Book Review-Tarnish of the Badge by Jerry Summers

Jerry Summers holds an undergraduate degree in pastoral ministry and a master’s degree in business administration in marketing from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.  Summers also has extensive experience in the various law enforcement fields.

Tarnishing of the Badge is Summer’s first venture into non-fiction. The book sets forth the theory that our law enforcement system is sliding into a state of moral decay. Summers opens his book with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, defines the crises and continues with both supporting information and personal opinion. His opinions are based on years within the law enforcement field, as well as time spent outside of the field.

Tarnishing of the Badge raised some very provocative questions about our law enforcement system. I would recommend this book to all members of our society.

Book Review–The Map Rock of Idaho Decoded by Don Zuhlke

Don Zuhlke, a native Idahoan, does not claim to be an archeologist but felt compelled to share his theory of Map Rock.

The Map Rock of Idaho Decoded is an interesting presentation of one man’s studies of a long ignored window into Idaho’s pre-historic past. The book leads the reader from one landmark to the next in a progressive fashion that is easy to follow. The author includes questions to piqué the mind of the reader and includes his opinions on possible answers. Photographs of the specific symbols sited are included with the text, as well as photographs of landmarks.

After reading Mr. Zuhlke’s book, I am personally interested in an on-site review and am planning a spring outing. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Idaho history, archeology or a simple outing with the family. I hope, in time, to find reviews on this work by professionals in the fields of archeology and anthropology.