before considering anything else, including geography, reputation, and, especially, ranking. Among the tools and insights in Game On: · Why forty years of failed free-market policies have led to skyrocketing tuition and historic levels of student debt · Why applying to college has become a bewildering maze and how to find your way to a successful result · Why college costs are more terrifying than you think · How to read beyond the rack rate to negotiate the best financial package with the least debt · Why merit is a myth, but merit aid is essential · The difference between family debt and student debt and how to split it A playbook for the Hunger Games of higher education, Game On explains the anxiety, uncertainty, and chaos in college admission, explodes the myth of meritocracy, exposes the academy’s connection to America’s widening gap between rich and poor, and provides strategies to beat—and reform—a broken system.



The Conning Of America

The Conning of America PDF
Author: Patrick J. Quinn
Publisher: Rodopi
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9789042014756
Size: 56.48 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 261
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The Conning Of America

by Patrick J. Quinn, The Conning Of America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Conning Of America books, The Conning of America examines for the first time from a literary perspective the propaganda writings produced in the United States during the period of World War I. This American propaganda literature was written in two distinct stages: the first stage was written by the pro-War establishment based on the East Coast of the United States before American entry into the conflict. It attempted to vilify Germany and her Allies while at the same time showing England, France, and Russia as the victims of a well-planned organized German plan for world domination—beginning with the invasion of neutral Belgium. The literature urged the United States to prepare for a German invasion of America and to be wary of German-Americans, who most likely were spies in the employ of the Imperial German government. The second stage of propaganda literature occurred when America declared war on the Central Powers in April 1917.While still using the blood thirsty militaristic Hun as a symbol of German inherent evil, the propaganda literature began to portray the Americans as the saviors of European culture. American boys were being sent to Europe on a spiritual mission to purify decadent European culture, while at the same time their sacrifice would rejuvenate and sanctify American values in the fire of the conflict in order for America to take her proper place in the new post-war order.



Secretary S Report

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Author: Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1883
Publisher:
Release: 1923
ISBN:
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Secretary S Report

by Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1883, Secretary S Report Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Secretary S Report books,