Friday, April 9, 2010

Mary Walker, Civil War Surgeon and Feminist

Fitzgerald, Stephanie. Mary Walker, Civil War Surgeon and Feminist.
Compass Point Books/Capstone 2009 112p 25.99 978-0-7565-4083-8 ms/jr
Signature Lives (Compass Point)
The life and career of feminist Mary Walker, the only woman to ever receive a Medal of Honor, for her tireless efforts as a physician and patriot during the Civil War. This book is well written and well organized, with appropriate photographs, illustrations, maps and facsimiles of primary sources sprinkled throughout. There is a timeline that puts Walker’s accomplishments in the context of broader events, as well as a glossary, source notes, bibliography, references, and a good index. Kennedy, Carol

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