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Recent Additions
new "Fresh Medicine" by Philip Bredesen
"Diet For A Small Planet" by Lappe'
"Beef" book by Rimas & Fraser + cowboy culture
"Deadly Spin" by Wendell Potter = www.WendellPotter.com?
milk book "Whitewash" by Joseph Keon

"Worried Sick: A Prescription For Health In An Overtreated America" [6/2008] by Nortin M. Hadler
http://booksxyz.com/profile3503544.php + /0807831875/

"Bitter Chocolate: The Dark Side of the World's Most Seductive Sweet" [] by Carol Off

"No Other Medicine: Inside View of Corporate Healthcare Corruption in Hospitals" [1/2011] by Gail Ghigna Hallas RN PhD

Guide To Operating and Maintaining A Human Body book by James Hamblin  "If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide To Operating and Maintaining A Human Body" [2016] by James Hamblin
Kindle Edition from Doubleday/Random House [12/2016] for $14.99
Doubleday 8½x6 hardcover [12/2016] for $16.04
The Body Economic / Why Austerity Kills book by David Stuckler & Sanjay Basu  "The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills - Recessions, Budget Battles, and The Politics of Life and Death" [2013] by David Stuckler MPH, PhD & Sanjay Basu MD, PhD
Health expert authors examine the impacts of the recent economic crisis and government attempts to solve problems with policies of austerity - many countries have ruined the lives and health of their citizens.
Kindle Edition from Basic Books [5/2013] for $14.57
Basic Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2013] for $18.85
Basic Books hardcover [5/2013] out of print/used
Notre Poison Quotidien / Our Daily Poison book & movie by Marie-Monique Robin  "Notre Poison Quotidien (Our Daily Poison)" [2011]
by Marie-Monique Robin

Editions La Decouverte French-language pb [3/2011] import/new-used
Editions La Decouverte French-language pb [3/2011] for €20,90 via Amazon France
"Notre Poison Quotidien" TV movie [Arte France March 2011]
Written & directed by Marie-Monique Robin
Region 1 DVD not available • bare credits at IMDb
"Our Daily Poison" English translation [2014]  9/2014
The New Press USA hardcover [DUE Sept 2014] pre-order for $25.60
ObamaCare Survival Guide book by Nick Tate  "ObamaCare Survival Guide" The Affordable Care Act and What It Means For You and Your Healthcare" [10/2012] by Nick J. Tate
Fear-mongering works, and this book became an Amazon bestseller; the latest wrinkle is radio ads by Dick Morris & Micheal Reagan that are placed on progressive radio outlets.
The book is a pile of crap, so do not read or buy it!
Ultimate ObamaCare Survival Guide book from Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation  "The Ultimate ObamaCare Survival Guide: Towards Educating Americans More On The Affordable Care Act 2013" [2013]
by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of Menlo Park, California

Appears to be an even-handed attempt to clear away the (mostly right-wing) disinformation about ObamaCare.
CreateSpace 9¾x7 pb [7/2013] for $10.40
Whistleblower Confessions book by Peter Rost  "The Whistleblower: Confessions of A Healthcare Hitman" [2006]
by Peter Rost, MD

First publication as by author Anonymous; book details the illegal and-or criminal practices within one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies that were witnessed by senior executive author Rost, while he personally fought to legalize reimportation of cheaper-priced drugs. But since the Enron scandal, whistleblowers cannot be fired outright, so the corporation used coercion against the author and his family to try to silence him.
Kindle Edition from Soft Skull Press [2006 edition] for $9.80
Soft Skull Press 8½x5½ pb [9/2006] for $10.32
Animal Infections and the next Pandemic book by David Quammen  
"Spillover: Animal Infections and The Next Human Pandemic" [2012]
by David Quammen

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [10/2012] for $14.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2012] for $16.91
Panic Virus book by Seth Mnookin  "The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear" [2011]
by Seth Mnookin

The author puts forward the concept of 'cognitive relativism', wherein fear & suspicion are unmoved by facts or experience; the immediate focus is the dubious link between vaccines containing thimerosal and the rise of autism, but unreasoned mob thinking permeates modern Western culture.
Simon & Schuster pb [DUE Jan 2012] for $10.80
Simon & Schuster 9½x6 hardcover [1/2011] for $15.38
Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth book by Eric Herm  
"Son of A Farmer, Child of The Earth: A Path To Agriculture's Higher Consciousness" [2010] by Eric Herm
Dreamriver Press 8½x5½ pb [8/2010] for $16.95
Lies, Damned Lies, and Science book by Sherry Seethaler  "Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How To Sort Through The Noise Around Global Warming, The Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies" [2009] by Sherry Seethaler
F.T. Press 9x6 hardcover [1/2009] for $15.74
Why Survive? Being Old In America book by Dr. Robert N. Butler  "Why Survive?: Being Old In America" [1975 classic]
by Dr. Robert N. Butler [1927-2010]

book won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 8¼x6 pb [11/2002] for $22.28
author entry at Wikipedia
Sick & Sicker book by Susan Rosenthal  "Sick and Sicker: Essays On Class, Health & Health Care" [2010]
by Susan Rosenthal, MD

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [4/2010] for $9.99
hardcover not listed on Amazon or B&N • available at author's book site
Manufacturing Depression book by Gary Greenberg  "Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of A Modern Disease" [2010] by Gary Greenberg
S&S 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/2010] for $17.82

Health Care Industry

Doctor's Case Against the Pill  
"The Doctor's Case Against The Pill" [1969 classic]
by Barbara Seaman [1935-2008]

Hunter House 8½x5½ pb [7/95] out of print/used
Doubleday mass pb [1/80] out of print/used
Single-Payer National Health Insurance Around The World  "Lives At Risk: Single-Payer National Health Insurance Around The World"
[2004] by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave & Devon M. Herrick

Rowman & Littlefield 9x6 pb [8/2004] for $26.95
Rowman & Littlefield 9x6 hardcover [8/2004] for $85.00
Overdosed America  "Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine" [2004]
by John Abramson, MD

Harper Perennial 8x6¾ pb [6/2005] for $11.16
HarperCollins 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2004] for $16.47
Critical Condition / Health Care In America  "Critical Condition: How Health Care In America Became Big Business - and Bad Medicine" [2004] by Donald L. Barlett & James B. Steele
Broadway Books 7¾x5¼ pb [10/2005] for $10.17
Doubleday 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2004] out of print/used
Uninsured in America Life & Death book by Susan Starr Sered & Rushika Fernandopulle  "Uninsured In America: Life and Death In The Land of Opportunity" [2005]
by Susan Starr Sered & Rushika Fernandopulle MD

Univ CA Press 9x5 pb [10/2006] for $16.15
Univ CA Press hardcover [4/2006] out of print/many used
One Nation Uninsured book by Jill Quadagno  "One Nation, Uninsured: Why The U.S. Has No National Health Insurance"
[2005] by Jill Quadagno

Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [10/2006] for $10.85
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2005] out of print/used
The Cure / American Health Care  ”The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care” [2006]
by David Gratzer

"A must read for all students of health care policy." — Milton Friedman
Encounter Books 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2006] for $17.13
How Doctors Think  "How Doctors Think" [2007]
by Jerome Groopman, MD

Mariner Books 8&frac4x5½ pb [3/2008] for $10.85
Houghton Mifflin 9x6 hardcover [3/2007] for $15.60
Sick / America's Health Care Crisis  ”Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis - and The People Who Pay The Price” [2007] by Jonathan Cohn
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [5/2008] for $10.17
HarperCollins 9x6 hardcover [4/2007] for $17.13
Who Killed Health Care?  "Who Killed Health Care?: America's $2 Trillion Medical Problem - and The Consumer-Driven Cure" [2007] by Regina Herzlinger
McGraw-Hill 9x6¼ hardcover [6/2007] for $16.47
Health Care Meltdown book by Robert H. LeBow & C. Rocky White  "Health Care Meltdown: Confronting The Myths & Fixing Our Failing System" [orig 2003, rev 2007]
by Robert H. LeBow MD, revised & updated by C. Rocky White, MD

Alan C. Hood & Co. 9x6 pb [7/2007] for $10.20
Healthcare Fix  "The Healthcare Fix: Universal Insurance For All Americans" [2007]
by Laurence J. Kotlikoff

M.I.T. Press 8x5½ hardcover [10/2007] for $12.21
America's Health Care Crisis tripe by J. Patrick Rooney & Dan Perrin  "America's Health Care Crisis Solved: Money-Saving Solutions, Coverage For Everyone" [2008] by J. Patrick Rooney & Dan Perrin
Co-author Perrin claims credit for backing (lobbying?) all federal health care legislation over the last ten years. Hmmm. So the guys who made the gigantic mess in health care also want further deregulation of the greed-driven 'health care' industry? Bad idea! Wiley & Sons should be ashamed for publishing this bilge.   — DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK
Doubt is Their Product book by David Michaels  
"Doubt Is Their Product: How Industry's Assault On Science Threatens Your Health" [2008] by David Michaels
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [4/2008] for $18.45
Crisis of Abundance / Rethinking Health Care tripe by Arnold Kling  "Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay For Health Care" [2008]
by Arnold Kling

While author Kling is described as 'an M.I.T.-trained economist', the real clue to this book's stance against single-payer healthcare is the publisher – the right-wing Libertarian-Republican 'think tank' Cato Institute  — DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK
Heart of Power book by David Blumenthal & James Morone  "Heart of Power: Health and Politics In The Oval Office" [2009]
by David Blumenthal & James A. Morone

A study of the personal and political health care concerns of U.S. Presidents from F.D.R. to Barack Obama. Sen. Ted Kennedy called the book 'essential reading'.
Univ CA Press hardcover [6/2009] for $17.79
Emperor's New Drugs / Antidepressant Myth book by Irving Kirsch, PhD  "The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding The Antidepressant Myth" [2009]
by Irving Kirsch, PhD

Bodley Head 8½x5¼ pb [10/2009] imported/new-used
Basic Books 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1/2010] for $16.29
Merchants of Doubt book by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway   "Merchants of Doubt: How A Handful of Scientists Obscured The Truth On Issues From Tobacco Smoke To Global Warming" [2010]
by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway

Bloomsbury Press 9¾x6½ hardcover [5/2010] for $17.82

Farming & Food Safety

The American family farm is being destroyed by the practices of giant agribusiness corporations; the ecosystems of America are being destroyed
by rampant corporate pollution, genetically-modified plants & animals, chemical pesticides, and seed patents, which are hyped in the media
as 'completely safe' by the same folks who brought you D.D.T., Alar (daminozide), Thalidomide, aspartame, chlordane, heptachlor, and Agent Orange.

ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture book by A.I. Root   "The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture: An Encyclopedia Pertaining To The Scientific and Practical Culture of Honey Bees" [orig 1877, rev 2007] by Amos Ives Root [1839-1923], Ann Harman, Dr. Hachiro Shimanuki & Kim Flottum
A.I. Root Company 41st Edition 9¼x6½ hardcover [5/2007] for $53.45
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [badly-scanned 1910 edition] for $1.99 {sic}
online etext of 1879 edition at Cornell University
Plowman's Folly book by Edward H. Faulkner  "Plowman's Folly" [1943 bestseller] by Edward H. Faulkner
Agronomist Faulkner was a controversial figure in his time but is now regarded as a pioneer of no-till and soil conservation practices.
Kindle Edition from Univ Oklahoma Press [1/2015] for $10.49
Univ Oklahoma Press 8x5 pb [2/2012] for $16.95
Grosset & Dunlap 7½x5¼ hardcover [7/1943] out of print/used
A Second Look book by Edward H. Faulkner   "A Second Look" [1947] by Edward H. Faulkner
'a greatly expanded version of his soil conservation theories as published
in "Plowman's Folly" in 1943'
Univ Oklahoma Press 9x6 hardcover [1947] out of print/used
Soil Development book by Edward H. Faulkner   "Soil Development" [1952] by Edward H. Faulkner
Univ Oklahoma Press 8x5½ hardcover [1957] out of print/used
Univ Oklahoma Press 8x5½ hardcover [1952] out of print/used
Soil Restoration book by Edward H. Faulkner   "Soil Restoration" [1953] by Edward H. Faulkner,
Foreword by S. Graham Brade-Birks, MSc, Wye College Kent

hardcover [1953] out of print/scarce
Fast Food Nation  "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of The All-American Meal" [2001]
by Eric Schlosser

a hundred years after Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle", and here we go again . . .
HarperPerennial 8x5¼ pb [7/2005] for $10.19
HarperCollins 8x5¼ pb [1/2002] out of print/hundreds used
Houghton Mifflin 9x6 hardcover [1/2001] for $17.16
feature film [Fox Searchlight 2006]
Fox widescreen color DVD [3/2007] for $6.79
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

Food Fight   "Food Fight: The Inside Story of The Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis & What We Can Do About It" [2003]
by Kelly D. Brownell & Katherine Battle Horgen

"a ferocious manifesto" — Publishers Weekly
Contemporary Books hardcover [8/2003] for $17.47
Seeds of Deception book by Jeffrey M. Smith  "Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About The Safety of The Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating" [2003]
international bestseller by Jeffrey M. Smith, Foreword by Francis Moore Lappé

Kindle Edition from Yes! Books [2003 edition] for $9.99
Yes! Books 9x6 pb [9/2003] for $12.01
Yes! Books 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2003] out of print/used
From the Farm to the Table book by Gary Holthaus  "From The Farm To The Table: What All Americans Need To Know About Agriculture" [2007] by Gary Holthaus
Univ Press KY 8¾x6 pb [2/2009] for $20.71
Univ Press KY 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2007] out of print/used
Genetic Roulette Documented Health Risks book by Jeffrey M. Smith  "Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods" [2007]
by Jeffrey M. Smith, Foreword by Michael Meacher (MP of U.K.)

Chelsea Green/Yes! Books 10x8 hardcover [1/2007] for $18.45
Chew On This - Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food book by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson  "Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want To Know About Fast Food"
[ages 12 & up; 2007] by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson

New York Times bestseller traces the hamburger's early years; the evolution of McDonald's Corporation's revolutionary Speedee Service System; tours feedlots, abattoirs, and a chicken-processing plant; then rounds off with glimpses of Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard initiative.
Kindle Edition from H.M.H. Books for Young Readers [2/2013] for $1.99
Houghton Mifflin 8x5½ pb [4/2007] for $8.99
Paw Prints 8¼x5½ library hardcover [5/2008] for $16.25
Poisons on Our Plates book by Michele Morrone  
"Poisons On Our Plates: The Real Food Safety Problem In The United States" [2008] by Michele Morrone
Praeger 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2008] for $44.95
Beekeeping For Dummies book by Howland Blackiston  "Beekeeping For Dummies" [2008] by Howland Blackiston
Kindle Edition 2nd Edition from For Dummies [3/2009] for $11.49
For Dummies 2nd Edition 9x7¼ pb [3/2009] for $15.01
On Farming and Food essays by Wendell Berry  "Bringing It To The Table: On Farming and Food" [2009]
Essays by Wendell Berry, Introduction by Michael Pollan

Counterpoint 9x6 pb [8/2009] for $9.30
Food, Inc. Participant Media Guide book edited by Karl Weber  "Food Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer - and What You Can Do About It" [2009] Edited by Karl Weber
PublicAffairs 9x6 pb [5/2009] for $9.96
Animal Factory book by David Kirby  "Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy & Poultry Farms To Humans & The Environment" [2010] by David Kirby
St. Martin's Press 9¼x6 hardcover [3/2010] for $17.81
Diet for a Hot Planet book by Anna Lappe  "Diet For A Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis At The End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It" [2010] by Anna Lappé, Foreword by Bill McKibben
The daughter of green food writer Frances Moore Lappé (1971 classic "Diet For A Small Planet") addresses the major role that industrial agriculture plays in today’s climate crisis and critiques industrial farming & its carbon costs, giving her own updated, upbeat prescription for a climate-friendly food system.
Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury USA [4/2010] for $9.39
Bloomsbury USA 8¼x5½ pb [3/2011] for $11.25
Bloomsbury USA 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2010] for $17.46
Poisoned, True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak book by Jeff Benedict  
"Poisoned; The True Story of The Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed The Way Americans Eat" [2011] by Jeff Benedict
Inspire 9x6 hardcover [5/2011] for $15.39
Tomatoland book by Barry Estabrook  "Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit" [2011] by Barry Estabrook
Andrews McMeel Publng 9x6 hardcover [6/2011] for $11.57
The Beekeeper's Handbook book by Diana Sammataro & Alphonse Avitabile  "The Beekeeper's Handbook" [orig 1973, rev 2011]
by Diana Sammataro & Alphonse Avitabile, Foreword by Dewey M. Caron

Comstock Publng 4th Edition 11¼x8½ pb [6/2011] for $20.15
Comstock Publng 4th Edition 11x8½ hardcover [6/2011] for $73.10
The Practical Beekeeper / Beekeeping Naturally books by Michael Bush  "The Practical Beekeeper: Beekeeping Naturally" [2011] by Michael Bush
X-Star Publng 9x6 hardcover [6/2011] for $47.53
the paperback edition is split into three volumes
Volume 1: Beginning X-Star Publng 9x6 pb [6/2011] for $16.96
Volume 2: Intermediate X-Star Publng 9x6 pb [6/2011] for $17.00
Volume 3: Advanced X-Star Publng 9x6 pb [6/2011] for $16.49
Seed Underground / Revolution book by Janisse Ray  "The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food" [2012]
by Janisse Ray

Kindle Edition from Chelsea Green [7/2012] for $9.15
Chelsea Green Publng 9¼x6 pb [7/2012] for $12.21
American Tuna book by Andrew F. Smith  "American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of An Improbable Food" [2012]
by Andrew F. Smith

Kindle Edition from Univ California Press [8/2012] for $19.22
Univ California Press 9x6 hardcover [8/2012] for $28.36
author's official website
Taste, Memory, Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors book by David Buchanan  "Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter - Restoring Diversity To Our Fields, Markets, and Tables" [2012]
by David Buchanan, Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan

Chelsea Green Publng 8½x5½ pb [10/2012] for $11.06
Foodopoly / the Future of Food and Farming in America book by Wenonah Hauter  "Foodopoly: The Battle Over The Future of Food and Farming In America [2012]
by Wenonah Hauter

Kindle Edition from The New Press [12/2012] for $11.99
The New Press 9¼x6 hardcover [12/2012] for $16.88
Salt Sugar Fat book by Michael Moss  "Salt Sugar Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us" [2013]
by {Pulitzer-winning journalist} Michael Moss

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [2/2013] for $12.99
W.H. Allen 9x6 pb [2/2013] import/used
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2013] for $15.40
In Meat We Trust book by Maureen Ogle  "In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America" [2013]
by Maureen Ogle

Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [11/2013] for $14.04
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2013] for $20.20
Meat Racket / Secret Takeover of America's Food Business book by Christopher Leonard  "The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business" [2014]
by Christopher Leonard

Journalist Leonard focuses on Tyson Foods and exposes how the U.S. meat industry came under the control of Tyson and their fellow monopolist agribusiness corporations.
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [2/2014] for $12.74
Simon & Schuster 9x6 hardcover [2/2014] for $17.71
The Sugar Season book by Douglas Whynott  "The Sugar Season: A Year In The Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family’s Quest For The Sweetest Harvest" [2014] by Douglas Whynott
Author chronicles three main threads: the daily life of Vermont maple syrup entrepreneur Bruce Bascom; the surprisingly modern sugar industry (a barrel of maple syrup is worth more than a barrel of crude oil); and mounting evidence that the Climate Crisis is causing a drastic decline in maple sap.
Kindle Edition from Da Capo Press [3/2014] for $11.99
Da Capo Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [3/2014] for $15.23


The Hot Zone / Origins of the Ebola Virus book by Richard Preston  "The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of The Origins of The Ebola Virus" [New York Times bestseller 1994] by Richard Preston
The deadly virus later identified as the species Zaire ebolavirus first appeared in Africa in 1976; an epidemic erupted in December 2013, expanding from Guinea to Liberia and Sierra Leone, with isolated cases spreading to Europe and the United States by way of aircraft passengers. By late October 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a total of 12,008 suspected cases and 5,078 deaths, while assuming that many cases have been neither identified nor reported.
Kindle Edition from Anchor/Random House [3/2012] for $4.99
Anchor 8x5¼ pb [6/99] for $10.22
rebound pb 7x4¾ library hardcover [8/95] for $13.52
Random House 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/94] out of print/hundreds used

Forgotten Pandemic of 1918  "America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918" [1997]
by Alfred W. Crosby

listed in Los Angeles Times 100 Most Important Books of 1997
Cambridge Univ Press 8¾x5¾ pb [7/2003] for $22.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [7/2003] for $64.40
Great Influenza Pandemic  "The Great Influenza: The Story of The Deadliest Pandemic In History"
[2004 New York Times bestseller] by John M. Barry

Penguin 8½x5½ pb [10/2005] for $11.56
Viking 9x6½ hardcover [2/2004] for $29.95
the paperback has an Afterword on avian flu
Pox American History book by Michael Willrich  "Pox: An American History" [2011]
by Michael Willrich

Kindle Edition from Penguin Publng [3/2011] for $9.99
Penguin 8½x5½ pb [3/2012] for $16.99
Penguin Press 9½x6 hardcover [3/2011] for $15.88
Fever Season / Terrifying Epidemic book by Jeanette Keith  "Fever Season: The Story of A Terrifying Epidemic and The People Who Saved A City" [2012] by Jeanette Keith
A second yellow fever epidemic in August 1878 (after 1873) panicked the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee; about 18,000 people died, and so many fled the area that the city lost its charter until recovery in 1893.
Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury Press [10/2012] for $13.19
Bloomsbury Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2012] for $19.14

Fiction About Healthcare

see also Health Care Film Festival on the WM/Worry 'Health Care' Page

caduceus medical symbol
Western writer Max Brand [1892-1944] also wrote short stories & novels in other genres. His 1936 tale "Internes Can't Take Money" established the characters
of Dr. Kildare and his mentor, cranky Dr. Gillespie, about whom Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios made a series of popular Dr. Kildare movies from 1937 to 1942,
with novelizations by Brand and others. NBC-TV broadcast 190 episodes of a weekly TV series starring Richard Chamberlain & Raymond Massey from 1961 to 1966,
accompanied by paperback novelizations of several episodes. Those books are all mostly out of print; whatever is available in print and on DVD is being coded
on the Max Brand Page / Dr. Kildare Section at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore.

caduceus medical symbol

The Plague novel by Albert Camus  "The Plague" [June 1947]
by Albert Camus [1913-60], Translated by Stuart Gilbert

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [8/2012] for $9.99
Vintage mass pb [5/91] for $7.22
Vintage 8x5 pb [5/91] for $9.36
French-language original "La Peste"
Gallimard mass pb [2/72] for $17.34
French & European Publns mass pb [1947] for $31.30
NTC/Contemporary mass pb [6/47] out of print/used

Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy  "The Thanatos Syndrome: A Novel" [1987] by Walker Percy
A psychiatrist is released from minimum security prison and returns home to discover that a fellow psychiatrist is masterminding an unauthorized scheme to eradicate social ills by manipu-lating cortical functions through surreptitious doses of 'heavy sodium' in the local water supply.
Picador 8x5½ pb [9/99] for $10.20
Ivy Books mass pb [3/88] out of print/many used
FS&G hardcover [4/87] out of print/many used
FS&G hardcover [4/87] out of print/many used
Lines of Control mystery novel by Robert Sperber   "Lines of Control: A Novel of Healthcare and Murder Set In The Nation's Capitol" [2009] by Robert Sperber
Three medical students are found murdered on a university hospital campus near Washington, DC and an investigator from the Dept. of Health and Human Services is assigned to find the killer.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2011] for 99˘ {sic}
self-publ'd 9x6 pb [1/2009] for $19.96
The Medicine Game mystery novel by Darryl Bollinger  "The Medicine Game" [2012] by Darryl Bollinger
Three workers in a Southwest Florida hospital realize that a new high-priced drug is losing its effectiveness; they dig deeper and confirm their suspicions and then realize that they have become a serious threat to a corrupt corporation that will do anything to protect the billions of dollars in income that are at stake.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [1/2012] for $3.99
J.N.B. Press 8x5¼ pb [3/2012] for $14.99

Healthy Lifestyle

Sauna Complete Guide book by Rob Roy  "The Sauna: A Complete Guide To The Construction, Use, and Benefits of The Finnish Bath" [orig 1997, rev 2004] by Robert L. 'Rob' Roy
The book focuses on the author's specialty of 'cordwood masonry construction' and so the term 'complete' is not correct
Chelsea Green Publng 10x7 pb [11/2004] for $19.62
Chelsea Green Publng 9x6 pb [3/97] out of print/used
Hot Tubs, Saunas & Steam Baths book by Alan Sanderfoot  "Hot Tubs, Saunas & Steam Baths: A Guide To Planning and Designing Your Home Health Spa" [2005]
by Alan Sanderfoot

Storey Publng 11x8½ pb [5/2005] for $12.96
Sugar Shock! book by Connie Bennett  "Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life - and How You Can Get Back On Track" [2006]
by Connie Bennett, with Stephen T. Sinatra

Berkley Trade 9x6 pb [12/2006] for $10.17
author's official book site
What's In This Stuff? Hidden Toxins book by Patricia Thomas  "What's In This Stuff?: The Hidden Toxins In Everyday Products - and What You Can Do About Them" [2006]
by Patricia Thomas

Perigee Trade 9x6 pb [1/2008] out of print/many used
Spark, Exercise & the Brain book by John Ratey & Eric Hagerman  "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The Brain"
[2008] by John J. Ratey, MD with Eric Hagerman

Kindle Edition from Little, Brown/Hachette [1/2008] for $8.89
Little, Brown pb [1/2012] for $10.87
7½x5 pb [undated] out of print/used
Little, Brown 9¼x6 hardcover [1/2008] for $16.49
author's official website
Fixing School Food In America book by Janet Poppendieck  
"Free For All: Fixing School Food In America" [2010]
by Janet Poppendieck

Univ CA Press 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2010] for $18.15
Wellbeing, Five Essential Elements book by Tom Rath & James K. Harter  "Well Being: The Five Essential Elements" [2010]
by Tom Rath & James K. Harter, PhD

Two bestselling authors team up to share the results of a landmark study of well-being and its implications for organizations and individuals, covering five dimensions of human experience: Physical Well-Being, Career Well-Being, Financial Well-Being, Social Well-Being, and Community Well-Being
Gallup Press 9x6¼ deckle-edge hardcover [5/2010] for $13.99
Salt Sugar Fat book by Michael Moss  "Salt Sugar Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us" [2013]
by {Pulitzer-winning journalist} Michael Moss

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [2/2013] for $12.99
W.H. Allen 9x6 pb [2/2013] import/used
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2013] for $15.40
My Beef with Meat book by Rip Esselstyn  "My Beef With Meat: The Healthiest Argument For Eating A Plant-Strong Diet - Plus 140 New Engine 2 Recipes" [2013] by Rip Esselstyn
Kindle Edition from Grand Central/Hachette [5/2013] for $12.06
Grand Central Life & Style 9½x6¼ hardcover [5/2013] for $18.75
Big Fat Surprise book by Nina Teicholz  "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong In A Healthy Diet" [2014] by Nina Teicholz
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [5/2014] for $12.74
Simon & Schuster pb [DUE Jan 2015] for $13.81
Simon & Schuster 9x6¼ hardcover [5/2014] for $20.78
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The Water Crisis
While the Water Crisis is indeed a health issue, related books & movies are coded on
WM / Worry / Books on the Subject of Earth's Biosphere
WM / Worry / Movies on the Subject of Earth's Biosphere

Ending Hunger

Links regarding 'food insecurity' and ending hunger are on the WM / Worry / Health Care Page

Hunger / Unnatural History book by Sharman Apt Russell   "Hunger: An Unnatural History" [2005]
by Sharman Apt Russell

Kindle Edition from Basic Books [2005 edition] for $9.75
Basic Books 8x5¼ pb [9/2006] for $11.70
Basic Books 8¼x5¾ hardcover [9/2005] out of print/many used
Changing The Face of Hunger  "Changing The Face of Hunger: The Story of How Liberals, Conservatives, Republicans, Democrats & People of Faith Are Joining Forces In A New Movement To Help The Hungry, The Poor & The Oppressed" [2006]
by Tony Hall

W Publng Group 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2006] for $14.29
The Congressional Hunger Center [est. 1983] website
Reproach of Hunger / Food, Justice, Money book by David Rieff  "The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money In The  12/2015
Twenty-First Century" [2015] by David Rieff

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [10/2015] for $12.99
Simon & Schuster 9x6 hardcover [10/2015] for $18.39


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