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Author Bostridge, Mark.

Title Florence Nightingale : the making of an icon / Mark Bostridge.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Biography - DKLY-12  B NIG    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Biography - IPLY-12  B NIGHTINGALE    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  610.92 NIG    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Biography - MPLG-1  B NIG    AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 646 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The common soldier's savior, the standard-bearer of modern nursing, a pioneering social reformer: Florence Nightingale belongs to that select band of historical characters who are instantly recognizable. Home-schooled, bound for the life of an educated Victorian lady, Nightingale scandalized her family when she found her calling as a nurse, a thoroughly unsuitable profession for a woman of her class. As the "Lady with the Lamp," ministering to the wounded and dying of the Crimean War, she offers an enduring image of sentimental appeal. In the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in more than fifty years, Mark Bostridge draws on a wealth of unpublished material, including previously unseen family papers, to throw new light on this extraordinary woman's life and character. Disentangling elements of myth from the reality, Bostridge has written a vivid and readable account of one of the most iconic figures in modern history.--From publisher description.
Subject Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910.
Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910.
Nurses -- England -- Biography.
Nurses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Crimean War -- Great Britain.
History of Nursing -- Great Britain.
History, 19th Century -- Great Britain.
ISBN 9780374156657 hardcover alkaline paper
0374156654 hardcover alkaline paper
Standard No. 40016000742

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