Item description for An American Nurse Amidst Chaos by Gladys Mouro...
Shortly after Mouro's arrival, Lebanon's bloody civil conflict erupted and swept her into 15 years of dealing with the tragic consequences of war. In this autobiography, she describes her experiences and how she faced the constant threat of being one of the few Americans left in Beirut.
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Studio: Syracuse University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.44" Height: 0.85" Weight: 1.26 lbs.
Publisher Syracuse University Press
ISBN 9953901104 ISBN13 9789953901107
Reviews - What do customers think about An American Nurse Amidst Chaos?
courage and humility Nov 3, 2006
This is the story of an American nurse who chose to serve the people of Lebanon. It is a fascinating account of a young woman finding herself in a Civil War and the impact that has on her own life and those around her. Reading it I felt as if I was having a conversation with the author, it is definitely her voice, and speaks with an astonishing mixture of courage and humility.
The best book ever Jul 21, 2006
I received a copy of this book as a birthday gift in Aug 2005. At the time I was on vacation in San Francisco, so I didn't really start reading the book until I was on an airplane flying back to Pittsburgh (through Washington DC). What happened during my flight and layover in Dulles (6-7 hours in total) was shocking to me, as I was unable to let go of this book. I was glued to it and didn't even once yawn or take a break, simply because I couldn't. I also couldn't resist crying while reading some of the most terrible and heart-breaking stories that the author witnessed during the war in Lebanon. After reading this book, my perspective about nurses and nursing in general took a 180 degree shift, as I now appreciate and respect the vital role that nurses play in our lives. In conclusion, I can say with confidence that so far, this is the best book that I've ever read in my 26 years of existance on this planet.