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America the Beautiful Audiobook

America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

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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, and 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, health care, 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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    "Powerfully uncommon sense!"

    Dr. Carson writes a book that leads man to a path of peace, enlightenment and fulfillment. He helps reestablish the founding principles of the American revolution. If our nation as a people would be so bold to step into these principles and live them again we would indeed prosper!
    I really enjoy how Dr. Carson explains tolerance and fairness and equity and how it applies in government.

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    DandinSA 09-20-15
    DandinSA 09-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Information If You're Considering Carson 2016"

    You can't always count on a candidate's book being interesting when they're running for office but this one kept me listening and shed light on the character of Ben Carson as well as his vision for America. As I have followed the debates he has been consistent with what is represented here. Refreshingly honest.

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    A. Milne 08-04-15
    A. Milne 08-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "America the beautiful A very Hannah find book"

    I enjoyed this book very much it was presented well with Anna fine thoughts about where America is going I was happy to find that other people think the way I think about America and the things that should go to make this a great country I would give it a five star rating

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    michele Lancaster, OH, United States 06-14-15
    michele Lancaster, OH, United States 06-14-15 Member Since 2013

    I am a working mom who loves to squeeze in listening to books while walking, doing chores or commuting.

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    "Great introduction to Ben Carson."
    Where does America the Beautiful rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This ranks in my top 10%.


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

    I particularly enjoyed the background about Ben Carson's upbringing by a single mom in poverty. It is incredible to see how his mother did not let her circumstances define who she was or lower her expectations for her two boys. She truly sounds like a great American woman.


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

    No, this is my first.


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

    The book is touching. I feel that I know more about Ben Carson and what he stands for.


    Any additional comments?

    Vote Carson!

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    "America"

    Outstanding analysis of a cultural deviation of our country. The question is, can we correct it?

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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.

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    Tim 01-06-15
    Tim 01-06-15 Member Since 2016
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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.

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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.

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    JW Prescott, AZ, United States 08-21-14
    JW Prescott, AZ, 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.


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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!

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