Which former U.S. president has a remarkable 'lone survivor' tale?

History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is about the story. And, told in the right way, it is the greatest one ever written: Good and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism and courageous acts of heroism. Glenn’s latest book, Miracles and Massacres, is history as you’ve never heard it told. It’s incredible events that you never knew existed. And it’s stories so important and relevant to today that you won’t have to ask: Why didn’t they teach me this? 

While this story was ultimately left on the cutting room floor, Glenn shared this incredible 'lone survivor' tale on radio this morning.

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The bomber pilot was only 20 years old, but after all he'd seen by 1944, he felt like he was 80.

His targets on this mission were two radio installations in the mountains of a tiny island north of Iwo Jima. In those days there was no such thing as a guided missile or a smart bomb. You put the target in your iron sights, flew straight through all the flak and gunfire the enemy could throw at you and then, at the last critical second, you released your bombs on target.

The minute the bombing run began the enemy sent up a solid wall of anti-aircraft shells. With his eyes fixed on his target the pilot couldn't see the other crews struggling to bail out as their planes were hit and spiraled down in flames.

His plane suddenly lurched and shuddered, fatally wounded, but still he held the course. As the cockpit filled with smoke the critical second came and he released his bombs toward a direct hit.

Only then did the pilot's thoughts turn to survival for himself and his crew.

As the engine fire spread the pilot managed to fly several miles over open water before finally giving the order for his crew to abandon the plane. He clawed his way out of the cockpit and fell onto the wing, pulled the ripcord of his 'chute and smashed into the tail as he was torn free of the plummeting craft. The next thing he knew he was in the churning water, dazed and pulling himself into his survival raft.

In the aftermath, all of the other airmen on the mission died at the hands of the enemy. Their treatment was so brutal that several of their captors were tried and hanged after the war was over. But the pilot survived.

He returned to active duty, and when all was said and done, he'd flown 58 combat missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, and the Presidential Unit Citation. When he returned home he married his sweetheart, and graduated college in only two-and-a-half years while captaining the Yale baseball team in the first-ever College World Series.

In later years he excelled in business, and then in politics, and to make a long story short - ultimately this lone survivor became the 41st President of the United States: George H. W. Bush.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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