Following its release on May 20, Dr. Ben Carson's new book "One Nation" debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list, dethroning Thomas Piketty's "Capital." After eight weeks on the chart, "One Nation" impressively sits at No. 5.
Despite its commercial success, Carson's book has failed to garner attention from the mainstream media. Major publications, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, have neglected to review or even cover the book.
"One Nation" has been met with favorable reviews from readers (receiving a 4.8/5 on Amazon based on 627 reviews and a 4.27/5 on Goodreads based on 260 ratings), making the mainstream media's lack of attention even more interesting.
- "This book supports itself with a strong structure of common sense, basic morality, and a willingness to compromise and listen to opposing views."
- "Dr. Carson makes novel but common sense proposals to get us out of the morass in which we are mired. It does not matter whether one is a Democrat or Republican; we are all Americans and must get together to solve our problems and preserve our American Republic! His book is written well with passion, conviction, and statesmanship."
- "One of the fairest political books I've read. Ben Carson, along with his wife, have a knack for direct, insightful, but fair observations on the landscape surrounding them. While Mr. Carson undoubtedly falls on the more Conservative side of the spectrum he still criticizes the GOP frequently. He does his best to state his opponents views with an air of respect, and then politely describe why he disagreed. His analysis of different issues is engaging and illuminating, but what makes the book truly valuable is Mr. Carson's demonstrations of respectful debate, which he believes could unite this country. A must-read for anyone who cares about the United States' future."
Carson's book sales have risen along with his political stock. Both Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal have posted lengthy opinion pieces on the possibility of a Carson presidential campaign in 2016. He recently won a straw poll for president at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado, and stated on Fox News that he is "starting to think about" a presidential run due to his supporters' enthusiasm. A PAC to draft Carson for president has also begun operations, raising $7.2 million since its inception in August 2013.
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