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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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Sacred Honor

I am a huge fan of Glenn Beck and what follows is an honest appraisal from a fan.

If you follow Glenn's show (radio or TV) on a regular basis then you will immediately understand where he is going in the novel. It is his dark vision of his worst nightmare.

This book is a 'unveiled' look at one possible future for the very real America in which we all currently live ... a future that he and I and countless others are desperate to avoid.

I found the book to be an entertaining, light read. But because I follow Glenn so closely, it was predictable.

Nonetheless, I highly recommend this book as a great beach or traveling companion.

--- Life, Fortune, and Sacred Honor

5 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • David
  • Friendswood, TX, USA
  • 06-21-10

Much more than I had expected...

Spellbinding, thought provoking, and an all-around good read (e.g. a good listen). Should be mandatory reading for any freedom loving patriot. Should be banned to all budget-busting progressives -- but even those folks will enjoy the story: a boy, a girl, and a cold cruel world.
Note the audible READER was excellent.

5 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Don't waste your time.

The author starts by warning you, some will not like this book because they disagree with his philosophy. I listened to the whole book and could not make any sense of his views. It was very disjointed and he seemed to run out of time and just end the book. I'm sorry I wasted my time listening to this.

16 of 42 people found this review helpful

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Wow! Buy It! Not only is it is a wake up call!

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Ralph
  • San Bernardino, CA, USA
  • 06-17-10

Well written!

It's actually a good story! Good pacing and plot, and of course does a good job of illustrating the dynamics of big government power.

11 of 31 people found this review helpful

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Glenn, please learn how to write an ending

What would have made The Overton Window better?

The book was a good story, but just like Agenda 21, Glenn Beck and his team have no clue on how to write an ending. Both books just stop in the middle of the best part with no conclusion or tie in with the theme of the overall book

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Very bad, just stopped in the middle of the story line

What didn’t you like about James Daniels’s performance?


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It was a good story but poorly constructed with back and forth one liners between characters

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Anxiously waiting for the sequel!

What did you love best about The Overton Window?

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What did you like best about this story?

twists and turns and believability Well told story I liked it Well told story I liked it Well told story I liked it

Which scene was your favorite?

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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Any additional comments?

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Progressives are a cancer

Not bad for Glenn's first non-fiction book. It wasn't the suspense of the storyline that kept me listening so much as it was hearing the tactics and evil strategies used by the left in this country. I too watch Glenn regularly therefore none of this was really new. I was just curious to see how he would weave a plot around it. I hope enough people in this country quickly catch on to what is really happening because the foxes are definitely in the vineyard!

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  • Hoke
  • Lake City, FL, USA
  • 06-23-10

The Overton Window - Awsome Read

Great read A book you learn from as you read. The story is fiction but the facts are true. part of the book has happen and is happening now.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Predictable but good none the less.

Has a story line you would expect to see in a novel by Glenn Beck. Overall its a good story about the beginning of the decline in American government. I would love to read a sequel, perhaps call it "The Overton Door"

0 of 2 people found this review helpful