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Mary Edwards Walker : Above and Beyond (American Heroes)
Mary Edwards Walker Above and Beyond - American Heroes
Author: Dale L. Walker
Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) defied the conventions of her era. Born and raised on a farm in Oswego, New York, Walker became one of a handful of female physicians in the nation-and became a passionate believer in the rights of women. — Despite the derision of her contemporaries, Walker championed freedom of dress. She wore slacks-or "bloomers...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780765310651
ISBN-10: 0765310651
Publication Date: 6/1/2005
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Forge Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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I first learned of Mary Edwards Walker when I read a book about Belva Lockwood. Mary was a contemporary of hers and was described as eccentric and also a woman physician who served in the Civil War. I became curious and wanted to learn more about her. I think this book did a great job of describing her life, and the book is smaller and easier to read then some of the thick biographies out on people. It really gave me another aspect of the Civil War from this woman's perspective and experiences. She was obviously very brave and persistent, though she started out life very timid and physically small in stature. I highly recommend it.


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