The Overton Window

The Overton Window

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After a terrorist attack shakes the country to its core, public relations executive Noah Gardner and mailroom worker Molly Ross must expose a conspiracy by the powers that be to radically transform America.

Simon and Schuster
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.


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gwsuperfan Sep 14, 2010

I'm not entirely sure what "The Overton Window" is about- or what the point of the novel is- aside from seeming to want to impart a general message of fear and confusion. To call Beck's foray into thriller writing incoherent may be giving it more credit than it deserves. A large chunk o... Read More »


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thomasbindi
Apr 27, 2016

Sounds like the comments here are from folks who have ADHD or have a 6th grade reading level or, most likely, from folks who have a progressive political viewpoint. The book is typical of the thriller genre and reads very well. For those who would rather read about the country's fiscal problems, I would recommend his book called, "Broke." All facts and figures are referenced for your enjoyment. You won't see this data on the evening news or the progressive print or internet rags. He goes off the deep end sometimes, but the facts and figures are undeniable if one is intellectually honest. Back to the book -- it's OK, but I'd rather read Brad Thor.

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Yavin
Apr 01, 2011

I listened to audiobook version and enjoyed it. It wasn't necessarily the best book I ever read, but it was a fascinating story. It's probably not a good book for those who could care less about politics. It was confusing at first, and the slight romance subplot (I won't go any further because of spoiler issues) wasn't really my cup of tea. As a whole though, I'd have to say it was a interesting and entertaining read, or in my case, listen.

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molly
Mar 20, 2011

Why would anyone read or listen to
this raving man?

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coryandtrevor
Mar 16, 2011

I listen to/watch Glenn Beck as often as possible, and I am a fan, but I couldn't get through the first chapter of this confusing mess of a book. It was just too much of a Beck superfan/insider-only book for my liking. I've read other books that he's written and found them to be good, but he best leave the fiction to someone else, man. I heard him say on the radio program that he hopes that the book gives the reader as many sleepless nights reading it as it cost him writing it. He should have slept instead.

Librarymans Sep 22, 2010

Terrible mess of a book. Not worth the paper it is printed on. Read something else, anything else instead of wasting your time on this semi-coherent pile of garbage.

gwsuperfan Sep 14, 2010

I'm not entirely sure what "The Overton Window" is about- or what the point of the novel is- aside from seeming to want to impart a general message of fear and confusion. To call Beck's foray into thriller writing incoherent may be giving it more credit than it deserves. A large chunk of the story seems to be dedicated to telling the reader why they should not watch or listen to Glenn Beck. I wish there was a way to get the five hours of my life I spent reading "The Overton Window" back.

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