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Synopsis: Before her wider fame as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott achieved recognition for her accounts of her work as a volunteer nurse in an army hospital. Written during the winter of 1862–63, her lively dispatches appeared in the newspaper Commonwealth, where they were eagerly read by soldiers' friends and families. Then, as now, these chronicles revealed the desperate realities of battlefield medicine as well as the tentative first steps of women in military service.
Writing under a pseudonym, Alcott recounted the vicissitudes of her two-day journey from her home in Concord, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C. A fiery baptism in the practice of nursing awaited her at Washington Hospital, were she arrived immediately after the slaughter of the Army of the Potomac at the battle of Fredericksburg. Alcott's rapidly paced prose graphically depicts the facts of hospital life, deftly balancing pathos with gentle humor. A vivid and truthful portrait of an often overlooked aspect of the Civil War, this book remains among the most illuminating reports of the era's medical practices as well as a moving testimonial to the war's human cost.
Title: Civil War Hospital Sketches
Publisher: Dover Publications; 60312th edition (February 10, 2006)
Book Description Dover Publications Inc., 2006. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Seller Inventory # mon0000555163
Book Description Dover Publications, Incorporated. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0486449009I5N00
Book Description Dover Publications. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2914344372
Book Description Dover Publications, Incorporated. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0486449009I3N00
Book Description Dover Publications, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. 60312th. BOOK ONLY, CD/CODE NOT INCLUDED!! Book is in overall good condition!! Cover shows some signs of wear and pages have a minimal amount of markings. FAST SHIPPING W/USPS TRACKING!!!. Seller Inventory # 620004737
Book Description Dover Publications, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0486449009
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Book Description Dover Publications, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # 0486449009
Book Description Dover Publications March 2006, 2006. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good - Cash. Unmarked text, secure binding. Very little wear to cover, corners, and edges. Binding is tight, pages are unmarked and crisp. Stock photos may not look exactly like the book. Seller Inventory # 642412