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America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great | [Ben Carson, M.D., Candy Carson]

America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand... what is good about America... and where we have gone astray.
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What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future.

From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand... what is good about America... where we have gone astray... which fundamental beliefs have guided America from her founding into preeminence among nations.

Written by a man who has experienced America's best and worst firsthand, America the Beautiful is at once alarming, convicting, and inspiring. You'll gain new perspectives on our nation's origins, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our educational system, capitalism versus socialism, our moral fabric, healthcare, and much more. An incisive manifesto of the values that shaped America's past and must shape her future, America the Beautiful calls us all to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world.

©2011 Ben Carson, Candy Carson (P)2011 Zondervan

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    Kenn PLantation, fl, United States 03-05-13
    Kenn PLantation, fl, United States 03-05-13
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    "Amazing"
    Would you listen to America the Beautiful again? Why?

    I wouldn't just listen to it again but I'm going to buy copies to give to people.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of America the Beautiful?

    The whole book, his ideas and his amazing store of his early life and rise.


    Have you listened to any of Dion Graham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he was good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    America's path back to the top.


    Any additional comments?

    This is truly an amazing man, with an amazing story. I hope he keeps pushing forward to educate people. God Bless him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R.E.D. PELHAM, AL 03-01-13
    R.E.D. PELHAM, AL 03-01-13

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    "Dr, Benjamin Carson is AWESOME!!!"
    What did you love best about America the Beautiful?

    Dr. Benjamin Carson puts his thoughts in to words that is a MUST for our Great Nation call "America".

    He speaks my language and he is a living example of what I see in a TRUE LEADER of America.

    He has a "Vision for America" that all of US are Looking For regardless of your race or background.

    I hope he will run for President of the United States of America in 2016!!!

    He has my VOTE!

    I would challenge everyone to either listen to his book or read his book.

    We still have HOPE in America for our Future.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was so easy to understand and hit the basics principles of what our Country was Foundered on in 1776.


    What about Dion Graham’s performance did you like?

    This book was very easy to listen to and follow and moved at the right pace. Dion did an outstanding job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It laid out a Simple Blue Print for America for a successful future... but if we don't change our direction in America we will be JUST LIKE ROME and Fall...

    We Still Have Hope in America!!


    Any additional comments?

    It was an Awesome Book that every American should read or listen to as I am doing in my car.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jane 02-28-13
    Jane 02-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "If you love America, listen to this"

    Regardless of whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, the references in this book about our country's early years are a must read. Later in the book, some of the implications for today seemed a bit repetitive, but the message is worthwhile.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 02-22-13
    Stephen 02-22-13
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    this book is an excellent read. Dr. Carson makes many very good observations about our counrty and provides common sense solutions to fixing our problems. Read/Listened (Whispersync) to this book in less than 2 days.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lance Maryland, United States 06-23-13
    Lance Maryland, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Smart people with substance... who needs em?"

    Our country gravitates to all the wrong types of people. Among other statistics, divorce rates show we have no idea what we're doing when it comes to judging who is good people and who is not. Ben Carson is good people. My kids had to read and write about Ben Carson's life so I thought I would read about another blowhard liberal like Obama. I am shocked to see the teachers recommending Ben Carson as a person to be read about frankly. But when you read about Ben Carson you read about a guy who worked hard got a little lucky but really seems to be a guy you want to root for because he was probably almost always doing the right thing. Guy is not oriented toward politics, yet and if you read this book and understand a little bout economics, business, and politics you'll see he is naive.

    I'd like to see a smart hard working accomplished person who hasn't thought about political office get thrown into a high political office. As this book shows he hasn't thought deeply about all the issues, but he certainly is a good person for a representative democracy. Remember the days when you were supposed to pick someone you trusted? No longer. We have smart unaccomplished people who are professional politicians because they constantly know how a vote or stance on a political issue will impact their next election. Instead of figuring out what the right thing to do is they just conduct a poll.

    Anyway, Ben Carson lays it bear for all to read. What motivates him, what he thinks makes this country great, what should be done to get us headed in the right direction, etc. It is a good book and he is a great guy. However, don't get this book thinking it is a book written by a slick politician. Some of his answers strike me as wrong and some as non-starters politically. I'd hire this guy as my representative tomorrow as he is earnest, honest and accomplished. Unfortunately, books like this will make him politically untenable. Above all else our country want politically tenable people because we are weak people who lack good judgment.

    So get this book if you find his life story interesting and want to know more about his philosophies, beliefs, etc. Don't get it thinking this guy is the answer to our country's problems. He's too good a man for that.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ben 05-28-12
    Ben 05-28-12
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    Where does America the Beautiful rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    First


    What did you like best about this story?

    A great source of wisdom


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ben Carson overcoming his difficult childhood situation


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Ben sat in his bathroom for hours with fear of his own anger and then leaves a changed man


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to everyone. It is a great perspective on issues very relevant to the times

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    A. Brown ATLANTA, GA 04-30-12
    A. Brown ATLANTA, GA 04-30-12 Member Since 2012

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    If you could sum up America the Beautiful in three words, what would they be?

    A great story. An the fact that this is a true story, adds to makes it just that much more inspiring.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I enjoyed the entire book overall.


    Which character – as performed by Dion Graham – was your favorite?

    none


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, almost. Could have very well could have be completed in one sitting, but I took two.


    Any additional comments?

    no additional

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 04-30-12
    Michael Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This perspective from an unusual and aclaimed source has some great ideas on how to get the country moving again and restore the civil discourse. It is not right or left wing. It is common sense.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fresh ideas


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The challenge for the country we should have had after 9/11.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    We can be better than we are.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sean 05-02-15
    Sean 05-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Very insightful and has opened my eyes to think beyond political party affiliation and think logical about decisions I make when voting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tim 01-06-15
    Tim 01-06-15
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    "I enjoyed the book."

    Ben is a very educated man with a solid understanding of America's history and some good ideas for our future. I would read more books by him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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