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The American Miracle - Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic

Michael Medved

LUCKY... OR BLESSED? The history of the United States displays an uncanny pattern: At moments of crisis, when the 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 past four hundred 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, from the writing of the Constitution to the Civil War. He reveals a record of improbabilities and amazements that demonstrate what the Founders always believed: that events unfolded according to a 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 • George Washington's 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 Thomas Jefferson a tract of land that doubles the size of the United States • A weary soldier picks up three cigars left behind in an open field and notices the stogies have been wrapped in a handwritten 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,

LUCKY... OR BLESSED? The history of the United States displays an uncanny pattern: At moments of crisis, when the 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 past four hundred 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, from the writing of the Constitution to the Civil War. He reveals a record of improbabilities and amazements that demonstrate what the Founders always believed: that events unfolded according to a 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 • George Washington's 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 Thomas Jefferson a tract of land that doubles the size of the United States • A weary soldier picks up three cigars left behind in an open field and notices the stogies have been wrapped in a handwritten 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,
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LUCKY... OR BLESSED? The history of the United States displays an uncanny pattern: At moments of crisis, when the 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 past four hundred 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, from the writing of the Constitution to the Civil War. He reveals a record of improbabilities and amazements that demonstrate what the Founders always believed: that events unfolded according to a 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 • George Washington's 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 Thomas Jefferson a tract of land that doubles the size of the United States • A weary soldier picks up three cigars left behind in an open field and notices the stogies have been wrapped in a handwritten 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,

Language:

English

Length:

15h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:54


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:54


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:06


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:23


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:08


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:35


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:30


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:14


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:19


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:09


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:57


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:01


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:19


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:06


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:07


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:13


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:44


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:33


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:40


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:07


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:33


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:24


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:56


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:02


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:59


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:04


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:53


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:18


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:24


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:26


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:53


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:15


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:18


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:01


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:47


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:35


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:10


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:10


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:26


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:43


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:17


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:23


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:30


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:20


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:27


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:14


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:53


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:01


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:01


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:33


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:07


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:07


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:35


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:16


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:39


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:14


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:37


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:01


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:31


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:20


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:10


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:11


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:50


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:09


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:50


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:25


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:31


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:23


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:39


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:07


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:03


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:36


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:40


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:50


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:14


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:29


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:52


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:05


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:30


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:32


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:00


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:50


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:17


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:59


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:13


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:48


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:35


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:20


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:33


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:55


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

00:32