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Florence Nightingale : the woman and her legend

Author: Mark Bostridge
Publisher: London ; New York : Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in over fifty years, Mark Bostridge draws on a wealth of unpublished material, including previously unseen family papers, to throw significant new light on this extraordinary woman's life and character. By disentangling elements of myth from the reality, Bostridge has written a vivid and readable account of one of the most iconic figures in modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Named Person: Florence Nightingale; Florence Nightingale; Nightingale; Florence Nightingale; Florence Nightingale
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bostridge
ISBN: 9780670874118 0670874116
OCLC Number: 233788218
Awards: Winner of Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2009
Description: xxiii, 646 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Mark Bostridge.

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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  Read more...

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