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The Overton Window | [Glenn Beck]

The Overton Window

A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Gerald Seguin, TX, United States 07-20-10
    Gerald Seguin, TX, United States 07-20-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining, and thought provoking!"

    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".

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Donald Pleasant PlainsUS Minor Outlying Islands 07-18-10
    Donald Pleasant PlainsUS Minor Outlying Islands 07-18-10
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    "Faction"

    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

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    Michael Huntington Beach, CA, USA 07-15-10
    Michael Huntington Beach, CA, USA 07-15-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story, Bad ending"

    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.

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    Dan Portland, OR, United States 07-14-10
    Dan Portland, OR, United States 07-14-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Overton Window Is An Amazing Thriller!"

    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!

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    Ddh 07-06-10
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    "Unrealistic"

    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.

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    06-30-10
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    "Loved it !"

    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".

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    Fred 06-26-10
    Fred 06-26-10
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    "Spellbinding. Cound not stop listening!"

    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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    Dennis San Antonio, Texas, United States 06-22-10
    Dennis San Antonio, Texas, United States 06-22-10 Member Since 2015

    Interested in everything History,Biology,Astronomy,Physics,Chemistry,Theology,Mysteries,Science Fiction,Drama, and much more!!

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    "Great book leaves you wanting more"

    If you have been watching Glenn's TV show, the you will be see how he weaves current events into a not so far fetched plot the looks a lot like current day events. It is surprising entertaining, thoughtful,and disturbing since the story is a look into current events in our beloved country.

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    suzana miller 06-17-10 Member Since 2015
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    "AMAZING!!"

    Note to progressives: you will hate this book as it exposes a great deal of the progressive agenda. Note to the rest of the world: you will be amazed & enlightened as Beck reveals how we have all been manipulated by the world's media spin doctors, PR firms, & politicians that 'run' our countries. Once again, EVERYone I know is getting a copy of this book from me. OUTSTANDING read!

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    Douglas Madison WI, WI, United States 06-17-10
    Douglas Madison WI, WI, United States 06-17-10 Member Since 2007
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    "An adequate summer thriller"

    Glenn Beck's novel is a fun summer thriller. The writing isn't as good as in Stieg Larsson's very adequate trilogy, at the same time, it isn't as merely passable as the exposition laden Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

    If you want to turn your mind off and just enjoy a good thriller, this novel fits the bill. If you want something to think about to think about, this novel will also fit the bill.

    15 of 31 people found this review helpful

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