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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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    Ed 01-02-15
    Ed 01-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "What a great book"

    I didn't have any expectations when I started this book. I had heard of Dr. Carson because of my job in healthcare. This book was a balanced mix of history, personal experience, and cogent recommendations on solving major problems in America. I recommend it to anybody searching for solutions to modern day societal and political issues. I hope Dr. Carson someday writes a book addressing the serious problems with the US healthcare system from the perspective of a neuro - surgeon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JW Moorpark, CA, United States 08-21-14
    JW Moorpark, CA, United States 08-21-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Great Book !!"
    What did you love best about America the Beautiful?

    Straight forward, caring, no mud slinging....just honest logical thoughts about the things that are truly important to our Nation.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon W. 05-09-14
    Sharon W. 05-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Every American Should Read This Book!"
    What made the experience of listening to America the Beautiful the most enjoyable?

    Dr. Carson has an amazing penchant for not only clearly stating problems facing the U.S., but also (refreshingly) offers simple and viable solutions to even the most complex.


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

    As an avid student (scholar) of history, Dr. Carson relays events that used to be included in our school books and emulated by those aspiring to greatness. The story of George Washington as relayed by the ancient Indian chief has long been a favorite of mine. It was heartening to 'see' it in a book again.


    What does Dion Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dion Graham does a magnificent job! He brings the story alive through the voice of a great orator who is also a 'regular Joe'. It is as if Dr. Carson is speaking directly to the listener.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me PROUD once again, to be an American and reminded me that 'we the people' are ONE, and should remember to act accordingly. It puts the party system back into its proper perspective and illuminates key points on how it has become so polarized and what might be considered to help remedy the situation; eloquently done without pointing fingers or assigning blame!


    Any additional comments?

    I have already recommended this book to people of all political persuasions and social strata, and will continue to do so. It is must read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gavin 05-23-15
    Gavin 05-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Please run for president"

    Great book. Great views. If everyone was on the same page as what's in this book we'd return to being the great nation we once were. We are still great, but on the decline instead of on the rise like we should be.

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    T. Wayne Williams 05-20-15
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    Outstanding analysis of a cultural deviation of our country. The question is, can we correct it?

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    R. Cook www.RBFS.org 12-11-13
    R. Cook www.RBFS.org 12-11-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Dr. Carson makes some very relevant points given today's focus away from what really matters. Back to the basics, back to the Constitution, and back to a genuine value system that encompasses accountability and love.


    What other book might you compare America the Beautiful to and why?

    Any book written by Conservatives with a fundamental focus on the Constitution. Or, Tom Brokaw's latest book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dion Graham?

    Ben Carson.


    If you could give America the Beautiful a new subtitle, what would it be?

    "My thoughts on how to restore the Great American Experiment."


    Any additional comments?

    Dion Graham has a nice voice, but reads each sentence as if it were a stand alone melodramatic point. It gets very distracting.

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    chantelle 03-06-12
    chantelle 03-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "very G.O.P propagandish"
    Would you try another book from Ben Carson, M.D. and Candy Carson and/or Dion Graham?

    I have read Dr. Carsons first book and thought I would like this one. I expected to read about what he has observed and learned through his journey of being a Neuro surgeon and his take on life in America in general. but what I heard is what I have been hearing for the the past few years (almost verbatim) of the Republican platform. I wanted to connect with his words, not the GOP words. As an African-American woman who started in the


    What was most disappointing about Ben Carson, M.D. and Candy Carson ’s story?

    the seemingly hidden agenda leaning towards a republican party platform


    How could the performance have been better?

    the reading was fine


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    6 of 35 people found this review helpful
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