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:
Written by a man who has experienced America's best and worst
- what is good about America.
- where we have gone astray.
- which fundamental beliefs have guided America from her
founding into preeminence among nations.
firsthand, America the Beautiful is at once alarming, convicting,
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
|Author: Ben Carson, M.D.
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The three books I was reading were set aside to read America the
Beautiful.In the book, he and his wife Candy cover a variety of different
social issues we are facing in this country. There are three things I found
to be praiseworthy. First, under the heading of racist thinking, it is good to
get his perspective on the problem of racism. Based on conversations I've
had with community leaders in W. Michigan, that problem is getting worse
as time goes on. Second, he is an advocate for social justice, and his life
is a story of faith in action. The work done through his foundation is
admirable. Third, the timing of the book couldn't be better. We need to be
reminded of the good qualities that our country has. I was going to
recommend that people read it before the 2012 Presidential candidates
start arguing, but it is too late for that. Will they ever learn? *****__David
When you realize Ben Carson's unique background - that he grew up in
poverty as an African American in the slums of Detroit and Boston; that
his single Mom wisely motivated him to read as a pathway out of poverty;
that reading gave him an insatiable appetite for learning; that he has been a
union member; has managed a crew picking up trash on the highway and
motivated them to the highest productivity; that he graduated from Yale
in psychology and U of Michigan med school; that at age 33 he was named
Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins; that he has
experienced virtually every economic class in our society firsthand; that
he is a prostate cancer survivor, that he has traveled the world over; that
he is much in demand as a public speaker - you appreciate that this is an
extremely intelligent and learned commentator who has lived life and has
many insights to offer.
Dr. Carson points out that many pinnacle nations including Egypt, Greece,
Rome, Great Britain, France and Spain have declined. They all shared
similarities; "an inordinate emphasis on sports and entertainment, a
fixation with lifestyles of the rich and famous, political corruption, and the
loss of a moral compass." "The question is, can we learn from the
experience of those nations that preceded us and take corrective action,
or must we inexorably follow the same self-destructive course?"
Dr. Benjamin Carson is a Professor of
Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery,
Oncology, and Pediatrics, and the
Oncology, and Pediatrics, and the
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
He is also the author of four
bestselling books---Gifted Hands,
Think Big, The Big Picture, and Take
He serves on the boards of the
Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale
Corp., and the Academy of
Achievement, among others, and is
an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale
He and his wife, Candy, co founded
the Carson Scholars Fund
(www.carsonscholars.org), a 501(c)3
established to counteract America's
crisis in education by identifying and
rewarding academic role models in
the fourth through eleventh grades,
regardless of race, creed, religion and
socio-economic status, who also
demonstrate humanitarian qualities.
There are over 4800 scholars in
Ben and Candy are the parents of
three grown sons and reside in
Baltimore County, Maryland.
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