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The nightingale of Mosul : a nurse's journey of service, struggle, and war

Autore: Susan Luz; Marcus Brotherton
Editore: New York : Kaplan Pub., ©2010.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English
Banca dati:WorldCat
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The true story of a female soldier in Iraq who was awarded the Bronze Starnot for fighting, but for fighting to care. She is todays Florence Nightingale. At age 56, Susan Luz was deployed to Iraq. By the time she returned home, she had helped save the lives of 30,000 wounded soldiers, contractors, Iraqi civilians, and detainees. But this was not the first time Luz responded to the call of duty: this is the  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Personal narratives, American
Personal Narratives
Persona incaricata: Susan Luz
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Susan Luz; Marcus Brotherton
ISBN: 9781607146315 1607146312
Numero OCLC: 436029191
Note: "From the daughter-in-law of George Luz Sr., one of the original Band of Brothers."--Jacket.
"Awarded the Bronze Star."--Jacket.
"Colonel Susan Luz, the highest-ranking female member of her Massachusetts Army Reserve unit, was 56 when she received the letter deploying her unit to Iraq. She packed her bags, kissed her husband goodbye, and set off on a journey that would test her leadership as an officer, her compassion as a nurse, and her resolve as a witness to the brutalities of modern warfare. Her 15 months on the ground during the surge in Iraq in 2006 and 2007 form the keystone of this remarkable story of a life of service."--Dust jacket flap.
Descrizione: xi, 243 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Dangerous country ahead --
My personal Toccoa --
In the line of fire --
To become an army nurse --
The massacre of the innocents --
Undefeated --
From a small, dark office --
A different type of craziness --
Love, in a dangerous time --
Reserve mission --
In a war zone --
The start of the bloodiest year --
Shot, wounded, killed --
My own star.
Responsabilità: Susan Luz with Marcus Brotherton.
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The true story of a female soldier in Iraq who was awarded the Bronze Starnot for fighting, but for fighting to care. She is todays Florence Nightingale. At age 56, Susan Luz was deployed to Iraq. By the time she returned home, she had helped save the lives of 30,000 wounded soldiers, contractors, Iraqi civilians, and detainees. But this was not the first time Luz responded to the call of duty: this is the inspirational story of a life dedicated to service and to the ideal of fighting for what truly matters. As a young woman, Luz served in the Peace Corps in Brazil, where she experienced the brutality of poverty and violence. As a public health nurse, she has worked in jails, psychiatric wards, and a violent inner city high school. But nothing prepared her for what she would see in Iraq. Working under constant fire, Luz routinely witnessed the most horrific effects of the war. Her dedication to her job earned her the Bronze Star in honor of her selflessness and the life-saving work she carried out under unfathomably difficult circumstances. Susan Luz is a true hero and her story will resonate in the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come.

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