America the Beautiful

Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

Carson, Ben

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
America the Beautiful
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.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, c2012.
ISBN: 9780310330912
Characteristics: 205 p. ;,24 cm.


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Dec 19, 2014
  • CATLIN rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting book, well written chapters about our nation's history, health care, and other subjects. If Ben Carson does run for president in the next election, you may want to read this, as it does tell you a lot about his opinions.

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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