Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Florence Nightingale by Catherine Reef - ADVISABLE

Reef, Catherine Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse, NON FICTION 184 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. $18.99. Content: G.  

Florence Nightingale, celebrated nurse of the Crimean War, was born into a very wealthy family, so, her wish to be a nurse was met with a great deal of negative scrutiny.  She should marry well and be a socialite!  But Florence would not bow to the conventions of the wealthy.  She volunteered, she trained, and transformed healthcare, often paying her own way.  She continued to work with the government and the military improving conditions of both the patients and the nurses for the rest of her life.  

This is a truly inspiring story, well written and researched.  Includes pictures, a bibliography and index.  An excellent source for a biography project. 

MS - ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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