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Black Nightingale: Mary Seacole, Hero of the Crimean War
     

Black Nightingale: Mary Seacole, Hero of the Crimean War

by Julia Buss
 
Mary Seacole was a real hero of the Crimean War, a self-proclaimed "doctoress" and contemporary of Florence Nightingale. She was a black Jamaican woman who risked her life to help sick and dying soldiers at the battlefront. This tale imagines her experiences as she faces impossible challenges, grapples with the flaws of human nature, and copes with death and loss. The

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Mary Seacole was a real hero of the Crimean War, a self-proclaimed "doctoress" and contemporary of Florence Nightingale. She was a black Jamaican woman who risked her life to help sick and dying soldiers at the battlefront. This tale imagines her experiences as she faces impossible challenges, grapples with the flaws of human nature, and copes with death and loss. The Crimean War was the first war of the industrial era. Its armies, unadjusted to modern warfare, pitted Russian muskets against French rifles. For the first time in history, telegraph sent speedy press reports to newspapers, and war photography showed pictures of the horror to the public at home. In this war, Mary Seacole confronted killing on an industrial scale, as well as thousands of deaths from infectious disease, when little was available to treat the dying.

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S. Marie Vernon
The Black Nightingale is Mary Seacole, a true heroine of the Crimean War and British History. Author Julia Buss has captured her remarkable spirit, her determination, and her amazing courage in the face of adversity that threatened to keep her from her life’s mission; that of saving lives. This story walked me right onto the battlefields during the mid-18th century along with Mary. Julia Buss’s writing enabled me to visualize and feel the unconditional love, the deep co

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781463754082
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Julia Buss is author of Your Care Plan, a nurse's guide to healthy living, and co-author of Flying the Edge of America, the trip of a lifetime. She is a registered nurse, who also graduated from Brown University with a degree in English and American literature. Julia blogs about health and diet at www.juliacbuss.wordpress.com. She is married, and lives in California.

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