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In an effort to develop a new resource for members, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently asked its staff, “What are your favorite public health-related books, movies, articles, and novels?” With 100+ avid readers and film watchers on staff, we came up with a long list of favorites to recommend to members. The ten titles below (and in no particular order) are just a sampling of staff suggestions. So, cozy up to the bookshelf… and stay tuned for a list of NACCHO members’ top picks coming soon.

Books 1 - 10 of 10


Future of Public Health (88 Edition) Future of Public Health (88 Edition)
by Institute Of Medicine Staff
Book News Annotation
Contains proposals for ensuring that public health service programs are efficient and effective enough to deal not only with problems of today, but also with those of the future. Recommendations for core functions in public health assessment; policy... (read more)
List Price $34.95
Your Price $23.00
Used - Trade Paper


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
Review
"Ms. Fadiman tells her story with a novelist's grace, playing the role of cultural broker, comprehending those who do not comprehend each other and perceiving what might have been done or said to make the outcome different." --Richard Berstein, The New... (read more)
Your Price $6.95
Used - Trade Paper


Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
by Laurie Garrett
Review
"On par with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring ... This chilling exploration of the decline of public health should be taken seriously by leaders and policymakers around the world."--Publishers... (read more)
Your Price $9.95
Used - Trade Paper


The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
by Laurie Garrett
Publisher Comments
Unpurified drinking water. Improper use of antibiotics. Local warfare. Massive refugee migration. Changing social and environmental conditions around the world have fostered the spread of new and potentially devastating viruses and diseases—HIV... (read more)
List Price $20.00
Your Price $5.50
Used - Trade Paper


Mountains Beyond Mountains (09 Edition) Mountains Beyond Mountains (09 Edition)
by Tracy Kidder
Publisher Comments
THE HEART AND THE FIST shares one manand#8217;s story of extraordinary leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior. In a life lived at the raw edges of the human experience, Greitens has seen what can be accomplished when compassion and... (read more)
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Your Price $10.00
Used - Trade Paper


The Demon in the Freezer The Demon in the Freezer
by Richard Preston
About the Author
US... (read more)
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Your Price $4.95
Used - Mass Market


The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story
by Richard Preston
Review
US"One of the most horrifying things I've ever read. What a remarkable piece of work." --Stephen King "Popular science writing at its best and the year's most infectious page-turner." --People "A top-drawer horror story...the... (read more)
List Price $15.95
Your Price $8.95
Used - Trade Paper


And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
by Randy Shilts
Publisher Comments
Is the end of HIV upon us? Award-winning research scientist and HIV fellow at the Ragon Institute, Nathalia Holt, reveals the science behind the discovery of a functional cure and what it means for the millions affected by HIV and the history of the AIDS... (read more)
List Price $19.99
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Used - Trade Paper


Public Helath: What It Is and How It Works Public Helath: What It Is and How It Works
by Bernard J. Turnock
Publisher Comments
Using A Straightforward Systems Approach, Public Health: What It Is And How It Works Explores The Inner Workings Of The Complex, Modern U.S. Public Health System--What It Is, What It Does, How It Works, And Why It Is Important. It Covers The Origins And... (read more)
Your Price $88.91
New - Trade Paper


The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
by John M Barry
Publisher Comments
No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Presumed to have begun when sick farm animals infected soldiers in Kansas, spreading and mutating into a lethal strain as troops carried it to Europe, it... (read more)
List Price $18.00
Your Price $5.95
Used - Trade Paper


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