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

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

by Glenn Beck


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476771205
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 255,851
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze television network, has written thirteen #1 bestselling books 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 television network, visit GlennBeck.com and TheBlaze.com.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

1 Jack Jouett: The Ride That Saved America 1

2 Shays' Rebellion: A Loud and Solemn Lesson 14

3 The Virginia Convention: Compromising for the Constitution 45

4 The Barbary War: A Steep Price for Peace 60

5 Edison vs. Westinghouse: An Epic Struggle for Power 83

6 The Battle of Wounded Knee: Medals of Dishonor 107

7 Easy Eddie & the Hard Road to Redemption 129

8 The Saboteurs: In a Time of War, the Laws Are Silent 153

9 Who Is Tokyo Rose? 177

10 The Battle of Athens: Repeated Petitions, Repeated Injuries 200

11 The My Lai Massacre: A Light in the Darkness 222

12 The Missing 9/11 Terrorist: The Power of Everyday Heroes 239

About the Writing of This Book 261

Our Fading History 281

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Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 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.