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The Resource Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America, written & edited by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe

Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America, written & edited by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe

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Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America
Title
Dreamers and deceivers
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true stories of the heroes and villains who made America
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written & edited by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe
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Language
eng
Summary
Everyone has heard of a Ponzi scheme, but do you know what Charles Ponzi actually did to make his name synonymous with fraud? Credit for inventing radio usually goes to Marconi or David Sarnoff and RCA, but if you've never heard of Edwin Armstrong or Lee de Forest, you know only half the story. You've probably been to a Disney theme park, but did you know that the park Walt believed would change the world was actually Epcot? He died before his vision for it could ever be realized. History is about so much more than dates and dead guys; it's the greatest story ever told. Glenn Beck brings ten true and untold stories to life. The people who made America were not always what they seemed. There were entrepreneurs and visionaries whose selflessness propelled us forward, but there were also charlatans and fraudsters whose selfishness nearly derailed us. You know that Woodrow Wilson was a progressive who dramatically changed America, but did you know that he was also involved in one of the most shocking national deceptions of all time? You know I Love Lucy, but the true story of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball is much better than anything they produced for television. You've heard of Upton Sinclair, the socialist author who gained famed with The Jungle, but it was a book he wrote two decades later that proved the depths he was willing to go to maintain his reputation. From the spy Alger Hiss, to the visionary Steve Jobs, to the code-breaker Alan Turing -- once you know the full stories behind the half-truths you've been force fed... once you meet the unsung heroes and obscured villains edited from our schoolbooks... once you begin to see these amazing people from our past as people rather than just names... your perspective on today's important issues may forever change
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Beck, Glenn
Dewey number
305.9/06920973
Index
no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Balfe, Kevin
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  • Inventors
  • Businesspeople
  • Celebrities
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
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Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America, written & edited by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-306)
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text
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Contents
Grover Cleveland: The mysterious case of the disappearing president -- "I did not kill Armstrong": The war of wills in the early days of radio -- Woodrow Wilson: A masterful stroke of deception -- Streets of gold: Charles Ponzi and the American scheme -- He loved Lucy: The tragic genius of Desi Arnaz, the inventor of the rerun -- The muckraker: How a lost letter revealed Upton Sinclair's deception -- Alan Turing: How the father of the computer saved the world for democracy -- The spy who turned to a pumpkin: Alger Hiss and the liberal establishment that defended a traitor -- The City of Tomorrow: Walt Disney's last and lost dream -- "Make it great, John": how Steve Jobs and John Lasseter changed history at Pixar
Control code
ocn889666508
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781476783895
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014032810
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • 1160775
  • (Sirsi) o889666508
  • (OCoLC)889666508
Label
Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America, written & edited by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Grover Cleveland: The mysterious case of the disappearing president -- "I did not kill Armstrong": The war of wills in the early days of radio -- Woodrow Wilson: A masterful stroke of deception -- Streets of gold: Charles Ponzi and the American scheme -- He loved Lucy: The tragic genius of Desi Arnaz, the inventor of the rerun -- The muckraker: How a lost letter revealed Upton Sinclair's deception -- Alan Turing: How the father of the computer saved the world for democracy -- The spy who turned to a pumpkin: Alger Hiss and the liberal establishment that defended a traitor -- The City of Tomorrow: Walt Disney's last and lost dream -- "Make it great, John": how Steve Jobs and John Lasseter changed history at Pixar
Control code
ocn889666508
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781476783895
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014032810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1160775
  • (Sirsi) o889666508
  • (OCoLC)889666508

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