Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America

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History as it's supposed to be told: true and thrilling.

History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is, as more than half of the word suggests, about the story. And, told in the right way, it is the greatest one ever written: Good and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism and courageous acts of heroism.

The things you’ve never learned about our past will shock you. The reason why gun control is so important to ...

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Overview

History as it's supposed to be told: true and thrilling.

History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is, as more than half of the word suggests, about the story. And, told in the right way, it is the greatest one ever written: Good and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism and courageous acts of heroism.

The things you’ve never learned about our past will shock you. The reason why gun control is so important to government elites can be found in a story about Athens that no one dares teach. Not the city in ancient Greece, but the one in 1946 Tennessee. The power of an individual who trusts his gut can be found in the story of the man who stopped the twentieth hijacker from being part of 9/11. And a lesson on what happens when an all-powerful president is in need of positive headlines is revealed in a story about eight saboteurs who invaded America during World War II.

Miracles and Massacres is history as you’ve never heard it told. It’s incredible events that you never knew existed. And it’s stories so important and relevant to today that you won’t have to ask, Why didn’t they teach me this? You will instantly know. If the truth shall set you free, then your freedom begins on page one of this book. By the end, your understanding of the lies and half-truths you’ve been taught may change, but your perception of who we are as Americans and where our country is headed definitely will.

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Editorial Reviews

BRAD MELTZER
“To me, the best history books bring the past to life. And the very best ones appreciate the true complexity of that process. Miracles & Massacres does exactly that. Glenn gives you triumphs AND tragedy. Heroes AND villains. And along the way, he'll inspire you and bring tears to your eyes. Get ready, you’re about to see why history is the greatest story of all.”
MICHELLE MALKIN
“Glenn’s story-telling in Miracles and Massacres is moving, provocative, and masterful. Each chapter reads like a non-fiction novelette. The book shows how the good, the bad, and the ugly of American history should be narrated: vividly and unflinchingly. These true-life tales also serve as stand-alone study guides — inviting further discussion, debate, and action. It’s perfect for homeschoolers, classical educators, and history buffs of all ages. I can guarantee you two things: 1) Once you pick up Miracles and Massacres, you won’t be able to put down; and 2) You won’t be able to read it just once!”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442369672
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 158,598
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze television network, is an eleven-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 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    If you read "Being George Washington" then you'll be f

    If you read "Being George Washington" then you'll be familiar with this book. I really enjoyed the stories that were presented. The interplay between narrative and "history" is done very well. Critics dislike the narrative sections, but take them for what they're meant to be: Effective storytelling/teaching not hardcore history. Very similar to Chris Stewart's "7 Miracles that Saved America" Not that this book isn't well researched. It is, and the history is very credible. It's just done differently, and that's the point. The narration was sometimes stilted and amateurish which is why I'm giving it a 4 instead of a 5. Very well done though. 

    44 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Amazing book!

    This book renewed my love of history.

    31 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    I really believe that the people who rated this one star haven'

    I really believe that the people who rated this one star haven't even read the book. They are just being prejudiced because of the author. I think Glenn Beck teaches history like no one else. I found this book fascinating. He's a great storyteller. Forget what you think you know about Mr. Beck and give the book a try - you won't be disappointed.

    21 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    A must have, thanks Glenn

    A must have, thanks Glenn

    16 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    I bought this book solely on the negative reviews. It seemed pre

    I bought this book solely on the negative reviews. It seemed pretty obvious they were politically biased, nonsense due to the mean spirited, intellectually weak, name calling. "he makes things up" -- what does he make up? Give an example.
    This is a kind of censorship to be exact.
    I'm betting none of these "anonymous" folks bought or read the book.
    It' too bad we have lost our ability to be civil to each other due to a need to be right.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    My kids loved the first two stories I read to them. The stories

    My kids loved the first two stories I read to them. The stories captured their attention from age 7 to 15. Great stories.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

    He makes stuff up and calls it history.

    He makes stuff up and calls it history.

    11 out of 166 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    Enlightening!

    If I have been taught history the way this book is written I would today be a history major and teacher. Not a whole lot of dates to remember but the stories are captivating.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    It's sad to see negative "reviews" from those who have

    It's sad to see negative "reviews" from those who haven't and won't even read the book to discover what it's about. They are pathetic. The book is well written and informative. Being a student of history for 50 plus years, it's great to see  that others enjoy the opportunity to read and learn more about our past. 

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Top Notch!! Excellent read of historic short stories.

    Well researched. Well written and easily understood.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2013

    I found it to be very informnative and entertaining.

    I found it to be very informative and entertaining. I learned of behind the scenes actions that took place in American History that I nver knew before reading this book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Very entertaning

    I wish people would stop writing such mean things. If you can't write anything nice don't write anything at all. This book was very good. Glenn Beck really has a way of telling history as it was. We do need to hear how it really happened or we are going to repete it.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2013

    Fact check please. Some truth, but too self-serving. Even the Na

    Fact check please. Some truth, but too self-serving. Even the National Enquirer is right occasionally. Same for Beck. But it's not too often.

    6 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    I enjoyed this book tremendously! For anyone that loves history

    I enjoyed this book tremendously! For anyone that loves history this is a great read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Excellent work!

    Excellent work!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2014

    Well written book, worth reading

    Enjoyed book, the rescue of T. Jefferson quite interesting as
    well as the unknown fact from 9/11.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    If you are a history biff, this is for you.

    A refreshing and different look at incidents in the past.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2013

    More lies

    I don't think Beck is capable of telling the truth. This garbage is worthy of Pravda or the Third Reich. Trying to rewrite history is always pathetic.

    2 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    a must read

    History as it is meant to be presented.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    "Inspiring" Read the sample and you are hooked.

    This book is inspiring.
    I couldn't put it down
    I'm reading it again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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