Florence Nightingale by Catherine Reef
The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

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A vividly written, richly layered portrait of a fascinating woman whose life and work influenced and inspired many.
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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.
 

About Catherine Reef

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Catherine Reef is the author of more than 35 nonfiction books for young people. Her books for Clarion include the highly acclaimed John Steinbeck and Sigmund Freud which was the recipient of the 2002 Sydney Taylor Award, presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries. She lives in College Park, Maryland.
 
Published November 8, 2016 by Clarion Books. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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A vividly written, richly layered portrait of a fascinating woman whose life and work influenced and inspired many.

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