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Broke: The Plan To Restore Our Trust, Truth And Treasure, Glenn Beck
1 Glenn Beck Broke: The Plan To Restore Our Trust, Truth And Treasure
Threshold Editions 2010 1439187193 / 9781439187197 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck deploys his wildly distinctive humor to take on the political landscape. THE FACTS. THE FUTURE. THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA—BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. In the words of Harvard historian 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. 
Price: 11.95 USD
 
 
Zombies vs. Nazis : A Lost History of the Walking Dead, Kenemore, Scott
2 Kenemore, Scott Zombies vs. Nazis : A Lost History of the Walking Dead
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011 161608250X / 9781616082505 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Zombie expert Scott Kenemore (The Zen of Zombie) unearths a collection of top-secret lost documents from WWII (originally intercepted by the U.S. Signal Corps in 1941 and presented to Franklin Roosevelt in a confidential memorandum), describing efforts of the Nazi Sicherheitsdienst (or SD) to harness and weaponize Haitian Voodoo and zombie-creating technologies for military purposes. For the first time, here is the thrilling, humorous, and satisfyingly-gory story of an evil empire’s foolhardy attempt to harness an ancient and unspeakable monster: the zombie! 
Price: 7.95 USD
 
 
I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections, Nora Ephron
3 Nora Ephron I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections
Knopf 2010 0307595609 / 9780307595607 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a cool, hard, hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten. Ephron writes about falling hard for a way of life (“Journalism: A Love Story”) and about breaking up even harder with the men in her life (“The D Word”); lists “Twenty-five Things People Have a Shocking Capacity to Be Surprised by Over and Over Again” (“There is no explaining the stock market but people try”; “You can never know the truth of anyone’s marriage, including your own”; “Cary Grant was Jewish”; “Men cheat”); reveals the alarming evolution, a decade after she wrote and directed You’ve Got Mail, of her relationship with her in-box (“The Six Stages of E-Mail”); and asks the age-old question, which came first, the chicken soup or the cold? All the while, she gives candid, edgy voice to everything women who have reached a certain age have been thinking . . . but rarely acknowledging. Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true—and could have come only from Nora Ephron—I Remember Nothing is pure joy. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
Finding Jesus, Rowntree, Winston
4 Rowntree, Winston Finding Jesus
Crown Publishing Group 2014 0553418009 / 9780553418002 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
On each page of Finding Jesus, the Son of God is hidden in a crowded scene--from a rock concert to a wedding to a grocery store. The objective for the reader is to "find Jesus" in the detailed illustrations--and it's not always easy, what with Jesus's propensity for walking on water and turning the other cheek! Darkly funny and pleasantly challenging, this interactive children's book for adults makes the perfect gift for believers and skeptics alike. 
Price: 8.95 USD
 
 
Wit & Wisdom Of Baseball, Saul Wisnia
5 Saul Wisnia Wit & Wisdom Of Baseball
Publications International 1900 0785321934 / 9780785321934 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Publications International, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hits, runs, and steals, bobbles, errors, and blunders--read about both the humorous and poignant sides of baseball in this illustrated book that has all the wonderful quotations and interesting accounts any die-hard baseball fan needs to know about our country's all-time favorite game. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information, The Onion
6 The Onion The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information
Little Brown & Company 0316133264 / 9780316133265 HARDCOVER Used; Like New 
Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known. Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance 
Price: 6.95 USD
 


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