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Glenn Beck’s Recommended Reading Book List


Updated March 9, 2004
 
  Life: The Odds
by Gregory Arthur Baer

The lowdown on life's most intriguing possibilities, in the bestselling, brain-tickling tradition of the Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. Most of us have wondered about the likelihood of striking it rich, being audited by the IRS, or living to be one hundred years old. But how many of us have actually sat down and calculated the chances that we could marry a millionaire? More...
     

  The Millionaire Mind
by Thomas J. Stanley

What do you do after you've written the No. 1 bestseller The Millionaire Next Door? Survey 1,371 more millionaires and write The Millionaire Mind. Dr. Stanley's extremely timely tome is a mixture of entertaining elements. More...

 

   

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  The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn
by Diane Ravitch

Textbook publishers are guilty of self-censorship, argues Ravitch (Left Back: A Century of Battles Over School Reform) in this polemical analysis of the anti-bias and sensitivity guidelines that govern much of today's educational publishing. More....
     

  The One Minute Millionaire
by Mark Victor Hansen, Robert G. Allen

According to the authors, "At this very instant you are standing in the middle of millions." They maintain that anyone can achieve "enlightened" wealth, a utopia where everyone has money and tithes, creating a better world for all. More...
     
  The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story
by Richard Preston

On December 9, 1979, smallpox, the most deadly human virus, ceased to exist in nature. After eradication, it was confined to freezers located in just two places on earth: the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and the Maximum Containment Laboratory in Siberia. More...

     
  Militant Islam Reaches America
by Daniel Pipes

In the introduction to this polemic against political Islam, Pipes stakes out the political territory just to the left of Pat Buchanan and well to the right of almost everyone else. From this "moderate" position, Pipes argues that Islam is not an inherent threat to Western civilization, but that militant Islam. More...

     
cover   To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian
by Stephen E. Ambrose

"I am a storyteller by training and inclination," writes the late Stephen Ambrose in To America, his final book. And what a storyteller. One of the most respected and popular historians of his era, Ambrose had a passion for making the events of the past both relevant and entertaining.  More...

     
cover   The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq
by Kenneth M. Pollack

In The Threatening Storm, Kenneth M. Pollack, one of the world’s leading experts on Iraq, provides a masterly insider’s perspective on the crucial issues facing the United States as it moves toward a new confrontation with Saddam Hussein. More...

     
cover   Why We Fight: Moral Clarity and the War on Terrorism
by William J. Bennett

Bestselling author William J. Bennett says he was inspired by displays of patriotism after the September 11 terrorist attacks, but he was also struck by how "some were quick to find us to blame." He worries that this "countermovement of America-bashing" will make the United States lose its resolve. More...

     
cover   Bush at War
by Bob Woodward

Bush at War focuses on the three months following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, during which the U.S. prepared for war in Afghanistan, took steps toward a preemptive strike against Iraq, intensified homeland defense, and began a well-funded CIA covert war against terrorism around the world. More...

     
cover   Fighting Back: The War on Terrorism from Inside the Bush White House
by Bill Sammon

Washington Times correspondent Sammon's inside account of the Bush administration's reaction to 9-11 and the resultant war on terror, readers are tendered a breathless, highly complimentary portrait of the president and an overly simplistic moral tale about the great merit and unwavering moral vision of his inner circle.
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cover   The Story of America
by Allen Weinstein, David Rubel

An alternative title for this might be "The Treasury of American History" as it's an anthology of our nation's favorite stories: Lewis and Clark's expedition, Nat Turner' s revolt, Custer's last stand, Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic flight, and Nixon' s Watergate scandal. More...

     
cover   The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
by Daniel J. Boorstin

Perhaps the greatest book by one of our greatest historians, The Discoverers is a volume of sweeping range and majestic interpretation. More...