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The Resource A doctor in the house : my life with Ben Carson, Candy Carson

A doctor in the house : my life with Ben Carson, Candy Carson

Label
A doctor in the house : my life with Ben Carson
Title
A doctor in the house
Title remainder
my life with Ben Carson
Statement of responsibility
Candy Carson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Like most Americans, you might think of Ben Carson as a trailblazing brain surgeon and, in the last few years, as an outspoken commentator on national issues. But his wife of more than forty years knows him as so much more: a loving husband, a devoted father, a devout Christian, a committed philanthropist, and a fierce patriot. Now Candy Carson introduces us to the private side of a very public figure as she shares the inspiring story of their marriage and their family. Like her husband, Candy grew up in Detroit, one of five children of a teacher and a factory worker. Also like Ben, she overcame her humble background through determination, hard work, and perseverance, earning a scholarship to attend Yale University. In that strange new world she focused on her studies, her music, and her deepening spiritual life. She attended church with a handsome older student who liked to tease her, but never assumed he would be anything more than a friend to her. But Ben and Candy quickly became inseparable, and they married soon after she graduated, with Ben still in medical school, preparing for his career as a soon-to-be world-famous pediatric neurosurgeon. In "A Doctor in the House," Candy reveals many stories that have never been told before, despite the media spotlight on Dr. Carson in recent years. She shows us what it was like when they moved to Baltimore to join the community centered around Johns Hopkins Hospital. She describes how their family evolved with the births of their three sons and the tragic miscarriage of their twins. She talks about the challenges of Ben's twelve- to twenty-hour workdays, saving thousands of lives every year while Candy ran the household. She also addresses the prejudice they sometimes faced as African Americans, and how Ben's calm, levelheaded approach made him a great problem solver at home and in their travels, just as he was in the operating room. Above all, she reveals her husband's consistency as a believer: in God, in family, and in America. Having lived the American Dream, Ben believes every child from every background is capable of achieving it. That's why he and Candy have been committed to educating and inspiring young people and over the past twenty years have awarded more than 6,700 students with scholarships through their Carson Scholars Fund
Summary
The wife of pioneering surgeon and presidential candidate Ben Carson offers an intimate portrait of her husband as a family man, Christian and patriot that shares insights into his beliefs about how all Americans are capable of remarkable achievements
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10462694
Cataloging source
DLC
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Carson, Candy
Dewey number
  • 617.4/80922
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carson, Ben
  • Carson, Candy
  • Presidential candidates
  • African American presidential candidates
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Physicians' spouses
Target audience
adult
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my life with Ben Carson
Label
A doctor in the house : my life with Ben Carson, Candy Carson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
College and meeting Ben -- Falling in love? -- From long distance to marriage -- Internship and residency -- Australia -- Growing family, growing career -- A new home -- Family travels -- Instilling values in our children -- Being the doctor's wife -- A new calling -- Retirement?
Control code
ocn912381984
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781595231246
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015041326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912381984
Label
A doctor in the house : my life with Ben Carson, Candy Carson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
College and meeting Ben -- Falling in love? -- From long distance to marriage -- Internship and residency -- Australia -- Growing family, growing career -- A new home -- Family travels -- Instilling values in our children -- Being the doctor's wife -- A new calling -- Retirement?
Control code
ocn912381984
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781595231246
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015041326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912381984

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