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Common nonsense : Glenn Beck and the triumph of ignorance

Author: Alexander Zaitchick
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Traces Beck's personal history from his troubled childhood through his years as a 'morning zoo' DJ to his sudden and meteoric rise to the conservative media heap. [The author] pays special attention to Beck's transformation from alcoholic-snorting, failed disc jockey without a political thought in his head to wealthy, bile-spewing, right-wing demagogue." -- Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Glenn Beck; Glenn Beck
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Zaitchick
ISBN: 9780470557396 0470557397
OCLC Number: 471799571
Description: v, 282 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Portrait of a young deejay --
Last stop on the top 40 train --
The luckiest loudmouth in Tampa --
It's always about Glenn --
This...is CNN? --
A rodeo clown goes large --
Beck unbound --
False victory --
A deep-seated hatred for...the White culture? --
Acorn --
Brother Beck presents : Mormon masterpiece theater --
The ghost of Cleon Skousen --
The 9.12 project --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Alexander Zaitchick.

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The outspoken and controversial Glenn Beck has become the unofficial leader of the conservative movement in America - Alexander Zaitchik checks the facts on both Beck's personal creation myth and  Read more...

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"A gripping and thoroughly researched Beck biography." -Joe Conason, Salon " Common Nonsense will tell [his fans] more than they've ever known about Beck, but it will challenge the premises of his Read more...

 
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