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America the Beautiful

Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
Carson, Ben (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Tackling the issues at the forefront of the American mind--healthcare, education, capitalism, and more America the Beautiful is indispensable reading. From four-time bestselling author, internationally renowned neurosurgeon, and humanitarian Dr. Ben Carson, here is a sobering and inspiring manifesto of America's greatness, her failings, and the values and changes it will take to carry our country into a brilliant and prosperous future.
Authors: Carson, Ben
Title: America the beautiful
rediscovering what made this nation great
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2012
Characteristics: 205 p. ;,24 cm
Contents: America's history of rebelling for change
Who are "we the people"?
Are we a Judeo-Christian nation or not?
A different school of thought
Capitalism: its pros and cons
Socialism: whose pot of soup is it?
What is a moral nation?
Learning from our mistakes
America's role in a world at war
Is health care a right?
A nation divided
Liberty and justice for all
What's good about America?
What do we believe and in whom do we trust?
Summary: Tackling the issues at the forefront of the American mind--healthcare, education, capitalism, and more America the Beautiful is indispensable reading. From four-time bestselling author, internationally renowned neurosurgeon, and humanitarian Dr. Ben Carson, here is a sobering and inspiring manifesto of America's greatness, her failings, and the values and changes it will take to carry our country into a brilliant and prosperous future.
ISBN: 0310330912
9780310330912
0310330718
9780310330714
Statement of Responsibility: Ben Carson, with Candy Carson
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-205)
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government 21st century United States Civilization Social values United States
Topical Term: Social values
LCCN: 2011037506
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Feb 22, 2014
  • delongs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Sep 16, 2013
  • sdgread rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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
  • reedame rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

EXCELLENT! A great read for all Americans!

Mar 16, 2013
  • lmcshane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Must reading as we struggle to remember what it means to be American--this is obviously being read by book clubs right now (March 2013) and I can see why it is important--134 holds today.

Feb 08, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

May 17, 2012
  • k1c rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Should be read by all Americans. This book is a quick read and gives the reader lots to think about. It would also be a great choice for a book club discussion.

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Feb 08, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

National Prayer Breakfast

On January 7th of 2013 Dr. Carson delivered an incredible, moving 25-minute speech at the last National Prayer Breakfast.

Find it at SCCLD

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