The Overton Window by Glenn Beck

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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 twentysomething 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 #1 New York Times bestsellers, 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.

About Glenn Beck

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Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of The Blaze television network, is a ten-time #1 bestselling author and is one of the few authors in history to have had #1 national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and children’s picture book genres. His #1 novels include The Overton Window, The Christmas Sweater, and The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book. His #1 nonfiction books include Cowards, The Original Argument, The 7 (with Dr. Keith Ablow), Broke, Glenn Beck’s Common Sense, Arguing with Idiots, and An Inconvenient Book. His other books include the national bestsellers The Snow Angel, Being George Washington, and The Real America. Visit or
Published June 3, 2010 by Threshold Editions. 340 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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(So does Molly Ross, as we learn later.) Noah is thrust from his cushy life into the grimy underside of both the establishment and the freedom fighters Molly Ross and her group represent.

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While in both the conservatives consider the home as a "castle," in SG the conservative actually had one, a castle, and in tOW the conservatives' "castles" were for the most part like Archie Bunker's.

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He couldn't know Molly's persuasive patriotism, her passionate belief that the America she loved and believed in was about to be changed forever or that her beliefs would change him too.

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The concept, which is at the heart of the book, is a very interesting one, part from-in-the-skillet theory, part Philip K.

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The Fox News commentator's first foray into fiction features a less-than-thrilling plot to take over America and writing that's sub-par.

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Christian Science Monitor

It's hardly the first time that conservative television talk-show host Glenn Beck has written a book.

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Glenn Beck is an enemy to art, so it will give ARTINFO some degree of pleasure to mock his almost-too-mockable attempt at literature, but even if he offered to fork over all of his earnings from the disgustingly successful novel he recently "wrote" as a gift to fund the arts, ARTINFO would still ...

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