America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

eBook - 2012
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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. --Publisher description.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2012.
ISBN: 9780310417347
Characteristics: 1 online resource (205 p.)
Subjects: Social values -- United States.
Electronic books.
United States -- Civilization.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century.


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Nov 27, 2019

This book should serve as a warning to anyone who wants to attempt to do brain surgery on themselves.

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 :

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.

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 . . .
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 . . . . . .
bonus material . . . .
and, more recently . . . .
“Ben Carson’s theocratic lie: The pernicious myth of America the “Christian nation” “ . . .
by Sean Illing, September 10, 2015 . . .
from: . . . . . .
and . . .
‘Hate & Bigotry' Watchdog Lists Ben Carson As Anti-LGBT 'Extremist’ . . .
from: . .
and . . .
“Ben Carson, Bigot” from: . . The Atlantic, September 21, 2015
and, a reference to the author: . . . .
“Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?” . . . . from:
and, a profile at RationalWiki
“How is Ben Carson both so incredibly smart and so spectacularly stupid?”
by Paul Waldman, posted September 3, 2015, at The Week – Opinion

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.

Feb 22, 2014

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

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.

Jun 10, 2013

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

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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