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American Miracle


The history of the United States displays an uncanny pattern: at moments of crisis, when odds against success seem overwhelming and disaster looks imminent, fate intervenes to provide deliverance and progress. Historians may categorize these incidents as happy accidents, callous crimes or the product of brilliant leadership, but the most notable leaders of the last 300 years have identified this good fortune as something else – a reflection of divine providence.

In The American Miracle, bestselling author and radio host Michael Medved recounts some of the most significant events in America’s rise to prosperity and power, revealing a record of improbabilities and amazements that demonstrate what the Founders believed all along: that events unfolded according to some master plan, with destiny playing an unmistakable role in lifting the nation to greatness. Among the stirring, illogical episodes described here:

*A band of desperate religious refugees find themselves blown hopelessly off course, only to be deposited at the one spot on a wild continent best-suited for their survival

*A beaten army, surrounded by a ruthless foe and on the verge of annihilation, manages an impossible escape due to a freakish change in the weather

* A famous conqueror known for seizing territory, frustrated by a slave rebellion and a frozen harbor, impulsively hands over a tract of land that doubles the size of the United States

*A frontier carpenter discovers gold at virtually the same moment a government clerk nearly 2,000 miles away defies the president and risks arrest to secure American control of California

* A weary solider picks up three cigars left behind in an open field and notices the stogies have been wrapped in a hand-written description of the enemy’s secret battle plans—a revelation that gives Lincoln the supernatural sign he’s awaited in order to free the slaves

When millions worry over the nation losing its way, Medved’s sweeping narrative, bursting with dramatic events and lively portraits of unforgettable, occasionally little-known characters, affirms America as “fortune’s favorite,” shaped by a distinctive destiny from our beginnings to the present day.


MICHAEL MEDVED’s daily three-hour radio program, The Michael Medved Show, reaches 5 million listeners on more than 300 stations coast to coast. He is the author of 12 other books, including the bestsellers The 10 Big Lies About AmericaHollywood vs. AmericaHospitaland What Really Happened to the Class of ’65? He is a member of USA Today’s board of contributors, a former chief film critic of the New York Post and, for more than a decade, cohosted Sneak Previews, the weekly movie-review show on PBS. An honors graduate of Yale with Departmental Honors in American History, Medved lives with his family in the Seattle area.




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  1. Henry  •  Nov 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Michael, please excuse me for posting in this unrelated article, but I need to comment about your USA Today post. All you said there is true. However, you are failing to understand the key point: The Democratic Party controls from 40 to 47 percent of the nation’s vote BEFORE any campaign is even waged, and that has been accomplished via their ruthless, divisive, and brutally successful campaign of hatred-anger-propaganda extracted from Sal Alinsky’s 1971 game plan, Rules for Radicals. The Republican Party will not make a dent in these statistics unless and until they and forces such as you and conservative media recognize, condemn, and aggressively expose and attack those tactics! … You can start by throwing about some of your famous “this is so pathetic” whenever these leftists rear this ugly technique. Got it? … If not, then just go ahead and join the left, … long for the Marxist revolution, … admire the culture of death and despair. The choice is yours and the time might well be running out for America. Campuses all across this nation are walking out of classes today. Not by self-will, but by organized intent. I beg you to think about it.

    • Susanna Donovan  •  Nov 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Michael now gets it. He's a perfectionist, used to scholars taking the lead, but understands Providence in ways no one else has mentioned. You'd do well to purchase this book. I'm forgiving Michael and so should you.

      • Jim Bird  •  Nov 26, 2016 at 9:46 am

        It is NOT about forgiving Michael but for his continuing to not recognize the majority of Americans who do recognize what Henry spells out perfectly above. Michael understands perfectly what he's stating but spends an hour on his show last week equating Trump to some neo-Nazi giving a speech in DC to 17 people and the janitorial staff in some motel. I know two college students attending Ivy League schools who have been constantly harassed (being screamed at and spit on in front of the Administration Buildings/Squares on the way to class) because they're whites. Ironically it's almost always by Asians and Hispanics. The Administration says nothing. These thugs are paid for by George Soros who is funded by the Democrat Party by working people's tax dollars. He also funds Black Lives Matter, Occupy This, etc., and has done so for decades. Cop assassinations so far this year is 59. I've never heard of a cop assassination before Obama came on the scene. But for some reason Republicans can't speak openly about the "new norms" like terrorism Americans must now endure because as everyone knows we are a racist nation. If the GOP tries to block Trump at every turn and turns a deaf ear to the atrocities of the Left because the Party will look bad, then there will be civil unrest by good people for once.

  2. Sandra Chavez  •  Nov 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Michael's pre-election viscious anti-Trump comments upset me because he was so soft on Clinton's crimes and misdemeanors and her pro-partial-birth abortion stance. However he has been a man of his word and has been amazingly supportive of the President-elect since the election. I've appreciated his wealth of knowledge and his clarification of puzzling issues. He's being objective and is solidly back in my good graces. The story of early America at Thanksgiving time was fascinating and I plan to give his new book to many at Christmas.

  3. Kathryn Ellison  •  Nov 29, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I just heard the end of the 3'rd hour today. The pastor who mentioned his concern about Trump's choice of Steve Bannon for his Chief of Staff, (I think that is his choice) is totally right . This man who is quoted as "providing a platform for the alt-right" is of course referring to Richard Spencer, a dangerous man who's goal, similar to Hitler's, to create a pure society, translated :no blacks, no people of color, and no Jews. I refer you to this last Sunday's Washington Post article describing the euphoria at Spencer's gathering of like-minded
    disenfranchised white males who were shouting Sieg Trump accompanied with the disgusting Heil Hitler salute. I also recommend The Daily Wire article written by Michael Knowles , An Actual Conservative's guito the Alt-Right: 8 Things You Need to Know,
    Sept 26, 2016. My husband who has done extensive research on these people since the 1980's,
    has been bombarding Prager, you, and other conservatives on these people who have grown in numbers due to the anonymity of social media with their cutesy symbols of Peppy the frog , who is sometimes wearing "Trump" hair. The number 1488, 14 words that expose their mission statement, and 8 represents the 8'th letter of the alphabet, the letter H + H=HH and we all know who that stands for. The caller was right. If Trump is to have any credibility, Bannon has to go. White Nationalism is in bed at the White House.
    Kathryn Ellison
    Los Angeles

  4. Dave Hill  •  Nov 30, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Love it!

  5. Jim  •  Dec 1, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I don't see any way to order an autographed copy?

  6. Roberta  •  Dec 15, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I seen your interview on 700club and think Ill buy the book.

  7. Roger  •  Dec 16, 2016 at 1:41 am

    How do l order autographed copy

  8. Papa  •  Dec 22, 2016 at 12:34 am

    The fact that Medved would be a mouthpiece for the 700 club, just shows what a vile POS he is

  9. Keepitreal  •  Dec 22, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Dear Christians. Is it necessary for Michael Medved and his family to accept Christ as their savior to escape hell? Just wondering.

  10. Henry  •  Dec 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Keepitrea, the answer is a resounding no. Christ is very explicit is stating that the two great commandments are that “You should love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it, you should love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” It’s essentially in Matthew 22, Mark 12, and Luke 10. … It’s pretty good, no?

    Papa, you really don’t like that part about loving your neighbor, do you?

  11. Keepitreal  •  Dec 22, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Depends on which neighbor

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