Dreamers and Deceivers

Dreamers and Deceivers

True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America

Book - 2014 | First Threshold EditionsMercury Radio Arts hardcover edition
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"Everyone has heard of a "Ponzi scheme," but do you know what Charles Ponzi actually did to make his name synonymous with fraud? In this follow-up to his book Miracles and Massacres, Glenn Beck brings ten more true stories to life. The people who made America were were entrepreneurs and visionaries whose selflessness propelled us forward, but there were also charlatans and fraudsters whose selfishness nearly derailed us. This book brings both of these groups to life. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, ©2014
Edition: First Threshold EditionsMercury Radio Arts hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476783895
Branch Call Number: 305.906 BEC 2014
Characteristics: xiii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Balfe, Kevin


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Oct 26, 2018

Agreed. Very interesting to get the rest of the different stories.

Oct 07, 2015

such a great book! so interesting!

Jan 12, 2015

Great read. This book is not political, it is a collection of stories about individuals who influenced history. Alan Turing, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Charles Ponzi are a just a few featured in this book.

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