Clara Barton: In the Service of Humanity / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$104.26
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $62.24
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 42%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $62.24   
  • New (7) from $104.25   
  • Used (3) from $62.24   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$62.24
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(2757)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Acceptable
NOTE: Book is actually in Very Good condition, except it has no dust jacket. This is the only reason why the condition is listed as 'acceptable' and not 'Very Good'.

Ships from: Tualatin, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$98.98
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(5607)

Condition: Good
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Blue Cloud Books ??? Hot deals from the ... land of the sun. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Phoenix, AZ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$104.25
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17614)

Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$104.25
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17614)

Condition: Like New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$108.53
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10337)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$112.84
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10337)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$130.26
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(101)

Condition: New
031328945X BRAND NEW W/ FAST SHIPPING! Choose Expedited for fastest shipping! Our feedback rating proves our commitment! 30-day return policy.

Ships from: Lawrence, KS

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Express, 48 States
$136.70
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(18)

Condition: New
Brand New. Multiple Quantities Available. Tracking Provided where available. Quick Order Processing. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Ships from: Doraville, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$239.53
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(193)

Condition: New
031328945X New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$459.89
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: New
Troy, Missouri, U.S.A. 1995 Hardcover New 031328945X. BRAND NEW, PRISTINE, NEVER OPENED.

Ships from: New Hampton, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

This book is a concise, interpretive account of the life of Clara Barton from her childhood in Massachusetts through her feats of heroism during the Civil War, her founding of the American Red Cross, which she led for 20 years, and her bitterly contested ejection from office which clouded her last decade. Clara Barton (1821-1912) led a life in the service of humanity. Undoubtedly heroic and undoubtedly generous in her impulse to aid others, she nonetheless remained a self-centered individual who could brook neither criticism nor ingratitude. Her life story is told here with sympathy and understanding without sacrificing candor or honesty.

The book contains no figures.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Cynthia Q. Woods, RN, PhD (University of Kansas School of Nursing)
Description: This interesting book is one of a large series, Contributions in Women's Studies. It is a biography "both sympathetic and critical" of Clara Barton, one of the heroines of 19th-century America. Barton was best known as the "Angel of the Battlefield" during the Civil War and as founder of the American Red Cross.
Purpose: This book fulfills its purpose to present a scholarly and objective account of the life of Clara Barton, 1821-1912.
Audience: The target audience includes students of women's studies, nurses, and those interested in the Civil War, Red Cross, and 19th-century humanitarian efforts. The author is a credible scholar and makes a concise, readable, and analytic addition to the literature.
Features: Barton's long, active life is logically presented and carefully documented in seven chapters, each with endnotes. Both primary and secondary sources are skillfully used and included in a comprehensive bibliography. There are no illustrations.
Assessment: The author analyzes events that put Barton in the ranks of two great reforms, women's rights and human rights, and that drew her to service in wars and peacetime disasters worldwide for more than 50 years. This book is not only an interesting biography of a complex, celebrated humanitarian but a valuable insight into her times and their similarity to ours.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Cynthia Q. Woods, RN, PhD (University of Kansas School of Nursing)
Description: This interesting book is one of a large series, Contributions in Women's Studies. It is a biography "both sympathetic and critical" of Clara Barton, one of the heroines of 19th-century America. Barton was best known as the "Angel of the Battlefield" during the Civil War and as founder of the American Red Cross.
Purpose: This book fulfills its purpose to present a scholarly and objective account of the life of Clara Barton, 1821-1912.
Audience: The target audience includes students of women's studies, nurses, and those interested in the Civil War, Red Cross, and 19th-century humanitarian efforts. The author is a credible scholar and makes a concise, readable, and analytic addition to the literature.
Features: Barton's long, active life is logically presented and carefully documented in seven chapters, each with endnotes. Both primary and secondary sources are skillfully used and included in a comprehensive bibliography. There are no illustrations.
Assessment: The author analyzes events that put Barton in the ranks of two great reforms, women's rights and human rights, and that drew her to service in wars and peacetime disasters worldwide for more than 50 years. This book is not only an interesting biography of a complex, celebrated humanitarian but a valuable insight into her times and their similarity to ours.
Cynthia Q. Woods
This interesting book is one of a large series, Contributions in Women's Studies. It is a biography "both sympathetic and critical" of Clara Barton, one of the heroines of 19th-century America. Barton was best known as the "Angel of the Battlefield" during the Civil War and as founder of the American Red Cross. This book fulfills its purpose to present a scholarly and objective account of the life of Clara Barton, 1821-1912. The target audience includes students of women's studies, nurses, and those interested in the Civil War, Red Cross, and 19th-century humanitarian efforts. The author is a credible scholar and makes a concise, readable, and analytic addition to the literature. Barton's long, active life is logically presented and carefully documented in seven chapters, each with endnotes. Both primary and secondary sources are skillfully used and included in a comprehensive bibliography. There are no illustrations. The author analyzes events that put Barton in the ranks of two great reforms, women's rights and human rights, and that drew her to service in wars and peacetime disasters worldwide for more than 50 years. This book is not only an interesting biography of a complex, celebrated humanitarian but a valuable insight into her times and their similarity to ours.
Booknews
A critical yet sympathetic account of Barton's life from her earliest years as an exceptionally bright, quixotic child of inconsistently progressive parents to a lifetime of dedication to taking care of people in need--dedication which, the author explains, was not entirely selfless. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

DAVID H. BURTON is Professor of History at St. Joseph's University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface

Years to Womanhood

Battlefield Commission

Travels and Travail

A New Beginning

The Red Cross: What It Became

Road to Rejection

Last Years, Last Words

Bibliography

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)