#1 bestselling author Glenn Beck gives us inspiring, courageous, and little-known stories from American history, from the Founders through September 11. Don't miss the huge bestseller "Miracles and Massacres," history as you've never heard it told and incredible events that you never knew existed. HISTORY AS IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE TOLD: TRUE AND ...Read More#1 bestselling author Glenn Beck gives us inspiring, courageous, and little-known stories from American history, from the Founders through September 11. Don't miss the huge bestseller "Miracles and Massacres," history as you've never heard it told and incredible events that you never knew existed. HISTORY AS IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE TOLD: TRUE AND THRILLING. Thomas Edison was a bad guy--and bad guys usually lose in the end. World War II radio host "Tokyo Rose" was branded as a traitor by the US government and served time in prison. In reality, she was a hero to many. Twenty US soldiers received medals of honor at the Battle of Wounded Knee--yet this wasn't a battle at all; it was a massacre. Paul Revere's midnight ride was nothing compared to the ride made by a guy named Jack whom you've probably never heard of. 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. 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.Read Less
There are not only stories of what happened after the signing the of the Declaration of Independence but also the stories behind the headlines in more recent times. The teaching of American history has become just dates, names, battles and places. This book tells some of the rest of the story and brings our American history more into focus.
Jan 23, 2014
10 Bright Lights on US History
I found each of the 10 chapters to have a very interesting and inspiring look about events in US history with looks behind the scenes or how events echoed in other events. I even gave it to a liberal friend to read. Do not be put of if you do not like Glen Beck. This i a great read.
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