Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend

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Viking, 2008 - Crimean War, 1853-1856 - 646 pages
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The soldier's saviour, the standard-bearer of modern nursing, a pioneering social reformer - and much else besides - Florence Nightingale belongs to that select band of historical characters who are instantly recognisable. As the Lady with the Lamp, ministering to the wounded and dying of the Crimean War, she offers an enduring image of sentimental appeal, and one that is permanently lodged in the national consciousness. She has been honoured and admired, criticised and ridiculed. More often than not, she has been misrepresented and misunderstood. In this remarkable book, the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in over fifty years, Mark Bostridge draws on a wealth of unpublished material, including previously unseen family papers, to throw significant new light on this extraordinary woman's life and character.

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The popular image of Florence Nightingale as the crusading "Lady with the Lamp" who brought nursing care to the casualties of the Crimean War and her status as a beloved icon of the nursing field have ... Read full review

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