Glenn Beck revisited Thomas Paine’s famous pre-Revolutionary War call to action in his #1 New York Times bestseller Glenn Beck’s Common Sense. Now he brings his historical acumen and political savvy to this fresh, new interpretation of The Federalist Papers, the 18th-century collection of political essays that defined and shaped our Constitution and laid bare the “original argument” between states’ rights and big federal government—a debate as relevant and urgent today as it was at the birth of our nation.
Adapting a selection of these essential essays—pseudonymously authored by the now well-documented triumvirate of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay—for a contemporary audience, Glenn Beck has had them reworked into “modern” English so as to be thoroughly accessible to anyone seeking a better understanding of the Founding Fathers’ intent and meaning when laying the groundwork of our government. Beck provides his own illuminating commentary and annotations and, for a number of the essays, has brought together the viewpoints of both liberal and conservative historians and scholars, making this a fair and insightful perspective on the historical works that remain the primary source for interpreting Constitutional law and the rights of American citizens.
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|About the Writing of This Book|
|Introduction: Had I Not Been Witness|
|Victory or Death|
|The Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the Triumph|
|When None Expected Much, He Did the Unexpected|
|A Valley Forged of Despair|
|A Good General, a Great Author|
|Whom Can We Trust Now?|
|A Tale of Two Founders|
|The War Turns at Yorktown|
|The World Turned Upside Down|
|Gray in Your Service|
|A Moment of Crisis, a Lifetime of Preparation|
|To Please All Is Impossible|
|Little Short of a Miracle|
|A Final Farewell|
|A Humble Agent of Heaven|
|Conclusion: True Greatness Dwells in the Soul|
|Cast of Characters|
|George Washington, in His Own Words|
Glenn Beck has written three books. An Inconvenient Book, was released on November 20, 2007 and occupied #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for the week of December 9, 2007. He also authored The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland. The Christmas Sweater is his third book. It was released on November 11, 2008 and occupied the #1 slot on the New York Times Best Seller list for the week of November 30, 2008 and the week of December 25, 2008. He was born on February 10, 1964. He is also an American radio and television host, and conservative political commentator. His nationally-syndicated radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, airs throughout the United States on Premiere Radio Networks.