Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

by Catherine Reef


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Most people know Florence Nightingale was a compassionate and legendary nurse, but they don’t know her full story. This riveting biography explores the exceptional life of a woman who defied the stifling conventions of Victorian society to pursue what was considered an undesirable vocation. She is best known for her work during the Crimean War, when she vastly improved gruesome and deadly conditions and made nightly rounds to visit patients, becoming known around the world as the Lady with the Lamp. Her tireless and inspiring work continued after the war, and her modern methods in nursing became the defining standards still used today. Includes notes, bibliography, and index.

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ISBN-13: 9780544535800
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 11/08/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 259,891
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Catherine Reef is the award-winning author of more than forty nonfiction books, including many highly praised biographies for young people. She lives in College Park, Maryland.  www.catherinereef.com.

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