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Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America Paperback – 1 October 2014
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- Publisher : Threshold Editions; Reprint edition (1 October 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1476771200
- ISBN-13 : 978-1476771205
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.78 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 387,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Miracles and Massacres has 12 events in America’s past, which some could be torn from today’s headlines. After reading this fascinating book, it’s hard to believe that my American Government can hide massacres be politically motivated to hide or deny the truths. We need to hold our leaders to the truth and keep America from falling into ruin as other cultures have done.
Miracles and Massacres is a very good collection of American events that if we look at them today, we should have the courage to stand up for what’s right. After reading this book you will be wanting to create more miracles and less massacres.
In reading the book, I discovered that many of the things that have happened are occuring again. But this book goes beyond the old addage of the importance of knowing history so you won't repeat the mistakes. Through emulating a television show or a novel, but with facts that are mostly little known, this book reveals the courage, honor, and love for fellow human beings in our history. Beck, behaves as today's pop-journalists refuse to do: He presents facts and does not edit out what he might not want people to hear (the disgraceful things) He writes of not-so-admirable behaviors as he tells of deceit, immorality, and malevolent acts of some, including our government. Being a "Native American" I was especially interested in one chapter where he describes the shameful behavior of our government that continues to this day; something that could easily be corrected and honor restored if someone had the moral fiber to do what is right.
As always, Beck presents references to back up his historical stories and goes to great lengths to list factual data from the assumed or invented portions to make various points in the chapters.
I would give this book five stars except Beck unfortunately continues to display a poor command of the english language. By that I mean it is sometimes very difficult to follow what he is saying, who he is writing about, and he routinely displays very poor grammar and syntax. Even so, it's rare to find a book as informative as this. I can reccommend this book to those who are interested in really understanding American history.