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The Resource Florence Nightingale : the making of an icon, Mark Bostridge

Florence Nightingale : the making of an icon, Mark Bostridge

Label
Florence Nightingale : the making of an icon
Title
Florence Nightingale
Title remainder
the making of an icon
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bostridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The common soldier's savior, the standard-bearer of modern nursing, a pioneering social reformer: Florence Nightingale belongs to that select band of historical characters who are instantly recognizable. Home-schooled, bound for the life of an educated Victorian lady, Nightingale scandalized her family when she found her calling as a nurse, a thoroughly unsuitable profession for a woman of her class. As the "Lady with the Lamp," ministering to the wounded and dying of the Crimean War, she offers an enduring image of sentimental appeal. In the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in more than fifty years, Mark Bostridge draws on a wealth of unpublished material, including previously unseen family papers, to throw new light on this extraordinary woman's life and character. Disentangling elements of myth from the reality, Bostridge has written a vivid and readable account of one of the most iconic figures in modern history.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bostridge, Mark
Dewey number
  • 610.73092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RT37.N5
LC item number
B67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
N688Bk 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nightingale, Florence
  • Nightingale, Florence
  • Nurses
  • Nurses
  • Crimean War
  • History of Nursing
  • History, 19th Century
  • United Kingdom
Label
Florence Nightingale : the making of an icon, Mark Bostridge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 547-555) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 646 p.
Isbn
9780374156657
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008031424
Other control number
40016000742
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2507492
  • (OCoLC)ocn216941698
  • (OCoLC)216941698
  • 2507492
Label
Florence Nightingale : the making of an icon, Mark Bostridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 547-555) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 646 p.
Isbn
9780374156657
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008031424
Other control number
40016000742
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2507492
  • (OCoLC)ocn216941698
  • (OCoLC)216941698
  • 2507492

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