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Clara Barton: Civil War Hero and American Red Cross Founder

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Military Heroes explores the lives of famous military personnel who have impacted armed operations as well as government, social, religious, and political arenas.

Biographies, historic events, current debates, and social issues are all an essential part of the curriculum. Readers can meet these research ...

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Overview

Military Heroes explores the lives of famous military personnel who have impacted armed operations as well as government, social, religious, and political arenas.

Biographies, historic events, current debates, and social issues are all an essential part of the curriculum. Readers can meet these research needs with the Essential Library, a well-researched, well-written, and beautifully designed imprint.

The Essential Library offers tremendous study tools:

Primary research and sources

Maps, color images, and historic documents

Timelines

Essential Facts-an overview of each topic

Selected Bibliography

Further Reading

Web sites-to expand research

Contact Information

Glossaries

Source notes by chapter

Index

Author Biography

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Oliver
Chapter One, "Baptism by Fire," immediately drops the reader into the Civil War's Second Battle of Bull Run, where Barton ran for three days with little food and only a few hours sleep to care for wounded and hungry Northern troops. This exciting opening is followed by a more traditional time line, beginning with Barton's birth in Massachusetts in 1821. Following in her family's footsteps, Clara was first a schoolteacher who opened one of the country's first public schools and then worked as a rare female clerk at the Washington D.C. Patent Office. When simmering politics erupted into the Civil War, she was determined to help her country's troops. Barton dedicated several years to caring for wounded soldiers, providing much needed medical care, food, and consolation. After the Civil War Barton traveled to Europe and became determined to bring the International Red Cross to the United States. A visually appealing book with wide margins, plenty of pictures and illustrations, as well as interesting sidebars, this is an engaging book as well as a great source of information. Included with the table of contents are a time line; a page of "Essential Facts"; additional resources, including a short bibliography and suggestions for further reading; promised web links on the publisher's site; a list of places to visit to learn more about Barton; a glossary; and an extensive index. For both report writing and interest reading this is an excellent addition to middle and high school libraries as well as their pubic counterparts. Reviewer: Sharon Oliver
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604539608
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Military Heroes Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 953,112
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Baptism by Fire 6

Chapter 2 Early Life 16

Chapter 3 Miss Barton, the Schoolteacher 26

Chapter 4 Life in Washington DC 34

Chapter 5 War 42

Chapter 6 Angel of the Battlefield 50

Chapter 7 Civil War Heroine 60

Chapter 8 More Work to Be Done 68

Chapter 9 Barton and the Red Cross 76

Chapter 10 The Red Cross Comes to America 84

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Additional Resources 102

Glossary 104

Source Notes 106

Index 109

About the Author 112

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