Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition: The Ben Carson Story [NOOK Book]

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In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as a hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removes one half of their brain.

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Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition: The Ben Carson Story

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Overview

In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as a hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removes one half of their brain.

Such breakthroughs aren't unusual for Ben Carson. He's been beating the odds since he was a child.

Raised in inner-city Detroit by a mother with a third grade education, Ben lacked motivation. He had terrible grades. And a pathological temper threatened to put him in jail.

But Sonya Carson convinced her son he could make something of his life, even though everything around him said otherwise. Trust in God, a relentless belief in his own capabilities, and sheer determination catapulted Ben from failing grades to the directorship of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Gifted Hands takes you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world---and into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310334446
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 22,159
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Benjamin Carson is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, 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 the Risk. 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 Corporation. He and his wife, Candy, cofounded the Carson Scholars Fund (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 forty-five states. Ben and Candy are the parents of three grown sons and reside in Baltimore County, Maryland. SPANISH BIO: El Dr. Benjamin Carson es profesor de neurocirugia, cirugia plastica, oncologia y pediatria, y director de neurocirugia pediatrica en las Instituciones Medicas John Hopkins. Tambien es autor de tres libros, exitos de ventas: Gifted Hands. Piense en grande, y The Big Picture. Sirve en las juntas directivas de Kellogg Company , Costo, Wholesale Corp y American Promise, entre otras, y es Miembro Emerito de la Yale Corporacion. El y su esposa Candy son padres de tres hijos adultos y viven en el condado de Baltimore, Maryland.
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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    This is an inspiring true story of an illiterate mother's faith

    This is an inspiring true story of an illiterate mother's faith and requirement of the highest standards for her children that encouraged her son, against all odds, to become a reknowned pediatric neurosurgeon. He candidly tells his struggles, failures, and ultimate victories. Gripping story, an enjoyable must read! The movie is very good, too - but a book tells so much more of the inner person.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Must read

    I have been searching for this book after I heard an interview with Dr. Carson on 98rock (baltimore radio station). So many people need to hear "people are just people". I wish his mom wrote a book on parenting :)

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    making a difference

    "gifted hands" is a very moving memoir by one of this nations top surgeons in the country. as a child he was not doing very well in school and was involved in gang activity and did not want to read his father had left the family and as a child he had a bad temper. dr carson shows in this amazing book how his mother and faith books turned his life around so much so that he was able to go to college and later become a top doctor that helps children. anyone can be greatly encouraged by this doctors life as well as the life lessons that he shares in the back of the book great gift idea for a friend or family member.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Disappointed

    I know this must be a very good book, and I would love to read it (I very much admire Dr Carson with his stand for American liberty); however, my HD Nook keeps giving a message that it "does not support this file type". I am very disappointed. Hopefully, someone at B&N can fix this soon.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    ¿ :)

    I just purchased, I can tell you this is going to be great. Im in ten pages and had to stop to give it five stars. †

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Gffsadgvgfdedcffrzss

    Sorry i just had to do that but i love the movie and im sure i would love the book too but whenever i try to purchase it it says i already have it in my library.

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Worth the time

    Extremely well written and straightforward boigraphy. He could have made this a race issue but its more than that. Its a human race issue of overcoming obstacles to be the best person he could be. Love him! Loved the book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Love it!!

    Love this story so classic..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    kinda slow read

    Uplifting and inspirational but got tired seeing race and
    disadvantaged all the time, Dr Carson felt the need to point out who was black and who was white while saying it didnt matter

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Great uplifting book

    Ben Carson's book"Gifted Hands" was an easy read. It is a real life
    story of how determination and sacrifice with positive motivation
    formed his life. He became a successful sergeon with Go given talent.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2013

    Highly recommended!

    What a wonderful inspirational story Ben Carson tells - he is humble, appreciates and loves people - he worked his way from meager beginnings and urges everyone to learn their talents and work to make each day count. He stresses being around smart people and learning by their example. What a remarkable person - it is simply a must read and I am happy to have it in my nook library - so I can read it again!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Great man inspirational!

    Story that can speak to all of us. We need Dr Carson in times like these.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Highly recommend.

    This book would be at the top of my recommendations list. I have admired Dr. Carson for some time, and even more so after learning his life story. It is amazing to read of the surgeries he has performed on children who otherwise had no chance of recovery from brain disease or injury. By all means, read this book! He is truly a great surgeon and a great man.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    We need more like Dr. Ben Carson

    Great man; Great read. I don't believe we have heard the last of Dr. Ben Carson. I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    :)

    This book was pretty good when i ha to read this in school after we read the book we watched the movie and the movie was really gross DONT WATCHET IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    What a great story! Shows what a person can do if he believes he can!

    What a great story! Shows what a person can do if we believes he can!

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    What a book! What a man!

    This is a book I wish everybody in the US would read. It is a perfect example of how someone who had very little to begin with made himself extremely valuable to the world. Not by putting his hand out for freebees but by working diligently to be the best at what he did and by caring for his fellow man more than for himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    Great Life!

    What an inspiring man! Ben Carson for president!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Download error

    Says my nook doesnt support

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