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Florence Nightingale : the woman and her legend

Author: Mark Bostridge
Publisher: London : Viking, 2009.
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this book, the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in over fifty years, Mark Bostridge draws on a wealth of unpublished material, including previously unseen family papers, to throw significant new light on this extraordinary woman's life and character.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: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Florence Nightingale; Florence Nightingale
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bostridge
ISBN: 0140263926 9780670874118 0670874116 9780140263923
OCLC Number: 973644349
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Awards: Winner of Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2009
Description: xxiii, 647 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Mark Bostridge.

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Whether honoured and admired or criticized, Florence Nightingale has invariably been misrepresented and misunderstood. From her tireless campaigning and staggering intellectual abilities to her  Read more...

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