Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

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"A biography for young adult readers on Florence Nightingale, the pioneering nurse best known for her work during the Crimean War, where she rectified horrifying conditions and made nightly rounds to check on patients, saving hundreds of lives and sparking worldwide healthcare reform"-- Provided by publisher.
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. --! From Amazon.com.
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780544535800
Characteristics: 184 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm


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Jul 20, 2017

I learned so much about Florence Nightingale from this biography. Her courage, tenacity, and capacity to care for others was remarkable and inspiring, and this book really highlights that. The embedded images and newspaper articles helped contextualize the story. Sometimes the writing felt a little awkward to me, but overall, the narrative kept my interest. Recommended!

Dec 23, 2016

Very good biography, with enough information to be intriguing, but not tedious. I learned a fair bit about Florence Nightingale, her life, her family, and most of all, her passion to help others. Definitely a worthwhile, informative, yet fun read.


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