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  1. The Boise Public Library
  2. The Center for Biblical Studies on University Drive near Boise State University
  3. Chuck Seldon (Cell Phone: 208-954-2788).

  • David Barton books and DVDs on Our Godly American Heritage - Check the Wallbuilders Web Site.

  • Newt Gingrich books on Our Godly American Heritage.

  • Truth In Action:
    D.J. Kennedy
    John Stormer: "None Dare Call it Education"

  • Three DVD's that I recommend are:
          • National Center for Constitutional Studies
                http://www.nccs.net
                A More Perfect Union
                A Miracle That Changed the World - The 5000 Leap
          • Newt Gingrich: "Tours of the Capitol"
          • Newt Gingrich: "Rediscovering God in America"
          • David Barton: "Spiritual Tour of the U.S. Capitol"

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1 Academic Study
Of The Bible
The Bible In History And Literature The Cross
Arthur Blessitt
Christianity And The American Commonwealth
Charles Galloway
The Legacy Of Liberty And Property
Daniel Ford
America's Godly Heritage
David Barton
2 Original Intent
David Barton
Spiritual Heritage
David Barton
The Myth Of Separtaion
David Barton
The Coming Economic Armageddon
David Jeremiah
The Heavens Proclaim His Glory
David Jeremiah
Decision Points
George Bush
3 Broke
Glenn Beck
What If Jesus Had Never Been Born
James Kennedy
One Nation
Under God

Jerry Newcombe
The Book That Made America
Jerry Newcombe
Winners
Never Cheat

Jon M. Huntsman
Millennium
Marcia Yiapan
4 Liberty And Tyranny - A Conservative Manifesto
Mark Levin
Simple Government
Mike Huckabee
Rediscovering God In America
Newt & Callista Gingrich
The Proper Role of Government
Ezra Taft Benson (1968)
Sacred Fire
Peter Lillback
Fed Up
Rick Perry
5 The Purpose
Driven Life

Rick Warren
Beverly Hills Principal
RobbieRobinson
Navy Wings
Of Gold

Robbie Robinson
America By Heart
Sarah Palin
Deliver Us
From Evil

Sean Hannity
The Richest Man Who Ever Lived
StevenK Scott
6 Miracle That Changed The World
W. Cleon Skousen
America's God
And Country

William J. Federer
A Deficit
Of Decency

Zell Miller
The Tea Party Goes To Washington
Rand Paul
GREAT BOOK!
Can America Survive

John Hagee
Betrayed By The Bench
John Stormer
7 Agenda, Grinding America Down
Curtis Bowers
American Heritage Series
David Barton
Living Proof
Clebe McClary
It Takes A Family
Rick Santorum
GREAT BOOK!
Politics According To The Bible

Wayne Grudem
GREAT BOOK!
Harvard Hates America

John LeBoutillier
8 GREAT BOOK!
48 Liberal Lies About American History

Larry Schweikart
The Next Wave
Catherine Herridge
My Journey To The White House
Herman Cain
No Apology, The Case For American Greatness
Mitt Romney
Reckless Endangerment
Gretchen Morgenson
& Joshua Rosner
Scorpions For Breakfast
Jan Brewer
9 No Higher Honor
Condoleezza Rice
The Everlasting Hatred
Hal Lindsey
Ballots And Blood
Ralph Reed
I Never Thought I'd See The Day
David Jeremiah
What If America Were A Christian Nation
Dr. James Kennedy
Mind Siege
Tim Lahaye
10 King James Bible
National Geographic 2011
Heaven Is For Real
Todd Burpo
Answers From The Founding Fathers
Jerry Newcombe
No Wonder They Call Him Savior
Max Lucado
The Relationship Bible
TD Jakes
The Real George Washington
Parry and Allison
11 Learn Our History
DVD Collection

Mike Huckabee
General Ike
John Eisenhower
To Try Men's Souls
Newt Gingrich
The Church Of Liberalism
Ann Coulter
Religious Literacy
Steven Prothero
Flat Tax Revolution
Steve Forbes
12 Learn Our History
Mike Huckabee
Now Or Never
Jim DeMint
Ameritopia
Mark Levin
Every Day A Friday
Joel Osteen
Why I Believe
D. James Kennedy
Home Schooler's Guide
Loretta Heuer
13 Home Schooling High School
Jeanne Gowen Dennis
Martin Luther King Jr.
Flip Schulke
Cursed: The Conspiracy to Divide Jerusalem
Mike Evans
Keeping The Republic
Mitch Daniels
Storm Warning
Billy Graham
Being George Washington
Glenn Beck
14 Monumental
Kirk Cameron
Indivisible
James Robison
Common Sense
Glenn Beck
Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly
An American Son
Marco Rubio
Autobiography, An American Life
Ronald Reagan
15 The Amateur: Barack Obama In The White House
Edward Klein
What The Bleep Just Happened
Monica Crowley
Bring It On: Tough Questions. Candid Answers
Pat Robertson
How The West Was Lost
William Hayward
Radical Rulers
Robert Knight
Meet You In Hell
Andrew Carnegie And Henry Clay Frick
16 No Higher Power
George Neumayr
George Washington And Israel
Dr. Peter Lillback
Who's Counting
John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky
The Teavangelicals
David Brody
The Future Of America
Joyce Meyer
Fool Me Twice
Aaron Kline
Brenda Elliott
17 Throw Them All Out
Peter Schweizer
Autobiography:
Just As I Am

Billy Graham
Wall Of Misconception
Peter Lillback
Leading From Behind
Richard Miniter
The Manchurian President
Aaron Klein
Democracy In America
Alexis de Tocqueville
18 The Corruption Chronicles
Tom Fitton
When A Nation Forgets God
Irwin Lutzer
Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand
The Handbook of Bible Application
David Jeremiah
The Communist
Paul Kengor
Seward, Lincoln's Indispensable Man
Walter Stahr
19 John Adams
David McCullough
Biography Of Charles Goodyear
P.W. Barker
Team Of Rivals
Doris Goodwin
Behind The Green Mask
Rosa Koire
The Greatest Generation
Tom Brokaw
The Founder's Bible
David Barton
20 Restoring The Value Of Life
Truth In Action DVD
Agenda 21
Glenn Beck with Harriet Parke
Phyllis Schlafly and Grass Roots Conservatism
Donald T. Critchlow
The World
As I See It

Albert Einstein
Pilgrim's Progress
James Thomas
and John Bunyan
My Life And Work
Henry Ford & Samuel Crowther
21 Mover Of Men
And Mountains

R.G. LeTourneau
Up From Slavery
Booker T. Washington
JC Penney: Celebration Of Fools
Bill Hare
Lord of All: Developing a Christian World-and-Life View
D. James Kennedy
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
Ben Carson, M.D.
The Supremacist
Phyllis Schlafly
22 My Jesus Is Everything
Anne Graham Lotz
The Tapestry
Edith Schafer
He Is There and He Is Not Silent
Francis A. Schaeffer
How Should We Then Live?
Francis A. Schaeffer
Amazing Grace
Eric Metaxas
The One Year Christian History
Michael And Sharon Rusten
23 Arguing With Idiots
Glenn Beck
The Jefferson Lies
David Barton
How Can America Survive: The Coming Economic Earthquake?
Karen Gushta, Phd
Still The Best Hope
Dennis Prager
The Muslim Brotherhood
In The Obama
Administration

Frank Gaffney
Is College Worth It?
William Bennet
24 Why We Whisper: Restoring Our Right to Say It's Wrong
Jim DeMint
Rushmore
Lynn Curlee
Rushmore
Craig & Katherine Doherty
King Remembered
Flip Schulke
Sacajawea
Grace Raymond Hebard
Kingdoms In Conflict
Charles Colson
25 The Big Picture
Ben Carson
Take The Risk
Ben Carson
Gifted Hands - The Ben Carson Story
Cecil Murphey
The Harbinger
Jonathan Cahn
The Liberty Amendments
Mark Levin
Destiny
Tony Evans
26 God's Unlikely Path To Success
Tony Evans
It's Better To Believe
Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper
The One Hundred Most Influential Inventors Of All Time
Robert Curley
Culture Of Corruption
Michelle Malkin
Thomas Paine's Rights Of Man
Christopher Hitchens
Do The Right Thing
Mike Huckabee
27 Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
Ben Carson
Theodore And Woodrow
Andrew Napolatino
Spoken From The Heart
Laura Bush Autobiography
The Shame And The Sacrifice
Edwin Robertson
The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide
Wayne Allen Root
History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
Brad Meltzer
28 Tim Tebow
Through My Eyes

Nathan Whitaker
Things That Matter
Charles Krauthammer
Coolidge
Amity Shlaes
The Gettysburg Gospel
Gabor Boritt
A Conflict Of Visions
Thomas Sowell
Miracles And Massacres
Glenn Beck
29 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior
Letitia Baldrige
Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation Of Women
Brian E. Fisher
Hymms And Spiritual Songs
Issac Watts
Darwin's Doubt
Stephen Meyer
Darwin's Dilemma
Stephen Meyer
Against All Odds
Scott Brown
30 Duty
Robert M. Gates
To Hell And Back
Audie Murphy
Kindegarten Of Eden
Evan Sayet
Still The Best Hope
Dennis Praeger
Four Blood Moons
John Hagee
God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values
Todd Starnes
31 One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future
Ben Carson
The Influence Of The Bible In America
David Barton
Founding Mothers, The Women Who Raised Our Nation
Cokie Roberts
Extraordinary Ordinary People
Condoleezza Rice
The Root Of The Problem
Dr. James Kennedy
Epicenter
Joel Rosenberg
32 The Hiding Place
Corrie Ten Boom
U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots
David Barton
Dreamers And Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America
Glenn Beck
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America's Godly Heritage

By David Barton

America's Godly Heritage clearly sets forth the beliefs of many of the famous Founding Fathers concerning the proper role of Christian principles in education, in government, and in the public affairs of the nation. The beliefs of Founders George Washington, John Adams, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Wilson, George Mason, John Quincy Adams, and many others are clearly presented.

America's Godly Heritage also provides excerpts from court cases showing that for 160 years, Christian principles were part of official American public life. This DVD, and the book by the same title, graphically display statistics showing what has happened to America since the courts have begun rejecting the Founders' beliefs.

This DVD is an excellent primer for those who want to know more about what was intended for America by the Founders and what can be done to return America to its original guiding philosophy. It's ideal to share with home gatherings, church groups, and Sunday School classes, or to use as a history supplement for children or schools.

DVD. 95 minutes. NEW, updated version.

Web Site:
http://www.wallbuilders.com/store/product115.html


Millennium

A Thousand Years
of Important Dates
From The Miserably Awful,
To The Truly Great


By Marcia Yiapan

World History in a Nutshell

Web Site:
http://www.millenniumbook.com/

All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

George Washington's
Sacred Fire


By Peter Lillback

This book absolutely proves that George Washington was not a deist.

He was one of the finest Christian men we have ever had for president of the United States of America.

He also said, "Without the Bible as the foundation of our educational system, our legislative system, and our capitalistic system, our country will fail." He made several statements to that effect throughout his life.

All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

Unfortunately, we are seeing this happen within our country today!

A Miracle That Changed
the World
The 5,000 Year Leap


By W. Cleon Skousen

The National Center for Constitutional Studies ... is doing a fine public service in educating Americans about the principles of the Constitution.
Ronald Reagan - President of the United States


All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

The Purpose Driven Life

By Rick Warren

Make sure you're not missing the point of your life -- read this book! The Purpose-Driven Life will guide you to greatness -- through living the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
Billy Graham and Franklin Graham


All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

America's God And Country

By William J. Federer

Highlighting America's noble heritage. Profound quotes from Founding Fathers, presidents, statesmen, scientists, Constitutions, court decisions ...
For use in speeches, papers, debates, essays ...


All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.





Original Intent

By David Barton

All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

This book is so great that everyone should make this required reading. You will learn a great deal about the history of our Founding Fathers. David Barton is one of the greatest researchers for our Constitution and our American heritage.


This book should be "must reading" for every American!


The Richest Man Who Ever Lived

By Steven K. Scott

All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

King Solomon's secrets to success, wealth, and happiness.

In this short powerful book, multimillionaire and best-selling author Steven K. Scott reveals King Solomon's breakthrough strategies to achieve a life of financial success and personal fulfillment.

Foreword by Gary Smalley
DVD



This DVD is available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.



Did You Know
That Separation
Of Church And State
Is A Myth?


This book proves that separation of church and state is a myth by using the quotes of the Founding Fathers and the actual decisions of the Supreme Court from 1795 to 1952.




This book is available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.



David Barton
Spiritual Heritage


2 Hours


What If Jesus Had Never Been Born

By James Kennedy

The positive impact of Christianity in history.

"In a day when many professing Christians appear blissfully unaware of their 'cultural mandate,' the authors remind us that the Church is to bear the glory of God in every sphere of life. This book is a compelling call to vigilance."
      Charles Colson
      Prison Fellowship Ministries

Required reading for anyone wanting to understand the reason for our project.


All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

The Book That Made America

By Jerry Newcombe


The Bible is the Book that made America. All that is positive in our foundation can be traced back to the Scriptures. Recently, President Obama declared that America is not a Christian nation, while Newsweek announced the demise of Christian America. This book is the answer to America's critics with the facts of history.


All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.
     
One Nation Under God
By Jerry Newcombe
Is America still ONE NATION UNDER GOD? Or modern courts seem to say, "No," as do the secular media and the public schools. But what do the facts of history say? Here are ten incontrovertible, heavily documented, and politically incorrect historical facts that prove that Christianity played a pivotal role in uniquely shaping the most free, prosperous, and powerful nation in history.

This book tells the truth about:
      1. The Great Awakening (page 185)
      2. The 1st Boston Tea Party
      3. Jonathan Edwards' influence on our country
      4. The Reverend Witherspoon who helped hold our states together

Winners Never Cheat: Everyday Values We Learned as Children (But May Have Forgotten)

By Jon M. Huntsman

Overview - Product Details
      * Pub. Date: May 2005
      * Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
      * Format: Hardcover , 224pp
      * ISBN-13: 9780131863668
      * ISBN: 0131863665

Synopsis
Next time someone tells you business can't be done ethically — corners must be cut, negotiations can't be honest — hand them Jon Huntsman's new book. He started with practically nothing, and made it to Forbes'list of America's Top 100 richest people. Huntsman's generous about sharing the credit, but in the 21st century, he's the nearest thing to a self-made multi-billionaire. Now, he presents the lessons of a lifetime: a passionate, inspirational manifesto for returning to the days when your word was your bond, a handshake was sacred, and swarms of lawyers weren't needed to back it up. This is no mere exhortation: it's a practical business book about how to listen to your moral compass, even as others ignore theirs. It's about how you build teams with the highest values, share success, take responsibility, and earn the rewards that only come with giving back. Huntsman's built his career and fortune on these principles. You don't live these principles just to 'succeed': you live them because they're right. But in an age of non-stop business scandal, Huntsman's life proves honesty is more than right: it's the biggest competitive differentiator.

Biography
JON M. HUNTSMAN is chairman and founder of Huntsman Corporation. He started the firm with his brother Blaine in 1970. By 2000, it had become the world's largest privately held chemical company and America's biggest family owned and operated business, with more than $12 billion in annual revenues before going public in early 2005. He was a special assistant to the president in the Nixon White House, was the first American to own controlling interest of a business in the former Soviet Union, and is the chairman of the Board of Overseers for Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Mr. Huntsman also served on the boards of numerous major public corporations and organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross. The Huntsman businesses fund the foundation that is the primary underwriter for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a leader in the prevention, early diagnosis, and humane treatment of cancer. He resides with his wife, Karen, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where his oldest son, Jon Jr., was elected governor in 2004.

All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

America By Heart

By Sarah Palin

Synopsis:
America by Heart is a highly personal testament to Sarah Palin's deep love of country, her strong roots in faith, and her profound appreciation of family. The book includes brief readings from classic and contemporary readings that have moved and inspired her, as well as Americans, both famous and obscure, whom she admires. Ranging widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, Governor Palin reflects on the key values that have been such an essential part of her own life and that continue to inform her vision of America's future.

Biography
Sarah Palin grew up in Alaska towns, from Skagway to Wasilla to Anchorage, while her dad taught science and coached high school sports. She and her future husband, Todd Palin, graduated from Wasilla High School in 1982, and she went on to earn her college degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Idaho. Palin served two terms on the Wasilla City Council, then two terms as the city's mayor and manager, and was elected by her peers as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors.

All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

Fed Up

By Rick Perry

Synopsis
Now, do not misunderstand me, America is great. But we are fed up with being over-taxed and over-regulated. We are tired of being told how much salt to put on our food, what kind of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what we are allowed to do to elect political candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what doctor we can see. What kind of nation are we becoming? I fear it's the very kind the Colonists fought against.

But perhaps most of all, we are fed up because deep down we know how great America has always been, how many great things the people do in spite of their government, and how great the nation can be in the future if government will just get out of the way.

Our fight is clear. We must step up and retake the reins of our government from a Washington establishment that has abused our trust. We must empower states to fight for our beliefs, elect only leaders who are on our team, set out to remind our fellow Americans why liberty is guaranteed in the Constitution, and take concrete steps to take back our country. The American people have never sat idle when liberty's trumpet sounds the call to battle-and today that battle is for the soul of America.

Bobby Jindal
My friend, Rick Perry knows that it is the American people who make this country great and not Washington. With appropriate respect for both our rich history and the practical needs of today, Rick sees a bright future for America, based on freedom and limited government. --(Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana)

Biography
RICK PERRY, currently the governor of Texas, wrote On My Honor to shed a bright light on the culture battles the Boy Scouts face defending America's values. As an Eagle Scout and the proud father of an Eagle Scout, Perry has witnessed first hand the positive impact Scouting has had in the lives of countless families. The onslaught by the secularists, lead by the ACLU, has been relentless and has long term negative ramifications for all Americans. This is Governor Perry's first book. He resides in Austin with Anita, his wife of 25 years, and his daughter, Sydney.

All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

The Legacy Of Liberty And Property

By Daniel J. Ford

Synopsis:
What every America needs to know about liberty and property. As taxes, restrictions, and regulations on our lives increase, it is apparent that Americans are losing their historic freedoms. Americans are well aware that the fundamental freedoms of our families are eroding and that our private property rights have nearly vanished. There is plenty of outrage. What is missing?

The outcry against ObamaCare and the sudden surge of the Tea Party movement illustrates a growing dissatisfaction with government’s attempt to seize more and more of the wealth of private citizens in the name of a “greater good.” Yet more than moral outrage is needed for the ship to turn around. What is missing is a coherent and foundational understanding of the sacred nature of private property and its direct connection to true liberty. Dan Ford provides this in his new landmark book, The Legacy of Liberty and Property. Ford maintains that liberty and property are twin catalysts of freedom that rise and fall together. Drawing from a vast collection of original documents, he demonstrates that leading Reformers and Founders understood this idea, repudiating long-entrenched notions of tyranny and championing foundational principles of liberty and property that, in time, would establish the U.S. as the land of the free. Ford asserts that if we do not rediscover and embrace these timeless principles, we will slip further into bondage and become slaves.

Wesley S. - How does property ownership by families relate to dominion and liberty? Ford unearths a forgotten understanding we must reclaim.

All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

Broke

By Glenn Beck

THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA - BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

In the words of Harvard economist Niall Ferguson, the United States is “an empire on the edge of chaos.” Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because we’ve turned our backs on the Constitution.

Yes, our country is financially broke, but that’s just a side effect of our broken spirit, our broken faith in government, the broken promises by our leaders, and a broken political system that has centralized power at the expense of individual rights.

There is a lot of work ahead, but we can’t move forward until we first understand how we got here. Starting with the American Revolution, Glenn takes readers on an express train through 234 years of history, culminating with the Great Recession and the bipartisan recklessness of Presidents Bush and Obama. It’s the history lesson we all wished we’d had in school. (Did you know, for example, that FDR once made a key New Deal policy decision based on his lucky number?)

Along the way, you’ll see how everything you thought you knew about the political parties is a lie, how Democrats and Republicans alike used to fight for minimum government and maximum freedom, and how both parties have been taken over by a cancer called “progressivism.” By the end, you’ll understand why no president, no congress and no court can fix this problem alone. Looking toward them for answers is like looking toward the ocean for drinking water— it looks promising, but the end result is catastrophic.

After revealing the trail of lies that brought us here, Broke exposes the truth about what we’re really facing. Most people have seen pieces of the puzzle, but very few have ever seen the whole picture—and for very good reason: Our leaders have done everything in their power to hide it. If Americans understood how dire things really are, they would be demanding radical reform right now. Despite the rhetoric, that’s not the kind of change our politicians really believe in.

Finally, Broke provides the hope that comes with knowing the truth. Once you see what we’re really up against, it’s much easier to develop a realistic plan. To fix ourselves financially, Glenn argues, we have to fix ourselves first. That means some serious introspection and, ultimately, a series of actions that will unite all Americans around the concept of shared sacrifice. After all, this generation may not be asked to storm beaches, but we are being asked to do something just as critical to preserving freedom.

Packed with great stories from history, chalkboard-style teachable moments, custom illustrations, and Glenn Beck’s trademark combination of entertainment and enlightenment, Broke makes the case that when you’re traveling in the wrong direction, slight course corrections won’t cut it—you need to take drastic action. Through a return to individual rights, an uncompromising adherence to the Constitution, and a complete rethinking about the role of government in a free society, Glenn exposes the idea of “transformation” for the progressive smokescreen that it is, and instead builds a compelling case that restoration is the only way forward.

All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

The Cross

By Arthur Blessitt

On May 17, 2008, Arthur Blessitt walked his 38,102nd mile in Zanzibar, off of the coast of Tanzania, completing a journey that began in 1969. Arthur started walking with a twelve-foot cross on December 25, 1969 and has successfully carried a large wooden cross into every nation and major island group of the world.

This book reads like a travelogue as you journey with Arthur in country after country. You’ll begin with Arthur’s initial call from God to carry a cross from Hollywood, where he was known as "the minister of Sunset Strip," across America to its capital, Washington, DC.

You’ll go with Arthur as he hacks his way through the Darien Jungle from Panama to Colombia. You’ll join Arthur and his son, Joshua, as they take the cross to South Africa in 1986. You’ll be moved by the stories of how God used them to bring people spiritual, physical and relational healing during the final tumultuous days of racial apartheid. You’ll trek with Arthur and his wife, Denise, as they cross desert sands to take the cross to Saudi Arabia when the nation was closed to tourists and as they walk with the cross in the various regions of the former USSR just weeks after its collapse.

As Arthur has traveled around the world, he has found the cross to be a universal symbol of God’s love that can be understood in spite of language and cultural barriers. He writes, "Perhaps I’m the only person in history who has been physically shaped by the weight of a cross. But the changes the cross has brought to my physical body are not important. What is important is how the cross has changed my life and the lives of so many others, from the inside out!"

About the Author
Arthur Blessitt has devoted his life to walking in every nation with the cross. When he isnÂ’t traveling, Arthur speaks nationally and internationally. He is married to Denise and has seven children.

All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

The Coming Economic Armageddon

By David Jeremiah

Publisher's Description
Never before have we read such jarring headlines, distressing news analyses, or dire predictions concerning the world's financial future. The American housing market -- or, more sentimentally, the American dream -- began to collapse in 2006, taking with it large chunks of the global financial system. Millions of jobs worldwide have vanished forever. Did Bible prophecy predict this catastrophe? Are there biblical clues to how soon, if ever, a viable, long-term recovery can be sustained? Is the financial collapse just one of several signs that we are living in the final days of Earth's history In THE COMING ECONOMIC ARMAGEDDON, David Jeremiah says we can know the meaning behind what we see in the daily news -- and understand and prepare for living in the New Global Economy.

Author Bio
Dr. David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point Ministries, a nonprofit organization devoted to "delivering the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world." A pastor's son born in Toledo, Ohio, he graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Cedarville College. David and his wife, Donna, have four children and ten grandchildren, and live in San Diego.

Editorial Reviews
"A clear, compelling primer on God's heart for Israel and the dramatic Bible prophecies that will unfold in these last days. What I loved most is that David Jeremiah unashamedly examines and explains the biggest global trends of our day through the Third Lens of Scripture. And his description of Jesus' unconditional love and compassion for Jews and Muslims is alone worth the read!"

All books are available from Chuck Seldon (208-954-2788) or the Boise Public Library.

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

By David Jeremiah

Author Bio
Dr. David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point Ministries, a nonprofit organization devoted to "delivering the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world." A pastor's son born in Toledo, Ohio, he graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Cedarville College. David and his wife, Donna, have four children and ten grandchildren, and live in San Diego.

Publisher's Description
Quotations from bestselling authors: Max Lucado, John MacArthur, Mike Huckabee, Robert Morgan, David Jeremiah, and more...
Plus, a personal foreward by David Jeremiah

  • Creation from the Lens of the Hubble Telescope
  • Stunning actual images from the NASA Hubble Telescope
  • Striking up-close photographs of stars, galaxies, cosmic events, planets, and more
  • Vivid photographs with a Psalm or quote and description of the image
  • Concise, scientific explanation of each image
Editorial Reviews
"I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God." Abraham Lincoln

Our world displays the handiwork of God all around us-in the land and sea, the animals and the plants. But in respect to the sky, the heavens, the universe…there's a realm of beauty and creation man has not been able to witness, until now. The Heavens Proclaim His Glory is a compilation of stunning photography taken by NASA's Hubble® Telescope capturing striking images of stars, galaxies, cosmic events, planets, and more. Vivid up-close photographs are paired with a romantic Psalm or quote, as well as a short description of the image. The Heavens will open up a whole new world of worship and praise for our God.

Contributors include: Francis Chan, Mike Huckabee, John MacArthur, Stephen Mansfield, Sarah Young, Max Lucado, Jenna Lucado, Henry & Richard Blackaby, Robert Morgan, Kirk Cameron, Homer Hickam, and more.

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Christianity And The American Commonwealth

By Charles B. Galloway

This review is from: Christianity and the American commonwealth;: Or, The influence of Christianity in making this nation (The Quillian lectures, 1898) (Hardcover)

Originally published in 1898, "Christianity and the American Commonwealth" is one of the best summaries of the impact of Christianity on America. It was written long before Marxist leaning historians (liberal politicians and phony historic movies) have stripped America of her real heritage and truth. With socialists, politically correct fools, and outright Marxists ideologues running amuck, Galloway's book is sorely needed and completely pertinent. In fact in seeing what the American left is doing today Galloway may turn out to be a prophet. He foresaw what would happen if America rejected her Biblical foundations and he foresaw what would happen if Christians disengaged in society.

What Galloway does in "Christianity and the American Commonwealth," is use historical fact, something no one on the left does, that America was founded as a Christian nation. He also proves without a doubt that without the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the application of all of God's Word, the Bible, to all of our lives, our civilizations and in fact any civilization would turn despotic and crumble. All we have to do is look at world history to prove that out. This book is a must have for everyone who loves the USA.

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The Bible In History
And Literature


Its coming back and its our constitutional right!

The National Council On Bible Curriculum In Public Schools

Web Site: http://www.bibleinschools.net/

A program is underway to serve the public through educational efforts concerning a First Amendment right and religious freedom issue. This is to bring a state certified Bible course (elective) into the public high schools nationwide.

The curriculum for the program shows a concern to convey the content of the Bible as compared to literature and history. The program is concerned with education rather than indoctrination of students. The central approach of the class is simply to study the Bible as a foundation document of society, and that approach is altogether appropriate in a comprehensive program of secular education.

The world is watching to see if we will be motivated to impact our culture, to deal with the moral crises in our society, and reclaim our families and children.

Please help us to restore our religious and civil liberties in this nation.
Elizabeth Ridenour
President NCBCPS

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Navy Wings Of Gold

By Robbie Robinson

Web Site: http://www.navywingsofgold.com
Robbie Robinson's story is one of adventure and heroism, yet it also possesses a human touch that allows readers to laugh (and sometimes mourn) along with him. World War II buffs will love this book, as will anyone interested in aviation (particularly military aviation). As a bonus, the book includes shorter (but equally memorable) reminiscences by other servicemen (and by Robinson's own wife) that are finally, thankfully, being set down on paper. This book attests to the strength and courage of the greatest generation, and is a moving tribute to all who lived through that conflict. Readers should choose the second edition; the new material is not to be missed.







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Beverly Hills Principal

By Robbie Robinson

Web Site: Amazon.com
The unique community of Beverly Hills, California has captured the imagination of the world. Much of what has been portrayed has the element of fantasy. In contrast, Beverly Hills Principal takes you inside this creative and complex community of Beverly Hills for a non-fictional and provocative glimpse.

Preface
From 1959 until 1976 I held the position of Principal at Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California. Now, in retrospect, I see how that troublesome time has affected our lives today. A generation has passed. There is merit in recalling the cultural confrontation that has changed our nation and its institutions.

Life, under the relentless passage of time, moves on. How easy it is to forget the lessons we would do well to remember. Some of the dynamics that existed between administrators and students in the high schools and universities of the 1960's can be present between leaders and their people today. This is true in corporate, religious and political institutions as well. For persons who seek new dimensions in the quality of their leadership, and we are all leaders at some level, the experience I relate may provide insight and encouragement.

Rebellious youth of the sixties fought naively to build a New World. But those of us in leadership too often confused force with strength and at times could be inflexible and insensitive in our approach. As a result, leaders often became part of the problem rather than enablers of creative solutions. We all had a lot to learn.

When there is spiritual redemption, leaders in all areas of life can become more sensitive to those with whom they work, moving out in a new strength to accomplish the task before them. You will see an emerging model of Servant Leadership in these pages. Today's institutions need nothing less. It is my hope that this story will illustrate the truth.





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Liberty And Tyranny, A Conservative Manifesto

By Mark Levin

Web Site: www.ffcoalition.com
Synopsis
Conservative radio commentator Mark Levin acknowledges that the once glorious movement of Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater is in deep crisis. In the wake of the November election, he addresses that dilemma with Liberty and Tyranny, his manifesto for a renewed conservative movement. In a series of short essays, the author of Rescuing Sprit and Men in Black addresses the key issues of the day, proposing conservative responses to problems including immigration, education, health care, and foreign policy.

Publishers Weekly
Author and conservative talk radio host Levin (Rescuing Sprite, Men in Black) takes on the Statist, a liberal straw man, in this collection of polemics against left-wing tenets (like "economic and social justice"), touchstones (like the New Deal) and institutions (strongholds of liberal thought like academia and the mainstream media). With "an insatiable appetite for control" and a veil of "moral indignation," Levin finds the Statist not only in congressional Democrats and President Obama's White House, but in "neo-Statists" like compassionate conservative Michael Gerson, and the Fed and Treasury under G.W. Bush. Many of Levin's arguments reiterate familiar tropes, including a "strict constructionist" view of the Constitution that sees Social Security as patently un-American. Predictably, Levin opposes the extension of health benefits, derides global warming (implicating Obama's "global warming czar" as a leader in "the Socialist International's Commission for a Sustainable World Society"), and fights back against immigrants, whom the Statist portrays "as universally more virtuous than the citizen." For those new to the Tea Party, Levin offers a handy roundup of conservative talking points, but anyone paying attention to talk radio over the past few years won't learn anything new.

Biography
Mark R. Levin is a nationally syndicated talk radio host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation. He has also worked as an attorney in the private sector and as a top adviser and administrator to several members of President Reagan's cabinet. The author of the New York Times bestselling books Rescuing Sprite and Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, Mark holds a B.A. from Temple University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

Visit Mark Levin on the web at www.marklevinshow.com.

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Simple Government
Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington
(and a Trillion That We Don't!)

By Mike Huckabee

Armed with little money but a lot of common sense, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee surprised the nation by coming in second during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries. He connected with millions of voters by calling for a smaller, simpler government that would get out of the way when appropriate. (Unfortunately, there weren’t quite enough of those voters to prevent the election of Barack Obama.)

Since then, President Obama’s message has morphed from “hope and change” to “tax and spend” and “borrow and spend” and “over-regulate and spend.” The stimulus failed to stop the recession, the deficit exploded to unimaginable heights, and the Democrats jammed through a financial “reform” bill that didn’t really reform anything and a health-care monstrosity that gave the government more power over our personal lives than ever. Meanwhile, Huckabee has continued to be the voice of commonsense conservatism through his television talk show, his radio commentaries, and his lectures around the country. Now he’s written a book that sums up the twelve things we really need from Washington to get the country back on the right track.

These twelve essential truths will have you nodding in agreement whether you’re a Republican, an Independent, or even an open-minded Democrat. They can help us put aside our differences, tone down the partisan rancor, and return to the simple principles of the Founding Fathers: liberty, justice, personal freedom, and civic virtue. And they can help us tackle even the most seemingly complicated of today’s problems. For instance:
  • You can’t spend what you don’t have; you can’t borrow what you can’t pay back. Families, businesses, towns, cities, and states all have to balance their budgets or face dire consequences. Why shouldn’t the federal government be held to the same standard? And if that means making some hard choices now, it’s far better than burdening our kids and grandkids.

  • The further you drift from shore, the more likely you are to be lost at sea. The Founders expected the federal government to be subordinate to state and local governments. How can politicians in D.C. know the best way to help farmers in Iowa, autoworkers in Michigan, or teachers in California? They can’t. So every problem should be solved at the most local level capable of solving it.

  • Bullies in the playground understand only one thing. There’s a time and place for diplomacy, but we can’t protect the country just by negotiating with our enemies. We need a strong national defense and a counterterrorism policy that focuses on effectiveness, not political correctness.

  • The most important form of government is the family. In the long run, the only way to ensure prosperity, safety, and equal opportunity is to make sure we raise our children to be ethical and productive citizens. No bureaucracy can replace parents in that essential role, so we have to help parents do their job.

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A Deficit of Decency

By Zell Miller

In February of 2004, Senator Zell Miller delivered the speech "A Deficit of Decency" on the Senate floor. The speech considered the very soul of America and generated an unexpectedly massive response from people across the nation.

Expanding on this theme in his new book by the same title, former U.S. Senator and Georgia Governor Zell Miller identifies a wide range of issues—from media and sports role models, to the judiciary, to the decline of traditional Christian values of the family, responsibility and sacrifice—where an absence of decency is threatening the heart of America.

"A Deficit of Decency" addresses specific issues where Miller sees a need to return to a basic sense of duty. Miller writes in the preface, "There have been ten generations of Americans since this nation was founded….Each left this nation in a little better condition than they had inherited it from their parents. This is the first generation at risk of doing the opposite. Why? I have come to believe that it is because we failed to acknowledge and discipline ourselves with the spiritual truths that have made us great for these two hundred years—faith, family, country, values. This book is about how one man thinks they may be restored and yet save this great civilization from itself."

In "A Deficit of Decency," Miller also speaks candidly about the values that led him to attack his own party and deliver a keynote speech at the 2004 Republican National Convention. These same values, he believes, are desperately needed at the heart of American culture. Miller explains, "There were two primary reasons I could not go where my lifelong political party wanted to take me. I seriously questioned its judgment on how to respond to the threat of terrorism, the most serious national security issue of the post Cold War era. But I also came to be repelled by the secularism that had engulfed its thinking and smothered its soul."

Miller writes from the unique perspective of his rise to and service as Governor and United States Senator, drawing upon public service in each of the past six decades. Miller has written six books, including "Corps Values" and the New York Times bestseller "A National Party No More".

About the Author
ZELL MILLER began his career in public service in 1959 with a term as mayor of Young Harris, Georgia. In 1960, he was elected to the Georgia Senate at the age of 28. In 1974, he won the first of four consecutive terms as Georgia’s lieutenant governor. Then in 1990, Miller ran for governor and won the first of two terms he would serve as the state’s top leader. From 2000 through 2004, he served as a United States Senator for the state of Georgia.

Miller’s HOPE Scholarship program was dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as "the most far-reaching scholarship program in the nation.’’ His pre-kindergarten program won an award for innovation from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Six books have been written by Miller, including the New York Times best seller, "A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat."

Miller now serves as a contributor on FOX News, and in the international law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge.

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Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism

By Sean Hannity

From Publishers Weekly

Conservative Fox Television news host and bestselling author Hannity sees behind the ills of the world one cause: evil. And so Hannity joins the "neocon" chorus, positing that totalitarian regimes, such as Hussein's in Iraq, Hitler's Germany and the former Soviet Union, serve as breeding grounds for evil, thus justifying President Bush's policy of pre-emptive action against countries that could threaten American interests. Despite "irrefutable evidence," Hannity writes, today's liberals inexplicably doubt that "absolute evil truly exists," and instead foolishly cling to the idea that the world's problems might arise from social, psychological and cultural differences or from economic inequality. Fans of Hannityâ€"Christian conservatives in particularâ€"will no doubt embrace this straightforward call to arms. Many readers, however, will find Hannity's "irrefutable" evidence to be anything but, and his selective use of history and circular logic raise far more questions than it settles. Two final chapters examine what Hannity considers to be the dangerous, partisan policies espoused by the current slate of Democratic presidential candidates. For our democracy to survive, Hannity argues, we must root out terrorists and defeat evil totalitarian regimes before they can harm usâ€"a theme that will no doubt play loudly this election season.

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Nearly three years have passed since that tragic day in September. Since then, our wounds have healed, but our senses and memories have dulled.

At first, the nation rallied behind its leader. But by the time the confrontation with Iraq presented itself, our courage and moral certainty seemed to fade in the face of partisan bickering and posturing.

Now the political left and the Democratic Party are trying to use the demanding aftermath of the war to exploit our national cause for their own political advantage.

How could we allow ourselves to forget so soon?

--from Deliver Us from Evil

Sean Hannity's first blockbuster book, the New York Times bestseller Let Freedom Ring, cemented his place as the freshest and most compelling conservative voice in the country. As the host of the phenomenally successful Hannity & Colmes on the Fox News Channel and The Sean Hannity Show on ABC Radio, Hannity has won a wildly devoted fan base. Now he brings his plainspoken, take-no-prisoners style to the continuing War on Terror abroad -- and liberalism at home -- in Deliver Us from Evil.

"Evil exists," Hannity asserts. "It is real, and it means to harm us." And in these pages he revisits the harsh lessons America has learned in confronting evil in the past and the present, to illuminate the course we must take in the future. Tracing a direct line from Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin through Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, he reminds us of the courage and moral clarity of our great leaders. And he reveals how the disgraceful history of appeasement has reached forward from the days of Neville Chamberlain and Jimmy Carter to corrupt the unrepentant leftists of the modern Democratic Party -- from Howard Dean and John Kerry to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

As Americans face the ongoing war against terrorists and their state sponsors around the world, Sean Hannity reminds us that we must also cope with the continuing scourge of accommodation and cowardice at home. With his trademark blend of passion and hard-hitting commentary, he urges Americans to recognize the dangers of putting our faith in toothless "multilateralism" when the times call for decisive action. For only through strong defense of our freedoms, at home and around the world, can we preserve America's security and liberty in the dangerous twenty-first century.

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Decision Points

By GeorgeBush

Product Description

In this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.

George W. Bush served as president of the United States during eight of the most consequential years in American history. The decisions that reached his desk impacted people around the world and defined the times in which we live.

Decision Points brings readers inside the Texas governor's mansion on the night of the 2000 election, aboard Air Force One during the harrowing hours after the attacks of September 11, 2001, into the Situation Room moments before the start of the war in Iraq, and behind the scenes at the White House for many other historic presidential decisions.

For the first time, we learn President Bush's perspective and insights on:
  • His decision to quit drinking and the journey that led him to his Christian faith
  • The selection of the vice president, secretary of defense, secretary of state, Supreme Court justices, and other key officials
  • His relationships with his wife, daughters, and parents, including heartfelt letters between the president and his father on the eve of the Iraq War
  • His administration's counterterrorism programs, including the CIA's enhanced interrogations and the Terrorist Surveillance Program
  • Why the worst moment of the presidency was hearing accusations that race played a role in the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, and a critical assessment of what he would have done differently during the crisis
  • His deep concern that Iraq could turn into a defeat costlier than Vietnam, and how he decided to defy public opinion by ordering the troop surge
  • His legislative achievements, including tax cuts and reforming education and Medicare, as well as his setbacks, including Social Security and immigration reform
  • The relationships he forged with other world leaders, including an honest assessment of those he did and didn’t trust
  • Why the failure to bring Osama bin Laden to justice ranks as his biggest disappointment and why his success in denying the terrorists their fondest wish—attacking America again—is among his proudest achievements
A groundbreaking new brand of presidential memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on eight remarkable years in American history—and on the man at the center of events.

Since leaving office, President George W. Bush has led the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The center includes an active policy institute working to advance initiatives in the fields of education reform, global health, economic growth, and human freedom, with a special emphasis on promoting social entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for women around the world. It will also house an official government archive and a state-of-the-art museum that will open in 2013.

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The Tea Party Goes to Washington

By Rand Paul

If the midterm elections were a declaration of war on the status quo, Rand Paul leads the battle charge. Voters fearful of growing government and debt have found voice in the Tea Party phenomenon and the movement continues to deliver a message that Washington, D.C. has found impossible to ignore.

In "THE TEA PARTY GOES TO WASHINGTON", the newly elected senator and self-described "constitutional conservative" explains why his party has to stand by its limited government rhetoric and why the federal government must be stuffed back into its constitutional box. Given the problems our nation faces, these are not mere suggestions, but moral imperatives.

Rand Paul and those who voted for him want to stop borrowing, end the bailouts, and entitlements and the spending. In THE TEA PARTY GOES TO WASHINGTON you'll learn:
  • The history of the Tea Party and why it isn't "extreme"
  • How both parties operate outside the Constitution
  • Rand's plan for a balanced budget
  • Why the Tea Party will endure
Now is the time to get America back on track-- this is the moment of the new revolution that will take us back to our grass roots, to the country of our founding fathers.

It's a new day in Washington-- as the Tea Party graduates from populist outrage to political influence, Rand Paul stands poised to become one of its greatest champions.

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Can America Survive

By John Hagee

This paperback version of Pastor John Hagee's newest book has ripped-from-the-headlines updates. New material has been added regarding the death of the dollar, a nuclear Iran, and the rejection of Israel. Further, this New York Times best-selling author says the United States is heading into a “Perfect Storm.” Titanic. John F. Kennedy’s assassination. 9/11. John Hagee maintains that these American tragedies all have one element in common: they were unthinkable. And in the opening pages of his newest book, Can America Survive? Hagee uses these tragedies to prove two points: that the unthinkable can happen and, given the right conditions, the unthinkable can quickly become the inevitable.

In Can America Survive? Hagee asserts that the seeds for tragedy are once again being sown, evidenced by the disturbing economic, geopolitical, and religious trends that now threaten to dismantle the very nation itself. “Think it can’t happen?” Hagee asks in a theme repeated throughout the book. “Think again.” Indeed, Hagee presents alarming examples of recent events, current research, scientific evidence, and biblical prophecy that are gathering to create a “perfect storm” that could bring down the “unsinkable” United States of America including:
  • The U.S.’s negligent handling of Israel, and history’s evidence of the danger to any nation that challenges Israel’s God-mandated right to exist
  • The dangerous belittling of Iran’s nuclear threat by careless spy agencies—and the super-weapon that could stop the U.S. in its tracks instantly
  • The chilling biblical prophecy that confirms Iran as one of six countries that will form an Islamic military force “as a cloud to cover the land”
  • The real $2.5 trillion price tag of healthcare reform, the international currency shifts, and the national economic trends that are poised to bring about the death of the American dollar
  • The criminalization of Christianity around the world;
Can America Survive? is not just a warning. It is a wake-up call and a rallying cry to Christian citizens everywhere to prevent the next unthinkable American disaster. After all, as Hagee points out, “those who do not remember the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them in the future.” Think it can’t happen? Think again.

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Betrayed By The Bench

By John Stormer

I understand this book was a mainstay of the 1964 Barry Goldwater campaign which Ronald Reagan supported. WOW!!! - eye opening stuff about who funded the Kinsey report, the American Law Institute, etc - and why things are changing - often for the worse. This book teaches you what they don't teach you at Harvard/Stanford. Every serious student of history and law should read this book - or remain ignorant of the real forces at play at high levels in society. I also recommend "Original Intent" by David Barton and books by Dr Cleon Skousen (see www.nccs.net). Law schools are dominated by pide piper puppets who spout the propaganda they are paid to teach - the official party line. The plain truth is submerged with piles of hogwash and historical revision and post-Christian jurisprudence.

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Agenda
Grinding America Down


By Curtis Bowers

Editorial Review
When Idaho Legislator Curtis Bowers wrote a "letter to the editor" about the drastic changes in America's culture, it became the feature story on the evening news, people protested at the Capitol, and for weeks the local newspapers were filled with responses. He realized then... he'd hit on something. Ask almost anyone and you'll hear, "Communism is dead! The Berlin Wall came down." Thought the word communism isn't used anymore, this film will show the ideas behind it are alive and well. Join Bowers for a fascinating look at the people and groups that have successfully targeted America's morality and freedom in their effort to grind America down. It's a well documented AGENDA.

Customer Reviews

By Mitchell Lynch
Deathly creepy-this film shows how the left has worked to undermine traditional American values and our culture by taking control of our education system and dumbing down our children. They're taught a false history of our country and combined with a sewer culture and a lying, left dominated media, when they reach voting age, they're primed for a malignant narcissist like Obama to step into their lives.
IMO, we are heading for a second civil war if we don't regain control of this government-it can be no other way, true Americans are not western Europeans, we do not want someone telling us what kind of light bulb we can use.
The party is coming and this film tells us why.

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By M. Atland
I agree totally with Mitchell Lynch's review. The only thing I would add is their first objective is to take GOD out of our lives and the movie clearly shows how it has been done.
This is a movie every American needs to see.
The country is clearly at a fork in the road. Do we continue down the 1960's road or go back to what the Founding Fathers were trying to do.
It is very clear Marxism/Socialism/Fascism/Communism (they have the same objective) grinding America down.
If you don't believe me check your history. Read original sources not blogs.

This book is also in DVD format.
Watch A Video Trailer - 6:40 mins

Purchase at: http://www.agendadocumentary.com


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American Heritage Series

By David Barton

DVD $53.76

Number of discs: 10
Studio: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
DVD Release Date: June 29, 2009
Run Time: 780 minutes

About the Director
David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage. WallBuilders is a name taken from the Old Testament writings of Nehemiah, who led a grassroots movement to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore its strength and honor. In the same way, WallBuilders seeks to energize the grassroots today to become involved in strengthening their communities, states, and nation. David is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library of tens of thousands of original writings from the Founding Era. He also addresses well over 400 groups each year. His exhaustive research has rendered him an expert in historical and constitutional issues and he serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, was involved in the development of the History/Social Studies standards for states such as Texas and California, and has helped produce history textbooks now used in schools across the nation. David was named by Time magazine as one of America's 25 most influential evangelicals, and he has received numerous national and international awards, including Who's Who in Education and DAR's highest award, the George Washington Honor Medal. His work in media has merited several Angel Awards, Telly Awards, and the Dove Foundation Seal of Approval. David and his wife Cheryl have three grown children, Damaris, Timothy, and Stephen, and reside in Aledo, TX.

Product Description
Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation s foundation in the American Heritage Series. For centuries, Americans were taught a truthful view of history that recognized the Godly heroes and moral foundation our nation was founded upon. But in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the moral and spiritual fiber of our nation, leaving the truth of our past eliminated and forgotten. Until today. From Separation of Church and State, to the Civil Rights Movement, the heroism of our founding Fathers to the building of our nation s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the Godly, true story of our nation. Join historian David Barton and experience the untold story of our nation s history in the American Heritage Series.

Purchase from Wallbuilders.com - $79.95

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Living Proof : The Exciting Story of Vietnam Hero Lt. Clebe McClary

By Clebe McClary

Clebe McClary has been recognized as one of the most outstanding motivational and inspirational speakers in America. His message of courage, determination and dedication compels others to reach beyond their limitations.

While completing his 19th reconnaissance mission in Vietnam in October of 1968, Lt. Clebe McClary was critically wounded during an enemy ambush on Hill #146. Clebe's bravery and leadership under fire resulted in his being presented with the Silver Star and the Bronze Star by the President of the United States. Although Clebe suffered the traumatic loss of an eye and arm, and was later told he would never walk again, he didn't lose the will to overcome his circumstances. Clebe McClary is living proof of the promise in Romans 5:3-5 that, "...we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us...."

Clebe McClary continues his service today in the Lord's Army. His life genuinely embodies the vow he took when entering the Marines: Any mission assigned will be accomplished in a superior manner, no matter what the obstacles. For him, USMC will always mean a "U. S. Marine for Christ."




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It Takes A Family

By Rick Santorum

Among politicians of national stature today, there is perhaps none more respected as a principled conservative than Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA). In It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good, his first book, Santorum articulates the humane vision that he believes must inform public policy if it is to be effective and just. An appreciation for the civic bonds that unite a community lies at the heart of genuine conservatism. Moreover, Senator Santorum demonstrates how such an approach to political, social, and economic problems offers the most promise for those on the margin of life: the poor, the vulnerable, and minorities who have often been excluded from opportunity in America. Santorum argues that conservative statesmanship is animated by a sense of stewardship for an inheritance. But what do we inherit as Americans? And how can we be good stewards of that inheritance? Building on Robert Putnam's discussion of social capital, the habits of association and trust that are the preconditions of any decent society, Santorum assesses how well, in the past generation, Americans have cared for the fabric of society. He explores in detail various dimensions of social and cultural connection that are the foundation of the common good. And he presents innovative policy proposals for the renewal of American society at all levels. Throughout his book, Santorum emphasizes the central role of the family in achieving the common good in contradistinction to the metaphorical village of the federal government, as promoted by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. With a sustained argument touching on first principles throughout, this ambitious and original book is a major contribution to contemporary political debate. It Takes a Family will further establish Senator Santorum as the leader of reform-minded civic conservatives in America.

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Politics
According To The Bible


By Wayne Grudem
Wayne Grudem is Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds degrees from Harvard (BA), Westminster Seminary (MDiv), and Cambridge (PhD). He is the author of over fifteen books including the bestselling Systematic Theology.

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A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible and common sense. In this ground-breaking book, recognized evangelical Bible professor Wayne Grudem rejects five mistaken views about Christian influence on politics: (1) 'compel religion,' (2) 'exclude religion,' (3) 'all government is demonic,' (4) 'do evangel-ism, not politics,' and (5) 'do politics, not evangelism.' He proposes a better alternative: (6) 'significant Christian influence on government.' Then he explains the Bible's teachings about the purpose of civil government and the characteristics of good or bad government. Does the Bible support some form of democracy? Should judges and the courts hold the ultimate power in a nation? With respect to specific political issues, Grudem argues that most people's political views depend on deep-seated assumptions about several basic moral and even theological questions, such as whether God exists, whether absolute moral standards can be known, whether there is good and evil in each person's heart, whether people should be accountable for their good and bad choices, whether property should belong to individuals or to society, and whether the purpose of the earth's resources is to bring benefit to mankind. After addressing these foundational questions, Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully-reasoned analysis of over fifty specific issues dealing with the protection of life, marriage, the family and children, economic issues and taxation, the environment, national defense, relationships to other nations, freedom of speech and religion, quotas, and special interests. He makes frequent application to the current policies of the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States, but the principles discussed here are relevant for any nation.

Be sure to read pages 544 & 545 about the National Education Association.

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Harvard Hates America

By John LeBoutillier

A stinging criticism of American "Elite Education",
May 11, 2009 - By D. Reed
This review is from: Harvard Hates America: The Odyssey of a Born-Again American (Hardcover)

I'm surprised that this book hasn't been reprinted. Leboutillier looks at the US from the viewpoint of Harvard in the 70's. Some of his stories are hilarious, some just sad. The amount of sheer self-indulgence of the professors and students he describes is amazing.
The importance of the book today is that the folks who are the main targets of his criticism--generaly speaking--Ivy-league liberals and their sycophants, are now running the country!

Chuck Seldon: "This is the most shocking information on some professors at Harvard that I have ever read. After reading Pages 88-91, I now understand why I am a Rebublican and why I greatly respect Abraham Lincoln and the Homestead Act as my grandfather was a homesteader and started our family in The United States. Incredible history and very personal. This is one of the best books I've ever read; it makes me realize I am an American and got here through my grandfather's hard labor. Pages 112-115 in this book is a must read for every politician in the country."

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48 Liberal Lies About American History

By Larry Schweikart

Editorial Review - From Publishers Weekly
Textbooks have long served as a main battlefield in the culture wars and the latest salvo comes from Schweikart, a history professor at the University of Dayton (A Patriot's History of the United States), who examines leading American history texts and other books that he sees as purveying a distinctly slanted view of American history—one that portrays the United States as oppressive, imperialistic, and evil. Each lie is deliberated in a brief essay. A chapter on the notion that FDR knew in advance that the Japanese would attack Pearl Harbor focuses largely on countering Robert Stinnett's Day of Deceit. The belief that Columbus was responsible for killing millions of Indians (drivel) is, he says, based on faulty statistics. In examining the belief that Richard Nixon sent burglars into the Watergate office complex, the author accepts G. Gordon Liddy's account of events over John Dean's. Regarding the Rosenbergs, Schweikart cites Soviet documents proving they were indeed spies. Schweikart marshals an arsenal of statistics and scholarly studies, and while his own biases will limit his reach, he offers an object lesson in the need for scrupulous balance in the writing of history textbooks. (Sept. 4)
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A historian debunks four-dozen PC myths about our nation’s past.
Over the last forty years, history textbooks have become more and more politically correct and distorted about our country’s past, argues professor Larry Schweikart. The result, he says, is that students graduate from high school and even college with twisted beliefs about economics, foreign policy, war, religion, race relations, and many other subjects.

As he did in his popular A Patriot’s History of the United States, Professor Schweikart corrects liberal bias by rediscovering facts that were once widely known. He challenges distorted books by name and debunks forty-eight common myths. A sample:
  • The founders wanted to create a “wall of separation” between church and state
  • Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation only because he needed black soldiers
  • Truman ordered the bombing of Hiroshima to intimidate the Soviets with “atomic diplomacy”
  • Mikhail Gorbachev, not Ronald Reagan, was responsible for ending the Cold War
America’s past, though not perfect, is far more admirable than you were probably taught.

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The Next Wave

By Catherine Herridge

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TERROR WALKS AMONG US. Born here, raised here, plotting here, the terrorists of al Qaeda 2.0 aim to kill Americans. And our government helps.

Who are the recruits for the next wave? They live next door.

A radicalized army major guns down forty-five, killing twelve soldiers and one civilian; an airport shuttle-bus driver plots a subway slaughter; a legal immigrant tries to blow up Times Square while another fanatic hopes to kill hundreds at a Christmas tree–lighting ceremony . . . and a radical Muslim born in New Mexico has a legion of fanatics in his web.

The Next Wave reveals the shocking story of how that blood-crazed American, Anwar al-Awlaki—now hiding in Yemen—was treated to Pentagon pomp as a “moderate Muslim,” and how our Justice Department hid his movements from the 9/11 Commission . . . even though al-Awlaki aided the 9/11 hijackers.

The terrorists next door turn our tech against us, exploiting Facebook, Skype, and our outdated laws. Online terror recruiters are one of the Web’s greatest success stories—yet our government refuses to stop them. Activists howl about “inhuman” conditions at Guantánamo—while pampered inmates laugh at our weaknesses.

The next wave of deadly terror is here and now. Washington shuts its eyes. And the next massacre in the name of Islam will be “Made in the U.S.A.”

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My Journey
To The White House


By Herman Cain

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When Herman Cain speaks, people listen. When he debates, he wins.

If you care about the future of America, you have heard of the down-to-earth political newcomer running for president, the straight-talking man of the people with blunt assessments of what America needs. Originally overlooked by mainstream politicos and media, Herman Cain is truly a candidate from “outside the Beltway,” but no longer one who is being ignored.


BUT WHO IS HE?

While Herman Cain has been the host of a popular conservative Atlanta-area radio talk show called The Herman Cain Show, a different name originally captured American interest. As CEO, Herman Cain transformed Godfather’s Pizza from a company teetering on the verge of bankruptcy into a household word. Cain—as those with an interest in commonsense solutions to political problems will remember—is also famous for using the language and logic of everyday business to expose the fallacies inherent in Clinton assumptions about “Hillarycare” during a 1994 televised town hall meeting.

WHAT IS HIS STORY?

Herman Cain’s rise is the embodiment of the American dream. His parents, Luther and Lenora Cain, made a living the only way black people could in the ’40s and ’50s. Luther held down three jobs, including being a chauffeur; Lenora cleaned houses. They had two big dreams: to buy a house and to see their sons graduate from college. With dedication and hard work, they made both these dreams come true. In this thrilling memoir, Herman Cain describes his past and present . . . and the future he is determined to create, a future that will put our country back on track. His message resonates because he describes the American reality, and his down-to-earth personal tale of hope and hard work is both unforgettable and inspirational.

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What is it in my DNA that years ago prompted me to forgo the ease of cruise control and take on the enormous challenge of doing my part toward making America a better place for my granddaughter and the generations to come?

Why do I, a son of the segregated South, refuse to think of myself as a “victim” of racism?

What is it that motivates me to insist on defining my identity in terms of “ABC”—as being American first, black second, and Conservative third?

Just who is Herman Cain? And how did I get this way?

Just a hint: it may have had something to do with lessons learned from my parents, Lenora and Luther Cain, Jr.

—From This Is Herman

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No Apology, The Case For American Greatness
By Mitt Romney

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"Here is an accomplished executive in the private and public sectors who has done his homework. If he runs again for president in 2012, most of his agenda is on the record from the start."--The Washington Times

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On his first presidential visit to address the European nations, President Obama felt it necessary to apologize for America’s international power. He repeated that apology when visiting Latin America, and again to Muslims worldwide in an interview broadcast on Al-Arabiya television.

In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential—not just for our own well-being, but for the world’s. Governments such as China and a newly-robust Russia threaten to overtake us on many fronts, and radical Islam continues its dangerous rise. Drawing on history for lessons on how great powers collapse, Romney shows how and why our national advantages have eroded. From the long-term decline of our manufacturing base, our laggard educational system that has left us without enough engineers, scientists, and other skilled professionals, our corrupted financial practices that led to the current crisis, and the crushing impact of entitlements on our future obligations, America is in debt, overtaxed, and unprepared for the challenges it must face.

We need renewal: fresh ideas to cut through complicated problems and restore our strength. Creative and bold, Romney proposes simple solutions to rebuild industry, create good jobs, reduce out of control spending on entitlements and healthcare, dramatically improve education, and restore a military battered by eight years of war. Most important, he calls for a new commitment to citizenship, a common cause we all share, rather than a laundry list of individual demands. Many of his solutions oppose President Obama’s policies, many also run counter to Republican thinking, but all have one strategic aim: to move America back to political and economic strength.

Personal and dynamically-argued, No Apology is a call to action by a man who cares deeply about America’s history, its promise, and its future.

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Reckless Endangerment
By Gretchen Morgenson & Joshua Rosner



Editorial Reviews

"Gretchen Morgenson is a national treasure. Year after year, she has dragged Wall Street miscreants out of the shadows, exposing their dirty secrets to the public that they bamboozled with schemes and deceits. Now, working with Joshua Rosner, she has trained her expert eye on the mortgage mess that pushed the American economy to the brink. In stunning detail, Morgenson exposes the truth behind the worst financial calamity of modern times, weaving a tale that is as mesmerizing as it is horrifying. Reckless Endangerment names the names and reveals the secrets of the plutocrats and politicians whose greed and recklessness threatened the foundations of capitalism. It is essential reading for anyone struggling to understand how America entered the new era of financial chaos."—Kurt Eichenwald, New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant

"Even before Reckless Endangerment, Gretchen Morgenson was my nominee for Reporter of the Decade for her forensic and prophetic coverage of Wall Street. Now, she and the equally talented sleuth Joshua Rosner, like Holmes and Dr. Watson, have pieced together the clues to a seminal mystery of the financial debacle: how American taxpayers were suckered by the shenanigans, greed, egos, back scratching, and guile of financial and political elites who swarmed like vultures around Fannie Mae, picking it clean of oversight and accountability while its executives gorged themselves on the spoils. Naming names and taking no prisoners, they drill deep into one of the most disturbing scandals of our time, perpetrated in the name of helping "the little guy." Read it and weep. Read it and vow: Never Again!—Bill Moyers, journalist, and President, Schumann Media Center

"Morgenson and Rosner have written the long-awaited volume that gets to the heart of the mortgage crisis. The fearlessness and breadth of reporting make the book as compellingly readable as it is exhaustive. Reckless Endangerment is a remarkable achievement—and should be required reading for all Americans."—Bryan Burrough, Vanity Fair special correspondent and bestselling author of Barbarians at the Gate and The Big Rich

"Gretchen Morgenson and Josh Rosner show us how, over the last fifteen years, the mortgage lending industry used money and political influence to escape regulation, enrich itself, and create a catastrophe. Particularly in its dissection of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and their enablers, this book is unmatched in its depth and invaluable to anyone interested in the causes and lessons of the financial crisis."—Charles Ferguson, Academy award-winning director of Inside Job

"A chilling account of the reckless disregard for ethical or civilized values at the heart of our financial system. If this compelling history does not completely turn your stomach, that's good - because by bailing out these individuals, their attitudes, and their way of life, we have set ourselves up for another nauseating turn of the Financial Wheel."—Simon Johnson, co-author of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown



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The New York Times's Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist reveals how the financial meltdown emerged from the toxic interplay of Washington, Wall Street, and corrupt mortgage lenders.

In Reckless Endangerment, Gretchen Morgenson, the star business columnist of The New York Times, exposes how the watchdogs who were supposed to protect the country from financial harm were actually complicit in the actions that finally blew up the American economy.

Drawing on previously untapped sources and building on original research from coauthor Joshua Rosner—who himself raised early warnings with the public and investors, and kept detailed records—Morgenson connects the dots that led to this fiasco.

Morgenson and Rosner draw back the curtain on Fannie Mae, the mortgage-finance giant that grew, with the support of the Clinton administration, through the 1990s, becoming a major opponent of government oversight even as it was benefiting from public subsidies. They expose the role played not only by Fannie Mae executives but also by enablers at Countrywide Financial, Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve, HUD, Congress, the FDIC, and the biggest players on Wall Street, to show how greed, aggression, and fear led countless officials to ignore warning signs of an imminent disaster.

Character-rich and definitive in its analysis, this is the one account of the financial crisis you must read.



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Scorpions For Breakfast
By Jan Brewer

Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border



Book Description


Sometime after dark on March 27, 2010, Arizona rancher Robert Krentz was found dead next to his four-wheeler on the grounds of his ranch on the Arizona-Mexico border. Krentz and his dog, Blue, had been missing since that morning. They were last heard from when he radioed his brother to say that he’d found an illegal alien on the property and was going to offer him assistance. The man Krentz encountered that day shot and killed him and his dog, without warning, before escaping to Mexico.

It’s difficult to overstate the impact of Krentz’s death, which turned the issue of Arizona’s unsecured border—a crisis that the federal government had repeatedly ignored—into a national concern. As Arizona sheriff Larry Dever said in his testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, “We cannot sit by while our citizens are terrorized, robbed, and murdered by ruthless and desperate people who enter our country illegally.” This momentum helped pass SB 1070, a bill that authorizes local law enforcement under certain conditions to question persons reasonably suspected of being illegal aliens, which Governor Jan Brewer and the state legislature had been working on for months. With the passage of this controversial bill, the state of Arizona became ground zero in the impassioned debate over illegal immigration. The Democrats and the media went into overdrive, denouncing the state and its governor as racists and Nazis.

Governor Brewer, a lifelong Arizona resident with deep ties to the community, was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 1982, and hasn’t lost an election since. As a state official, she watched with increasing dismay as illegal immigration exploded across Arizona’s border, and noticed the devastating effect it was having on the state. Causing an escalation in violence, an influx of drugs, and prisons and hospitals to fill to overflowing, this problem was not only wreaking havoc on the moral fabric of the community but placing an even greater strain on Arizona’s beleaguered health, educational, and social welfare networks. Growing frustrated with the failure of the federal government to respond to her pleas for assistance, Governor Brewer led the state to action. Scorpions for Breakfast is Brewer’s commonsense account of her fight to secure our nation’s border in the face of persistent federal inaction.

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No Higher Honor
By Condoleezza Rice
A Memoir of My Years in Washington



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From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes bitter enemies, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of achievement.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once Bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on national-security issues – a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defense. It was a role that deepened her bond with the President and ultimately made her one of his closest confidantes.

With the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration’s intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, Rice describes the events of that harrowing day – and the tumultuous days after. No day was ever the same. Additionally, Rice also reveals new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq.

The eyes of the nation were once again focused on Rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer tough questions regarding the country’s preparedness for – and immediate response to – the 9-11 attacks. Her responses, it was generally conceded, would shape the nation’s perception of the Administration’s competence during the crisis. Rice conveys just how pressure-filled that appearance was and her surprised gratitude when, in succeeding days, she was broadly saluted for her grace and forthrightness.

From that point forward, Rice was aggressively sought after by the media and regarded by some as the Administration’s most effective champion.

In 2005 Rice was entrusted with even more responsibility when she was charged with helping to shape and carry forward the President’s foreign policy as Secretary of State. As such, she proved herself a deft crafter of tactics and negotiation aimed to contain or reduce the threat posed by America’s enemies. Here, she reveals the behind-the-scenes maneuvers that kept the world’s relationships with Iran, North Korea and Libya from collapsing into chaos. She also talks about her role as a crisis manager, showing that at any hour -- and at a moment’s notice -- she was willing to bring all parties to the bargaining table anywhere in the world.

No Higher Honor takes the reader into secret negotiating rooms where the fates of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Lebanon often hung in the balance, and it draws back the curtain on how frighteningly close all-out war loomed in clashes involving Pakistan-India and Russia-Georgia, and in East Africa.

Surprisingly candid in her appraisals of various Administration colleagues and the hundreds of foreign leaders with whom she dealt, Rice also offers here keen insight into how history actually proceeds. In No Higher Honor, she delivers a master class in statecraft -- but always in a way that reveals her essential warmth and humility, and her deep reverence for the ideals on which America was founded.

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The Everlasting Hatred - The Roots Of Jihad
By Hal Lindsey



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A Hatred That Lasted 4000 Years...

Best Selling author Hal Lindsey explains how, on September 11, an ancient fight-to-the-death conflict exploded on the shores of the U.S. Though most Americans didn't realize it, we were already involved in this struggle. A struggle driven by a hatred that goes back over 4000 years. Islamic fundamentalism's purpose is to replace the Judeo-Christian world order with an Islamic world order. Every American needs to understand the enormity of the threat we face -- and why.

In the aftermath of 9/11 most Americans are asking:
* Why do most Muslims hate Jews?
* Why do Islamic fundamentalists hate the United States and call it "The Great Satan?"
* Why did Islamic terrorists sacrifice their own lives to kill Americans?
* Do Islamic fundamentalists have access to weapons of mass destruction?
* Could Islamic terrorists imperil the survival of the United States?
* What light does Bible prophecy shed on this?
* Does the Koran call for violence and conquest?
* Are the Islamic fundamentalists an aberration of the Muslim religion, or are they - as they claim - the "True followers of Mohammad?"

This book will answer these questions with both Biblical and secular history. It will also bring new hope to the coming "perilous times."

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Ballots And Blood
By Ralph Reed



Book Description

"Ralph Reed is on his way to becoming the master of political thrillers."
-Sean Hannity

A powerful senator with major influence over U.S. foreign policy turns up dead in an apartment leased by a dominatrix service. Thus opens acclaimed conservative Ralph Reed’s sizzling Ballots and Blood, which delves into Washington's underbelly guided by the gimlet eye of a political insider.

When the police obtain the service's client list, it is sure to spark a bigger scandal. An FBI investigator suspects the murder is not what it appears, but when he threatens to uncover a clandestine plan to overthrow the Iranian government, the White House intervenes. Congress debates military action against Iran while terrorists plot more attacks.

All this takes place during a bitter and hard-fought midterm election as both parties jockey for advantage, and the evangelical right-led by a prominent religious broadcaster-and Tea Party activists flex their newfound muscle. With war about to reignite in the Persian Gulf, razor thin margins at the polls, and a Washington madam threatening to reveal her high-profile clientele, the only sure thing is the nation's great uncertainty.

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I Never Thought I'd See The Day!
Culture at the Crossroads

By David Jeremiah



Book Description

Is Western civilization in an accelerating decline? And if it continues will it eventually weaken and cause us to come to the end of cultured civilization as we now know it? "Yes," says David Jeremiah, and in his book, I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SEE THE DAY!

He details numerous signs of this cultural decay including:
  • America held hostage by Iran
  • Marriage becoming obsolete
  • Creeping socialism
  • The invisibility of culture's enemies
  • Increase in "spiritual warfare"
  • America turning its back on Israel
  • Atheist attack on religion
Can this downward spiral be reversed? Yes, but only if one person at a time returns to God with our heart, our manner of life, our dedication to genuine worship of God, in serving God by helping others, in our giving, and in prayer.

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What If America Were A Christian Nation
By Dr. James Kennedy



Book Description

America is in the throes of a cultural war-one that threatens us from within and without. So-called "progressive" individuals and organizations are falsely using the words of our founding fathers to achieve the antithesis of their design for our nation. The first Americans sought freedom of religion; today we face freedom from religion. The framers of the constitution sought liberty; modern interpretations promote licentiousness. The early settlers believed in absolute morality; today's liberals advocate relative morality.

What If America Were a Christian Nation Again? offers encouragement about God's providential hand on our nation-and hope that it's not too late to save. The authors provide a specific blueprint to preserve and restore our country to its original intent. In three sections (Where We Came From, Where We Are, Where We Are Going), they offer concrete examples from history, in-depth analysis of current conditions, and strategies for developing "a new birth of freedom."

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Mind Siege
By Tim Lahaye



Book Description

New York Times best-selling author Tim LaHaye and author David Noebel give a wake-up call for Christians to fight the tide of popular beliefs and win the battle for your mind. Two basic sources of reasoning determine the thoughts, ideas, beliefs, values, aims, morals, lifestyles, and activities of mankind-the wisdom of man and the wisdom of God. According to Tim LaHaye and David Noebel, life is mainly about the battle for your mind: whether you will live by man's wisdom, from the likes of Marx, Darwin, Freud, and Nietzsche, or God's wisdom and those who gave it, such as Moses, the prophets, Christ, and the apostles. Your choice will affect the way you live now and ultimately where you will spend eternity.



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Chuck Seldon: "Our country is doomed if we don't get Christians active in government and education. Read chapters 12 & 13. It's a must read for every Christian in America."

The King James Bible
By National Geographic Dec 2011

Miracle of the King James Bible
The power and beauty of its words touch churchgoers and cowboys, poets and Rastafarians.



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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
By Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent



Book Description

A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven.

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.

Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.

Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

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Answers From
The Founding Fathers

By Jerry Newcombe



Is America different from other countries? Yes. This surprisingly dramatic volume shows why -- as the Founding Fathers speak for themselfes! You'll see how their clear understanding of biblical principles shaped our nation, and how these same principles can and must be applied to American life today.

Foreword by bestselling author William J. Federer Softcover, 217 pages

Answers from the Founding Fathers is a remarkable new book by Dr. Jerry Newcombe revealing why America is exceptional — based on biblical principles — through the words of the Founding Fathers themselves. Answers from the Founding Fathers identifies biblically grounded core values held by George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, and other early leaders of our nation. The ACLU would hate for you to read this book — especially as a guidebook for your 2012 voting decisions!

With this and much more wisdom from our nation’s first patriots, Answers from the Founding Fathers identifies biblically grounded core values held by George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, and other early leaders of our nation.
  • John Adams said the U.S. Constitution would govern only a “moral and religious” people and would be worthless with any other kind of people.

  • George Washington said the USA could never hope to be a happy nation unless the people imitated the behavior of Christ, the Savior.

  • First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Jay said that this Christian nation ought to elect Christians as its leaders.

  • Samuel Adams (founder of the original Boston Tea Party) said the right to freedom is the gift of God almighty ... an attempt to cut ourselves off from God puts our “rights” in jeopardy.

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No Wonder They Call Him Savior: Experiencing the Truth of the Cross
By Max Lucado



Editorial Reviews

In this compelling quest for the Messiah, best-selling author Max Lucado invites readers to meet the blue-collar Jew whose claim altered a world and whose promise has never been equaled. Readers will come to know Jesus the Christ in a brand new way as Lucado brings them full circle to the foot of the cross and the man who sacrificed His life on it.

About the Author

Max Lucado's numerous bestsellers include And the Angels Were Silent, God Came Near, No Wonder They Call Him the Savior, Six Hours One Friday, and The Gift for All People. He is pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. Max and his wife, Denalyn, are the parents of three daughters, Jenna, Andrea, and Sara.

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The Relationship Bible
By TD Jakes



Book Description
Publication Date: November 22, 2011

Let’s face it, we all have questions about relationships in life.

When you lay your head down on the pillow at night, do you find these questions about your relationship with God running through your mind? How can I know God personally? Can I find peace and true contentment? What is the purpose of my life? How do I know how God wants me to live? What is prayer?

Throughout our lives, we all face a long list of questions on relationships that trouble our souls and require real answers based on real truth. How do I forgive someone who has hurt me badly? Can I mend this broken relationship? When my world seems to be falling apart around me, who can I trust and in whom dare I confide? How do I know whether a person is the right one to date? Will my marriage survive? How do I nourish my child’s heart? What do I do with my fears about expressing my love and care to a friend?

The good news is that in God’s Word we find the answers to life’s bewildering relationship quest ions.

We are not left to figure it out on our own and in our own strength and power. You are invited to begin a lifelong journey to discovering God’s words of truth for your life and relationships, and to discovering God Himself in the words of His Book!

From Genesis to Revelation, it is clear that the Holy Bible is, in the words of Bishop T.D. Jakes, “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.” It is not a book about religion, but relationships—from the creation of a man and a woman and their intimate relationship with God in the Garden through the tragic break in that relationship at the Fall and the eventual restoration of that relationship through Jesus Christ and His death on the cross of Calvary.

Our relationship with God is the foundation for our lives. If we try to build on any other relationships or things, we are building on quicksand, because at some point all of our relationships will break down. It is from our earthly relationship with God that He gives us the privilege of having healthy relationships with our spouse, our families, our friends, and countless others.

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Inside the pages of God’s Word you will discover the divine instruction on life relationships that has been given to generations of people who faced the same issues and questions that you face today, addressing those questions honestly and openly and offering wise counsel for your relationships, inspiration for your needs, comfort for your sorrows, guidance for your confusion, and hope for your discouragement.

In The Relationship Bible, you will find the following features from Bishop Jakes:
  • A 32-page Introduction that sets forth “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told” along with helps to understanding the Bible and guides to answering life’s relationship problems.
  • Reflections of God’s Heart—Over 20 pages of articles that continue to develop God’s love relationship with mankind.
  • Lessons of the Heart—Over 80 pages of life lesson articles that address a wide range of relationship issues.
  • Heartbeats—25 articles that demonstrate how to build relationships.
  • Heartbreakers—25 articles that demonstrate how relationships are damaged.
  • Heart Murmurs—10 powerful prayers for your personal relationships.
  • Words of Jesus in Red • Concordance
  • One-Year Bible Reading Plan

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The Real George Washington
By Jay A. Parry and Andrew M. Allison



Book Description

The Real George Washington: The True Story of America s Most Indispensable Man. There is properly no history; only biography, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. If that is true of the general run of mankind, it is particularly true of George Washington. The story of his life is the story of the founding of America. His was the dominant personality in three of the most critical events in that founding: the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convention, and the first national administration. Had he not served as America's leader in those three events, all would likely have failed -- and America, as we know it today, would not exist.

Why, after two centuries, does George Washington remain one of the most beloved figures in our history? The Real George Washington answers that question by giving us a close look at this man who became the father of our country and the first American President. But rather than focus on the interpretations of historians, much of his exciting story is told in his own words. The second part of this 928-page book brings together the most important and insightful passages from Washington's writings, conveniently arranged by subject.

Published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to restoring Constitutional principles in the tradition of America's Founding Fathers. The National Center for Constitutional Studies...is doing a fine public service in educating Americans about the principles of the Constitution. -- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States

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Learn Our History
By Mike Huckabee

Give Your Family The Most Fascinating Stories Of Our Nation With Learn Our History and The Time Travel Academy!

Friends, I have always believed that history is to a culture what memory is to an individual. Without some sense of who we were, we’re incapable of knowing who we are and who we will become. And without an appreciation of our nation’s epic journey, our children cannot understand the real America and lead the nation into the future.

That’s why I’ve co-founded a new and exciting company called Learn Our History. Our mission is simple - to help the younger generations learn and appreciate history for what it is - a compass for our future.

Go To "Learn Our History" Web Site

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General Ike:
A Personal Reminiscence


By John Eisenhower



Book Description

John S.D. Eisenhower modestly explains General Ike as "a son's view of a great military leader -- highly intelligent, strong, forceful, kind, yet as human as the rest of us." It is that, and more: a portrait of the greatest Allied military leader of the Second World War, by the man who knew Ike best.

General Ike is a book that John Eisenhower always knew he had to write, a tribute from an affectionate and admiring son to a great father. John chose to write about the "military Ike," as opposed to the "political Ike," because Ike cared far more about his career in uniform than about his time in the White House. A series of portraits of Ike's relations with soldiers and statesmen, from MacArthur to Patton to Montgomery to Churchill to de Gaulle, reveals the many facets of a talented, driven, headstrong, yet diplomatic leader. Taken together, they reveal a man who was brilliant, if flawed; naÏve at times in dealing with the public, yet who never lost his head when others around him were losing theirs. Above all, General Ike was a man who never let up in the relentless pursuit of the destruction of Hitler.

Here for the first time are eyewitness stories of General Patton showing off during military exercises; of Ike on the verge of departing for Europe and assuming command of the Eastern Theater; of Churchill stewing and lobbying Ike in his "off hours." Faced with giant personalities such as these men and MacArthur, not to mention difficult allies such as de Gaulle and Montgomery, Ike nevertheless managed to pull together history's greatest invasion force and to face down a determined enemy from Normandy to the Bulge and beyond. John Eisenhower masterfully uses the backdrop of Ike's key battles to paint a portrait of his father and his relationships with the great men of his time.

General Ike is a ringing and inspiring testament to a great man by an accomplished historian. It is also a personal portrait of a caring, if not always available, father by his admiring son. It is history at its best.

President Dwight Eisenhower added the phrase "In God We Trust" to our coins.

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To Try Men's Souls
By Newt Gingrich



Book Description

After two bestselling series examining the Civil War and WWII, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen have turned their sharp eye for detail on the Revolutionary War. Their story follows three men with three very different roles to play in history: General George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Jonathan Van Dorn, a private in Washington’s army.

The action focuses on one of the most iconic events in American history: Washington cross - ing the Delaware. Unlike the bold, courageous General in Emanuel Leutze’s painting, Washington is full of doubt on the night of December 25, 1776. After five months of defeat, morale is dangerously low. Each morning muster shows that hundreds have deserted in the night.

While Washington prepares his weary troops for the attack on Trenton, Thomas Paine is in Philadelphia, overseeing the printing of his newest pamphlet, The Crisis.

And Jonathan Van Dorn is about to bring the war to his own doorstep. In the heat of battle, he must decide between staying loyal to the cause and sparing his brother who has joined up with the British. Through the thoughts and private fears of these three men, Gingrich and Forstchen illu minate the darkest days of the Revolution. With detailed research and an incredible depth of military insight, this novel provides a rare and personal perspective of the men who fought for, and founded the United States of America.

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The Church Of Liberalism - Godless
By Ann Coulter



Book Description

"If a martian landed in America and set out to determine the nation's official state religion, he would have to conclude it is liberalism, while Christianity and Judaism are prohibited by law.

Many Americans are outraged by liberal hostility to traditional religion. But as Ann Coulter reveals in this, her most explosive book yet, to focus solely on the Left's attacks on our Judeo-Christian tradition is to miss a larger point: liberalism is a religion—a godless one.

And it is now entrenched as the state religion of this county.

Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion. In Godless, Coulter throws open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us its sacraments (abortion), its holy writ (Roe v. Wade), its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal), its clergy (public school teachers), its churches (government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free), its doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the "absolute moral authority" of spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland), and its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential accident).

Then, of course, there's the liberal creation myth: Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

For liberals, evolution is the touchstone that separates the enlightened from the benighted. But Coulter neatly reverses the pretense that liberals are rationalists guided by the ideals of free inquiry and the scientific method. She exposes the essential truth about Darwinian evolution that liberals refuse to confront: it is bogus science.

Writing with a keen appreciation for genuine science, Coulter reveals that the so-called gaps in the theory of evolution are all there is—Darwinism is nothing but a gap. After 150 years of dedicated searching into the fossil record, evolution's proponents have failed utterly to substantiate its claims. And a long line of supposed evidence, from the infamous Piltdown Man to the "evolving" peppered moths of England, has been exposed as hoaxes. Still, liberals treat those who question evolution as religious heretics and prohibit students from hearing about real science when it contradicts Darwinism. And these are the people who say they want to keep faith out of the classroom?

Liberals' absolute devotion to Darwinism, Coulter shows, has nothing to do with evolution's scientific validity and everything to do with its refusal to admit the possibility of God as a guiding force. They will brook no challenges to the official religion.

Fearlessly confronting the high priests of the Church of Liberalism and ringing with Coulter's razor-sharp wit, Godless is the most important and riveting book yet from one of today's most lively and impassioned conservative voices.

"Liberals love to boast that they are not 'religious,' which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion. Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as 'religion.'" — From Godless

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Religious Literacy, What Every American Needs To Know And Doesn't
By Steven Prothero



Book Description

The United States is one of the most religious places on earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy.

      Only 10 percent of American teenagers can name all five major world religions and 15 percent cannot name any.

      Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Bible holds the answers to all or most of life's basic questions, yet only half of American adults can name even one of the four gospels and most Americans cannot name the first book of the Bible.

Despite this lack of basic knowledge, politicians and pundits continue to root public policy arguments in religious rhetoric whose meanings are missed—or misinterpreted—by the vast majority of Americans.

"We have a major civic problem on our hands," says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. He makes the provocative case that to remedy this problem, we should return to teaching religion in the public schools. Alongside "reading, writing, and arithmetic," religion ought to become the "Fourth R" of American education.

Many believe that America's descent into religious illiteracy was the doing of activist judges and secularists hell-bent on banishing religion from the public square. Prothero reveals that this is a profound misunderstanding. "In one of the great ironies of American religious history," Prothero writes, "it was the nation's most fervent people of faith who steered us down the road to religious illiteracy. Just how that happened is one of the stories this book has to tell."

Prothero avoids the trap of religious relativism by addressing both the core tenets of the world's major religions and the real differences among them. Complete with a dictionary of the key beliefs, characters, and stories of Christianity, Islam, and other religions, Religious Literacy reveals.

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Flat Tax Revolution
Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS

By Steve Forbes



Book Description

A fact filled call to action, which Steve Forbes will use to lobby the President and Congress for real reform.





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Now Or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse
By Jim DeMint



Book Description

America is at more than just a crossroads. She is at the brink. A future of freedom and prosperity can still be had should Americans show the will to chart such a path. But simply continuing with business as usual has literally brought us to the edge of destruction.

In NOW OR NEVER, Senator DeMint stresses that the current political moment of widespread concern about massive debt and reckless spending is our last chance to rescue America from economic armageddon. This book is an invaluable tool which will enlighten voters to the current state of our union in order to help them make the best choices in the upcoming presidential election. Continuing the momentum of the Tea Parties and rallies that demanded a new breed of representatives in the 2010 elections, Senator DeMint reminds us of the importance of citizen activism, and its power to change Washington in this critical moment in our nation's history.

Senator DeMint is joined by Senators Tom Coburn, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey, Congressman Steve King, pollster Frank Lutz, former Congressman Dick Armey, and others who also make the case for political reform and renewal.

About the Author

Senator Jim Demint was elected as South Carolina's 55th senator in 2004. He is also the author of three books, including the bestselling Saving Freedom. The senator and his wife, Debbie, reside in Greenville, South Carolina and are the proud parents of four married children. They are also greatly enjoying their new role as grandparents.

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Chuck Seldon: "Must read chapters 5 & 6 - a solution to our biggest problem. Also the endorsement on the back cover of the book. Documented evidence of mismanagement and over-regulation by our present administration."

Ameritopia:
The Unmaking of America

By Mark Levin



Book Description

Mark R. Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny made the most persuasive case for conservatism and against statism in a generation. In this most crucial time, this leading conservative thinker explores the psychology, motivations, and history of the utopian movement, its architects, and its modern day disciples – and how the individual and American society are being devoured by it.

In Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America Levin asks, what is this utopian force that both allures a free people and destroys them? In the end, Levin’s message is clear: The American republic is in great peril. The people must now choose between utopianism or liberty.

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Every Day A Friday
By Joel Osteen



Book Description

The title comes from research that shows people are happiest on Fridays. Pastor Joel Osteen writes how we can generate this level of contentment and joy every day of the week.

Known as a man who maintains a constant positive outlook in spite of circumstances, Osteen has described this message as a core theme of his ministry. Combining his personal experiences with scriptural insights and principles for true happiness, he shows readers how every day can hold the same promise and opportunities for pure joy that they experience at five o'clock on Friday.

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Why I Believe
By D. James Kennedy



Book Description

In this powerful declaration of what Christians believe and why, Kennedy explores the foundations of the Christian faith. For new believers and seasoned Christians alike, this book will strengthen their faith by answering that all consuming question, "Why?"


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Home Schooler's Guide
By Loretta Heuer



Book Description

Provides critical advice, examples, and resources for designing the most powerful and persuasive admissions presentations. This guide cuts through the veil of mystery that surrounds the admissions evaluation process to provide frank, practical, advice from public educators, home and alternative school specialists, and admissions professionals on such critical topics as:

When and how to start building a record.

Choosing the best medium to convey high school achievements.

What records and documents must be included -- and what's better left out.

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Home Schooling High School
By Jeanne Gowen Dennis



Book Description

Homeschooling High School is your comprehensive resource for the crucial high school years. Find answers to your questions about grading scales, diplomas, prerequisites, entrance exams, financial aid and scholarship eligibility, application procedures...all while reaching your family's ideal balance between automony and accountability in your home high school.

*Simplify record keeping, transcript preparation, and the search for the perfect college with reproducible forms and step-by-step instructions.

*Explore strategies for teaching difficult courses such as composition and laboratory sciences.

*Draw from expansive research of textbooks, internet sites, reading list, curriculum providers, and more more.

An essential resource guide including helpful tables, forms, and charts as well as valuable information and support for families preparing to send their home schooled children to college.

Reading lists, reproducible forms, and record-keeping charts.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Documentary ...
Montgomery to Memphis


By Flip Schulke



Book Description

This book is a pictorial record of Dr. King's leadership in the nonviolent movement for racial equality and human dignity from the boycott of segregated busing in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 until his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968. The commentary accompanying the photographs includes a chronology of Dr. King's career and the texts of his major addresses.

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Cursed: The Conspiracy to Divide Jerusalem

By Mike Evans



Book Description

From back cover: President Obama plans to succeed in dividing Jerusalem by 2012, blackmailing Israel over the Iran crisis to achieve his objective. "Never miss the opportunity of a crisis." If Netanyahu refuses to implement Obama's plan for a Palestinian state by 2012, then the President's intention is to proceed without Israel's cooperation by encouraging the Palestinians to proclaim statehood unilaterally with UN and Arab League recognition. Netanyahu remains adamant that any settlement freeze will not include East Jerusalem. For Israel to attack Iran, U.S. flyover permission, military supplies, and co-operation will be needed. Israel has sought to purchase twenty of the fifth generation stealth F-351 Lightning II fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. In addition, the U.S. Congress approved an aid package to Israel complete with the 'Iron Dome' missile defense system. The president apparently feels that Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria are fair trade in order to keep Iran (Persia) from going atomic. The Obama administration seems to be treating Israel as a property for the sake of expediency. In his Cairo speech in 2009, President Obama labeled the two greatest sources of tension in the world today: extremist groups such as al-Qaeda and the Israel/Palestinian state.

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Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans
By Mitch Daniels



Book Description

Upon leaving the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked what sort of government the delegates had created. His reply to the crowd: "A republic, if you can keep it." Now America's most respected governor explains just how close we've come to losing the republic, and how we can restore it to greatness.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has been called "the most presidential man in America." He has brought more change to his state in a few years than most see in decades.

During his tenure, Daniels turned a $700 million deficit into a billion dollar surplus, balanced Indiana's budget even during the recession, converted its once unattractive business climate into one of the strongest for private sector job growth.

The Hoosier state is now a model of good and efficient governance. Its public sector payroll is now the smallest per capita in the nation. And yet services have improved across the board. Even its Bureau of Motor Vehicles — the ultimate symbol of dysfunctional bureaucracy - has been rated the best in the country.

Daniels has done this by focusing on government's core responsibilities, cutting taxes, empowering citizens, and performing what he calls an "old tribal ritual" - spending less money than his state takes in, while distinguishing between skepticism towards big government and hostility towards all government.

Unfortunately few politicians have the discipline or courage to follow his lead. And worse, many assume that Americans are too intimidated, gullible or dim-witted to make wise decisions about their health care, mortgages, the education of their kids, and other important issues. The result has been a steady decline in freedom, as elite government experts — "our benevolent betters", in Daniels' phrase — try to regulate every aspect of our lives.

Daniels bluntly calls our exploding national debt "a survival-level threat to the America we have known." He shows how our underperforming public schools have produced a workforce unprepared to compete with those of other countries and ignorant of the requirements of citizenship in a free society. He lays out the risk of greatly diminished long term prosperity and the loss of our position of world leadership. He warns that we may lose the uniquely American promise of upward mobility for all.

But, the good news is that it's not too late to save America. However, real change can't be imposed from above. It has to be what he calls "change that believes in you" — a belief that Americans, properly informed of the facts, will pull together to make the necessary changes and that they are best- equipped to make the decisions governing their own lives. As he puts it:

"I urge great care not to drift into a loss of faith in the American people. We must never yield to the self-fulfilling despair that these problems are immutable, or insurmountable. Americans are still a people born to liberty. Addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy."

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Storm Warning: Whether global recession, terrorist threats, or devastating natural disasters, these ominous shadows must bring us back to the Gospel
By Billy Graham



Book Description

Billy Graham offers hope and biblical wisdom for today's challenging problems.

The daily news is jammed with alarming headlines of conflict in the Middle East, economic crisis, and terrorist threats around the world. In Storm Warning, Billy Graham - the best-known evangelist of our time - examines today's most challenging problems and adds his voice and perspective to what the Bible says about the storms we are facing... and the storms yet to come.

Since its original publication, Graham has added nearly two decades to his ministry and has lived through several more storms. This completely revised and updated book highlights Graham's recent experiences, insights, and renewed sense of urgency as he examines the book of Revelation in light of current events-and sees prophetic events become reality.

"Now in the twenty-first century, we see accelerated growth of unrestrained greed and corruption on Wall Street, financial mismanagement in the halls of government, and fraud and perversion at the highest levels of both church and state. While keeping an eye on the showdown that many observers feel may be brewing even now in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America, many people sense the possibility of an even greater unraveling in the world. Can we find any hope in the current world situation? Will there be lasting peace? How should we live in the face of our nation's new challenges and the magnitude of the world's crises? These are important-even vital-questions, and I invite you to come with me as we discover the answers God has given us." - Billy Graham

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Being George Washington
By Glenn Beck



Book Description

IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW GEORGE WASHINGTON, THINK AGAIN.

This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. It’s a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.

Being George Washington is a whole new way to look at history. You won’t simply read about the awful winter spent at Valley Forge—you’ll live it right alongside Washington. You’ll be on the boat with him crossing the Delaware, in the trenches with him at Yorktown, and standing next to him at the Constitutional Convention as a new republic is finally born.

Through these stories you’ll not only learn our real history (and how it applies to today), you’ll also see how the media and others have distorted our view of it. It’s ironic that the best-known fact about George Washington—that he chopped down a cherry tree—is a complete lie. It’s even more ironic when you consider that a lie was thought necessary to prove he could not tell one.

For all of his heroism and triumphs, Washington’s single greatest accomplishment was the man he created in the process: courageous and principled, fair and just, respectful to all. But he was also something else: flawed.

It’s those flaws that should give us hope for today. After all, if Washington had been perfect, then there would be no way to build another one. That’s why this book is not just about being George Washington in 1776, it’s about the struggle to be him every single day of our lives. Understanding the way he turned himself from an uneducated farmer into the Indispensable (yet imperfect) Man, is the only way to build a new generation of George Washingtons that can take on the extraordinary challenges that America is once again facing.

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Monumental
Searches For America’s National Treasure
By Kirk Cameron


MONUMENTAL Cinematic Event Celebrates
America’s Story of Faith and Freedom with
Host Kirk Cameron Live in Theaters Nationwide


Movie Description

NCM Fathom and Kirk Cameron Present Inspirational One-Night Event with Special Guests and Live Musical Performances in Select Movie Theaters on Tuesday, March 27.

Centennial, Colo. – Feb. 9, 2012 – This spring, audiences across the country will unite to celebrate America's story of faith and freedom with MONUMENTAL: In Search of America's National Treasure Live, a one-night event on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT/5:30 p.m. MT/8:00 p.m. PT (tape delayed). Hosted by well-known actor Kirk Cameron, MONUMENTAL reveals the story of the unlikely men and women who risked all for liberty, including the struggles of the Pilgrims, and shares stories of faith that helped shape education, government and civic life in the United States. This special in-theater event will also include live performances from popular Christian music artists, as well as exclusive interviews with media, faith and political figures who will share simple and practical ways to keep America's ideals alive, beginning at home.

Tickets for MONUMENTAL: In Search of America's National Treasure Live are available beginning Friday, Feb. 10 at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

"I am thrilled to be partnering with Fathom Events to bring this unique theatrical event to audiences across America, as families and groups from every community experience this powerful moment together," said Cameron. "Over the past year-and-a-half I've traveled across the U.S. and Europe to discover the true national treasure of America. I wanted to find out who the people were that built this country – the heroic men and women who sacrificed everything to be free and give their children and their grandchildren freedom and prosperity. What I found is simply amazing.”

Presented by NCM Fathom and Kirk Cameron, MONUMENTAL: In Search of America's National Treasure Live will be broadcast to nearly 550 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

“Through this inspiring, family-friendly in-theater event, audiences will rediscover those who sacrificed everything, so future generations could experience the American dream,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom.

Moved by the current economic, political and moral issues facing the country, MONUMENTAL, directed by Duane Barnhart, chronicles Cameron’s personal journey to historic sites across Europe and the U.S. to discover the secret that has made America the freest and most prosperous country in the word. As Cameron retraces the heroic and faithful beginnings of America , he discovers a monument to the founding fathers that answers what core principles will keep America strong, free, and well: freedom, justice, education, morality, and religion. Cameron is a television and film actor, noted recently for his work in the inspirational film, Fireproof. He is also known for his memorable roles on ABC's Growing Pains, the Left Behind movies, and co-host of The Way of the Master television series.


Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It's Too Late
By James Robison



Book Description

"INDIVISIBLE can change forever how you see the world. Grasp the wisdom shared in this book, and the scripture 'My people perish for lack of knowledge' will no longer apply. This can prove to be the much-needed game changer for America." (Gov. Mike Huckabee )

"At the very least, every person of faith in America needs to read INDIVISIBLE. Whether the issue is the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, education, or economics, Robison and Richards provide biblical answers to often controversial issues. INDIVISIBLE is the kind of book that can alter the course of a nation if it is read and embraced by our nation's citizens." (Richard Land, President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission )

"I read this book from cover to cover, in one sitting, in awe of what God was up to in these pages. INDIVISIBLE builds a sure bridge of faith and reason over which our country can walk, from our present state of confusion and peril into a new era of peace and prosperity. My friends James Robison and Jay Richards have given the Christian community--indeed, all of us--an invaluable tool for hope." (Father Jonathan Morris, Fox News Analyst and Author of God Wants You Happy )

"James Robison and Jay Richards chop up and stir some of the most indigestible issues of our time-sex, money, race, gender, education, you name it-and then bite down on the hot and highly seasoned casserole with relish and realism. You'll be talking to the chapters as you go along, cheering them on, and thinking about your Uncle Harry or an errant kid in college who needs to get INDIVISIBLE as a gift. I personally want to see it in the hands of those misguided politicos and media conservatives who think that social issues and economic issues can be separated. They can't, and these irenic and ecumenical authors-an evangelical and a Catholic-make that case persuasively, concussively clear. Presidential candidates, take note." (George Gilder, Co-founder of Discovery Institute and Author of Wealth & Poverty and The Israel Test )

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Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine
By Glenn Beck



Book Description

In any era, great Americans inspire us to reach our full potential. They know with conviction what they believe within themselves. They understand that all actions have consequences. And they find commonsense solutions to the nation’s problems.

One such American, Thomas Paine, was an ordinary man who changed the course of history by penning Common Sense, the concise 1776 masterpiece in which, through extraordinarily straightforward and indisputable arguments, he encouraged his fellow citizens to take control of America’s future—and, ultimately, her freedom.

Nearly two and a half centuries later, those very freedoms once again hang in the balance. And now, Glenn Beck revisits Paine’s powerful treatise with one purpose: to galvanize Americans to see past government’s easy solutions, two-party monopoly, and illogical methods and take back our great country.

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KillingLincoln
By Bill O'Reilly



Book Description

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly.

The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.

In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.

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An American Son
By Marco Rubio



Book Description

Few politicians have risen to national prominence as quickly as Marco Rubio. At age forty-one he’s the subject of widespread interest and speculation. But he has never before told the full story of his unlikely journey, with all the twists and turns that made him an American son.

That journey began when his parents first left Cuba in 1956. After Fidel Castro solidified his Communist grip on power, Mario and Oria Rubio could never again return to their homeland. But they embraced their new country and taught their children to appreciate its unique opportunities. Every sacrifice they made over the years, as they worked hard at blue-collar jobs in Miami and Las Vegas, was for their children.

As a boy, Rubio spent countless hours with his grandfather, discussing history and current events. “Papa” loved being Cuban, but he also loved America for being a beacon of liberty to oppressed people around the world. As Rubio puts it, “My grandfather didn’t know America was exceptional because he read about it in a book. He lived it and saw it with his own eyes.”

Devastated after his grandfather’s death, Rubio was getting poor grades and struggled to fit in at his high school, where some classmates mocked him as “too American.” But then he buckled down for college and law school, driven by his twin passions for football and politics. He played football at a small college in Mis­souri, then came back to Florida to attend Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Miami and took a job at a law firm, which paid him a handsome salary that allowed his father to retire.

As a young attorney he ran for the West Miami City Commission, a role that led to the Florida House of Representatives. In just six years he rose to Speaker of the House and became a leading advocate for free enter­prise, better schools, limited government, and a fairer, simpler tax system. He found that he could connect with people across party lines while still upholding conserva­tive values.

His U.S. Senate campaign started as an extreme long shot against Florida’s popular incumbent governor, Charlie Crist. Undaunted by the early poll numbers and the time away from his wife and kids, Rubio traveled the state with his message of empowerment and optimism. He upset Crist in both the primary and a dramatic three-way general election, after Crist quit the GOP to run as an independent.

Now Rubio speaks on the national stage about the challenges we face and the better future that’s possible if we return to our founding principles. As he puts it, “Conservatism is not about leaving people behind. Con­servatism is about allowing people to catch up.”

In that vision, as in his family’s story, Rubio proves that the American Dream is still alive for those who pur­sue it.

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Autobiography, An American Life
By Ronald Reagan



Book Description

Reagan presents anecdotes about his family, details his ideology, tells of his presidential candidacy and describes his eight years in the White House. Photos.


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The Amateur
By Edward Klein



Book Description - Publication Date: May 15, 2012

Klein, who is known for getting the inside scoop on everyone from the Kennedys to the Clintons, reveals never-before-published details about the Obama administration's political inner workings, as well as Barack and Michelle's personal lives.

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What The Bleep Just Happened
By MonicaCrowley



Book Description - Publication Date: June 19, 2012

What the @$%&! just happened to America? That's the question that Monica Crowley, bestselling author, Fox News political analyst, columnist, and popular nationally syndicated radio host, asks—and answers—in this fast-paced, funny, and sharply argued tour of the country's disastrous years under Barack Obama, and an exuberant call for the great American comeback.

What the @$%&! just happened? What just happened to America? What happened to our strength and greatness? What happened to our constitutionally limited government? What happened to our powerful free-market system? What happened to our traditional rocket path of growth? What happened to American jobs? What happened to our prosperity? What happened to the greatest health care system in the world? What happened to our superpower status? What happened to our ability to be respected and feared? What's up with unprecedented spending and record-breaking deficits? Sixteen trillion dollars in debt? What the @$%&! just happened?

In What the (Bleep) Just Happened? Monica Crowley offers a rollicking, high-octane, and hilarious view of the damage caused by Barack Obama's extremist agenda. But she also sets the stage for the inevitable conservative comeback, calling for a return to the joyful spirit of the Reaganesque "Happy Warrior.” She will have you on your feet—cheering for America and what has always made it great—as she rallies us to get our exceptionalist groove back.

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Bring It On
Tough Questions.
Candid Answers

By Pat Robertson



Book Description - Publication Date: February 7, 2003

No controversy is too big and no subject is off limits. Unafraid of being politically incorrect, CBN founder and chairman Pat Robertson will tackle all of the issues of our culture that most Christians shy away from. Derived from the actual questions answered on his 700 Club television segment of the same name, Bring It On gives real answers to Christians with tough questions. Questions include:

      * How Can We Do Greater Things than Jesus?
      * What Makes a Worship Service?
      * Do Clones Have Souls?
      * Should a Christian Avoid Using Medicine?
      * Do Miracles Really Happen?

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How The West Was Lost
The Theft & Usurpation of State's Property Rights

By William Hayward





Book Description - Publication Date: September 1, 2000

This book relates the historical story of the westward expansion of this country to the Pacific Ocean. As the ever increasing population moved west to create new settlements, homesteaders stretched across the open land as well. It traces:

  1. How our Founding Fathers carefully crafted the Constitution to limit the powers of the Federal Government

  2. How the American Revolutionary War debt played an imprtant part in the crafting of the Constitution

  3. How Supreme Court decisions have either altered or reinforced the concept and foundation laid down by our Founding Fathers so carefully set forth in the Constitution

  4. How the different bureaus of the Federal Government have expanded their power over this same land thus eroded the concept of limited Federal government our Founding Fathers so carefully set forth in the Constitution

  5. How the different states no longer have their sovereignty that was originally guaranteed

  6. How even the Supreme Court has taken decisions out of context and compounded the problem thus reinforcing the power of these different bureaus over land as well as the fabric of our lives- none of which would have been approved by our Founding Fathers.

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Radical Rulers
The White House Elites
Who Are Pushing America
Toward Socialism

By Robert Knight



Book Description - Publication Date:

One author's opinion on the movement of American Government towards a socialistic way.

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Meet You in Hell:
Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick,
and the Bitter Partnership That Changed America

By Andrew Carnegie & Henry Clay Frick



Book Description - Publication Date: June 13, 2006

Two founding fathers of American industry.One desire to dominate business at any price.

The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the riveting story of Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bloody steelworkers’ strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Set against the backdrop of the Gilded Age, Meet You in Hell captures the majesty and danger of steel manufacturing, the rough-and-tumble of the business world, and the fraught relationship between “the world’s richest man” and the ruthless coke magnate to whom he entrusted his companies. The result is an extraordinary work of popular history.

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No Higher Power:
Obama's War on Religious Freedom
By Phyllis Schlafly and George Neumayr



Book Description - Publication Date: Jul 23, 2012

The Obama administration's overreaching and pervasive secularist policies represent the greatest government-directed assault on religious freedom in American history. So argues conservative movement leader Phyllis Schlafly and journalist George Neumayr. In No Higher Power, Schlafly and Neumayr show how Obama is waging war on our religious liberties and actively working to create one nation under him rather than one nation under God.

''Obama views traditional religion as a temporary opiate for the poor, confused, and jobless -- a drug that will dissipate as the federal government assumes more God-like powers, and his new secularist beliefs and policies gain adherents,'' write Schlafly and Neumayr.

From cutting funding for religious schools to Obama's deliberate omission of God and religion in public speeches to his assault on the Catholic church, No Higher Power is a shocking and comprehensive look at how Obama is violating one of our most fundamental rights -- and remaking our country into a nation our Founding Fathers would hardly recognize.

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George Washington And Israel
By Dr. Peter Lillback



Book Description - Publication Date:

Dr. Lillback's insightful work researches the question, "Is it inherently American to be pro-Israel?" While it is true Israel did not exist in Washington's day, in fact, the British Balfour Declaration of 1917 began the process of establishing Israel 130 years after the US Constitution was written. Yet, could the evidence from Washington's life and writings show that he knew far more about Israel than most thought possible? Within its pages, Dr. Lillback answers that question and reveals what other American presidents have to say on this very timely topic.



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Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk
By John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky



Book Description - Publication Date: August 14, 2012

The 2012 election will be one of the hardest-fought in U.S. history. It is also likely to be one of the closest, a fact that brings concerns about voter fraud and bureaucratic incompetence in the conduct of elections front and center. If we don't take notice, we could see another debacle like the Bush-Gore Florida recount of 2000 in which courts and lawyers intervened in what should have involved only voters.

Who's Counting? will focus attention on many problems of our election system, ranging from voter fraud to a slipshod system of vote counting that noted political scientist Walter Dean Burnham calls “the most careless of the developed world.” In an effort to clean up our election laws, reduce fraud and increase public confidence in the integrity of the voting system, many states ranging from Georgia to Wisconsin have passed laws requiring a photo ID be shown at the polls and curbing the rampant use of absentee ballots, a tool of choice by fraudsters. The response from Obama allies has been to belittle the need for such laws and attack them as akin to the second coming of a racist tide in American life. In the summer of 2011, both Bill Clinton and DNC chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz preposterously claimed that such laws suppressed minority voters and represented a return to the era of Jim Crow.

But voter fraud is a well-documented reality in American elections. Just this year, a sheriff and county clerk in West Virginia pleaded guilty to stuffing ballot boxes with fraudulent absentee ballots that changed the outcome of an election. In 2005, a state senate election in Tennessee was overturned because of voter fraud. The margin of victory? 13 votes. In 2008, the Minnesota senate race that provided the 60th vote needed to pass Obamacare was decided by a little over 300 votes. Almost 200 felons have already been convicted of voting illegally in that election and dozens of other prosecutions are still pending. Public confidence in the integrity of elections is at an all-time low. In the Cooperative Congressional Election Study of 2008, 62% of American voters thought that voter fraud was very common or somewhat common. Fear that elections are being stolen erodes the legitimacy of our government. That's why the vast majority of Americans support laws like Kansas's Secure and Fair Elections Act. A 2010 Rasmussen poll showed that 82% of Americans support photo ID laws.

While Americans frequently demand observers and best practices in the elections of other countries, we are often blind to the need to scrutinize our own elections. We may pay the consequences in 2012 if a close election leads us into pitched partisan battles and court fights that will dwarf the Bush-Gore recount wars.

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The Teavangelicals: The Inside Story of How the Evangelicals and the Tea Party are Taking Back America
By David Brody



Book Description - Publication Date: June 19, 2012

Belonging neither to red states nor blue states, the Tea Party movement erupted onto the national scene with a mission to reclaim America. In the span of one election season, the Tea Party gained popularity and notoriety seen only a few times in our nation's history. At this pivotal point in our development as a nation, the Tea Party has come to represent individual freedom and the American spirit. Committed to values and integrity and aligned with most social conservatives, the Tea Party found a partnership in the evangelical movement, drawing in Christians from all corners of conservatism. Now, these Teavangelicals are poised to draw a line in the sand. In his trademark, award-winning journalistic style, author David Brody introduces Americans to the history, issues, and main players of the Teavangelical movement. Through powerful and engaging stories Brody reveals the scope and magnitude of the movement and how Teavangelicals aim to restore the American Dream to its original glory.

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The Future Of America
Your Voice Really Does Matter

DVD By Joyce Meyer



Book Description - Publication Date:

Did you know that we have fewer freedoms now than compared to ten years ago? And as Christians, we may have even less freedom ten years from now?

An epidemic of ignorance has blanketed our nation, blinding many people to how quickly our liberties are being lost. If we remain in the dark, a time will come where we won’t be able to stop the attacks on our freedom. But there are things you can learn and actions you can take that will keep the United States a free and prosperous nation.

This DVD is packed with information to show you how to do your part in keeping America a nation of liberty and justice for all people. Discover simple steps that will turn back the tide of tyranny and restore America’s Christian heritage!

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Fool Me Twice:
Obama's Shocking Plans
for the Next Four Years Exposed

By Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliott






Book Description - Publication Date: August 7, 2012

This is the game changing book revealing the blueprint for a second term that President Obama and his progressive backers don't want you to know.

Months of painstaking research into thousands of documents have enabled investigative journalists and New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott to expose the secret template for Obama's next four years -- the one actually created by Obama's own top advisers and strategists.

Just as Obama concealed the true plans for his initial term behind rhetoric of ending partisan differences and cutting the Federal deficit, Obama's re-election theme of creating jobs conceals more than it reveals about his real agenda for a second term.

All the main areas of domestic policy are covered -- jobs, wages, health care, immigration overhaul, electoral "reform," national energy policy. Each of the plans exposed seek to permanently remake America into a government-dominated socialist state.

Here are just a few samples from dozens upon dozens of specific schemes unveiled herein:
  • Detailed plans to enact single-payer health care legislation controlled by the Federal government regardless of any Supreme Court decision to overturn Obamacare;

  • The recreation of a 21st century version of FDR's Works Progress Administration (WPA) program within the Department of Labor that would oversee a massive new bureaucracy and millions of new Federal jobs;

  • Further gutting of the U.S. military in shocking ways, while using the "savings" for a new "green" stimulus program and the founding of a Federal "green" bank to fund so-called environmentally friendly projects;

  • The vastly reduced resources of the U.S. Armed Forces will be spread even thinner by using them to combat "global warming," fight global poverty, remedy "injustice," bolster the United Nations and step up use of "peacekeeping" deployments;

  • An expansive new amnesty program for illegal aliens linked with a reduction in the capabilities of the U.S. Border Patrol and plans to bring in untold numbers of new immigrants with the removal of caps on H-1B visas and green cards.
Fool Me Twice is based on exhaustive research into the coming plans and presidential policies as well as the specific second term recommendations of the major "progressive" groups behind Barack Obama and the Democratic leadership - the organizations that help to craft the legislation and set the political and rhetorical agenda for the president and his allies.

While many have general concerns about Obama's second-term ambitions, Fool Me Twice lays bare the devastating details of a second Obama presidency. If he wins re-election in 2012, the America of equal opportunity for all, Constitutionally-limited government, economic freedom and personal liberty will be but a distant memory.



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Throw Them All Out
By Peter Schweizer



Book Description
Publication Date: November 15, 2011

One of the biggest scandals in American politics is waiting to explode: the full story of the inside game in Washington shows how the permanent political class enriches itself at the expense of the rest of us. Insider trading is illegal on Wall Street, yet it is routine among members of Congress. Normal individuals cannot get in on IPOs at the asking price, but politicians do so routinely. The Obama administration has been able to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to its supporters, ensuring yet more campaign donations. An entire class of investors now makes all of its profits based on influence and access in Washington. Peter Schweizer has doggedly researched through mountains of financial records, tracking complicated deals and stock trades back to the timing of briefings, votes on bills, and every other point of leverage for politicians in Washington. The result is a manifesto for revolution: the Permanent Political Class must go.



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Autobiography: Just As I Am
By Billy Graham



Book Description - Publication Date: July 24, 2007

Hailed as "the world's preacher," Billy Graham has enjoyed a career that has spanned six decades and his ministry of faith has touched the hearts and souls of millions.

In Just As I Am Graham reveals his life story in what the Chicago Tribune calls "a disarmingly honest autobiography." Now, in this revised and updated edition, we hear from this "lion in winter" (Time) on his role over the past ten years as America's pastor during our national crisis of the Oklahoma bombing and 9/11; his knighthood; his passing of the torch to his son, Franklin, to head the organization that bears his name; and his commitment to do the Lord's work in the years of his and his wife Ruth's physical decline.



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Wall Of Misconception
By Peter Lillback



Book Description - Publication Date: October 1, 2007

How often have you heard it stated on TV, in the press, or by an acquaintance that the wall of separation between church and state are words taken right out of the US Constitution? In fact, the First Amendment to the Constitution - what is popularly referred to as the establishment clause, the only part of the US Constitution that even deals with religion and faith contains no reference whatsoever to a wall of separation, or, for that matter, any sort of wording including the phrase separation of church and state. The only words in the US Constitution concerning this topic are found in the First Amendment, where it is written: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof... That s it. Yet these sixteen words have been elaborately interpreted by some as having a meaning that has no basis in the founders intentions or historic record. Where then has this mountain of contention come from, resulting in a wall of misconception between church and state, and indeed between God and government? The phrase wall of separation was coined by Thomas Jefferson in his private 1802 letter of response to the Danbury Baptist Association, wherein he reaffirmed the federal government's intention to protect the public's rights of conscience to believe and practice their faith without fear of interference from government. Several prominent citizens rights organizations will contend that this purported wall is being routinely breached by people of faith, yet others will assert that any action by the government to impede an individual's right to pray in school or at a public event, to display a Christmas tree in public or to say one nation under God in the Pledge of Allegiance is itself a violation of the First Amendment. In Wall of Misconception, Dr. Peter Lillback examines our nation's historic understanding of and the founding fathers intention in the relationship of our Constitution to matters of faith, ethics, and morals, taking into account the historical and biblical context as well as the concept's relation to today's culture. This is both the layman's and professional's definitive guide to the separation of church and state and, indeed, the separation of God and government.



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Leading From Behind
By Richard Miniter



Book Description - Publication Date: August 21, 2012

Barack Obama has never been fully vetted—until now.

In the New York Times bestselling Leading from Behind, investigative journalist Richard Miniter presents the first book to explore President Obama’s abilities as a leader, by unearthing new details of his biggest successes and failures. Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-published material, Leading from Behind investigates the secret world of the West Wing and the combative personalities that shape historic events.

Contrary to the White House narrative, which aims to define Obama as a visionary leader, Leading from Behind reveals a president who is indecisive, moody, and often paralyzed by competing political considerations. Many victories—as well as several significant failures—during the Obama presidency are revealed to be the work of strong women, who led when the president did not: then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and Valerie Jarrett, his closest adviser and an Obama family confidante, whose unusual degree of influence has been a source of conflict with veteran political insiders.

In Leading from Behind, you will learn:
  • Why Obama’s relationship with Israel was poisoned years before he met Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu

  • The real reason for Valerie Jarrett’s strong hold over both Barack and Michelle Obama

  • ObamaCare wasn’t Obama’s idea. It was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s. And the real reason he danced to her tune.

  • Obama delayed and canceled the mission to kill Osama bin Laden three times and then committed an intelligence blunder that allowed dozens of high-level members of al Qaeda to escape.

  • Why Obama destroyed a secret budget deal with House Speaker John Boehner that would have reformed entitlements, slashed spending, and reduced the national debt—without raising taxes

  • Why Obama is determined to save Attorney General Eric Holder, even though he has mislead and stonewalled Congress about “Operation: Fast and Furious”

  • Why Obama decided to defy the Tea Party and ditch his plans to end earmarks
In Leading from Behind, Richard Miniter’s provocative research offers a dramatic, thoroughly sourced account of President Obama’s White House during a time of intense domestic controversy and international turmoil.



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The Manchurian President:
Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists

By Aaron Klein





Book Description - Publication Date: May 3, 2012

The book uncovers a far-leftist, anti-American nexus that has been instrumental in not only helping build Obama's political career but in securing his presidency. Klein details with shocking precision how this nexus continues to influence Obama and the White House and is involved in drafting policy aimed at reshaping our country.

Highlights of The Manchurian President:
  • Obama's mysterious college years unearthed

  • Shocking details of Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers and other Weathermen terrorists

  • Obama's ties to Islam and black liberation theology

  • Startling facts about Obama's eligibility to serve as president

  • Obama's membership in a socialist party probed

  • How Obama's "hope" & "change" slogans stem from communist activism

  • Radical socalists involved in drafting stimulus bill, ObamaCare

  • Communists, socialists and other radicals on team Obama, including an expose on Obama's top guns in the White House

  • Never-before-revealed depth of Obama's relationship with ACORN



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Democracy In America
By Alexis de Tocqueville



Book Description - Publication Date: September 1, 2001

In the mid-1800s, a French political scientist named Alexis de Tocqueville came to the United States to appraise the meaning and functioning of democracy. This extraordinary book, written as a result of his visit, contains his comments and criticisms-many of which are still vital in today's world-and is a must-read for anyone interested in American politics.



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The Corruption Chronicles
By Tom Fitton



Book Description - Publication Date: July 24, 2012

WASHINGTON’S MOST CORRUPT:
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

FLOUTING OF FEDERAL LAW * CORRUPTION * VIOLATING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS * TERRORIST TIES * VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD * GOVERNMENT CON GAMES * EXTORTION

BECAUSE NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW!

In 2008, Barack Obama made a promise to have the “most transparent administration” of any U.S. president; it was the very cornerstone of his campaign. No secrets. No masks. No smoke and mirrors. No excuses. But over the next four years, President Obama’s administration would prove to be one of the most guarded and duplicitous of our time.

Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, America’s largest nonpartisan government watchdog (challenging George W. Bush as well as Bill Clinton), has been investigating Obama ever since he splashed onto the national scene in 2006. Now Fitton exposes devastating secrets the Obama administration has desperately fought—even in court—to keep from the American public. For a while, the Obama stonewall seemed to be holding. Until now. And the revelations are astonishing.

Judicial Watch has unearthed the truth behind such high-profile issues as the bailouts, Obamacare, Guantanamo, Obama’s true ties to Bill Ayers and to the Black Panthers voting intimidation scandal, and the Constitution-defying government czars. He reveals Obama’s personal war against FOX News, his real link to ACORN, and his radical Chicago connections. Through scores of smoking-gun government files, some replicated here and many unearthed after lengthy court battles, Fitton also discloses the facts of the Obama-backed $535-million loan guarantee to Solyndra, promoted by the president as a model for economic recovery—only months before its disastrous bankruptcy filing. Here too is the truth behind the gunrunning scandal, code-named Fast and Furious, which was a program generated in secrecy by the U.S. government that supplied thousands of firearms to murderous criminals in Mexico—an unconscionable act, and only one in a series of historical lows for an administration that few, if any, major media in this country dare to expose. This book details how the Obama machine is aggressively employing Chicago-style tactics to steal, if necessary, the 2012 elections. And how Judicial Watch is prepared to go to court with historic lawsuits to make sure the elections are fair and honest.

Why do Obama supporters turn a blind eye to his astoundingly unethical and abusive approach to governing this country? The Corruption Chronicles boldly, honestly, and factually makes the case that the federal government is now off the rails and out of control, and has literally built its foundation on broken promises, fatal miscalculations, and a cynical manipulation of its trusting public. But it’s not over. Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch are proof that the Tea Party approach to government corruption can make a difference. A grassroots group can take on the president, the Congress, and the judiciary, and finally force the government to be held accountable. The uncontestable facts are here, in The Corruption Chronicles. To see what is true, you only have to look.

THE FULLY DOCUMENTED FACTS BEHIND:
  • The Solyndra Debacle

  • Obama’s Watergate: Operation Fast and Furious

  • The Obama Administration’s $20 Billion Government Extortion Scheme

  • The Unprecedented Threat to the Integrity of the 2012 Elections

  • The Czar Investigation Stonewall

  • The Undermining of Our Nation’s Immigration Laws

  • 9/11 Secrets



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When a Nation Forgets God:
7 Lessons We Must Learn
from Nazi Germany


By Irwin Lutzer



Book Description - Publication Date: December 17, 2009

Bread Over Freedom? Years ago, a cartoon appeared in a Russian newspaper picturing a fork in the road. One path was labeled freedom; the other path was labeled sausage. As we might guess, the path to freedom had few takers; the path to sausage was crowded with footprints. When given a choice people will choose bread and sausage above the free market and individual liberties. The promise of bread gets votes, even if the bread is at the expense of freedom. The people of Nazi Germany weren’t any more barbaric, uncivilized, or depraved than any other Western nation of the early Twentieth Century, yet the Nazi regime will forever serve as an example of brutality and extreme racism run amok. What led so many people to such extreme ends? According to Dr. Lutzer, the German people’s progression from civility to barbarity was not extraordinary, and more than a few benchmarks from their transition can be observed in present day American society (Do any of these sound familiar?):
  • The Church is silenced
  • The economy is king
  • The lawmakers determine behaviors
  • The media controls beliefs
  • The Gospel and nationalism become inextricably tied to each other
  • And yet, heroes still have power
This short, manageable book does not suggest the United States is definitely marching toward authoritarian oblivion, but that we — especially we believers — must be vigilant in our stand for truth, justice, and righteousness. We must take note of these lessons from history. The parallels are real, but the conclusion is not a foregone one.



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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
By Laura Hillenbrand



Book Description - Publication Date: November 16, 2010

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.



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The Handbook of Bible Application
By David Jeremiah




Book Description - Publication Date: September 1, 2000

How does prayer work? What does the Bible really say about money? Does it say anything about friendship?

You’ll find answers to these questions and many more, quickly and easily in The Handbook of Bible Application.

The Bible is full of wisdom about life. Yet it’s not always easy to connect the dots between the various Bible passages on any particular subject. The Handbook of Bible Application is your guide, organized into 645 topics that impact the way you live your life every day.

If you are preparing a Bible study, or just looking for Scripture on a topic you are studying, this handbook will help you find the information you need.

Each of the 645 included topics is supported by...
  • Key questions and answers
  • Bible reading
  • Key Bible verses
  • Notes adapted from the Life Application Bible
  • Related topics
This 679-page study tool also contains a subject and synonym index for cross-referencing and a Bible passages index.

Discover the Bible in a new light today! Once you have your own copy of The Handbook of Bible Application you will wonder how you got along without it!




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The Communist
By Paul Kengor



Book Description - Publication Date: July 17, 2012

“I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people. . . . As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor the Red nation.” —FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, 1947

In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him “Frank.” Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president.

Although other radical influences on Obama, from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers, have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, cited by the Associated Press as an “important influence” on Obama, one whom he “looked to” not merely for “advice on living” but as a “father” figure.

While the Left has willingly dismissed Davis (with good reason), here are the indisputable, eye-opening facts: Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro–Red China communist. His Communist Party USA card number, revealed in FBI files, was CP #47544. He was a prototype of the loyal Soviet patriot, so radical that the FBI placed him on the federal government’s Security Index. In the early 1950s, Davis opposed U.S. attempts to slow Stalin and Mao. He favored Red Army takeovers of Central and Eastern Europe, and communist control in Korea and Vietnam. Dutifully serving the cause, he edited and wrote for communist newspapers in both Chicago and Honolulu, courting contributors who were Soviet agents. In the 1970s, amid this dangerous political theater, Frank Marshall Davis came into Barack Obama’s life.

Aided by access to explosive declassified FBI files, Soviet archives, and Davis’s original newspaper columns, Paul Kengor explores how Obama sought out Davis and how Davis found in Obama an impressionable young man, one susceptible to Davis’s worldview that opposed American policy and traditional values while praising communist regimes. Kengor sees remnants of this worldview in Obama’s early life and even, ultimately, his presidency.

Kengor charts with definitive accuracy the progression of Davis’s communist ideas from Chicago to Hawaii. He explores how certain elements of the Obama administration’s agenda reflect Davis’s columns advocating wealth redistribution, government stimulus for “public works projects,” taxpayer-funding of universal health care, and nationalizing General Motors. Davis’s writings excoriated the “tentacles of big business,” blasted Wall Street and “greedy” millionaires, lambasted GOP tax cuts that “spare the rich,” attacked “excess profits” and oil companies, and perceived the Catholic Church as an obstacle to his vision for the state—all the while echoing Davis’s often repeated mantra for transformational and fundamental “change.”

And yet, The Communist is not unsympathetic to Davis, revealing him as something of a victim, an African- American who suffered devastating racial persecution in the Jim Crow era, steering this justly angered young man on a misguided political track. That Davis supported violent and heartless communist regimes over his own country is impossible to defend. That he was a source of inspiration to President Barack Obama is impossible to ignore.

Is Obama working to fulfill the dreams of Frank Marshall Davis? That question has been impossible to answer, since Davis’s writings and relationship with Obama have either been deliberately obscured or dismissed as irrelevant. With Paul Kengor’s The Communist, Americans can finally weigh the evidence and decide for themselves.

***

There were hundreds of thousands of American communists like Frank who agitated throughout the twentieth century. They chose the wrong side of history, a horrendously bloody side that left a wake of more than 100 million corpses from the streets of the Bolshevik Revolution to the base of the Berlin Wall—double the combined dead of the century’s two world wars. And they never apologized. Quite the contrary, they cursed their accusers for daring to charge (correctly) that they were communists whose ideology threatened the American way and the greater world and all of humanity. They took their denials to the grave, and still today their liberal/progressive dupes continue to conceal their crimes and curse their accusers for them. We need hundreds and thousands of more books on American communists like Frank, so we can finally start to get this history right— and, more so, learn its vital lessons. To fail to do so is a great historical injustice.

We especially need to flesh out these lessons, which are morality tales in the truest sense of the word, when we find the rarest case of a man like “Frank” managing to influence someone as influential as the current president of the United States of America—the leader of the free world and driver of the mightiest political/economic engine in history. Such figures cannot be ignored.

The people who influence our presidents matter.

—from The Communist: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor



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Seward, Lincoln's Indispensable Man
By Walter Stahr



Book Description - Publication Date: September 18, 2012

From one of our most acclaimed new biographers– the first full life of the leader of Lincoln’s “team of rivals” to appear in more than forty years. William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor of New York and outspoken U.S. senator, he was the odds-on favorite to win the 1860 Republican nomination for president. As secretary of state and Lincoln’s closest adviser during the Civil War, Seward not only managed foreign affairs but had a substantial role in military, political, and personnel matters.

Some of Lincoln’s critics even saw Seward, erroneously, as the power behind the throne; this is why John Wilkes Booth and his colleagues attempted to kill Seward as well as Lincoln. Seward survived the assassin’s attack, continued as secretary of state, and emerged as a staunch supporter of President Andrew Johnson, Lincoln’s controversial successor. Through his purchase of Alaska (“Seward’s Folly”), and his groundwork for the purchase of the Canal Zone and other territory, Seward set America on course to become a world empire.

Seward was not only important, he was fascinating. Most nights this well-known raconteur with unruly hair and untidy clothes would gather diplomats, soldiers, politicians, or actors around his table to enjoy a cigar, a drink, and a good story. Drawing on hundreds of sources not available to or neglected by previous biographers, Walter Stahr sheds new light on this complex and central figure, as well as on pivotal events of the Civil War and its aftermath.



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John Adams
By David McCullough



Book Description - Publication Date: May 22, 2001

In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- "the colossus of independence," as Thomas Jefferson called him -- who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history. Like his masterly, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Truman, David McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. It is both a riveting portrait of an abundantly human man and a vivid evocation of his time, much of it drawn from an outstanding collection of Adams family letters and diaries. In particular, the more than one thousand surviving letters between John and Abigail Adams, nearly half of which have never been published, provide extraordinary access to their private lives and make it possible to know John Adams as no other major American of his founding era.

As he has with stunning effect in his previous books, McCullough tells the story from within -- from the point of view of the amazing eighteenth century and of those who, caught up in events, had no sure way of knowing how things would turn out. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, the British spy Edward Bancroft, Madame Lafayette and Jefferson's Paris "interest" Maria Cosway, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, the scandalmonger James Callender, Sally Hemings, John Marshall, Talleyrand, and Aaron Burr all figure in this panoramic chronicle, as does, importantly, John Quincy Adams, the adored son whom Adams would live to see become President.

Crucial to the story, as it was to history, is the relationship between Adams and Jefferson, born opposites -- one a Massachusetts farmer's son, the other a Virginia aristocrat and slaveholder, one short and stout, the other tall and spare. Adams embraced conflict; Jefferson avoided it. Adams had great humor; Jefferson, very little. But they were alike in their devotion to their country.

At first they were ardent co-revolutionaries, then fellow diplomats and close friends. With the advent of the two political parties, they became archrivals, even enemies, in the intense struggle for the presidency in 1800, perhaps the most vicious election in history. Then, amazingly, they became friends again, and ultimately, incredibly, they died on the same day -- their day of days -- July 4, in the year 1826.

Much about John Adams's life will come as a surprise to many readers. His courageous voyage on the frigate Boston in the winter of 1778 and his later trek over the Pyrenees are exploits that few would have dared and that few readers will ever forget.

It is a life encompassing a huge arc -- Adams lived longer than any president. The story ranges from the Boston Massacre to Philadelphia in 1776 to the Versailles of Louis XVI, from Spain to Amsterdam, from the Court of St. James's, where Adams was the first American to stand before King George III as a representative of the new nation, to the raw, half-finished Capital by the Potomac, where Adams was the first President to occupy the White House.

This is history on a grand scale -- a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.



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Charles Goodyear,
Connecticut Yankee and
Rubber Pioneer: A Biography

By P.W. Barker



Book Description - Publication Date: 1940
From the Introduction:

"A century ago, Charles Goodyear-the immortal of the rubber industry-was conducting experiments which were to result in the discovery of the process of vulcanization of rubber at Woburn, Masschusetts, in 1839. This humble man of ill health, with overwhelming debts, and with a large and dependent family, had the indomitable spirit and courage to drive himself to success where hundreds of others before him, who were so much better qualified, had failed. Too little is known about the life and works of Charles Goodyear. There is little doubt that the rubber industry of troday owes its progress during the past twenty-five years to that little-known and little understood substance, Carbon Black. In the chapters which follow the life of Charles Goodyear will be reviewed in as much detail as possible, and the story of Carbon Black-a comparatively new industry-will be briefly summarized."

Note: "Read the Introduction on Page 7"

16 Chapters - 109 pages:
  1. Birth, Ancestry, and Early Life
  2. Goodyear Opens America's First Hardware Store
  3. Rubber Comes to New England
  4. First Rubber Manufacture in the United States
  5. Goodyear's First Experiments with Rubber
  6. Goodyear Meets John Haskins and Nathaniel Hayward
  7. Goodyear Discovers Vulcanization and His Troubles Only Begin
  8. Goodyear Endeavors to Control Heat
  9. Goodyear Obtains United States Patent for Vulcanization Process
  10. Gold in California-Union India Rubber Company-Patent Litigation
  11. World's Fair at London-1851
  12. The Great India Rubber Case
  13. Discovery of Hard Rubber
  14. Goodyear in Europe
  15. Death of Charles Goodyear
  16. Achievement of Charles Goodyear


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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
By Doris Goodwin



Book Description - Publication Date: September 26, 2006

This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

The life and times of Abraham Lincoln have been analyzed and dissected in countless books. Do we need another Lincoln biography? In Team of Rivals, esteemed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin proves that we do. Though she can't help but cover some familiar territory, her perspective is focused enough to offer fresh insights into Lincoln's leadership style and his deep understanding of human behavior and motivation. Goodwin makes the case for Lincoln's political genius by examining his relationships with three men he selected for his cabinet, all of whom were opponents for the Republican nomination in 1860: William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, and Edward Bates. These men, all accomplished, nationally known, and presidential, originally disdained Lincoln for his backwoods upbringing and lack of experience, and were shocked and humiliated at losing to this relatively obscure Illinois lawyer. Yet Lincoln not only convinced them to join his administration--Seward as secretary of state, Chase as secretary of the treasury, and Bates as attorney general--he ultimately gained their admiration and respect as well. How he soothed egos, turned rivals into allies, and dealt with many challenges to his leadership, all for the sake of the greater good, is largely what Goodwin's fine book is about. Had he not possessed the wisdom and confidence to select and work with the best people, she argues, he could not have led the nation through one of its darkest periods.

Ten years in the making, this engaging work reveals why "Lincoln's road to success was longer, more tortuous, and far less likely" than the other men, and why, when opportunity beckoned, Lincoln was "the best prepared to answer the call." This multiple biography further provides valuable background and insights into the contributions and talents of Seward, Chase, and Bates. Lincoln may have been "the indispensable ingredient of the Civil War," but these three men were invaluable to Lincoln and they played key roles in keeping the nation intact. --Shawn Carkonen

The Team of Rivals

Team of Rivals doesn't just tell the story of Abraham Lincoln. It is a multiple biography of the entire team of personal and political competitors that he put together to lead the country through its greatest crisis. Here, Doris Kearns Goodwin profiles five of the key players in her book, four of whom contended for the 1860 Republican presidential nomination and all of whom later worked together in Lincoln's cabinet.
  1. Edwin M. Stanton
  2. Salmon P. Chase
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. William H. Seward
  5. Edward Bates


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Behind The Green Mask:
U.N. Agenda 21

By Rosa Koire



Book Description - Publication Date: September 2, 2011

If you've been wanting an interesting, clearly written, how-to-manual for identifying and fighting UN Agenda 21, here it is.

Agenda 21 -- All the information you need to understand what is happening in your town, why it's happening, who is behind it, and what you can do to stop it.

BEHIND THE GREEN MASK: U.N. Agenda 21 is 172 pages of truth. Part history, part current events, part hand-to-hand combat, and part blueprint for keeping your freedom, this is one book that you'll put to work immediately. Boots on the ground and all hands on deck is the order of the day. Awareness is the first step in the Resistance.



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The Greatest Generation
By Tom Brokaw



Book Description - Publication Date: May 1, 2001

"In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. There, I underwent a life-changing experience. As I walked the beaches with the American veterans who had returned for this anniversary, men in their sixties and seventies, and listened to their stories, I was deeply moved and profoundly grateful for all they had done. Ten years later, I returned to Normandy for the fiftieth anniversary of the invasion, and by then I had come to understand what this generation of Americans meant to history. It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced."

In this superb book, Tom Brokaw goes out into America, to tell through the stories of individual men and women the story of a generation, America's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern America. This generation was united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values--duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibility for oneself. In this book, you will meet people whose everyday lives reveal how a generation persevered through war, and were trained by it, and then went on to create interesting and useful lives and the America we have today.

"At a time in their lives when their days and nights should have been filled with innocent adventure, love, and the lessons of the workaday world, they were fighting in the most primitive conditions possible across the bloodied landscape of France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, and the coral islands of the Pacific. They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military machines ever assembled, instruments of conquest in the hands of fascist maniacs. They faced great odds and a late start, but they did not protest. They succeeded on every front. They won the war; they saved the world. They came home to joyous and short-lived celebrations and immediately began the task of rebuilding their lives and the world they wanted. They married in record numbers and gave birth to another distinctive generation, the Baby Boomers. A grateful nation made it possible for more of them to attend college than any society had ever educated, anywhere. They gave the world new science, literature, art, industry, and economic strength unparalleled in the long curve of history. As they now reach the twilight of their adventurous and productive lives, they remain, for the most part, exceptionally modest. They have so many stories to tell, stories that in many cases they have never told before, because in a deep sense they didn't think that what they were doing was that special, because everyone else was doing it too.

"This book, I hope, will in some small way pay tribute to those men and women who have given us the lives we have today--an American family portrait album of the greatest generation."

In this book you'll meet people like Charles Van Gorder, who set up during D-Day a MASH-like medical facility in the middle of the fighting, and then came home to create a clinic and hospital in his hometown. You'll hear George Bush talk about how, as a Navy Air Corps combat pilot, one of his assignments was to read the mail of the enlisted men under him, to be sure no sensitive military information would be compromised. And so, Bush says, "I learned about life." You'll meet Trudy Elion, winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine, one of the many women in this book who found fulfilling careers in the changed society as a result of the war. You'll meet Martha Putney, one of the first black women to serve in the newly formed WACs. And you'll meet the members of the Romeo Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out), friends for life.

Through these and other stories in The Greatest Generation, you'll relive with ordinary men and women, military heroes, famous people of great achievement, and community leaders how these extraordinary times forged the values and provided the training that made a people and a nation great.



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The Founder's Bible
(New American Standard Bible)

By David Barton



Book Description - Publication Date: ?

This is an exceptional Bible combining the NASV scripture, along with history segments and biographical information on key Americans. It is printed in easy to read typeset and high quality paper with many 'inset' sections on slightly thicker pages. There are illustrations that helps emphasize the life and times of the founding of America. I especially like the placement of the supplemental information throughout the Bible rather than being placed in one or two sections that you would need to turn to searching for a particular topic. They are right there where information ties into many of the scriptures.

I own several different Bibles in various formats and interpretation versions. I think this one will become my favorite and I look forward to being able to use in Bible study preparations to bring some American history and interest into the discussions. The leather edition is very nicely done, but the hardback I bought for a gift is the same quality inside, just different hard cover (Buy with confidence for gift giving). Thank you David Barton for this wonderful volumn.



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Restoring The Value Of Life
Truth In Action - DVD



DVD Description - Publication Date:

Support Truth In Action Ministries as we unite believers to stand for the sanctity of life and share the truth of the Gospel — and request this exciting thank-you gift.

It's our brand-new DVD teaching series, Restoring the Value of Life. Designed to help you see the beauty of God's design for life, and the efforts of those working to protect life from those who would destroy it. This highly informative series covers topics such as:
  1. God is the giver and owner of all life
  2. How abortion harms women and families
  3. The dark truth behind the abortion clinic doors
  4. The power to save lives
  5. And more
Perfect for you and your family and great for small group Bible study or a study at your church! Request it today!

Web Site: https://www.truthinaction.org/index.php/rtvol-720025/



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Agenda 21
By Glenn Beck with Harriet Parke



Book Description - Publication Date: November 20, 2012

“I was just a baby when we were relocated and I don’t remember much. Everybody has that black hole at the beginning of their life. That time you can’t remember. Your first step. Your first taste of table food. My real memories begin in our assigned living area in Compound 14.”

Just a generation ago, this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, it’s simply known as “the Republic.” There is no president. No Congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom.

There are only the Authorities.

Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that eighteen-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed.

Until the day they come for her mother.

“You save what you think you’re going to lose.”

Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family’s future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth? As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21 she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic—but is she already too late?



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Phyllis Schlafly
and Grass Roots Conservatism

By Donald T. Critchlow



Book Description - Publication Date: December 26, 2007

Longtime activist, author, and antifeminist leader Phyllis Schlafly is for many the symbol of the conservative movement in America. In this provocative new book, historian Donald T. Critchlow sheds new light on Schlafly's life and on the unappreciated role her grassroots activism played in transforming America's political landscape.

Based on exclusive and unrestricted access to Schlafly's papers as well as sixty other archival collections, the book reveals for the first time the inside story of this Missouri-born mother of six who became one of the most controversial forces in modern political history. It takes us from Schlafly's political beginnings in the Republican Right after the World War II through her years as an anticommunist crusader to her more recent efforts to thwart same-sex marriage and stem the flow of illegal immigrants.

Schlafly's political career took off after her book A Choice Not an Echo helped secure Barry Goldwater's nomination. With sales of more than 3 million copies, the book established her as a national voice within the conservative movement. But it was Schlafly's bid to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment that gained her a grassroots following. Her anti-ERA crusade attracted hundreds of thousands of women into the conservative fold and earned her a name as feminism's most ardent opponent. In the 1970s, Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum, a Washington-based conservative policy organization that today claims a membership of 50,000 women.

Filled with fresh insights into these and other initiatives, Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism provides a telling profile of one of the most influential activists in recent history. Sure to invite spirited debate, it casts new light on a major shift in American politics, the emergence of the Republican Right.



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The World As I See It
By Albert Einstein



Book Description - Publication Date: June 20, 2000

The Einstein revealed in these writings is witty, keenly perceptive, and deeply concerned for humanity. Einstein believed in the possibility of a peaceful world and in the high mission of science to serve human well-being. As we near the end of a century in which science has come to seem more and more remote from human values, Einstein's perspective is indispensable.



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Pilgrim's Progress
By James Thomas and John Bunyan



Book Description - Publication Date: June 1, 1971

Retold by James H. Thomas, the best allegory ever written is rewritten in modern English, making it clearer and more forceful to the modern reader (more than 100,000 in print).



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My Life and Work
By Henry Ford & Samuel Crowther



Book Description - Publication Date: August 2, 2008

Though the title of "My Life and Work" suggests the book to be the autobiography of Henry Ford, this is in fact a manual of business philosophy by one of the world's greatest industrialists, businessmen, entrepreneurs and visionaries. The book describes how Ford introduced the assembly line, reduced working hours, a minimum wage, the five-day work week, etc. at the beginning of the previous century. Manufacturing methods such as "Just-in-Time" (JIT) manufacturing are described. The JIT methodology was later on adopted by Toyota in Japan and is in common use today amongst many large manufacturing concerns in the world. Ford's story and business philosophy is brilliantly chronicled in this biography. Much of Ford's wisdom has been forgotten today and therefore entrepreneurs and business managers alike would do well to take another look at this classic work on business management.



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Mover of Men & Mountains
By R.G. LeTourneau



Book Description - Publication Date: January 1, 1972

Despite early failures, R. G. LeTourneau rose to eminence in the competitive world of manufacturing and construction. Although his competitors thought him insane, history has proved that his inventive genius was decades ahead of its time. His combination of enterprise and Christian commitment led to his sponsoring many works involving missions and education, including LeTourneau College, a Christian liberal arts and technical school in Longview, Texas. Through a lifetime of business ventures, this engineering genius put faith into action and reaped big rewards.



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Up From Slavery
By Booker T. Washington



Book Description - Publication Date: February 28, 2013

Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students. His educational philosophy stresses combining academic subjects with learning a trade (something which is reminiscent of the educational theories of John Ruskin). Washington explained that the integration of practical subjects is partly designed to reassure the white community as to the usefulness of educating black people.



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Celebration of Fools:
An Inside Look at the Rise and Fall
of JCPenney

By Bill Hare



Book Description - Publication Date: June 2004

"Celebration of Fools" is an insider's look at the rise and fall of Penney's remarkable history, charting the people and events behind this American institution. As entertaining as it is instructive, the book is a cautionary tale with universal implications for all of corporate America. Packed with compelling characters including the heroine, the highest-ranking woman at the company, the book takes readers through a number of settings, from the company's humble mid-western roots to the excesses of lush corporate headquarters. Filled with valuable business lessons as well as astonishing revelations about an American icon, this is a book that will keep readers enthralled from first page till last.



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Lord of All: Developing a Christian World-and-Life View
By D. James Kennedy



Book Description - Publication Date: February 15, 2005

A culture of unbelief is spreading throughout society-from the hearts and minds of individuals into the media, the courtrooms, the classrooms, and beyond. Every Christian must be prepared if we are to struggle effectively with the anti-Christian worldviews that are eroding the foundations of our society.

The authors of this book put several of these worldviews up against Christianity, and the contrasts are clear: cynicism and hopelessness vs. meaning and purpose; confusion vs. truth; death vs. life. They define and defend a Christian world-and-life view and show how to let God guide us as we live and work in an increasingly humanistic world.

Many believers today practice an abbreviated form of Christianity. They know their faith applies to their spiritual lives and to their relationships with others, but they don't realize that the Bible contains commands that equip them to live out their faith in all of life. They may have a "Christian life" view, but they lack a Christian world-and-life view.

In Lord of All, D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe define this Christian world-and-life view by considering the six main spheres of influence that Christians should be working to strengthen, from the global and national levels down to the church and the family. Those with anti-Christian worldviews are working hard to push God out of these spheres, and as Christians we are called to reclaim them for Christ.

With an unflinching commitment to God's truth, the authors take us through each of these spheres of influence and give us an overview of what has gone wrong and why a biblically informed world-and-life view is essential. They provide us with the tools and guidance we need to begin integrating our faith with every aspect of life.

Throughout the book we are reminded of the truth that God is sovereign not just over spiritual things, but over all of life. He is Lord of all.



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America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
By Ben Carson, M.D.



Book Description - Publication Date: January 22, 2013

What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand ... what is good about America ... where we have gone astray ... which fundamental beliefs have guided America from her founding into preeminence among nations Written by a man who has experienced America's best and worst firsthand, America the Beautiful is at once alarming, convicting, and inspiring. You'll gain new perspectives on our nation's origins, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our educational system, capitalism versus socialism, our moral fabric, healthcare, and much more. An incisive manifesto of the values that shaped America's past and must shape her future, America the Beautiful calls us all to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world.



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The Supremacists: The Tyranny of Judges and How to Stop It
By Phyllis Schlafly



Book Description - Publication Date: July 2004

The gravest threat to American democracy is the supreme power of judges over political, social, and economic policy. In this bracing indictment, Phyllis Schlafly exposes the courts’ fifty-year conquest of legislative authority, made possible by presidents, congressmen, and voters who surrendered without a fight. The Supremacists is both a warning that self-government is in peril and a battle plan for overthrowing the tyranny of judges.

The Constitution’s system of checks and balances between the three branches of government has been an illusion for decades. The reality is an increasingly brazen judicial supremacy. Judges dictate fundamental social policy, impose taxes, manage schools and prisons, and orchestrate elections. In short, Americans have exchanged the rule of law for the rule of judges.

The Supremacists begins with a survey of a half-century of judicial legislation. Chapter by chapter Schlafly reveals the astonishing scope of judicial ambition. Without any constitutional mandate, judges have banned the public recognition of God, redefined marriage, undermined national sovereignty, released a flood of pornography, institutionalized feminist dogma, and handicapped law enforcement.

But Schlafly’s most startling revelation is the origin of judicial supremacy. The tyranny of judges stems not from the modest claims of Marbury v. Madison but from the infamous Dred Scott decision—the most carefully concealed skeleton in the judicial supremacists’ closet. In spite of everything, Schlafly concludes, the Constitution is on democracy’s side. It provides all the tools necessary—if only we’ll use them—to rescue America from the tyranny of judges.



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Read Chapters 14 & 15 which outline the steps in getting away from the tyranny of the un-elected Supreme Court domination.

My Jesus Is Everything
By Anne Graham Lotz



Book Description - Publication Date: October 28, 2005

My Jesus is . . . Everything speaks to the heart of every person facing the problems of life, which we all encounter. This encouraging book and CD highlight the poetry and prose that brings to light the sacrifice, glory and the importance of Jesus Christ. When Anne Graham Lotz says the words "Just give me Jesus," she is sharing from her heart and wants in all our lives for Jesus to truly be our everything. The CD enclosed in the book features poetry and prose spoken by the author. It is accompanied by "Give Me Jesus" as performed by Fernando Ortega.



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The Tapestry:
The Life and Times of Francis and Edith Schaeffer
By Edith Schafer



Book Description - Publication Date: May 28th 1985

The Tapestry is an extended autobiography of how the family of Francis and Edith Schaeffer came to be and grew over time. It starts with select ancestors, moves to their childhood time, the meeting and marriage of Francis and Edith, goes through their time in St. Louis, founding L'Abri, international ministry, up to shortly before Francis passed away in 1984. Edith goes through major events and relates many of the little episodes in their lives that shaped them.

For me, having read some of Francis Schaeffer's books, it was eye-opening to see the events that shaped his life and the trials and struggles their family went through. It's so easy to put these well-known Christians on a pedestal, but reading about the outbursts of temper and deep doubts of Francis Schaeffer reminded me that his fallen humanity went along with his keen mind.

Not every little story is as interesting to the reader as they are to Edith. One may also be sorry that there are so few photographs in the book of things we might like to see. The books of Francis Schaeffer are seemingly mentioned in passing, though they have been a major influence to many. Nor is L'Abri a supreme over-riding theme. What the book is about, and does well, is show the theme of the "Tapestry" of their family that God wove together over time.

I highly recommend this book for those with any interest in the Schaeffer family as it goes through their personal background and development that drove much of their work.



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He Is There
And He Is Not Silent

By Francis A. Schaeffer



Book Description - Publication Date: August 18, 1994

Tyndale celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of this twentieth-century spiritual classic with a special commemorative edition featuring new foreword by Chuck Colson and introduction by Dr. Jerram Barrs, director of the Schaeffer Institute. He Is There and He Is Not Silent discusses fundamental questions about God, such as who he is and why he matters.



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How Should We Then Live?
By Francis A. Schaeffer



Book Description - Publication Date: March 3, 2005

As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the twentieth century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of declining Western culture. In this brilliant book he analyzed the reasons for modern society's state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God's revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible's morals, values, and meaning.



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Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
By Eric Metaxas



Book Description - Publication Date: November 13, 2007

Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.

At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.

Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film.

This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.



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The One Year Christian History
By Michael and Sharon Rusten



Book Description - Publication Date: February 24, 2003

What happened on this date in church history? From ancient Rome to the twenty-first century, from peasants to presidents, from missionaries to martyrs, this book shows how God does extraordinary things through ordinary people every day of the year. Each story appears on the day and month that it occurred and includes questions for reflection and a related Scripture verse.



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Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government
By Glenn Beck



Book Description - Publication Date: September 14, 2010

FUNNY. FRIGHTENING. TRUE.

The #1 New York Times bestseller that gives you the right answers when idiots leave you speechless!

It happens to all of us: You’re minding your own business, when some idiot* informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes.

Just go away! you think to yourself—but they only get more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. But never fear, for Glenn Beck has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths and small minds: knowing the facts.

And this book is full of them.

The next time your Idiot Friends tell you how gun control prevents gun violence, you’ll tell them all about England’s handgun ban (see page 53). When they insist that we should copy the UK’s health-care system, you’ll recount the horrifying facts you read on page 244. And the next time you hear how produce prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you’ll have the perfect rebuttal (from page 139). Armed with the ultimate weapon—the truth—you can now tolerate (and who knows, maybe even enjoy?) your encounters with idiots everywhere!

*Idiots can’t be identified through voting records; look instead for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense.



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The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson
By David Barton



Book Description - Publication Date: April 10, 2012

America, in so many ways, has forgotten. Its roots, its purpose, its identity all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation's founding, and its founders, to fit within a misshapen modern world.

The time has come to remember again.

In The Jefferson Lies, prominent historian David Barton sets out to correct the distorted image of a once-beloved founding father, Thomas Jefferson. To do so, Barton tackles seven myths head-on, including:
  • Did Thomas Jefferson really have a child by his young slave girl, Sally Hemings?
  • Did he write his own Bible, excluding the parts of Christianity with which he disagreed?
  • Was he a racist who opposed civil rights and equality for black Americans?
  • Did he, in his pursuit of separation of church and state, advocate the secularizing public life?
Through Jefferson's own words and the eyewitness testimony of contemporaries, Barton repaints a portrait of the man from Monticello as a visionary, an innovator, a man who revered Jesus, a classical Renaissance man and a man whose pioneering stand for liberty and God-given inalienable rights fostered a better world for this nation and its posterity. For America, the time to remember these truths again is now.



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How Can America Survive:
The Coming Economic Earthquake?

By Karen Gushta, Phd



Book Description - Publication Date: November 11, 2012

Well researched, well written, insightful and prophetic. This book needs to be widely circulated to a tragically oblivious public unaware of the dire consequences of some of its worldly behavior and the economic earthquake about to shake our erstwhile cushy existence in the opulent western world. Dr. Gushta has rendered us all a great service in clearly delineating the path where our current economic trends are taking us--over a cliff. You can run for the hills, or take to heart some of the sound biblical wisdom offered by this book. A must read!



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Still The Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph
By Dennis Prager



Book Description - Publication Date: April 24, 2012

Conservative radio host and syndicated columnist Dennis Prager provides a bold, sweeping look at the future of civilization with Still the Best Hope, and offers a strong, cogent argument for why basic American values must triumph in a dangerously uncertain world. Humanity stands at a crossroads, and the only alternatives to the “American Trinity” of liberty, natural rights, and the melting-pot ideal of national unity are Islamic totalitarianism, European democratic socialism, capitalist dictatorship, or global chaos if we should fail. America is Still the Best Hope, as this eminently sensible, profoundly inspiring volume so powerfully proves.



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The Muslim Brotherhood In The Obama Administration
By Frank Gaffney



Book Description - Publication Date: September 22, 2012

When U.S. Representatives Michele Bachmann, Trent Franks, Louie Gohmertt, Tom Rooney and Lynn Westmoreland asked federal inspectors general if the fact that Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, has three close family members who were intimately connected to the Muslim Brotherhood might be affecting U.S. foreign policy, they were called “McCarthites” and “Islamophobes.” But as Frank Gaffney shows in this shocking pamphlet, it is actually worse than these members of Congress imagined. Abedin was herself deeply involved in Brotherhood organizations in the U.S. and she is, moreover, only one of many individuals with Islamist ties now working in sensitive government roles. Gaffney tells who they are, how they are making U.S. social and political institutions friendlier to Islamism, and how they may have tilted U.S. foreign policy in the Brotherhood’s direction.



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Is College Worth It?: A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education
By Dr. William J. Bennett and David Wilezol



Book Description - Publication Date:

For many students, a bachelor's degree is considered the golden ticket to a more financially and intellectually fulfilling life. But the disturbing reality is that debt, unemployment, and politically charged pseudo learning are more likely outcomes for many college students today than full-time employment and time-honored knowledge.

This raises the question: is college still worth it? Who is responsible for debt-saddled, undereducated students, and how do future generations of students avoid the same problems? In a time of economic uncertainty, what majors and schools will produce competitive graduates? Is College Worth It? uses personal experience, statistical analysis, and real-world interviews to provide answers to some of the most troubling social and economic problems of our time.



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Why We Whisper: Restoring Our Right to Say It's Wrong
By Jim DeMint



Book Description - Publication Date: December 6, 2007

Americans today live in the greatest nation the world has ever known. Never before has a country been the producer, and beneficiary, of so much wealth and freedom. But with great success comes even greater responsibility. Part of the American legacy is to pass our values to our posterity, as well as to future generations in other nations. To meet this responsibility, the next generation must understand what made America great, what is working, what is not working, and how to improve all the ideas that contributed to past success. No factor is more important in this task than our freedom of speech. This right is both a means and an end to improving and strengthening the nation.

Why We Whisper is about free speech in America, but not "freedom of speech" as it is often defined today. It is not the freedom to practice destructive behavior or to produce obscene material. This book is about freedom of speech as it was intended by the visionaries who designed the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment empowers Americans to join the public and political debate with their ideas and values, including those traditional ideas and values that have made America great. This fundamental freedom is under attack, and unless principled Americans fight back, our grandchildren and future generations around the world will receive a greatly diminished inheritance.

United States Senator Jim DeMint and Professor David Woodard compellingly demonstrate that through court rulings, bureaucratic pronouncements, and well-intentioned, but ultimately unhelpful laws, secular values have allied with government authority to dismantle the ideals of a moral and decent nation. A country once confident of its values and optimistic about its future is now pessimistic, nervous, and confused. Traditional American institutions like the Boy Scouts, churches, businesses, college campuses, and public schools are routinely targeted for attack and government regulation. As a result, morally responsible, patriotic Americans are ...



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Rushmore
By Lynn Curlee



Book Description - Publication Date: April 1, 1999

The fascinating story of how Gutzon Borglum, gifted sculptor and son of immigrants, overcame tremendous obstacles to create the world's most immense stone carving--Mt. Rushmore. Full color.



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Rushmore
By Craig And Katherine Doherty



Editorial Review - Publication Date: December 2001

"Beautifully laid out on 48 informative pages... These books will become favorites of budding historians, architects, engineers, and their parents!"
--Christian Library Journal (December 2001)



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King Remembered
By Flip Schulke and Penelope Ortner McPhee



Book Description - Publication Date: January 1986

An unforgettable memoir of the courage, hope and vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. Certain to be a leading seller during January, the month of King's birthday.



Editorial Review

From Publishers Weekly
Through an empathetic biography and comprehensive collection of photographs, the authorsSchulke, a photojournalist who covered the '60s civil rights struggles, and McPhee, a writerpay a quiet, moving tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and his passion for nonviolent social change. This volume chronicles his life, from birth in segregated Atlanta, to education in Boston, to assassination in 1968 in Memphis, where he was supporting striking garbage collectors. It also documents the events that significantly changed Southern societyMontgomery's bus boycott, Birmingham's Project "C," Selma's bloody race riots. The authors judiciously blend King's eloquent words, culled from speeches, with the recollections of his closest associates, such as Ralph Abernathy, Julian Bond, Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson. The result is a readable, intimate portrait. BOMC selection. January
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Sacajawea: Guide and Interpreter of Lewis and Clark
By Grace Raymond Hebard



Book Description - Publication Date: March 20, 2002

This remarkable study rescues from undeserved obscurity the name and reputation of Sacajawea — a true Native American heroine. The volume also unravels the tangled threads of her family life and traces the career of her son Baptiste, the "papoose" of the Lewis and Clark expedition. 21 illustrations, including a map. Bibliography. Index. 6 Appendices.



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Kingdoms In Conflict
By Charles Colson & Ellen Santilli Vaughn



Book Description - Publication Date: April 10th 2007

How should Christians live their faith in the public arena? Twenty years ago, the first edition of Chuck Colson's Kingdoms in Conflict became a bestseller, a must-read for people interested in politics and the relationship between church and state. Now, with a passion for truth and moved by the urgency of the times we live in, Colson has written God and Government, re-voicing his powerful and enduring message for our post-9/11 world. In an era when Christianity is being attacked from every side—books being written charging Christians with being theocrats and trying to impose their views on an unwilling culture—what is the message of the Christian church? What does the Bible say, and what do we learn from history about the proper relationship between faith and culture? Appealing to scripture, reason, and history, this book tackles society's most pressing and divisive issues. New stories and examples reflect the realities of today, from the clash with radical Islam to the deep division between 'reds' and 'blues.' In an era of angry finger-pointing, Colson furnishes a unique insider's perspective that can't be pigeonholed as either 'religious right' or 'religious left.' Whatever your political or religious stance, this book will give you a different understanding of Christianity. If you're a Christian, it will help you to both examine and defend your faith. If you've been critical of the new religious right, you'll be shocked at what you learn. Probing both secular and religious values, God and Government critiques each fairly, sides with neither, and offers a hopeful, fair-minded perspective that is sorely needed in today's hyper-charged atmosphere.



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The Big Picture
By Ben Carson



Book Description - Publication Date: October 3, 2000

Dr. Ben Carson is known as the originator of ground-breaking surgical procedures, a doctor who turn impossible hopes into joyous realities. He is known as well as a compassionate humanitarian who reaches beyond corporate boardrooms to touch the lives of inner-city kids. What drives him? The Big Picture. A vision of something truly worth living for, something that calls forth the best of his amazing talents, energy, and focus. In The Big Picture, Dr. Carson shares with you the overarching philosophy that has shaped his life, causing him to rise from failure to far-reaching influence. This book is not about HOW to succeed---it's about WHY to succeed. It's about broadening your perspectives. It's about finding a vision for your own life that can reframe your priorities, energize your efforts, and inspire you to change the world around you.



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Take The Risk
By Ben Carson



Book Description - Publication Date: December 25, 2007

No risk, pay the cost. Know risk, reap the rewards. In our risk-avoidance culture, we place a high premium on safety. We insure our vacations. We check crash tests on cars. We extend the warranties on our appliances. But by insulating ourselves from the unknown---the risks of life---we miss the great adventure of living our lives to their full potential. Ben Carson spent his childhood as an at-risk child on the streets of Detroit, and today he takes daily risks in performing complex surgeries on the brain and the spinal cord. Now, offering inspiring personal examples, Dr. Carson invites us to embrace risk in our own lives. From a man whose life dramatically portrays the connection between great risks and greater successes, here are insights that will help you dispel your fear of risk so you can dream big, aim high, move with confidence, and reap rewards you've never imagined. By avoiding risk, are you also avoiding the full potential of your life? The surgery was as risky as anything Dr. Ben Carson had seen. The Bijani sisters---conjoined twins---shared part of a skull, brain tissue, and crucial blood flow. One or both of them could die during the operation. But the women wanted separate lives. And they were willing to accept the risk to reach the goal, even against the advice of their doctors ... As a child on the dangerous streets of Detroit, and as a surgeon in operating theaters around the world, Dr. Ben Carson has learned all about risk---he faces it on a daily basis. Out of his perilous childhood, a world-class surgeon emerged precisely because of the risks Dr. Carson was willing to take. In his compelling new book, he examines our safety-at-all-costs culture and the meaning of risk and security in our lives. In our 21st-century world, we insulate ourselves with safety. We insure everything from vacations to cell phones. We go on low-cholesterol diets and buy low-risk mutual funds. But in the end, everyone faces risk, like the Bijani twins did with their brave decision. Even if our choices are not so dramatic or the outcome so heartbreaking, what does it mean if we back away instead of move forward? Have we so muffled our hearts and minds that we fail to reach for all that life can offer us---and all that we can offer life? Take the Risk guides the reader through an examination of risk, including: * A short review of risk-taking in history. * An assessment of the real costs and rewards of risk. * Learning how to assess and accept risks. * Understanding how risk reveals the purpose of your lives.



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Gifted Hands, The Ben Carson Story
By Cecil Murphey



Book Description - Publication Date: November 26, 1996

Ben Carson, M.D., works medical miracles. Today, he's one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33. Ben Carson is a role model for anyone who attempts the seemingly impossible as he takes you into the operating room where he has saved countless lives. Filled with fascinating case histories, this is the dramatic and intimate story of Ben Carson's struggle to beat the odds -- and of the faith and genius that make him one of the greatest life-givers of the century.



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The Harbinger:
The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future

By Jonathan Cahn


Definition - Harbinger: A person or thing that announces
or signals the approach of another. A forerunner of something.


Book Description - Publication Date: January 3, 2012
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Is it possible...
  • That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America s future?

  • That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy?

  • That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America?

  • That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come?
Before its destruction as a nation, ancient Israel received nine harbingers, prophetic omens of warning. The same nine harbingers are now manifesting in America with immediate ramifications for end-time prophecy.

Hidden in an ancient biblical prophecy from Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger are so precise that they foretold recent American events down to the exact days. The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptics will find it hard to dismiss or put down. It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller with one exception... IT'S REAL.

The prophetic mysteries are revealed through an intriguing and engaging narrative the reader will find hard to put down. The Harbinger opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a message he has received from a mysterious figure called The Prophet. The Prophet has given him nine seals, each containing a message about America s future. As he tells of his encounters with The Prophet, from a skyscraper in New York City, to a rural mountaintop, to Capitol Hill, to Ground Zero, the mystery behind each seal is revealed. As the story unfolds, each revelation becomes a piece in a greater puzzle the ramifications of which will even alter the course of world history.



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The Liberty Amendments:
Restoring the American Republic

By Mark Levin



Book Description - Publication Date: August 13, 2013

Mark R. Levin has made the case, in numerous New York Times bestselling books - Men In Black, Liberty And Tyranny, and Ameritopia - that the principles undergirding our society and governmental system are unraveling. In The Liberty Amendments, he turns to the Founding Fathers and The Constitution itself for guidance in restoring the American Republic.

For a century, the Statists have steadfastly constructed a federal Leviathan, distorting and evading our constitutional system in pursuit of an all-powerful, ubiquitous central government. The result is an ongoing and growing assault on individual liberty, state sovereignty, and the social compact. Levin argues that if we cherish our American heritage, it is time to embrace a constitutional revival.

The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and the delegates to each state’s ratification convention foresaw a time when—despite their best efforts to forestall it—the Federal government might breach the Constitution’s limits and begin oppressing the people. Agencies such as the IRS and EPA and programs such as Obamacare demonstrate that the Framers’ fear was prescient. Therefore, the Framers provided two methods for amending the Constitution. The second was intended for our current circumstances—empowering the states to bypass Congress and call a convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution. Levin argues that we, the people, can avoid a perilous outcome by seeking recourse, using the method called for in the Constitution itself.

The Framers adopted ten constitutional amendments, called the Bill of Rights, that would preserve individual rights and state authority. Levin lays forth eleven specific prescriptions for restoring our founding principles, ones that are consistent with the Framers’ design. His proposals—such as term limits for members of Congress and Supreme Court justices and limits on federal taxing and spending—are pure common sense, ideas shared by many. They draw on the wisdom of the Founding Fathers—including James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and numerous lesser-known but crucially important men—in their content and in the method for applying them to the current state of the nation.

Now is the time for the American people to take the first step toward reclaiming what belongs to them. The task is daunting, but it is imperative if we are to be truly free.



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Destiny:
Let God Use You Like He Made You

By Tony Evans



Book Description - Publication Date: February 1, 2013

Dr. Tony Evans shows readers the importance of discovering their own God-given purpose and helps them discover the reasons why they are here.

God has ordained a custom-designed life for every believer that leads to the expansion of His kingdom. Until people discover the reason why they were uniquely created, they will be empty and frustrated. But a clear understanding of their personal assignment from God brings about their deepest satisfaction, God's greatest glory, and the greatest benefit to others.

Readers will embark on a journey to discover their particular calling--a journey that includes...
  • affirming God's plan to give them a unique destiny
  • using practical tools to identify their special assignment from God
  • growing into the fullness of their destiny
Understanding God's kingdom agenda for the whole world and His singular role for each ambassador leads to a future that is bright with hope.



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God's Unlikely Path To Success:
How He Uses Less-Than-Perfect People

By Tony Evans





Book Description - Publication Date: August 1, 2012

When many Christian readers think of the heroes of the Bible, they think about how "good" they were. They forget that....
  • Rahab was a harlot.
  • Jonah was a rebel.
  • Moses was a murderer.
  • Sarah was a doubter.
  • Peter was an apostate.
  • Esther was a diva.
  • Samson was a player.
  • Jacob was a deceiver.
And yet these eight men and women are among the Bible's greatest heroes.

Dr. Tony Evans uses these prominent Bible characters to illustrate the truth that God delights in using imperfect people who have failed, sinned, or just plain blew it. These are men and women whose actions--or reactions--were not consistent with God's character--and yet God met them and used them in the midst of their mess.

Readers will be encouraged about their own walk with God as they come to understand that He has them, too, on a path to success, despite their many imperfections and mistakes.



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It's Better to Believe: The New Medical Program That Uses Spiritual Motivation to Achieve
By Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper



Book Description - Publication Date:

If you find yourself talking about health and fitness, but never achieving your personal goals, take heart--you're not alone. Research shows that in spite of the current fitness craze, nearly 48 million adults in the United States still lead sedentary lives and about one-third of us are overweight. Dr. Cooper's research and personal experience with lifelong wellness unveil the keys to beginning and maintaining a fitness plan you can literally live with.



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The One Hundred Most Influential Inventors Of All Time
By Robert Curley



Book Description - Publication Date: December 20, 2009

This ambitious series corrals world history's major doers and thinkers whose work challenges and inspires people consistently, or incites change or reform on a large scale. People of many races and nationalities are represented. Careful wording bridges one chronologically arranged article to the next, enhancing the idea that one person's work builds on an earlier individual's accomplishments. The style of writing varies some from article to article. Some pieces are written in an accessible, straightforward style, while others are convoluted. Painters and Sculptors states, for example, that …the complex culture of late Medicean Florence, which was simultaneously infused with the romantic sentiment of courtly love and with the humanist interest for Classical antiquity and its vanished artistic traditions, employed these mythological figures more fully and in more correctly antiquarian fashion. That aside, this series is a goldmine. A few black-and-white illustrations appear throughout.



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Culture of Corruption:
Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies

By Michelle Malkin



Book Description - Publication Date: March 13, 2012

Barack Obama’s approval ratings are at an all-time low. A recent Gallup poll found that half of the Americans polled said Obama did not deserve a second term. Weary of the corruption that gushes from the White House faster than a Gulf Coast oil spill, voters are ready to put a cap on smear campaigns, pay-to-play schemes, recess appointments, and Chicago politics.

In the updated paperback edition of her #1 New York Times bestselling book Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies, Michelle Malkin says, “I told you so,” citing a new host of examples of Obama’s broken promises and brass knuckled Chicago way.

Culture of Corruption proves once again this isn’t just any politics. It’s “boodle”-clogged, dissent-squelching, redistributive Chicago politics. The 2010 elections promise to be an anti-corruption referendum for the history books. “After all,” Malkin says “You can’t reform corruptocrats, but you can vote them out.” New revelations in the updated Culture of Corruption:

How Obama has declared war on independent government whistleblowers—with unannounced firings, smear campaigns, and forced silence—when their findings expose his political allies.

How First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity is less about reducing our youths’ waistlines and more about swelling SEIU coffers with nearly 400,000 new food service workers.

How, despite the exposure of ACORN’s illegal practices and subsequent defunding, ACORN still remains—and why the Obama White House remains tight-lipped on the future of ACORN.

How Obama is using recess appointments to install politicos when both Democrats and Republicans have torpedoed the nominations.

How the White House is manipulating key races across the country, including endorsing such candidates as Alexi Giannoulias—a mob-linked, scandal-tainted banker from Obama’s hometown.

Powerful, damning, and comprehensive, the paperback edition of Culture of Corruption reveals the ever-growing mountain of sleaze and self-dealing that the Obama administration would rather you not know.



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Thomas Paine's Rights of Man:
A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
By Christopher Hitchens



Thomas Paine

Book Description - Publication Date: November 20, 2012

Thomas Paine was one of the greatest advocates of freedom in history, and his Declaration of the Rights of Man, first published in 1791, is the key to his reputation. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund Burke’s attack on the French Revolution, Paine’s text is a passionate defense of man’s inalienable rights. Since its publication, Rights of Man has been celebrated, criticized, maligned, suppressed, and co-opted. But in Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man, the polemicist and commentator Christopher Hitchens, “at his characteristically incisive best,” marvels at its forethought and revels in its contentiousness (The Times, London). Hitchens is a political descendant of the great pamphleteer, “a Tom Paine for our troubled times.” (The Independent, London) In this “engaging account of Paine’s life and times [that is] well worth reading” he demonstrates how Paine’s book forms the philosophical cornerstone of the United States, and how, “in a time when both rights and reason are under attack,” Thomas Paine’s life and writing “will always be part of the arsenal on which we shall need to depend.” (New Statesman)



An Overview of Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man"

Rights of Man (1791), a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights. Using these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's attack in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)

It was published in two parts in March 1791 and February 1792.

Human rights originate in Nature, thus, rights cannot be granted via political charter, because that implies that rights are legally revocable, hence, would be privileges:
It is a perversion of terms to say that a charter gives rights. It operates by a contrary effect — that of taking rights away. Rights are inherently in all the inhabitants; but charters, by annulling those rights, in the majority, leave the right, by exclusion, in the hands of a few... They... consequently are instruments of injustice ... The fact, therefore, must be that the individuals, themselves, each, in his own personal and sovereign right, entered into a contract with each other to produce a government: and this is the only mode in which governments have a right to arise, and the only principle on which they have a right to exist.
Government's sole purpose is safeguarding the family and their inherent, inalienable rights; each societal institution that does not benefit the nation is illegitimate — especially monarchy and aristocracy. The book's acumen derives from the Age of Enlightenment, especially from the Second Treatise of Government, by John Locke.

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Do the Right Thing:
Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America

By Mike Huckabee



Book Description - Publication Date: November 18, 2008

When Governor Mike Huckabee entered the Republican presidential race, he was the ultimate dark horse, with almost no money, no consultants, and no name recognition beyond Arkansas. The so-called experts were highly amused by this former small state governor from blue-collar roots who also played bass in a rock band. He wouldn’t have a prayer against the well-connected and financially wired pros like Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson.

But Huckabee had one big advantage: a common sense message that connected with millions of people, and not just his fellow evangelical Christians. He spoke about family values, fair taxes, and helping hard-working, middle-class Americans in a tough economy. And to the dismay of some Republicans, he talked about fighting Wall Street greed and K Street corruption.

Huckabee shocked the country by winning the all-important Iowa caucuses and seven other states, while spending far less than the other major candidates. He created an army of passionate volunteers and small donors, transforming his campaign into a true movement that will endure long after Election Day.

Do The Right Thing is Huckabee’s amazing story, in his own words—from making commercials with Chuck Norris to meeting a Michigan woman who insisted on donating her wedding ring. But this is more than just a campaign memoir. It’s a vision for a smarter, fairer type of politics—“vertical politics”—that focuses on common sense solutions for education, health care, the economy, and many other issues. It’s not about right versus left; it’s about taking America up rather than down.

Huckabee also shows how the Republican Party can heal its divisions—between social and fiscal conservatives, the wealthy and the middle class, the religious and the secular—and become a true majority party again.



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Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
By Ben Carson



Book Description - Publication Date: November 26, 1996

In this follow-up to his best-selling Gifted Hands, Dr. Ben Carson prescribes his personal formula for success. And who could better advise than a man who has transformed himself from a ghetto kid into the most celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon in the world? With an acrostic, Dr. Carson spells out his philosophy of living: T-Talents/time: Recognize them as gifts. H -Hope for all good things and be honest. I -Insight from people and good books. N -Be nice to all people. K -Knowledge: Recognize it as the key to living. B -Books: Read them actively. I -In-depth learning skills: Develop them. G -God: Never get too big for Him. Think Big emphasizes how to evaluate and respond to problems in order to overcome them and make the most of your inner potential. Written in the tradition of his best-selling autobiography Gifted Hands, Think Big is guaranteed to touch the hearts of readers everywhere.



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Theodore and Woodrow:
How Two American Presidents
Destroyed Constitutional Freedom

By Andrew P. Napolatino



Book Description - Publication Date: November 13, 2012

“Either the Constitution means what it says, or it doesn’t.”

America’s founding fathers saw freedom as a part of our nature to be protected—not to be usurped by the federal government—and so enshrined separation of powers and guarantees of freedom in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But a little over a hundred years after America’s founding, those God-given rights were laid siege by two presidents caring more about the advancement of progressive, redistributionist ideology than the principles on which America was founded.

Theodore and Woodrow is Judge Andrew P. Napolitano’s shocking historical account of how a Republican and a Democratic president oversaw the greatest shift in power in American history, from a land built on the belief that authority should be left to the individuals and the states to a bloated, far-reaching federal bureaucracy, continuing to grow and consume power each day.

With lessons rooted in history, Judge Napolitano shows the intellectually arrogant, anti-personal freedom, even racist progressive philosophy driving these men to poison the American system of government.

And Americans still pay for their legacy—in the federal income, in state-prescribed compulsory education, in the Federal Reserve, in perpetual wars, and in the constant encroachment of a government that coddles special interests and discourages true competition in the marketplace.

With his attention to detail, deep constitutional knowledge, and unwavering adherence to truth telling, Judge Napolitano moves through the history of these men and their times in office to show how American values and the Constitution were sadly set aside, leaving personal freedom as a shadow of its former self, in the grip of an insidious, Nanny state, progressive ideology.



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Spoken From The Heart
By Laura Bush - Autobiography



Book Description - Publication Date: April 10, 2007

In this brave, beautiful, and deeply personal memoir, Laura Bush, one of our most beloved and private first ladies, tells her own extraordinary story.

Born in the boom-and-bust oil town of Midland, Texas, Laura Welch grew up as an only child in a family that lost three babies to miscarriage or infant death. She vividly evokes Midland's brash, rugged culture, her close relationship with her father, and the bonds of early friendships that sustain her to this day. For the first time, in heart-wrenching detail, she writes about the devastating high school car accident that left her friend Mike Douglas dead and about her decades of unspoken grief.

When Laura Welch first left West Texas in 1964, she never imagined that her journey would lead her to the world stage and the White House. After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1968, in the thick of student rebellions across the country and at the dawn of the women's movement, she became an elementary school teacher, working in inner-city schools, then trained to be a librarian. At age thirty, she met George W. Bush, whom she had last passed in the hallway in seventh grade. Three months later, "the old maid of Midland married Midland's most eligible bachelor." With rare intimacy and candor, Laura Bush writes about her early married life as she was thrust into one of America's most prominent political families, as well as her deep longing for children and her husband's decision to give up drinking. By 1993, she found herself in the full glare of the political spotlight. But just as her husband won the Texas governorship in a stunning upset victory, her father, Harold Welch, was dying in Midland.

In 2001, after one of the closest elections in American history, Laura Bush moved into the White House. Here she captures presidential life in the harrowing days and weeks after 9/11, when fighter-jet cover echoed through the walls and security scares sent the family to an underground shelter. She writes openly about the White House during wartime, the withering and relentless media spotlight, and the transformation of her role as she began to understand the power of the first lady. One of the first U.S. officials to visit war-torn Afghanistan, she also reached out to disease-stricken African nations and tirelessly advocated for women in the Middle East and dissidents in Burma. She championed programs to get kids out of gangs and to stop urban violence. And she was a major force in rebuilding Gulf Coast schools and libraries post-Katrina. Movingly, she writes of her visits with U.S. troops and their loved ones, and of her empathy for and immense gratitude to military families.

With deft humor and a sharp eye, Laura Bush lifts the curtain on what really happens inside the White House, from presidential finances to the 175-year-old tradition of separate bedrooms for presidents and their wives to the antics of some White House guests and even a few members of Congress. She writes with honesty and eloquence about her family, her public triumphs, and her personal tribulations. Laura Bush's compassion, her sense of humor, her grace, and her uncommon willingness to bare her heart make this story revelatory, beautifully rendered, and unlike any other first lady's memoir ever written.



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The Shame And The Sacrifice
By Edwin Robertson



Book Description - Publication Date: September 22, 1988

Author and editor of works on the German Resistance, Robertson here tries to maintain "objectivity" rather than resorting to the "saint's legend" tone of the biography by Bonhoeffer's son-in-law, Eberhard Bethge (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Harper, 1970). Yet Robertson clearly admires Bonhoeffer, suggesting that from an early age much of his life was foreshadowed. The biography sets Bonhoeffer in several life contexts of family, of ecumenical movement, of German resistance, as well as of Lutheran pastor and biblical scholarand leads the reader through Bonhoeffer's struggles to find his true calling in a dark and turbulent time.



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The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, Thrive, and Prosper During Obamageddon
By Wayne Allen Root



Book Description - Publication Date: April 15, 2013

"DON’T GET MAD ABOUT OBAMAGEDDON...GET EVEN!"

Build your wealth. Protect your faith and family. Secure your freedom. Don’t just survive Obama...learn how to outsmart his big-government, socialist system and thrive!

Bad times are coming -- how will you protect your family, save enough for retirement, and turn your home into a fortress?

In The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, Wayne Allyn Root provides the answer. First, he explains step by step what Obama has planned.

Then, Root presents Y-PODS: Your Personal Obama Defense Shields - a detailed 18 point plan to protect your assets, capitalize, and PROSPER as the rest of the country treads water – or drowns! And that’s just the beginning.

Wayne Allyn Root is a passionate Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, and small businessman extraordinaire. He knows what it takes to weather any economic storm. You’re going to need Root’s expertise as you and your family tackle the biggest challenge facing Americans today: Barack Obama’s second term in the White House.

Root takes you on a tour of the practical, real-life ways you can fight back and WIN, not just at the ballot box, but in your bank account, retirement account, safety deposit box, on your tax forms, at your church, in your home, your schools, and at your doctor’s office.

The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide also features exclusive advice from 18 superstars of business and finance - millionaires, billionaires, and managers of billion dollar hedge funds, who provide their specific plans for investing in precious metals, real estate, stocks, bonds, ETFs and more.

What one investment decision made in 1913 turned $1,000,000 into $87,000,000?

What investment decision outperformed Warren Buffet by 300% since 2000?

What investment have central bankers around the world bought more of in the past year, than in all the years since 1964 COMBINED?

Root provides the answers – along with detailed advice on the smart investments now, the best places to move to escape Obama’s poisonous taxes, the best way to educate your children, survival advice on how to turn your home into a fortress, how to survive if the economy collapses and unrest threatens your family. If you are worried about what Obama has in store (and you should be) then arm yourself with Root’s step-by-step instructions to protect yourself and your family RIGHT NOW from the Obama invasion of every aspect of your life.



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History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
By Brad Meltzer



Book Description - Publication Date: October 20, 2013

It’s an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world’s most intriguing unsolved mysteries. And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the reader along for an interactive experience through the addition of removable facsimile documents—the evidence! It’s a treasure trove for conspiracy buffs, a Griffin and Sabine for history lovers.

Adapted from Decoded, Meltzer’s hit show on the HISTORY network, History Decoded explores fascinating, unexplained questions. Is Fort Knox empty? Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman “Spear of Destiny”? What’s the government hiding in Area 51? Where did the Confederacy’s $19 million in gold and silver go at the end of the Civil War? And did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone? Meltzer sifts through the evidence; weighs competing theories; separates what we know to be true with what’s still—and perhaps forever—unproved or unprovable; and in the end, decodes the mystery, arriving at the most likely solution. Along the way we meet Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Nazi propagandists, and the real DB Cooper.

Bound in at the beginning of each story is a custom-designed envelope—a faux 19th-century leather satchel, a U.S. government classified file—containing facsimiles of relevant evidence: John Wilkes Booth’s alleged unsigned will, a map of the Vatican, Kennedy’s death certificate. The whole is a riveting, interactive adventure through the compelling world of mysteries and conspiracies.



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Tim Tebow - Through My Eyes
By Nathan Whitaker



Book Description - Publication Date: January 13, 2012

Former University of Florida star quarterback, 2010 first-round draft pick for the Denver Broncos, and devout Christian Tim Tebow tells the story of his faith, his life, and his career in football in "Through My Eyes." Written with Nathan Whitaker, the New York Times best selling coauthor of Quiet Strength, with Tony Dungy, "Through My Eyes" gives fans a first look into the heart of an athlete whose talent and devotion have made him one of the most provocative figures in football.



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Things That Matter:
Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

By Charles Krauthammer



Book Description - Publication Date: October 22, 2013

From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.

A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz­zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer’s intelligence, erudition and wit are collected in one volume.

Readers will find here not only the country’s leading conservative thinker offering a pas­sionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views—on feminism, evolution and the death penalty, for example—defy ideological convention. Things That Matter also features several of Krautham­mer’s major path-breaking essays—on bioeth­ics, on Jewish destiny and on America’s role as the world’s superpower—that have pro­foundly influenced the nation’s thoughts and policies. And finally, the collection presents a trove of always penetrating, often bemused re­flections on everything from border collies to Halley’s Comet, from Woody Allen to Win­ston Churchill, from the punishing pleasures of speed chess to the elegance of the perfectly thrown outfield assist.

With a special, highly autobiographical in­troduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy, this indispensible chronicle takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies, the tragedies and triumphs, of the last three decades of American life.



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Coolidge
By Amity Shlaes



Book Description - Publication Date: February 12, 2013

Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man, delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of America’s thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership. In this riveting biography, Shlaes traces Coolidge’s improbable rise from a tiny town in New England to a youth so unpopular he was shut out of college fraternities at Amherst College up through Massachusetts politics. After a divisive period of government excess and corruption, Coolidge restored national trust in Washington and achieved what few other peacetime presidents have: He left office with a federal budget smaller than the one he inherited. A man of calm discipline, he lived by example, renting half of a two-family house for his entire political career rather than compromise his political work by taking on debt. Renowned as a throwback, Coolidge was in fact strikingly modern —- an advocate of women’s suffrage and a radio pioneer. At once a revision of man and economics, Coolidge gestures to the country we once were and reminds us of qualities we had forgotten and can use today.



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The Gettysburg Gospel
By Gabor Boritt



Book Description - Publication Date: December 29, 2006

The literature of the Gettysburg Address tends to fall into one of two extremes. At one end are those books that maintain that Lincoln wrote his speech hastily, even on a scrap of paper on the train en route from Washington to Gettysburg. In this version, Lincoln delivered his remarks to an uncomprehending public, which applauded politely, failing to appreciate his genius. Many of the books that argue this point of view are out of print today, but the myths and legends live on. At the other end of the spectrum are those books that argue that Lincoln's remarks were written with great care and that they altered the course of the Civil War, even of the country. This point of view exalts the Gettysburg Address at the expense of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been made public eleven months earlier. Gabor Boritt, a Lincoln and Civil War scholar who teaches at Gettysburg College and lives in an old farmhouse adjacent to the battlefield, says that Lincoln's remarks were written rapidly, though not at the last minute, and they received attention, though not nearly so much attention as the lengthy remarks of the featured speaker, Edward Everett. But Lincoln's address was largely forgotten for decades afterward. It had no effect on the Civil War and played no role in American history until the twentieth century. Boritt narrates the events of November 19, 1863, as well as the events preceding and following the dedication of the soldiers' cemetery, which was the occasion for Lincoln's remarks. He describes the conditions in Gettysburg in the aftermath of the battle -- the stench of rotting corpses of horses and mules filling the air, wounded soldiers occupying hospitals and houses everywhere, and the damage done to roads and houses that were still being repaired when the cemetery was dedicated. He describes Lincoln's arrival by train, the cheering crowds that applauded the president that night before the ceremony, and the events of the great day itself, as well as the immediate aftermath of the ceremonies as the town tried to return to its pre-battle life. Boritt's vivid narrative is filled with colorful, little-known details. It re-creates the events, but it also assesses the significance of Lincoln's remarks and places them in their proper historical context as no book has before, showing how the remarks that were quickly forgotten took on a new life decades later and became the most famous speech in American history.



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A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles
By Thomas Sowell



Book Description - Publication Date: June 5, 2007

In this classic work, Thomas Sowell analyzes the two competing visions that shape our debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power: the “constrained” vision, which sees human nature as unchanging and selfish, and the “unconstrained” vision, in which human nature is malleable and perfectible. He describes how these two radically opposed views have manifested themselves in the political controversies of the past two centuries, including such contemporary issues as welfare reform, social justice, and crime. Updated to include sweeping political changes since its first publication in 1987, this revised edition of A Conflict of Visions offers a convincing case that ethical and policy disputes circle around the disparity between both outlooks.



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


By Glenn Beck



Book Description - Publication Date: November 19, 2013

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 U.S. government and served time in prison. In reality, she was a hero to many.

Twenty U.S. 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.

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.



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George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation
By Letitia Baldrige



Book Description - Publication Date: April 1, 1989

He was an American Founding Father and the new nation’s first president, but before that, GEORGE WASHINGTON (1732–1799) was an excruciatingly correct child with a passion for propriety. At the age of 14, he copied out 110 rules for elegant deportment from a work created by Jesuits in the 16th century as a guide for young gentleman of quality, and through these rules, which he took greatly to heart, we can see the beginnings of the man Washington would become taking shape. Though many of the rules deal with matters of etiquette—such as whom should rise for whom in mixed company—many others concern far deeper matters that touch on personal philosophies about judgment, honor, success, and conscience. As a peek into the manners of a bygone age, this is an intriguing work. As a peek into a great man in his formative years, this is an extraordinary one.

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Abortion:
The Ultimate Exploitation Of Women
By Brian E. Fisher



Book Description - Publication Date: 2014

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For decades, Americans have believed countless lies about abortion: It’s a political cause; it’s a women’s issue; it’s a constitutional right.

Although you may think you’ve heard every argument to be made for or against abortion, the truth is you’ve only heard part of the story.

In his new book, Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women, Brian Fisher, co-founder and president of Online for Life, reveals the untold history of abortion and dispels the myths surrounding this important issue.

Perhaps the most surprising fact is that legalized abortion is not a product of the women’s rights movement. In fact, many pioneering suffragists called it “infanticide.”

Fisher provides a never-before-seen look at the real issues behind abortion and then offers a five-point plan to bring it to an end. Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women is essential reading for anyone who wants to find practical ways to end abortion in the United States.

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Hymms And Spiritual Songs
By Issac Watts



Book Description - Publication Date: ?

Hymns and Spiritual Songs is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Isaac Watts is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Isaac Watts then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.



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Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
By Stephen Meyer



Book Description - Publication Date: June 18, 2013

When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock.

In Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life—a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but because scientists have learned more about what it takes to construct an animal. During the last half century, biologists have come to appreciate the central importance of biological information—stored in DNA and elsewhere in cells—to building animal forms.

Expanding on the compelling case he presented in his last book, Signature in the Cell, Meyer argues that the origin of this information, as well as other mysterious features of the Cambrian event, are best explained by intelligent design, rather than purely undirected evolutionary processes.



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Darwin's Dilemma
By Stephen Meyer



Book Description - Publication Date: 2008

Darwin's Dilemma examines what many consider to be the most powerful refutation of Darwinian evolution - the Cambrian fossil record.



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Against All Odds:
My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances

By Scott Brown



Book Description - Publication Date: February 21, 2011

The extraordinary personal journey of a man who, against all odds, rose to become one of America’s most surprising and promising new political figures.

Scott Brown's greatest win did not occur on a cold January election night in 2010 when he came from behind to capture the U.S. Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy for nearly fifty years. It began when he survived a savage beating at the drunken, dirty-fingernail hands of a stepfather when he was barely six years old, while trying to protect his mother.

In this gripping memoir of resilience and redemption, Brown tells the story of his difficult, often nomadic childhood, shunted from house to apartment, and town to town, seventeen times over his first eighteen years. He somehow thrived despite a largely absent father, who married four separate times. So did his mother, in relationships frequently stained with alcohol, anger, and even violence. For nearly two decades' growing up, Brown endured innumerable hardships and challenges, even stealing food to eat. He was periodically sent off to live with relatives, his possessions wrapped in a few old blankets. Saved by basketball, he was the boy who shoveled snow from the public courts to shoot hoops alone in the frozen cold.

With clear-eyed conviction and unflinching can-dor, Brown tells the story of his own bad-boy days, of the coaches who mentored him, and of how he found a way out of familial chaos through the swish of a ball in the net, winning a starting slot on the Tufts varsity basketball team as a freshman player and becoming the tenth-highest scorer to graduate in the school's history. His rise from there was even more improbable: a first-year law student and member of the Massachusetts National Guard, he was picked as Cosmopolitan magazine's "America's Sexiest Man" and was vaulted into the glamorous world of New York modeling at the height of the 1980s. But the man who was once ushered into the backrooms of Studio 54 returned to Massachusetts to continue with his military and legal training, settle down, raise a family, and soon found an unlikely path that would lead him to national political stardom. Here, too, are the secrets from the unprecedented Senate race that captured the country's imagination and how Scott Brown won his remarkable victory.



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Duty
By Robert M. Gates



Book Description - Publication Date: January 14, 2014

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty. Now, in this unsparing memoir, meticulously fair in its assessments, he takes us behind the scenes of his nearly five years as a secretary at war: the battles with Congress, the two presidents he served, the military itself, and the vast Pentagon bureaucracy; his efforts to help Bush turn the tide in Iraq; his role as a guiding, and often dissenting, voice for Obama; the ardent devotion to and love for American soldiers—his “heroes”—he developed on the job.

In relating his personal journey as secretary, Gates draws us into the innermost sanctums of government and military power during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, illuminating iconic figures, vital negotiations, and critical situations in revealing, intimate detail. Offering unvarnished appraisals of Dick Cheney, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Presidents Bush and Obama among other key players, Gates exposes the full spectrum of behind-closed-doors politicking within both the Bush and Obama administrations.

He discusses the great controversies of his tenure—surges in both Iraq and Afghanistan, how to deal with Iran and Syria, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” Guantánamo Bay, WikiLeaks—as they played out behind the television cameras. He brings to life the Situation Room during the Bin Laden raid. And, searingly, he shows how congressional debate and action or inaction on everything from equipment budgeting to troop withdrawals was often motivated, to his increasing despair and anger, more by party politics and media impact than by members’ desires to protect our soldiers and ensure their success.

However embroiled he became in the trials of Washington, Gates makes clear that his heart was always in the most important theater of his tenure as secretary: the front lines. We journey with him to both war zones as he meets with active-duty troops and their commanders, awed by their courage, and also witness him greet coffin after flag-draped coffin returned to U.S. soil, heartbreakingly aware that he signed every deployment order. In frank and poignant vignettes, Gates conveys the human cost of war, and his admiration for those brave enough to undertake it when necessary.

Duty tells a powerful and deeply personal story that allows us an unprecedented look at two administrations and the wars that have defined them.



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To Hell And Back
By Audie Murphy



Book Description - Publication Date: 1949

The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II, back in print in a trade paperback

Originally published in 1949, To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself. More than fifty years later, this classic wartime memoir is just as gripping as it was then.

Desperate to see action but rejected by both the marines and paratroopers because he was too short, Murphy eventually found a home with the infantry. He fought through campaigns in Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany. Although still under twenty-one years old on V-E Day, he was credited with having killed, captured, or wounded 240 Germans. He emerged from the war as America's most decorated soldier, having received twenty-one medals, including our highest military decoration, the Congressional Medal of Honor. To Hell and Back is a powerfully real portrayal of American GI's at war.



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KinderGarden Of Eden:
How the Modern Liberal Thinks

By Evan Sayet



Book Description - Publication Date: April 16, 2013

Why the Modern Liberal's thinking leads him to side with evil over good, wrong over right and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success. Further extrapolating on the ideas in his wildly popular viral YouTube talk to the Heritage Foundation, that has received over 600k hits, Evan Sayet uses his signature wit in this new book to ask thought-provoking questions during these turbulent economic and social times. And he provides the reader with some surprising answers. Andrew Breitbart said that Evan Sayet's Heritage Foundation Speech was 'one of the five most important conservative speeches ever given.' That speech was the foundation for this book. How did the song "Imagine" by John Lennon become the perfect symbol of liberal thinking? Why does Bruce Springsteen dub "pain" as the wages of toil and hard work? What’s the Democrats’ beef with God? What do they have against the Jews of Israel? Why do they want abortion to be commonplace and frequent? Why does the Modern Liberal – the dominant force in today’s Democratic Party and in so much of today’s popular culture – seem to always side with evil over good, wrong over right and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success? Evan Sayet answers those questions and a lot more.



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Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph
By Dennis Praeger



Book Description - Publication Date: April 24, 2012

Conservative radio host and syndicated columnist Dennis Prager provides a bold, sweeping look at the future of civilization with Still the Best Hope, and offers a strong, cogent argument for why basic American values must triumph in a dangerously uncertain world. Humanity stands at a crossroads, and the only alternatives to the “American Trinity” of liberty, natural rights, and the melting-pot ideal of national unity are Islamic totalitarianism, European democratic socialism, capitalist dictatorship, or global chaos if we should fail. America is Still the Best Hope, as this eminently sensible, profoundly inspiring volume so powerfully proves.



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Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change
By John Hagee



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"...There will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars...Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." Luke 21:25a, 28

It is rare that Scripture, science, and history align with each other, yet the last three series of Four Blood Moons have done exactly that. Are these the “signs” that God refers to in His Word? If they are, what do they mean? What is their prophetic significance?

In this riveting book, New York Times best-selling author, Pastor John Hagee, explores the supernatural connection of certain celestial events to biblical prophecy—and to the future of God’s chosen people and to the nations of the world.

Just as in biblical times, God is controlling the sun, the moon, and the stars to send our generation a signal that something big is about to happen. The question is: Are we watching and listening to His message?



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God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values
By Todd Starnes



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Pay attention, people of faith. Dark clouds are gathering. The winds of intolerance are blowing. There’s a great storm approaching.

American Christians are facing uncertain times. Our nation’s values are under assault. Religious liberty has been undermined. We live in a day when right is now wrong and wrong is now right. The vicious leftwing attack against the recent traditional marriage stance of Chick-fil-A should serve as a wakeup call to people of faith. It’s not about a chicken sandwich. It’s about religious liberty. It’s about free speech. It’s about the future of our nation.

As a reporter covering the culture war for FOX News, Todd Starnes is on the front lines of these attacks against traditional values. In God Less America, he uses both recent news stories and compelling interviews with today’s top conservative leaders to bring to light what is happening across our country. In his award-winning, satire-meets-serious writing style, he strikes an important blow in today’s culture wars.



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One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future
By Ben Carson



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Dear Reader,

In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great.

Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation’s decline has continued. Today the danger is greater than ever before, and I have never shared a more urgent message than I do now.

Our growing debt and deteriorating morals have driven us far from the founders’ intent. We’ve made very little progress in basic education. Obamacare threatens our health, liberty, and financial future. Media elitism and political correctness are out of control.

Worst of all, we seem to have lost our ability to discuss important issues calmly and respectfully regardless of party affiliation or other differences. As a doctor rather than a politician, I care about what works, not whether someone has an (R) or a (D) after his or her name. We have to come together to solve our problems.

Knowing that the future of my grandchildren is in jeopardy because of reckless spending, godless government, and mean-spirited attempts to silence critics left me no choice but to write this book. I have endeavored to propose a road out of our decline, appealing to every American’s decency and common sense.

If each of us sits back and expects someone else to take action, it will soon be too late. But with your help, I firmly believe that America may once again be “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Sincerely,
Ben Carson



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The Influence Of The Bible In America
By David Barton



Book Description - Publication Date: January 31, 2008 (90 mins)

The Bible's profound influence on America, widely understood by previous generations, is largely unrecognized today. For years, Americans saw the Bible as a practical guidebook for directing every aspect of daily life, and it therefore shaped American government, law, and education as well as our free enterprise system, our views of private property, our social services, and so much more. This inspiring video presentation documents the dramatic impact of the Bible on American life and culture over the past four centuries.



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Founding Mothers, The Women Who Raised Our Nation
By Cokie Roberts



Book Description - Publication Date: February 15, 2005

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts comes New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers, an intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families–and their country–proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it.

While much has been written about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, battled the British, and framed the Constitution, the wives, mothers, sisters and daughters they left behind have been little noticed by history. #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts brings us women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, often defending their very doorsteps. Drawing upon personal correspondence, private journals, and even favoured recipes, Roberts reveals the often surprising stories of these fascinating women, bringing to life the everyday trials and extraordinary triumphs of individuals like Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Deborah Read Franklin, Eliza Pinckney, Catherine Littlefield Green, Esther DeBerdt Reed and Martha Washington–proving that without our exemplary women, the new country might have never survived.



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Extraordinary Ordinary People
By Condoleezza Rice



Book Description - Publication Date: October 11, 2011

Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist. Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country in the aftermath of 9-11, to becoming only the second woman - and the first black woman ever -- to serve as Secretary of State.

But until she was 25 she never learned to swim.

Not because she wouldn't have loved to, but because when she was a little girl in Birmingham, Alabama, Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor decided he'd rather shut down the city's pools than give black citizens access.

Throughout the 1950's, Birmingham's black middle class largely succeeded in insulating their children from the most corrosive effects of racism, providing multiple support systems to ensure the next generation would live better than the last. But by 1963, when Rice was applying herself to her fourth grader's lessons, the situation had grown intolerable. Birmingham was an environment where blacks were expected to keep their head down and do what they were told -- or face violent consequences. That spring two bombs exploded in Rice’s neighborhood amid a series of chilling Klu Klux Klan attacks. Months later, four young girls lost their lives in a particularly vicious bombing.

So how was Rice able to achieve what she ultimately did?

Her father, John, a minister and educator, instilled a love of sports and politics. Her mother, a teacher, developed Condoleezza’s passion for piano and exposed her to the fine arts. From both, Rice learned the value of faith in the face of hardship and the importance of giving back to the community. Her parents’ fierce unwillingness to set limits propelled her to the venerable halls of Stanford University, where she quickly rose through the ranks to become the university’s second-in-command. An expert in Soviet and Eastern European Affairs, she played a leading role in U.S. policy as the Iron Curtain fell and the Soviet Union disintegrated. Less than a decade later, at the apex of the hotly contested 2000 presidential election, she received the exciting news – just shortly before her father’s death – that she would go on to the White House as the first female National Security Advisor.

As comfortable describing lighthearted family moments as she is recalling the poignancy of her mother’s cancer battle and the heady challenge of going toe-to-toe with Soviet leaders, Rice holds nothing back in this remarkably candid telling. This is the story of Condoleezza Rice that has never been told, not that of an ultra-accomplished world leader, but of a little girl – and a young woman -- trying to find her place in a sometimes hostile world and of two exceptional parents, and an extended family and community, that made all the difference.



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The Root Of The Problem
By Dr. James Kennedy
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The theory of evolution is manifestly false, yet our society is following it down a dangerous road of destruction. Although it is contrary to the Bible’s teaching on human origins and is contradicted by numerous scientific facts, it has impacted every aspect of our culture.

Based on its tenuous assumptions, the U.S. Supreme Court barred God and prayer from classrooms, exiled the Ten Commandments, and now allows children to be aborted.

A character in Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov famously noted: “If there is no God, then everything is permissible.” Denying the God of creation, our society is steadily pushing Him out of public life. Now we are reaping the deadly consequences.

In this compelling DVD series, Dr. D. James Kennedy exposes “the root of the problem” in seven full-length messages:
  • The Root of the Problem
  • Creation and Fall of Man
  • Creationism: Science or Religion?
  • Evolution and You (presented at the 2nd International Conference on Creationism)
  • Evolution’s Bloopers and Blunders
  • The Crumbling of Evolution
  • Noble Origin and Destiny


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Epicenter
By Joel Rosenberg



Book Description - Publication Date: August 18, 2008

In his first groundbreaking nonfiction book, now with updated content, New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg takes readers on an unforgettable journey through prophecy and current events into the future of Iraq after Saddam, Russia after Communism, Israel after Arafat, and Christianity after radical Islam. You won't want to miss Joel's exclusive interviews with Israeli, Palestinian, and Russian leaders, along with previously classified CIA and White House documents. New content includes the most up-to-date information since the hardcover release in 2006, a new poll about American attitudes toward the Middle East and prophecy, and transcripts of interviews conducted during the interview process for the Epicenter DVD-video.



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The Hiding Place
By Corrie Ten Boom



Book Description - Publication Date: October 1, 1984

“I pray that God forgive them...” Corrie Ten Boom stood naked with her older sister Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron beating a prisoner. “Oh, the poor woman,” Corrie cried. “Yes. May God forgive her,” Betsie replied. And, once again, Corrie realized that it was for the souls of the brutal Nazi guards that her sister prayed.

Both woman had been sent to the camp for helping the Jews. Christ’s Spirit and words were their guide; it was His persecuted people they tried to save—at the risk of their own lives; it was His strength that sustained them through times of profound horror.

Here is a book aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian spinster whose life was transformed by it. A story of Christ’s message and the courage woman who listened and lived to pass it along—with joy and triumph!



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U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots
By David Barton



Book Description - Publication Date: October 21, 2014

Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots

The United States became a unique, prosperous, and admired nation because of its faith in God and the willingness of the people to abide by God s standards and principles. Over time, however, the people s urge to glorify self rather than God has seriously eroded the strength and potential of the nation.

U-Turn examines current cultural trends and historical patterns to reveal that America cannot sustain its strength if it remains on its current path. Combining current research with the authors trademark insight and analysis, the book gives readers a unique view of the moral and spiritual condition of Americans and provides specific insights into how we can turn our nation around by focusing on:
  • The restoration of the family
  • The restoration of the Christian Church
  • The future activity of our government


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

By Glenn Beck



Book Description - Publication Date: October 28, 2014

Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America by #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck is delightful, enjoyable and an informative account of people who have contributed in no small measures to the making and unmaking of America. Written in the style of his earlier bestselling book, Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America, this book is a treasure trove of information and history which will fascinate and mesmerize readers.

Dreamers and Deceivers is a collection from the archives of history about people working for good or evil, heroes or villains, who are familiar yet have a side to their lives that is not well known. Glenn Beck includes people who have a story or message to tell, and in doing so he includes peoples from opposite ends of the pole. What is simply striking about the stories is the meticulous research undertaken by Glenn Beck to fit into the larger scheme of his book.

Riveting and engaging, the ten stories in the book are:
  • Grover Cleveland: The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing President
  • "I Did Not Kill Armstrong": The War of Wills in the Early Days of Radio
  • Woodrow Wilson: A Masterful Stroke of Deception
  • >Streets of Gold: Charles Ponzi and the American Scheme
  • He Loved Lucy: The Tragic Genius of Desi Arnaz, the Inventor of the Rerun
  • The Muckraker: How a Lost Letter Revealed Upton Sinclair's Deception
  • Alan Turing: How the Father of the Computer Saved the World for Democrcy
  • The Spy Who Turned to a Pumpkin: Alger Hiss and the Liberal Establishment That Defended a Traitor
  • The City of Tomorrow: Walt Disney's Last and Lost Dream
  • "Make It Great, John": How Steve Jobs and John Lasseter Changed History at Pixar
Dreamers and Deceivers will take you through the lives of an eclectic mix of people who used either deception or their brilliance to shape the course of history. Either way, you will find their stories utterly enthralling and a compelling read.


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