A series of books inspired me to write Health Care: Meet the American Dream.

Some of the other books featured in this photo, which is included on the back of Health Care: Meet the American Dream include:

Catch – 22 by Joseph Heller.

The Trial by Franz Kafka.

Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.

Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution and the Birth of Modern Nations by Craig Nelson.

Mama’s Got a Brand New Job by Janis Powers.

Let’s Find out about the Hospital by Eleanor Kay, R.N.

Bleed, Blister and Purge: A History of Medicine on the American Frontier by Volney Steele, M.D.

Essentials of Organic Chemistry by Drs. Edward J. Barrett and John C. Powers (my father).

The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong.

Merck Manual of Medical Information, Robert Berkow, M.D., Editor-in-Chief.

The Black Death by Philip Ziegler.

The New Our Bodies Ourselves. A Book by and for Women by The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective.

Hospital Interior Architecture by Jain Malkin.

Wonders of the World by Edmund Swinglehurst.

Yale: A Portrait, Photography by Steve Dunwell.

Not shown but of great importance:

Manly Health and Training. To Teach the Science of a Sound and Beautiful Body by Walt Whitman

And of course…

The Epic of America by James Truslow Adams