Item description for Florence Nightingale: Gods Servant at the Battlefield (The Sowers) by David R. Collins & Edward Ostendorf...
Overview God's Servant at the Battlefield Florence went against the wishes of her wealthy parents and defied social custom when she took up a career that no respectable woman of that day would even consider. She became a nurse. History knows her now as "The Lady with the Lamp." Night after night she walked among the cots of wounded soldiers, carrying her kerosene lamp to light the darkness and wearing her cape to keep out the cold. She was always ready to bandage the wounds of a bleeding soldier, give a drink of water to a thirsty patient, or write a letter home for a private on his deathbed. Up until Florence's time, the hospitals in England were a disgrace. Could she better conditions? She would have to overcome the resistance of high officials, the apathy of the public, and even the ignorance of doctors. Throughout her life, Florence remembered the entry in her diary when she was still a girl: "God spoke to me and called me to His service."
Publishers Description Known as "the lady with the lamp," she worked at nursing the wounded and comforting the ill.
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Studio: Mott Media (MI)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 5.27" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.41 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2000
Publisher Mott Media
Grade Level Grade 6
ISBN 0880621265 ISBN13 9780880621267
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More About David R. Collins & Edward Ostendorf
Bettendorf: Iowa's Exciting City is the third volume for the Images of America Series by Quad-City authors David R. Collins and Rich Johnson, who, along with Bessie J. Pierce and Bj Elsner, authored Rock Island: All American City, and with Pierce, Moline: City of Mills. Fellow historian and Bettendorf native Mary Louise Speer joins the team of Collins, Elsner, and Johnson for this pictorial overview of a quintessential Iowa community, a city steeped in tales of frontier adventures and pioneer spirit. This volume is offered as an entertaining and insightful look at what makes Bettendorf forever young, forever vibrant, and an exciting place to be, if for just a day or for a lifetime.
David R. Collins currently resides in Moline, in the state of Illinois.
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