Books The Healing of America A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T. R. Reid Hardcover, 277 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Healing of AmericaSubtitleA Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health CareAuthorT. R. Reid Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 290 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published August 31 2010 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Healing of AmericaSubtitleA Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health CareAuthorT. R. Reid Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Discusses successful health-care systems worldwide, disproving American myths of "socialized medicine" to find possible paths toward reform. Genres: Nonfiction Science & Health Also by T. R. Reid The United States Of Europe A Fine Mess Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Healing of America New In Paperback New In Paperback, Sept. 6-12 September 9, 2010 As summer ends, it's time for brainy reads you may have missed in hardcover. Wolf Hall, set in the court of Henry VIII, won the 2009 Booker Prize. Former nun Karen Armstrong takes on the atheists in The Case for God. Barbara Ehrenreich pops the bubble of American optimism with her usual wit — and more. Best Books Of 2009 Fit To Print: Top Five Current Affairs Books Of 2009 December 29, 2009 If these books prove anything, it's that the legacy of nonfiction storytelling is still very much alive. Steve Weinberg's picks reflect the depth and diversity of the 2009 current affairs library, ranging from investigations of the role of women in America to a look at what it means to sit supreme on the highest court in the U.S. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'The Healing Of America' December 29, 2009 In his health care expose, T.R. Reid, a reporter for the Washington Post, reveals numerous opponents of American health care reform as liars, or at best, ill-informed. Reid discusses the benefits of overseas health care programs and tries to dispel the fearful myth of "socialized health care."