Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

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Nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck deploys his wildly distinctive humor to take on the political landscape.

THE FACTS. THE FUTURE. THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA—BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

In the words of Harvard historian Niall Ferguson, the United States is “an empire on the edge of chaos.” Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because we’ve turned our backs on the Constitution.

Yes, our country ...

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Overview

Nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck deploys his wildly distinctive humor to take on the political landscape.

THE FACTS. THE FUTURE. THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA—BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

In the words of Harvard historian Niall Ferguson, the United States is “an empire on the edge of chaos.” Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because we’ve turned our backs on the Constitution.

Yes, our country is financially broke, but that’s just a side effect of our broken spirit, our broken faith in government, the broken promises by our leaders, and a broken political system that has centralized power at the expense of individual rights.

There is a lot of work ahead, but we can’t move forward until we first understand how we got here. Starting with the American Revolution, Glenn takes readers on an express train through 234 years of history, culminating with the Great Recession and the bipartisan recklessness of Presidents Bush and Obama. It’s the history lesson we all wished we’d had in school. (Did you know, for example, that FDR once made a key New Deal policy decision based on his lucky number?)

Along the way, you’ll see how everything you thought you knew about the political parties is a lie, how Democrats and Republicans alike used to fight for minimum government and maximum freedom, and how both parties have been taken over by a cancer called “progressivism.” By the end, you’ll understand why no president, no congress and no court can fix this problem alone. Looking toward them for answers is like looking toward the ocean for drinking water— it looks promising, but the end result is catastrophic.

After revealing the trail of lies that brought us here, Broke exposes the truth about what we’re really facing. Most people have seen pieces of the puzzle, but very few have ever seen the whole picture—and for very good reason: Our leaders have done everything in their power to hide it. If Americans understood how dire things really are, they would be demanding radical reform right now. Despite the rhetoric, that’s not the kind of change our politicians really believe in.

Finally, Broke provides the hope that comes with knowing the truth. Once you see what we’re really up against, it’s much easier to develop a realistic plan. To fix ourselves financially, Glenn argues, we have to fix ourselves first. That means some serious introspection and, ultimately, a series of actions that will unite all Americans around the concept of shared sacrifice. After all, this generation may not be asked to storm beaches, but we are being asked to do something just as critical to preserving freedom.

Packed with great stories from history, chalkboard-style teachable moments, custom illustrations, and Glenn Beck’s trademark combination of entertainment and enlightenment, Broke makes the case that when you’re traveling in the wrong direction, slight course corrections won’t cut it—you need to take drastic action. Through a return to individual rights, an uncompromising adherence to the Constitution, and a complete rethinking about the role of government in a free society, Glenn exposes the idea of “transformation” for the progressive smokescreen that it is, and instead builds a compelling case that restoration is the only way forward.

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Just in time for the mid-term elections, nationally syndicated radio and Fox News star Glenn Beck skewers the Obama administration with euphoric sarcasm and wit. The author of the Barnes & Noble Bestseller Overton Window returns with fire.

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Six-time No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Beck (www.glennbeck.com) is opinionated, theatrical, given to bouts of verbal flatulence, and swings a wide bat at his real or presumed enemies. But judge Broke on its own merits. In it, he makes a solid case for the dangers Americans face if we continue to pile up immense deficits without regard to the effects on the nation once the bills come due. Brian Sack, Beck's frequent cohost on his eponymous Fox TV show, reads most of the book, but Beck pops in now and then to goose the action along. Beck is fun to listen to; Sack is like an acolyte trying desperately to please his master. Fulminate at it, use the CDs as Frisbees, rage at the machine; amid the anti-Obama rhetoric and constant slams against "progressives," Beck hits a homer. Recommended.—Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451693447
  • Publisher: Threshold Editions
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 663,944
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze television network, is a twelve-time #1 bestselling author and is one of the few authors in history to have had #1 national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and children’s picture book genres. His recent fiction works include the thrillers Agenda 21, The Overton Window, and its sequel, The Eye of Moloch; his many nonfiction titles include Conform, Miracles and Massacres, Control, and Being George Washington. For more information about Glenn Beck, his books, and TheBlaze TV network, visit GlennBeck.com and TheBlaze.com.

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

    A must read for everyone...yes...everyone

    Amazed at the negative reviews from intellectual baron individuals who comment on books without reading them. If you are TRUE LIBERAL THEN BE OPENED MINDED. It is time for us to wake up and know that we the people have the control. Not the White House, Wall Street or the Business Plaza. Read this book with an open mind. You may not like all it says but I bet you will find points that you can not disagree with. Think about it...Clinton, to Bush, to Obama. Where are the great men or women in our society. Bring back our common sense. This country will make it!!! I was once left of center. However, my party has left me. Read before you comment. Right or Left! Great book Glenn.

    54 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 6, 2010

    Who's the real moron here...REALLY

    This is a place to review a book...not your political opinions. Go start a blog or bore a relative. Now about the book...I found it to be a mix of serious research and thought, passion, a bit of hyperbole, and, if Beck is correct in his assumptions about the progressive agenda...one scary book. I'm not quite ready to accept the sum total of his positions but have to admit, he makes some very good arguments that need to be considered further.

    35 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    Glenn wants our country back on the right track

    This is one I pre-ordered. He is fighting for America and wants us to do the same before we can't recognize her anymore.

    23 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2010

    Great book and a must read!

    I'm really enjoying this! I bothers me when people write a negative review when they haven't read this just because they hate Glenn Beck. He details what's happened in history and how we are headed in that direction at full speed.

    22 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

    A true History Book

    Glenn has done the work all our teachers did not do. He gives us a history of our nation showing how we arrived at the point we find ourselves now. How decisions(good and bad) were made.
    I am ashamed to know how very little I actually knew.
    I was one of the people who voted for the "change and hope"that was promised in the last election. Had I actually known that the "fundamental change" was to replace my Republic with a Progressive,
    or Socialistic doctrine I would not have voted for the currect regime in office.
    Knowledge is the best weapon that can be used against those who would
    destroy our nation.
    Thanks Glenn.
    And I for one am not jealous of your wealth. You have reaped the rewards of living in a country where you can still speak your mind and put your words to paper and let people know they are not alone in their beliefs. Great book

    16 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    Don't kill the messenger!

    The negative reviews of this book just say that they don't like the author, but give little indication that they have actually read the book. Whether or not you like the messenger, the message is vitally important, well-researched, and understandable for anyone who makes an honest effort. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand how to keep America from flushing itself down the toilet. My main criticism is of the Nook version. The book is full of charts and images that have text in them. Since you cannot zoom in on or enlarge images on the Nook, the text in them is unreadable on the Nook itself. I also downloaded onto my computer the B&B EReader and Nook Study, both of which are free. The small print in the images are readable only in Nook Study.

    15 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2010

    Can't Wait!!

    This will be a great history lesson!!

    14 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2010

    Digital format problem

    I'm enjoying the book BUT it is annoying that some of the pages cannot be read in digital format. The pages that are decorated and have some words in the center cannot be read - changing the size of the font doesn't work. No zoom is possible. PLEASE check digital formats before releasing books and make sure the pages are legible.

    13 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2010

    Truly Glenn

    FUNNY BUT SCARY AT THE SAME TIME. THIS IS TYPICAL Glenn Beck .

    Worth the price and time if you can stop laughing and crying . What will his next book be? oh the humanity!!!

    Granma

    13 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2010

    A must read start to finish!

    This book exposes the true mess our country is in. But most of all contains a plan in part 3, that provides a road map to real recovery and success. You must read from start to finish in order to grasp the full picture that the author paints.

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2010

    Another Winner From Glenn Beck

    I have read every Glenn Beck book and he keeps getting better. His latest Broke is fantastic. He expresses how the liberal policies have bankrupt our country.

    11 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Useless self aggrandizing crap

    Typical of the wannabe crowd of "talk show / news show" hosts that think they really have something to contribute to the American Public.

    10 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2010

    A Must Read

    This book is a must read for every American! You should read this before you ever vote again as we should all be informed voters!

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

    Great Book!

    Great book: provides a solid source of misinformation, half-truths, and distortions. I love turning my brain into mud. Beck tells great stories but must have mistakenly left reality behind while his writers published him a new book.

    6 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

    Lunatic Alert

    If Beck actually believed half of the fantasy and fabrications he spouts, he'd be committed to a looney bin. He's admitted many times publicly that he's just an entertainer. He's just laughing all the way to the bank by preying on the gullible and 'infofmationally challenged'..there's a sucker born every minute ishis credo!

    5 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2010

    For Nook Users

    Book is typical Beck, an assortment of facts collected, as they most always are, to promote a certain point of view. That's fine, I understand what he's trying to say. Unfortunately, the book has a large amount of graphic/print illustrations that you can't even read in a Nook. There's no way to enlarge them to make them viewable (like you can on most smartphones) and so you miss the point of the graphics placement. Each chapter begins with a page that has what I assume to be an important quote from someone that is placed inside a large graphic, so on the Nook, if the quote is too long, it is very small and hardly legible. In short, this book is better read in a standard format and not on a Nook.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    Save your money

    Buy Bill O'Reilly's book. Save your money. This is a waste of paper

    5 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

    A Must Read

    Excellent book, easy to read and spot on. This book lays out the real truth of the United States financial crisis. Highly recommend

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Excellent read filled with facts, facts, and more facts.

    You may not like Glenn Beck, but the contents of this book are supported with the facts. I have a love/hate feeling for the books format but cannot complain about any of the information contained in the book. Educate yourself! Read this book.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Solid material even if you don't like Beck

    Glenn Beck is a lightning rod for many people. You love him or hate him. But this book is a solid discussion of the present financial condition the United States finds itself in. We are in trouble. There is no mercy shown to either side of the political aisle. Even conservative favorite Reagan is taken to the woodshed for some of his policies.

    The key message is that America is on the same path just trodden by Iceland, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. We are broke. This is serious and trouble is coming.

    Beck avoids quick fix solutions but searches for immediate changes that will fix the problem over time.

    The wealth of this book in in the back. It is heavily sourced and documented for your own verification and further study. No matter what you may think of the author, you should read this volume.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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