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

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

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by Glenn Beck
     
 

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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.

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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 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.

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!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476764757
Publisher:
Threshold Editions
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
46,960
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze television network, is a thirteen-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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Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book renewed my love of history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids loved the first two stories I read to them. The stories captured their attention from age 7 to 15. Great stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must have, thanks Glenn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
DINKDB More than 1 year ago
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.
TexasStu More than 1 year ago
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.
cgolden More than 1 year ago
Well researched. Well written and easily understood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book tremendously! For anyone that loves history this is a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent work!
nsx2000 More than 1 year ago
Wow, what an amazing collection of stories from around the nation. Incredible reading. I couldn't put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glen puts history in a story format, that makes it jumpoff thge pages. I cannot wait for a sequel to this book!
Mikeywyo More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed book, the rescue of T. Jefferson quite interesting as well as the unknown fact from 9/11.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pleasure to read with a surprise on nearly every page. Those who find history are in for a pleasant surprise! Worthy of any personal library even if you may not care for the a author. It's a very good and entertaining book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is inspiring. I couldn't put it down I'm reading it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glenn has proven he is an extraordinary storyteller. I really enjoyed the "Fading history" at the end of the book and the section about our Constitution. Got lost with the last paragraph of the My lay massacre, it seems something is missing or the ending is incomplete.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for history buffs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beck does an excellent job of making what are usually dry historical events into stories that can be read and provide some perspective on the history that hasn't been taught.
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train_lady More than 1 year ago
This is another book in the vein of Beck's earlier "Dreamers and Deceivers". Instead of just a recitation of dry facts, Beck uses a narrative style to make the stories come alive. It's an effective approach that makes history more likely to be ready by younger people (and some of us older ones) who ordinarily don't think they like history. The subjects picked were reasonable. There are some ironic twists to some. At the end, it was almost like I'd read a series of "And now you know the rest of the story" after those told by the late Paul Harvey. The first four chapters were about early American history. Another was about the battle between Edison and Westinghouse. The oft told "internet" story of the Chicago O'Hare father and son led a few stories of the World War II era as relates to America. There was an interesting story of the My Lai Massacre that most have not heard, and finally the story of the missing 9/11 hijacker. I found the book an easy read, and one I would recommend especially to younger people who are not normally fond of history.
Lilbulldogz More than 1 year ago
A great read! Really gets you thinking.