Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Growing up in a single parent home with dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper, and low self-esteem appeared to preclude the realization of that dream until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Young Ben persevered and today is a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Carson holds more than 50 honorary doctorate degrees. He is a member of many prestigious organizations and he sits on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corporation, the Academy of Achievement. He is a highly regarded motivational speaker who has addressed various audiences from school systems and civic groups to corporations and the President’s National Prayer Breakfast.
In 2001, Dr. Carson was named by CNN and TIME Magazine as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. That same year, he was selected by the Library of Congress as one of 89 "Living Legends" on the occasion of its 200th anniversary. In June, 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the President, which is the highest civilian honor in the land. He has literally received hundreds of other awards during his distinguished career.
Today, Dr. Carson and his wife, Candy, dedicate themselves to expanding the reach of the Carson Scholars Fund. Their dream is to name a Carson Scholar in every school within the United States.
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Local eAuthor Joan Francis
Tehachapi Mountains resident Joan Francis is a licensed private investigator and owner of Francis Pacific Investigations. She has also worked as a newspaper reporter and is author of Diana Hunter thrillers,
Her novels are available both in our store and as Kobo eBooks. As with all of our Kobo books, you can read them on a Kobo eReader (available at Russo's), your home computer, iPad, Nook, or Android smart phone.
$5.95 Old Poison (Book #1)
$5.95 Silent Coup (Book #2)
Local eAuthor George Thomas Clark
Bakersfield author George Thomas Clark has had local, national, and international success with his physical novel "Hitler Here" (currently being translated into Polish).
His more recent novels are available on Kobo. As with all of our Kobo books, you can read them on a Kobo eReader (available at Russo's), your home computer, iPad, Nook, or Android smart phone.
99 cents Vincent Brothers Mass Murder Trial
99 cents Obama On Edge
$2.99 Hitler Here