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Letterbox by Paul Davies Book Summary:
At approximately 09.00hrs on the 15th June 1996, an unassuming white lorry was parked on Corporation Street in the city centre of Manchester, England; it contained over 3000 pounds of high explosive. At 11.15hrs the same day, Manchester witnessed the detonation of the largest device on the British mainland since the second World War ... The Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility for the attack. Based around actual events, LETTERBOX tells the story of Liam Connor, an ordinary boy brought up in Manchester by a seemingly ordinary family. He goes to the local school, loves football and has a best friend called Sean ... an ordinary life! Unbeknown to Liam, his father, Michael Connor, harbors a dark historic secret, following a life a lot less ordinary ... as a furtive, yet high ranking soldier within the IRA. As a result of extraordinary circumstances, Liam's innocent and carefree world is shattered when he is exposed to the truth about his family's heritage and then learns about the tragic death of his father at the hands of the SAS. Consumed with both hate and the need to seek retribution, Liam is taken to Ireland where he is intensively trained to become a highly skilled and efficient soldier within the Irish Republican Army ... He is 16 years old! Some years later, following the drug-induced death of his beloved sister, Liam is given the opportunity to exact his revenge on those he believed should truly be blamed for the tragedies in his life ... The British Government! Thus, on the 15th June 1996, it was Liam's responsibility to drive the bomb laden lorry into the unsuspecting city of Manchester and let the voice of the IRA be clearly heard ... And listened to!!
Telethons by Paul K. Longmore Book Summary:
"Marshaling two decades' worth of painstaking research, Paul Longmore's book provides the first cultural history of the telethon, charting its rise and profiling the key figures--philanthropists, politicians, celebrities, corporate sponsors, and recipients--involved"--
Murmur of the Lonely Brook by Debashis Dey Book Summary:
Set in the timeless rhythm of life in the hills near Tibet this is a moving tale of life, love and hardship with the sights, sounds and smells that make the people and their hopes, dreams and fears come alive. After marriage Nisha comes to a remote village in the mountainous Tibetan Border to lead a life among a nomadic clan who follow a simple lifestyle with customs and rituals overlapping Hinduism and Buddhism dating back to ancient times. Pravin is a private person by nature and is happy to marry Nisha, the girl of his choice. Nisha is liked by everyone. Nisha loves her husband Pravin but also enjoys the infatuation from his brother. She spends her days happily with a perpetually sad mother-in-law Parvati repenting on her past life sins, a short tempered father-in-law Shevak, a love-stricken sister-in-law Ria, a kid goat munching everything, a lamb with a baritone bleat and her husband's brother Diwakar lost in dreams. Everything goes well until Nisha's life is torn apart by a proposal, and assumed betrayal, by the one and only love of her life, her husband Pravin when he suggests common marriage, an ancient tradition still followed in this region in which both brothers share a single wife, Nisha. The family is supportive save Nisha who is horrified by the thought of sharing her love with someone for whom she has a brotherly affection. She cannot protest or disagree as it will make her an outcast and the family will throw her away. Her universe crumbles and she feels humiliated and tormented with the new turn of events. As ancient ways confront modern mores, Nisha will be torn between her values and age old customs in this brilliantly observed novel of ancestral folkways and contemporary families. Will Nisha compromise her values... or will she fight the age-old traditions?
How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict Book Summary:
How to Analyze People on Sight or How to Analyze People on Sight Through the Science of Human AnalysisThe Five Human Types is a 1921 book by Elsie Lincoln Benedict.What Newspapers Have Said About Elsie Benedict and Her Work "Over fifty thousand people heard Elsie Lincoln Benedict at the City Auditorium during her six weeks lecture engagement in Milwaukee."-Milwaukee Leader, April 2, 1921. "Elsie Lincoln Benedict has a brilliant record. She is like a fresh breath of Colorado ozone. Her ideas are as stimulating as the health-giving breezes of the Rockies."-New York Evening Mail, April 16, 1914. "Several hundred people were turned away from the Masonic Temple last night where Elsie Lincoln Benedict, famous human analyst, spoke on 'How to Analyze People on Sight.' Asked how she could draw and hold a crowd of
Returning to the Light by Paul Williamson Book Summary:
A gripping story of a father and son who have traveled together along the tragic road of addiction. Read about how the son's heroin habit affected his entire family. Learn how to deal with addiction in yourself and in a loved one. Be inspired by Divine intervention that served as guideposts along this treacherous journey. Become enlightened by the Eternal Truths of a faith in God that led to a most surprising outcome. Come, join Patrick as he makes his journey from darkness into the light.
Make Them Go Away by Mary Johnson Book Summary:
Cultural Writing. "Our wrists hurt from typing on our too flat keyboards.We put the TV on 'mute' when it gets to noisy in the bar, and follow the action with the captions. We duck into the `handicap stall' at the airport because it's big enough to accommodate us--and our rollbag and our computer bag. Still, we say, the disabled are ruining things for society. They want special keyboards at work to help them type. They want accessible restrooms everywhere. They want more captioning on television. They're always wanting special accommodations"--from MAKE THEM GO AWAY. "This book from long-time disability social issues reporter Mary Johnson is indispensable. It's the genuine article--Johnson was there"--Marta Russell.
Chartism by Richard Brown Book Summary:
The idea for this book predates not only my trilogy on colonial rebellion but my decision to produce the Reconsidering Chartism series. Its gestation began in 2003 with an off-hand comment by a student during a session on European influences on Chartism in the 1840s. She asked: 'what impact did Chartism have on the rest of the world?' I have spent the years since trying to find an answer and this has taken me in directions I could not have anticipated when it all began. Although much has been written about Chartism in Britain, though considerably less on Ireland, when I started work on this problem I quickly found that, apart from articles considering European influences on Chartism and on Chartism in Australia and a book on Chartists in the United States, this was not a question that had been the subject of serious consideration. The opening chapters address this issue. The first examines the internationalism of Chartism something that was evident from the beginnings of the movement. Chapter 2 looks at the relationship between Chartism and events in Canada during the 1830s that led to the rebellions in the Canadas in 1837 and 1838 and the ways in which Scottish Chartism, in particular, had an impact on the politics of the Clear Grits of the early 1850s. This is followed by a chapter that explores Chartism and the Australian colonies especially NSW and Victoria during the 1840s and 1850s when, what were previously penal colonies, made the transition from rule by governors to democratic constitutions in which the People's Charter played an influential part. Chapter 4 draws this discussion together by asking just how far Chartism was a 'global force' in the mid-nineteenth century. The remainder of the book brings together issues that have been a frequent feature throughout the series. The ways in which historians have regarded Chartism have, since Gammage first wrote about it, been matters of disagreement and is considered in Chapters 5 and 6. There was persistent tension in working-class political movements in the first half of the nineteenth century over the relationship between familial and political concerns as ideas of masculinity and femininity shifted. The precise extent of women's participation in movements of protest is difficult to quantify and there is little sign of any formal involvement in politics before radical political reform revived, in London and provincial cities and in the northern textile districts after 1815. Women were not only part of the crowd but from the Queen Caroline affair in 1820 through to the 1850s had a particular role in radical politics, the subject of Chapter 7.Many of those who have commented on Chartism have pointed to leadership, or rather lack of it, as one of the reasons why it ultimately failed. Chapter 8 considers the nature of Chartist leadership and suggests that the traditional view of its ineffectiveness reflects an O'Connor focussed view and fails to consider the importance of local leadership or recognise the different sorts of 'leader' within the movement. Chapter 9 is an extensive revision of a paper on Chartism and the State originally composed in 2003. Chartists had little political muscle and, despite their mass support, were powerless when faced by the coercive power of the local and national states. The final chapter looks at how Chartism has been remembered and memorialised. For radicals, monuments were often less about consensus and more about building permanent symbols of defiance and opposition.
The Lost Amulets by C. P. Lapena Book Summary:
If you are looking for something totally new, interesting, and awesome, The Lost Amulets is just the book you want to see. Ms. Lapena makes use of folklore from the Philippines, where she was born. She wants to introduce a whole new class of fantasy creatures to the world while sharing myths, legends, folktales, beliefs, and superstitions from the Philippines. The Lost Amulets is a fantasy adventure story about four teenagers who are recruited by Littlefolk to find their missing king and three amulets that will restore natural order to the parallel world Dapit-Adlaw where fantastic and mythical beings exist. They encounter these beings, both good and evil, and race against time to solve the riddles and find the amulets that will help to restore vital elements in Dapit-Adlaw. Their final mission is to release the God of the Hunt from a curse. As the children make many new friends and help defeat the followers of the evil Tasu Wey, they discover strength and build confidence, and the 16-year-old lead character, in particular, learns to accept that mythical beings and magic do exist. The Lost Amulets is the first book of the series The Amulets of Panagaea.
Are You an Indigo? by Dennis M. Waller Book Summary:
Are you an Indigo? Is a new age philosophy which helps in identifying what an Indigo truly is and how you are able to identify them. This book will help serve you to understand what being an Indigo means, in how it applies and affects you, your loved ones and how they just may be an Indigo themselves. Find and identify the difference between Group Thinkers and Free Thinkers. Learn how feelings play an important role and how to deal with them. Discover and find that perfect life, love, and success in business you want to have. So unleash the power within and overcome the fear to Discover Your Authentic Self.
Reflections from a Different Journey by Stanley Klein,John Kemp Book Summary:
Offers parents of children with disabilities inspiration and advice from those who've been there Reflections from a Different Journey presents 40 stories by successful adults who grew up with disabilities. They provide insights into what it is like to persevere in the face of community prejudices, and what it takes for families and children with disabilities to work together toward fulfillment. While there are many books for parents on raising a child with a disability, this is the first to help them learn from people with disabilities, and to help children face the unique challenges and rewards of growing up with a disability. Reflections from a Different Journey will also encourage and inspire older children and adults with disabilities, other family members, and education and health care professionals who serve these families.
The War of Independence by John Fiske Book Summary:
"The War of Independence" by John Fiske. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Telethons by Paul K. Longmore Book Summary:
"Marshaling two decades' worth of painstaking research, Paul Longmore's book provides the first cultural history of the telethon, charting its rise and profiling the key figures--philanthropists, politicians, celebrities, corporate sponsors, and recipients--involved"--
Destroyed by Aimee Shaye Book Summary:
Jade is a ten thousand year old vampire whose life was shattered by a curse from the Fates and a brother who took their words seriously. In an instant the lives of his friends and family were jeopardized and ruined. His twin brother, Corbin, took away the only girl that Jade ever loved, his fiancee Eliza. After her death, Jade turned away from humans and turned toward revenge. When Jade has a vision of the girl around the corner dying in the hands of his brother, he has only two choices: save her, or let her turn rogue and ruin the world forever. Will he save her or will he let the world burn?
Constructed by Martin Mosfeldt Book Summary:
Readers will feel they know someone just like the characters in this timely novel on social status and social media. Steen Sand, CEO of Stensure Networks, is the head honcho at an IT firm that's developed an Internet service to monitor, compute, and publish people's social status. His chief operating officer, Irene Lund, serves as his muse. He needs her to be part of his world, or he can't achieve anything of significance. But does she feel the same? Chief financial officer, Michael Jensen, is a hard-core pessimist who has learned the hard way not to speak up against the status quo, in spite of his natural inclination to do so. Jensen's a numbers guy. He relates to spreadsheets better than he does to people. Will this cost him in the end? Louise Hald, chief marketing officer, joined Stensure's management team after leaving her post as an assistant professor at a business school. She's beginning to wonder if she'll ever move past the "assistant" part in the eyes of her coworkers. What can she do to ensure she gets ahead? And then there's Sophie Bech. She's made the long trip back to Denmark from South Africa for her own private reasons, and everything looks different to her now. She wonders what her return will hold for her. Was it a mistake? Will her fresh set of eyes-and values-help or hinder the team? Reductionism-understanding complex things by reducing them to fundamental parts and interactions-comes up against social status, so subtle, intricate, and sought-after, in this intriguing modern-day novel. Will these characters-and their supporting players-make the changes they need to survive in today's world? Or will they succumb to the allure of using easy but underhanded methods to get ahead?
Lazaros' Notebook by Lazaros' Blank Books Book Summary:
Lazaros' Notebook offers 124 pages for pure note keeping. You can use this book in unlimited ways as long as you enjoy writing with pen (or pencil) and paper. In the book you can specify owner details. Enjoy another creation from Lazaros' Blank Books printed in cream paper.
Becoming Zara by Lillianna Blake,P. Seymour Book Summary:
FUN FACT: "Becoming Zara" is a standalone novella, but if you're following the character of Samantha Bradford as she crosses off the items of her bucket list (the Single Wide Female Series), this is the book that Samantha publishes to complete her bucket list item #18 (Publish a Book). Note: You can download #1 Learn Pole Dancing of that series for free. *** Hi, I'm Zara...warrior princess. I don't usually tell that last bit to strangers, but I say it in my head all the time. It's one of the many mantras that have helped me to get to where I am today. And believe me when I say that I've come a long way. Besides, if you're a woman and you happen to have ever struggled with issues of self-esteem, we're probably gonna be fast friends anyway, so I won't hold anything (much) back. Oh, and Zara wasn't the name I was born with-but you'll find out more about that in the book. I don't know about you, but my own struggle with my weight has held me back a bit in life. And my self-esteem took a real nose dive after my fiance dumped me-via text, no less. (I know, right? Jerk!...but I don't usually dwell on things in the past, so let's just move right along from that, shall we?) So, I'm still a work-in-progress for sure, but I'm really starting to figure it all out-how to be more of who I'm meant to be every day-including the bumps, the lumps, and my bruised ego along the way. Oh and I love my sisterhood (more about that later) - the women who join me in believing that we are all capable of being strong, amazing, warrior princesses-just the way we are right now."
Timeless Writings - 21 by Tatay Jobo Elizes Pub Book Summary:
CONTENTS . . . .1 Duterte's Honeymoon with China - Perry Diaz - 2 Duterte's brand of politics - Perry Diaz - 3 Duterte: Strongman With A Soft Spot - Perry Diaz - 4 Tensions Heat Up in the South China Sea - Perry Diaz - 5 Comparing Dr. Jose Rizal and Ninoy Aquino, Rodel Rodis - 6 Complaining to God Almighty - Larry Henares - 7 Stopping the Marcoses from Erasing their Crimes from History - Raissa Robles - 8 THE TRUE CONFESSION OF A BIR REVENUE EXAMINER - Emelino T. Maestro - 9 SALN - Just like all the tax returns, the SALNs must be auditied too - Emelino T. Maestro - 10 Procrastination: The Battle I May Never Gonna Win - Carlo Madrid - 11 Life Lessons We Sometimes Forget - Carlo Madrid - p12 A Mother's Prayer - Anonymous - 13 Thoughts and Words - By Fred P. Weiler - 14 Tips For Today, Timely Message - Paul K. Alexander - 15 Let's Think for a Minute - Bob Shirer - 16 Nit-Pickin' - Anonymous - 17 How to know you are growing older - Anonymous - 18 Stretch! - Anonymous - 19 Sound Off Properly - Anonymous - p20 The Editor Speaks - Anonymous - p21 Entrepreneurs Credo - Ralph Waldo Emerson - p22 If A Child . . . - The Christophers - p23 Don'ts for Summer Drivers - Anonymous - p24 Why I Publish and/or Reprint Books And Free Publishing - Tatay Jobo Elizes, Self-Publisher - pWritings are timeless and they act as mirrors of history. I publish writings as they remain relevant anytime. I have seen a lot of good writings in the internet, in magazines and newspapers. But most writers have only one or two articles and therefore not enough material to be published as a book. And yet, many of them need to be published. So the idea of collecting all these various writings hit me. I myself cannot come up with enough material. I decided to offer my services to publish anybody's worth-while writings in one fairly good sized book, in paperback or pocketbook form. Their ability to publish is solved in a nutshell.There are also writers who write a lot but never publish them. There are also old books with no more prints available. The solution is to publish/reprint.I am offering these services free of charge because of the availability of print-books-on-demand (POD) system nowadays. I can produce the book, but it's not entirely free of cost on my part. I merely assume the cost.Why put your writings in a book? And not just in the internet? I recommend that writings be retained in a hard copy or in book form or printed form for posterity. The book will always be there among your collections or libraries. Not all use the internet. The internet access has its technical problems. Writings in the internet may be erased erroneously. Free storage is hard to access. Paid storage may be returned or lost. For those looking for a publisher, especially if you have a novel or many essays, I can produce the paperback book under your own authorship at no cost. I can produce art books, family tree books, family albums/pictorials, biographies, joke books, songhits books, travelogues, reunions, color or B/W, etc. Please buy online as paperback or kindle athttp://tinyurl.com/mj76ccq (copy and paste to your browser).Permission had been granted by the author/ authors to print their books under my free self-publishing service. They own copyrights to their works.Interested reader may request free reading of any of my books, articles or essays via online reading or ebook. Just email me: [email protected] My Books Catalog can be seen atwww.jobelizes6.wix.com/mysite. This catalogue will grow as years pass by because of additional titles to be published.I continue to publish or reprint books as a means to archive them in hard copy and/or digital form, for posterity. Thank you.End
In the Beginning by Granville Sewell Book Summary:
In this revised and expanded collection of essays on origins, mathematician Granville Sewell looks at the big bang, the fine-tuning of the laws of physics, and (especially) the evolution of life. Sewell explains why evolution is a fundamentally different and much more difficult problem than others solved by science, and why increasing numbers of scientists are now recognizing what has long been obvious to the layman, that there is no explanation possible without design. This book summarizes many of the traditional arguments for intelligent design, but presents some powerful new arguments as well.
Revolution and Other Essays by Jack London Book Summary:
I received a letter the other day. It was from a man in Arizona. It began, "Dear Comrade." It ended, "Yours for the Revolution." I replied to the letter, and my letter began, "Dear Comrade." It ended, "Yours for the Revolution." In the United States there are 400,000 men, of men and women nearly 1,000,000, who begin their letters "Dear Comrade," and end them "Yours for the Revolution." In Germany there are 3,000,000 men who begin their letters "Dear Comrade" and end them "Yours for the Revolution"; in France, 1,000,000 men; in Austria, 800,000 men; in Belgium, 300,000 men; in Italy, 250,000 men; in England, 100,000 men; in Switzerland, 100,000 men; in Denmark, 55,000 men; in Sweden, 50,000 men; in Holland, 40,000 men; in Spain, 30,000 men-comrades all, and revolutionists. These are numbers which dwarf the grand armies of Napoleon and Xerxes. But they are numbers not of conquest and maintenance of the established order, but of conquest and revolution. They compose, when the roll is called, an army of 7,000,000 men, who, in accordance with the conditions of today, are fighting with all their might for the conquest of the wealth of the world and for the complete overthrow of existing society.
The Path by H. K. Savage,Hk Savage Book Summary:
Cassie Porter's family has always pushed her to be an agent for Veritas, the agency responsible for policing nearly all aspects of life for witches living side by side with "regulars." Mixed magick, a result of her mixed blood, leaves Cassie's power volatile. It's only by standing on her own that Cassie untangles her power, and Drew Carter, new to the magickal world, finds the world where he really belongs.
Burn It Down by Lilly Dancyger Book Summary:
A rich, nuanced exploration of women's anger from a diverse group of writers Women are angry, and from the #MeToo movement to the record number of women running for political office, they're finally expressing it. But all rage isn't created equal. Who gets to be angry? (If there's now space for cis white women's anger, what about black women? Trans women?) How do women express their anger? And what will they do with it-individually and collectively? In Burn It Down, a diverse group of women authors explore their rage-from the personal to the systemic, the unacknowledged to the public. One woman describes her rage at her own body when she becomes ill with no explanation. Another writes of the anger she inherits from her father. One Pakistani American writes, "To openly express my anger would be too American," and explains why. Broad-ranging and cathartic, Burn It Down is essential reading for any woman who has burned with rage but questioned if she is entitled to express it.
Karla by Mark Franley Book Summary:
What begins with a simple murder suddenly turns into a series of bizarre killings. Chief Inspector Mike Köstner has barely time to begin the investigation into one crime, as the next takes place. The hunt for a brutal revenge killer begins, exposing at the same time the darkest side of our society. As the number of victims increases, Mike begins to doubt everything he has stood for in his career and sees the lines between murder and justice, killer and victims, become increasingly blurred. This thriller raises one of the most prevalent issues of our time. One of the worst of all crimes, that can take place behind every door.
The Unraveling of Us by M. L. Gardner Book Summary:
What if facing your darkest fears meant finding a brighter future?A once-perfect life has spiraled out of control for Stephanie and Phillip Bouchard after their daughter's drug addiction leaves them blind-sided and hopeless. Their strained relationship escalates when financial troubles and Phillip's near infidelity pierce Stephanie's heart, dragging her into an emotionally untouchable state. Stephanie considers ending the marriage and begins searching for a way out.Phillip is determined to repair the damage and save his family with the help of Stephanie's best friend, Cali, who suggests a weekend getaway to her rustic family cabin. After repeatedly ignoring the offer, Stephanie's resistance is shattered when a crisis forces the couple to face each other head on.Tension builds as simple acts like talking seem forced and unwanted, leading to more frustration.Will Stephanie and Phillip unravel their tangled history and find true happiness again?
The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling by Dennis R. Maki, PhD, CRC, NCC Book Summary:
Based on the Handbook of Rehabilitation Counseling (Rigger/Maki 2004), this new volume has been completely revised and updated to accommodate the overarching changes that have recently occurred in the field. It reflects the new, accepted definition of rehabilitation counseling as a specialization within the field of counseling and demonstrates how the knowledge, skills and attitudes of rehabilitation counseling complement those of mental health counseling. The volume now includes an increased emphasis on education in general counseling, and mental health and substance abuse counseling; empirically supported practice; and a focus on the globalization of professional practice in rehabilitation counseling. It has been organized within a new conceptual framework for ease of use, and is based on the authors' ecological model that is a core framework for the book and the field itself. Key Features: Places rehabilitation counseling firmly within the profession of counseling Imparts the essence of the transformative rehabilitation practice Compatible with both CORE and CACREP standards for basic professional identity content Authored by nationally recognized experts in specialized topics who are acknowledge leaders in their field Designed for the practical use of students and instructors of introductory courses, as well as practicing professionals New to This Edition: Learning objectives for each chapter Content review and discussion questions for each chapter to enhance active learning PowerPoint presentations for instructors' use Model syllabus for an introduction to rehabilitation counseling course for instructors Exhaustive in scope, The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling will provide the expertise necessary for new graduates and practicing professionals who need to gain licensure and employment opportunities.
The Disability Studies Reader by Lennard J. Davis Book Summary:
The Fourth Edition of the Disability Studies Reader breaks new ground by emphasizing the global, transgender, homonational, and posthuman conceptions of disability. Including physical disabilities, but exploring issues around pain, mental disability, and invisible disabilities, this edition explores more varieties of bodily and mental experience. New histories of the legal, social, and cultural give a broader picture of disability than ever before. Now available for the first time in eBook format 978-0-203-07788-7.
Disability Across the Developmental Life Span by Julie Smart, PhD Book Summary:
This is the only text to provide comprehensive coverage of human growth and development, a requirement mandated by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE) for a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and for Licensed Professional Counselor certification. Written by an eminent leader in the field of disability studies, this book reflects a significant change in perceptions of individuals with disabilities from being defined foremost by their disability to being viewed as normal individuals with a disability. It provides an understanding of traditional human growth and development that will enhance the practice of disability counseling by enabling an understanding of a client's childhood and prior life experiences. The book begins with a focus on developmental theories and tasks, followed by a discussion of cultural and ethical considerations in human development. It considers the major theories of human development as they relate to people with and without disabilities, and career theories with a focus on the concept of choice. The book addresses specific developmental stages including a description of developmental tasks, risks, disability applications, specific disabilities common to a particular stage, and cultural and ethical issues, all supported by case examples. Key Features: Fulfills the required CORE mandated course on human growth and development and the disability experience Addresses disability across the lifespan in relation to developmental stages Authored by highly a respected expert in disability studies
Fantasies of Identification by Ellen Samuels Book Summary:
In the mid-nineteenth-century United States, as it became increasingly difficult to distinguish between bodies understood as black, white, or Indian; able-bodied or disabled; and male or female, intense efforts emerged to define these identities as biologically distinct and scientifically verifiable in a literally marked body. Combining literary analysis, legal history, and visual culture, Ellen Samuels traces the evolution of the “fantasy of identification”—the powerful belief that embodied social identities are fixed, verifiable, and visible through modern science. From birthmarks and fingerprints to blood quantum and DNA, she examines how this fantasy has circulated between cultural representations, law, science, and policy to become one of the most powerfully institutionalized ideologies of modern society. Yet, as Samuels demonstrates, in every case, the fantasy distorts its claimed scientific basis, substituting subjective language for claimed objective fact. From its early emergence in discourses about disability fakery and fugitive slaves in the nineteenth century to its most recent manifestation in the question of sex testing at the 2012 Olympic Games, Fantasies of Identification explores the roots of modern understandings of bodily identity.