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Lonely Crusader: The Life of Florence Nightingale
Lonely Crusader The Life of Florence Nightingale Author:Cecil Woodham-Smith At nineteen Florence Nightingale was a graceful, witty, attractive young girl, destined for a brilliant success in London society. Six years later she entered what was then considered a degrading, unworthy occupation: nursing. Under the nightmarish conditions of the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale proved the value of qualified women nurses, th... more »en went on to battle for hospital reform and to revolutionize her profession.
Lonely Crusader is the story of "a heroic woman administrator, a person far beyond her time in her vision of reforms, one whose brain matched her heart, whose courage and persistence were unlimited... Exciting, inspiring, informative..." New York Herald Tribune« less