A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed...can it be stopped?
There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.
For Noah Gardner, a 20-something public relations executive, it's safe to say that political theory is the furthest thing from his mind. Smart, single, handsome, and insulated from the world's problems by the wealth and power of his father, Noah is far more concerned about the future of his social life than the future of his country.
But all of that changes when Noah meets Molly Ross, a woman who is consumed by the knowledge that the America we know is about to be lost forever. She and her group of patriots have vowed to remember the past and fight for the future - but Noah, convinced they're just misguided conspiracy-theorists, isn't interested in lending his considerable skills to their cause.
And then the world changes.
An unprecedented attack on U.S. soil shakes the country to the core and puts into motion a frightening plan, decades in the making, to transform America and demonize all those who stand in the way. Amidst the chaos, many don't know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact - or, more important, which side to fight for.
But for Noah, the choice is clear: Exposing the plan, and revealing the conspirators behind it, is the only way to save both the woman he loves and the individual freedoms he once took for granted.
After five back-to-back number-one New York Times best sellers, national radio and Fox News television host Glenn Beck has delivered a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that seamlessly weaves together American history, frightening facts about our present condition, and a heart-stopping plot. The Overton Window will educate, enlighten, and, most important, entertain - with twists and revelations no one will see coming.
©2010 Glenn Beck (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
I found this book implementatons of what he has talked about on his show (not unexpectedly), but a little cheesy in some places. It gets four stars for creativity and artisitic manipulation of real word incidents, but looses one for the narrator (who I thought got in the way of the story). Good love story, but obviously written by a man, and thankfully no smut. Great action, decent character development, fabulous use of literary devices (avid readers make great writers). Again, more of a man's book, but women who follow politics will enjoy it. The best part of this book is the epiloge where he tells you to go back and Google some of the topics discussed. Do it if you dare. It is very interesting, as you would expect from Glenn. Good book, worth a listen.
I needed to make a long road trip with my mother, so I downloaded the audio book for us to enjoy. I wasn't sure if she would, but since it was fiction why not. However, we found that there was so much truth mixed in, that I had to keep reminding myself it was fiction. This story has everything. A love story of people, country & beliefs on both sides of good & evil along with action and ideas to get you thinking. Almost too much to think about! It has either given me better perception of the things around me or made me more paranoid. Many thanks to Glenn & all the contributors of this book.
I do watch GB on Fox, don't always agree, but am always left thinking and investigating. I read the synopsis of this book and bought it because it was a fictional novel. Something I could enjoy, I did enjoy this book, it was a great story, narrated very well and I gotta tell you, it will leave you thinking about what is coming. Or as Beck says in the introduction, I hope it isn't so, and it does not happen this way. You decide for yourself. This is a great listen without onesided views, Beck does a great job of making a point while keeping it very entertaining.
Not so much a point he is trying to make, as a wake up call to people of America. I would sum it up as, "heh people, pay attention".
Beck really does a good job capturing some of the players on the stage of politics today and recreating them into his main members in this tale of impending possibility
Like like that way he explained the concept of an Overton Window using an entertaining story. I just think I need a squeal or something to sum it up.
I was hooked from the 1st chapter. There are some twists and turns that keep you wondering who is who and which way they will go until the end. The characters are great and multi dimensional. It's a great book!
I am a fan of Glenn Beck TV, but the plot of this book seemed unrealistic to me. I think that was his intention. I believe he thinks that if he makes far enough out of our realistic possibilities that something more mild that we previously would have thought was not possible, but only just so, becomes possible. I am not really a judge of political thrillers, but the plot in this book seemed too much of a stretch for me to really enjoy.
So-o much better than reading a dry non-fiction documentary type book. This book got it's point across in an entertaining, thought provoking and exciting story form. I loved it! I think this book is a "must read".
Great story and very well written. I was not expecting such a well written novel with a powerful plot.
I can't wait for his next novel!
I would highly recommend.
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