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Ben Carson
     

Ben Carson

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by Ben Carson, Cecil Murphey, Nathan Aaseng
 
At age eight, Ben Carson was the class dummy. But he had a dream: He wanted to be a doctor. Ben's mother never gave up on him. "You weren't born to be a failure, Bennie. You can do it!" And she pushed him - turning off the TV and making him read at least two books a week. Ben's grades turned around. But then, in a deep rage, he almost stabbed one of his best

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At age eight, Ben Carson was the class dummy. But he had a dream: He wanted to be a doctor. Ben's mother never gave up on him. "You weren't born to be a failure, Bennie. You can do it!" And she pushed him - turning off the TV and making him read at least two books a week. Ben's grades turned around. But then, in a deep rage, he almost stabbed one of his best friends. Would he ever become a doctor? This is the inspiring story of Ben Carson, who grew up in the inner city and went on to become one of America's most loved and highly respected doctors.

Author Biography: Dr. Benjamin Carson is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital and the author of two best-selling books, Gifted Hands and Think Big. A widely respected role model, he shares motivational insights with inner-city kids and corporate executives alike. He serves on the corporate boards of Yale University and the Kellogg Company. He lives with his wife, Candy, and three sons in West Friendship, MD.;Cecil Murphey, author of over forty books, has also assisted well-known personalities in writing their biographies.;

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310586418
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Series:
Today's Heroes Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Raised by a poor single mother in Detroit, Dr. Ben Carson (b. 1951) enjoyed a successful medical career as a pediatric neurosurgeon before entering the political realm as a 2016 candidate for president. He is the author of several books on his medical career and political stances, including the bestsellers Gifted Hands, One Nation, and A More Perfect Union.

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Ben Carson 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'M AN ADULT I WAS LOOKING AT TV YEARS AGO. AND SEEN DR. CARSON ON T.V. I DECIDE TO GET THE BOOK,THEN I GOT THE NEXT ONE AND THE NEXT. MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER HAD STARTED READING GIFTED HAND BEFORE SEE PASSED AWAY. THESE BOOKS ARE WONDERFUL. I HOPE IT GETS THROUGH TO A LOT OF YOUNG KIDS EARLY IN LIFE. I'M TO BUSY REREADING THE BOOKS THAT I CAN'T DONATE THEM SO I'LL BE BUYING NEW BOOK TO DONATE TO OUR NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THAT WILL BE REBUILD IN A YEAR AND HALF.THANKS DR. BEN CARSON YOU ARE A MAN THAT DO BELIEVE IN GOD AND ALL THAT HE IS. I THINK THAT WHY MY DAUGHTER CHOSE GIFTED HANDS TO START READING. SHE ALSO HAD A STRONG BELIEF.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ben Carson is story about a man who did know what he was gonna do with his life. Ben Carson had no dreams what so ever had no hopes. Ben Carson thought he would not make but he made it. He did bad things when he was little and made horrible grades and he had the potential to make the good grades but he was not trying hard enough. But then one day it hit him that he had to make good grades if he wanna do something with his life like be a doctor. So he woke up and just stared doing his thins meaning study hard and show that he could do it and then he did he graduate from High School and graduated at a great college dealing with doctoring. Ben Carson was a surgical doctor and while being a doctor he also came up with a theory and that theory was dealing with tuomor and peoples brain damage and it was really and it made me want to go out and show people what I am made of and show them that I am smart and I will be most likely to succeed in my life if I have high dreams. I recommend this book to anyone because this book opens your eyes and see that you can do what ever you set your mind to and it shows that you can learn from his mistakes in his book. So go out and get it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book is one of the most inspiring stories I have ever read. The hard work, and struggles that Dr Carson had to overcome to materialize his dream and goals. He makes one realize that outside forces have almost no influence on one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Ben carson is a wonderful man. He inspires me to try hard in every thing i do. I know that every thing i do i can sussced in all thanks to Ben