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Author Toler, Pamela D, author.

Title Heroines of Mercy Street : the real nurses of the Civil War / Pamela D. Toler, PhD. ; foreword by Ridley Scott.

Imprint New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.775 TOL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Note "Companion to Mercy Street on PBS"--Cover.
Contents Foreword -- Introduction -- Dorothea Dix goes to war -- The army is unprepared -- Volunteers -- Nurses on the hospital transport ships -- Arriving at Mansion House Hospital == Learning by experience -- Becoming indispensible -- Leaving Mansion house Hospital -- Reporting back to duty -- After the war -- Afterword: a different viewpoint -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Notes -- Suggestions for furtherr reading -- Index.
Summary Tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia hotel turned wartime hospital, and the setting for the PBS show Mercy Street -- Publisher's description.
Subject Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887.
Olnhausen, Mary Phinney von, 1818-1902.
Reading, Anne.
Nurses -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Added Author Scott, Ridley, author of foreword.
ISBN 0316392073 (hardcover)
9780316392075 (hardcover)

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