America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

Book - 2012
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Dr. Benjamin Carson is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Oncology, and Pediatrics, and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is also the author of four bestselling books---Gifted Hands, Think Big, The Big Picture, and Take the Risk. He serves on the boards of the Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and the Academy of Achievement, among others, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation. He and his wife, Candy, cofounded the Carson Scholars Fund (www.carsonscholars.org), a 501(c)3 established to counteract America's crisis in education by identifying and rewarding academic role models in the fourth through eleventh grades, regardless of race, creed, religion and socio-economic status, who also demonstrate humanitarian qualities. There are over 4800 scholars in forty-five states. Ben and Candy are the parents of three grown sons and reside in Baltimore County, Maryland.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2012
ISBN: 9780310330714
0310330718
9780310330912
Characteristics: 205 p. ; 24 cm

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serob Feb 02, 2016

2/17/2016 - After having read as much of this dreck as I could stomach, it becomes obvious that Mr. Carson is not versed at all in history, economics or any other topic he insults by addressing in this book. Strictly opinion, fantasy and wish fulfillment.

2/04/2016 - a la naturalist : http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/ben-carson-equates-isis-americas-founding-fathers

jrayjedi Nov 25, 2015

Although I disagree with user sdgread, he does have some interesting thoughts in his comment. The tooting his own horn comment I can almost concur with. I can agree with just about every comment on this book so far.

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naturalist
Jul 24, 2015

enjoy . . . .
“The tragedy of Ben Carson: How a brilliant doctor turned into a right-wing provocateur – the GOP's newest presidential candidate is intent on making a fool of himself before as many people as possible” by Jim Newel, May 4, 2015 from http://www.salon.com/2015/05/04/the_tragedy_of_ben_carson_how_a_brilliant_doctor_turned_into_a_right_wing_provocatuer/ . . .
and . . .
“Tea Party and the Right : 5 Unhinged Right-Wing Moments This Week: Ben Carson Wins the Stupid Prize” by Janet Allon, March 7, 2015, from . . .
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/5-unhinged-right-wing-moments-week-ben-carson-wins-stupid-prize . . .
bonus material . . . .
http://openthreat.blogspot.ca/2009/02/american-fascism-christian-right.html
and, more recently . . . .
“Ben Carson’s theocratic lie: The pernicious myth of America the “Christian nation” “ . . .
by Sean Illing, September 10, 2015 . . .
from: . . . http://www.salon.com/2015/09/10/ben_carsons_theocratic_lie_the_pernicious_myth_of_america_the_christian_nation/ . . .
and . . .
‘Hate & Bigotry' Watchdog Lists Ben Carson As Anti-LGBT 'Extremist’ . . .
from: http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/hate-bigotry-watchdog-lists-ben-carson-anti-lgbt-extremist . .
and . . .
“Ben Carson, Bigot” from: . . The Atlantic, September 21, 2015
http://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2015/09/ben-carson-bigot/406390/
and, a reference to the author: . . . .
“Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?” . . . . from:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godlessindixie/2015/10/09/why-do-intelligent-well-educated-people-still-believe-nonsense/?ref_widget=popular&ref_blog=friendlyatheist&ref_post=this-is-what-religious-indoctrination-look-like-courtesy-of-a-christian-summer-camp

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silverbookworm
Jan 09, 2015

This is a wonderful thought provoking book. If Dr. Carson were running for president I would have to give consideration to voting for him.

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delongs
Feb 22, 2014

Should be read by every student of American history and government. Should be read by every American voter!

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sdgread
Sep 16, 2013

He is obviously an accomplished individual to be admired for all he has achieved. However, he toots his horn a bit too much for my taste. He would be better off for someone to write his biography. I also got a bit tired about "my friend the millionaire this, and my friend the very successful billionaire that . . ." His ideas about what is great about America are right on, but some of his proposed solutions are naive and half-baked. As a successful immigrant myself, I am thankful to have become an American. But the book unfortunately strikes me too much as self-propaganda published by an Evangelical publisher (which Zondervan Publisher is) to preach God's word.

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reedame
Jun 10, 2013

Dr. Carson is refreshing. I do hope we can bring America around to the great country it can be once again.

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pjz1957
May 16, 2013

EXCELLENT! A great read for all Americans!

EuSei Feb 08, 2013

An absolute must-read in a time when we completely lost from view what the Founding Fathers intended this country to be. Dr. Carson is a brilliant man, his arguments are full of common-sense and logic—qualities we have also lost in modern discourse. His personal history and character remind me a lot of one of my favorite authors (also a Black man), Dr. Walter E. Williams. Dr. Carson is a neurosurgeon; he is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was recognized by President George W. Bush with the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” in 2008.

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k1c
May 17, 2012

Should be read by all Americans. This book is a quick read and gives the reader lots to think about. It would also be a great choice for a book club discussion.

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