I think the books and videos shown below are thought provoking, some will uplift and inspire while others may help us “connect the dots” to the corruption in our country and how far our nation has fallen from the original concept. I’ve provided the descriptions written on the books/videos.
A documentary The Other Side of Immigration (illegal) by Roy Germano, available at your local library, tells the story of how corrupt the Mexican Government is and the abuses of illegal immigration. Why should they stay and change their own country when they can just walk across the border and be taken care of?
13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack….13 HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy.
*NOTE: This family lives in Nebraska. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL – Based on the #1 New York TImes best-selling book, Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Starring Academy Award nomninee Greg Kinnear (Best Supporting Actor, as Good as it Gets, 1997) as Todd Burpo, the real-life father who son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with Childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth…things he couldn’t possibly know.
AMERICA – Imagine the world without her – New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise. It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools, that is preached by Hollywood, and that shapes the policies of the Obama administration. If America is a force for inequality and injustice in the world, its power deserves to be diminished; if traditional America is based on oppression and theft, then traditional America must be reformed—and the federal government can do the reforming.
In America: Imagine a World without Her D’Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country.
Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world? Provocative in its analysis, stunning in its conclusions,
The Panama Deception – A riveting Academy Award – winning documentary. Made all the more timely by recent U.S. invasions and the current “war on terror,” this classic film from acclaimed filmmakers Barbara Trent and David Kasper uncovers the real reasons for this internationally condemned attack, and reveals General Manuel Noriega’s longstanding relationship with the CIA, the DEA, and George Bush, Sr. Utilizing devastating footage, expert commentary and eyewitness testimony, the film exposes a cover-up hauntingly relevant today, while network news clips and media critics contribute to a staggering analysis of media control and self-censorship used to deceive the American public.
The Tillman Story – a mystery, a cover up a crime – one family will risk everything for the truth. Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers in 2002 – and became an instant ___symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching __ duty. But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately more heroic, than the caricature created by the ___ media. And when the ___ government tried to turn his death into war propaganda, they took on the wrong family. From her home in Santa Cruz mountains, Pat’s mother, Dannie Tillman, led the family’s crusade to reveal the __ truth beneath the mythology of their son’s life and death. Featuring candid and revelatory interviews with Pat’s fellow soldiers as well as his family. ____Amir Bar-Lev’s emotional and insightful film not only shines a light on the shady aftermath of Pat’s death and calls to task the entire chain of __ command, but also examines themes as timeless as the notion of heroism itself.
LOOSE CHANGE 9/11 – An American Coup. Dramatically narrated by Daniel Sunjata of FX’s Resue Me, and an outspoken advocate for the First Responders, LOOSE CHANGE 9/11: An American Coup first examines mysterious and infamous events that reshaped world history – from the Reichstag Fire in 1933 that catapulted Hitler to dictatorship – to the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964 that led to the Vietnam War, and then takes viewers on a turbulent journey through several pivotal moments in history before delving into the most significant catastrophe in recent memory, 9/11. Loaded with powerful, new footage and in-depth interiews with the likes of Steven Earl Jones, an American physicist who has discovered undetonated explosive material in multiple samples of dust from the World Trade Center collapses, this documentary presents a wide array of evidence both known and unknown..until now. Eight years later, the American people continue to live in the aftermath of 9/11 and deal with its ongoing repercussions. Is this just another machination of power on the timeline of history? If so, the real question is what happens next? Or better yet, what can we do to prevent another 9/11? The film serves as a fundamental call to action which is fueled by hope that those affected by 9/11 will soon receive the answers that they have sought after for nearly a decade.
THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA – Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world. This acclaimed film tells the riveting story of how one man’s profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America’s newspapers, its president and Supreme Court – a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.
TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE – Oscar winning director Alex Gibney investigates the torture and killing of an innocent Afghani taxi driver in this gripping probe into reckless abuses of government power. A disturbing, incisive and compelling documentary thriller, the Academy Award winning TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE incorporates rare and never-before-seen images from inside the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan and Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons into its exposure of the Bush administration’s “global war on terror.” This stunningly crafted narrative demonstrates how this one man’s life and death symbolize the erosion of our civil rights and how what it means to be an American has changed forever.
DELIVER US FROM EVIL – Innocence and Faith Betrayed. A 1600 year old cover-up. This award winning and Oscar-nomninated documentary recounts the tragic story of sexual abuse at the hands of a revered Catholic priest, Father Oliver O’Grady. Using interviews with O’Grady himself, confessions from the victims and their families and unsettling videotaped legal depositions of O’Grady’s superiors, director Amy Berg reewals a disturbing and unforgettable portrait of sin, corruption, betrayal, and innocence forever lost.
OUR FATHERS movie with Ted Danson, Christopher Plummer, Daniel Baldwin and Brian Dennehy. One Cardinal’s dark secret is finally revealed to the world in this true story about the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church. Based on the moving book “Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal” by Newsweek journalist David France. Our Fathers provides a heartbreaking portrait of the victims whose lives are still haunted by the crimes. Together with the help of a passionate lawyer (Ted Danson), they make a stand against he Church in the name of the truth and justice.
“I HEARD YOU PAINT HOUSES” – Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran and closing the case on Jimmy Hoffa – updated and with a new epilogue by the author Charles Brandt. “I heard you paint houses” are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and a hit man, working or legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani would name him as one of only two non-Italians on a list of twenty-six top mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Sheeran’s important and fascinating story includes new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight to a chapter in American history. Charles Brandt has written a page-turner that is destined to become a true-crime classic.
SEE NO EVIL – The true story of a ground soldier in the CIA’s war on Terrorism by Robert Baer. In his explosive New York Times bestseller, top CIA operative Robert Baer paints a chilling picture of how terrorism works on the inside and provides startling evidence of how Washington politics sabataged the CIA’s efforts to root out the worlds’ deadliest terrorists, allowing for the rise of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda and the continued entrenchment of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. A veteran case officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations in the middle East, Baer witnessed the rise of terrorism first hand and the CIA’s inadequate response to it, leading to the attacks of September 11, 2001. This riveting book is both an indictment of an agency that lost its way and an unprecedented look at the roots of modern terrorism, and includes a new afterword in which Baer speaks out about the American war on terrorism and its profound implications throughout the Middle East. NOTE:The true story that suggested the major motion picture “SYRIANA” from Warner Bros. Pictures.
Sleeping with The Devil – How Washington Sold our Soul for Saudi Crude by Robert Baer. In this timely and provocative New York Times bestseller, ex-CIA operative Robert Baer exposes our corrupt relationship with Saudia Arabia and powerfully argues that our dependence on Saudi oil makes us increasingly vulnerable to terrorism and economic disaster. Sleeping with the Devil draws on Baer’s twenty years of experience as a CIA officer in the region to expose the cynical roots of the U.S.-Saudi relationship. As he documents with chilling clarity, so long as the ruling house of Saud keeps the oil flowing from their vast reserves, the United States will overlook the Saudi royal family’s culture of bribery, its abysmal human rights abuses, and it financial support of the fundamentalist Wahhabi sect that has generated much of the fervor behind Islamist terrorism. The complex ties between the CIA, the Saudis, and the terrorist groups that later turned on the United States with horrible consequences are all documented here, as is the recent history of the Al Sa’ud family and its connection to terrorism. Baer’s assertion that Saudi Arabia is a powder keg waiting to explode because of internal tensions between the royal family and fundamentalist groups willing to resort to terrorism to get their way has been proven time and again since this books’s original publication. With a new afterword that traces recent developments Sleeping with the Devil is essential and riveting reading for every American.
Devil’s Pact – Inside the World of the Teamsters Union by F.C. Duke Zeller. Devil’s Pact is the sometimes startling, often shocking, altogether gripping story of America’s most controversial labor union, the men who ran it, the lives ensnared by it. Written by a former adviser to four union presidents, this first true insider’s account tells what really took place behind the marble facade of the Teamsters’ headquarters. We learn about the deal presidential candidate Ronald Reagan made to ignore the Mafia’s control of the Teamsters in order to get the union’s endorsement. The author also reveals how the Teamsters set up a multimillion-dollar slush fund to help elect Bill Clinton president. Complete with previously unpublished materials drawn from confidential sources as well as the author’s own fourteen-year involvement with the highest reaches of the union hierarchy, Devils’ Pact brings to light the underground history of this infamous labor Union. Carrying the reader from the fearsome reign of Jimmy Hoffa to his mysterious disappearance (including an explanation of how he died), from the ascendancy of Jackie Presser to the mob domination that led to a federal crackdown, and to present clashes of “reformist” leaders, this book explodes the fables and exposes the foibles that have surrounded the union and its leaders. Encountered between the covers is an astonishing cast of characters – JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Bill Clinton, Sylvester Stallone, and numerous others – all of whom played a role in the unfolding Teamsters drama.
The Franklin Scandal – A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal by Nick Bryant. Journalist Nick Bryant has traveled over 40,000 miles and spent nearly seven years uncovering this authoritative history. He has had his life threatened, his car searched and his actions monitored. Bryant located several of the young victims, who are now adults, and coaxed them to emerge from the shadows – some telling their story for the first time ever. He also tracked down members of the sex ring, and persuaded them to talk. Conducting hundreds of hours of interviews and digesting thousands of documents, Bryant has written the definitive narrative of our country’s most suppressed scandal. More than just an expose, this is also an amazing chronicle of courage, faith and fortitude amidst great betrayal. Byrant brings this explosive report directly to the court of public opinion, in search of justice for the devastated children and consequences for those who have helped to perpetuate this horror. This book is a wake-up call for everyone who cares about children…and our Republic. www.FranklinScandal.com
The Franklin Cover-Up – Child abuse, Satanism and murder in Nebraska. by John W. DeCamp. The shut-down of Omaha, Nebraska’s Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, raided by federal agencies in November 1988, sent shock waves all the way to Washington, D.C. $40 million was missing. The credit union’s manager: Republican Party activist Lawrence E. “Larry” King, Jr., behind whose rise to fame and riches stood powerful figures in Nebraska politics and business, and in the nation’s capital. In the face of opposition from local and state law enforcement, from the FBI, and from the powerful Omaha World-Herald newspaper, a special Franklin committee of the Nebraska Legislature launched its own probe. What looked like a financial swindle, soon exploded into a hideous tale of drugs, Iran-Contra money-laundering, a nationwide child abuse ring, and ritual murder. Nineteen moths later, the legislative committee’s chief investigator died – suddenly, and violently, like more than a dozen other people linked to the Franklin case. Author John DeCamp knows the Franklin scandal from the inside. In 1990, his “DeCamp memo” first publicly named the alleged high ranking abusers. Today, he is attorney for two of the abuse victims. Using documentation never before made public, DeCamp lays bare not only the crimes, but the cover-up–a textbook case of how dangerous the corruption of institutions of government, and the press, can be. In its sweep and in what it portends for the nation, the Franklin cover-up followed the ugly precedent of the Warren Commission.
INSIDE JOB – DVD The back story leading up to the financial crisis in the U.S. From Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (NO END IN SIGHT), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
THE HARBINGER – The Ancient Mystery that holds the Secret of America’s Future by Jonathan Cahn. Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel a series of specific omens and signs warning of destruction – these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications for America’s future and end-time prophecy. Hidden in an ancient biblical verse from the Book of Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger are so precise that they foretell recent American events down to the exact days…the 3,000-year-old mystery that revealed the exact date of the stock market collapse of 2008…the ancient prophecy that was proclaimed from the floor of the U.S. Senate and then came true..and more. The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptic will find it hard to put down. Though it sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller – it’s real. Written in a riveting narrative style, The Harbinger opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a series of messages he has received in the form of nine seals. Each seal unveils a prophetic mystery concerning America and its future that takes you on an amazing journey that can change the way you see the world..and your life…forever.