Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America

Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America

by Glenn Beck
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Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America by Glenn Beck

The new nonfiction from #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck.

THEIR NAMES ARE FAMILIAR.
THEIR STORIES ARE NOT.

Everyone has heard of a “Ponzi scheme,” but do you know what Charles Ponzi actually did to make his name synonymous with fraud? Credit for inventing radio usually goes to Marconi or David Sarnoff and RCA—but if you’ve never heard of Edwin Armstrong or Lee de Forest, you know only half the story.

You’ve probably been to a Disney theme park, but did you know that the park Walt believed would change the world was actually EPCOT? He died before his vision for it could ever be realized. History is about so much more than dates and dead guys; it’s the greatest story ever told. Now, in this powerful follow-up to his national bestseller Miracles and Massacres, Glenn Beck brings ten more true and untold stories to life.

The people who made America were not always what they seemed. There were entrepreneurs and visionaries whose selflessness propelled us forward, but there were also charlatans and fraudsters whose selfishness nearly derailed us. Dreamers and Deceivers brings both of these groups to life with stories written to put you right in the middle of the action. You know that Woodrow Wilson was a progressive who dramatically changed America, but did you know that he was also involved in one of the most shocking national deceptions of all time? You know I Love Lucy, but the true story of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball is much better than anything they produced for television. You’ve heard of Upton Sinclair, the socialist author who gained famed with The Jungle, but it was a book he wrote two decades later that proved the depths he was willing to go to maintain his reputation.

From the spy Alger Hiss, to the visionary Steve Jobs, to the code-breaker Alan Turing—once you know the full stories behind the half-truths you’ve been force fed…once you meet the unsung heroes and obscured villains edited from our schoolbooks…once you begin to see these amazing people from our past as people rather than just names—your perspective on today’s important issues may forever change. Find out why this series has become America’s new go-to history book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476783895
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,234,699
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About 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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Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of Glenns best books a true American who knows all the facts. Read all his books and you will be amazed the way America is going if we the people don't change things and vote watch out.
Loftyeagle More than 1 year ago
This is a brilliantly written collection of very insightful and detailed stories of people who make great impact on the world. It brings them very much alive and real. It  is very readable and engrossing. I suspect the angry, prejudiced, ad hominem comments about the author come from unthinking leftists who have not read the book. In fact, it is not at all political, full of fascinating facts and details, that any intelligent person  would simply enjoy , as well as be enlightened. It, as well as its companion, Miracles and Massacres, are highly recommended must reads., 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the same vein as Miracles and Massacres, I found each story in this title to be entertaining and enlighting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for a great history book. Enjoyed every story. Lucy and Desi broke my heart. What a love story.
Businessbookjunkie More than 1 year ago
Whether you like Glen Beck or not you will enjoy getting to know more about the men and women in history that shaped our culture. It is comprised of several short stories that provide juicy tidbits and insights into the characters of innovators/inventors and con men. After reading it I bought a few copies as gifts for my history buff friends. Fascinating read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very much enjoyed this book. Short on a lot of detail, but given the scope of the book, that was necessary. With the exception of Grover Cleveland, I learned something new about each of the individuals covered. My favorites: Armstrong, Alan Turing and the insights into Edith Wilson's impact on Wilson's presidency. And of course, the Lucille Ball....Desi Arnaz piece was wonderful. I Love Lucy was a favorite show when I was a kid. I would certainly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I prefer history to be handed down as it truly happened. No rewriting or revisions necessary.
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CluckLE More than 1 year ago
Good book to read on a snowy day. Interesting reviews
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Take Beck's fingernails off with a steak knife, force then into the roof of his mouth, poor viniger all over him while slowly roasting him over a spit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow
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I love to suck dickd and pussys lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
^ typical Libtard
WhiteFlowerLei76 More than 1 year ago
Complete garbage and more of what you'd expect from deranged psychopath Glenn Beck.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
racist