Burroughs' Bookshelf.

Author:Burroughs, John
Position:Book review

Famous Personalities Honored on Stamps

Marc A. Shampo, Robert A. Kyle, & Werner Heidel

Vantage Press

419 Park Ave. South New York, NY 10016

9780533163618, $22.95, www.vantagepress.com

One must be truly exceptional to earn their place on a stamp. "Famous Personalities Honored on Stamps: Links to Medicine" looks at the people who through the medical profession and relations to it made their impact on the world and gained a bit of their immortality through honor on postage. These stories use the postage stamp as the common link between them, focusing on their endeavors instead of the stamps themselves. "Famous Personalities Honored on Stamps" is an intriguing look at the many people who furthered medicine.

Public Trust Betrayed

James E. Manning

Tate Publishing

127 E Trade Center Terrace, Mustang, OK 73064-4421

9781617393679, $14.99, www.tatepublishing.com

When trust is betrayed, it takes a long time to make a recovery. "Public Trust Betrayed: The Truth Behind the Real Estate Appraisal Industry" is a criticism of the lack of transparency in the real estate appraisal industry that has driven it corrupt and untrustworthy, hurting the whole system it is apart of and leaving the real estate system in shambles. Calling for investigation of the industry and those that are related, "Public Trust Betrayed" is a thoughtful delve into this business, highly recommended.

Why America is Sick

Daivd J. Henderson

Tate Publishing & Enterprises

127 E. Trade Center Terrace, Mustang, OK 73064

9781617398513, $24.99, www.tatepublishing.com

Overall health is more important than one could truly know. "Why America is Sick: But You Don't Have to Be" is an analysis from physiologist David Henderson, as he urges good practices to attain general health that will keep one up and active, while avoiding pitfalls of poor health, which all too many Americans fall into. "Why America is Sick" is filled with thoughtful wisdom that is wise and useful for any age.

Did You Can?


Outskirts Press

10940 S Parker Road - 515, Parker, CO 80134

9781432762636, $12.95, www.outskirtspress.com

To search for the meaning behind it all is the question that hounds us all through life's challenges. "Did You Can: 6 One Short stories" is an assortment of six short stories that ask that question, as Mohammad reza Aazami Bafrani seeks to ask these questions and offers many unique answers that leave the readers with many more questons to ask. "Did You Can" is a worthy pick for those looking for...

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