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 depth 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. Download and start listening now!