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America the Beautiful
- Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
- By: Ben Carson MD, Candy Carson
- Narrated by: Dion Graham
- Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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.
A must for Americans
- By Jon on 03-25-13
Excellent Grasp of History
What made the experience of listening to America the Beautiful the most enjoyable?
It flows very smoothly from one topic to another. Dr. Carson does a very good job in engaging his audience, weaving his own experience in with the history that we may already know.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Well, I think Dr. Carson sort of stole the show. However, he would likely suggest that his mother should compete for this title.
Which scene was your favorite?
Running to save his life, when a bunch of racist children wanted to throw him in the river. I am sure that it was quite serious at the time, however, Dr. Carson was able to tell the story with a certain amount of levity, and understanding of the era. Moreover, it has imparted a degree of love for America in spite of her flaws, which we all should work to improve by working hard to be good people.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The Quest to be a Good People and a Great Nation Under God.
Any additional comments?
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