Woman of Valor

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When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted, more than anything else, to become a Union soldier. Determined to serve, she became instead a one-woman relief agency. She made her way to the front lines and supplied medical relief to the victims of some of the most famous battles of the war. After the war she became the founder of the Red Cross. Two 8-page inserts.

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About the Author:

Stephen B. Oates is professor of history at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the author of several acclaimed biographies of Nat Turner, John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Review:

"The Boston Globe" Stephen Oates' relationship with his subject is as close as a historian's can be. His fascination with her comes off as being almost personal, and that, combined with his mastery of the primary sources and familiarity with all the major protagonists, produces a book of convincing, living history.

"The Boston Globe"

This is truly a superb book about one of the greatest heroines of the 19th century.



"The New York Times"

...a striking view of Barton in silhouette against a vivid background of fire and death. It not only celebrates the life of a healer, but also helps to keep us aware of the moral ignorance that war always entails.



"The Boston Globe"

Stephen Oates' relationship with his subject is as close as a historian's can be. His fascination with her comes off as being almost personal, and that, combined with his mastery of the primary sources and familiarity with all the major protagonists, produces a book of convincing, living history.



"James M. McPherson,"

author of "Battle Cry of Freedom"

Clara Barton was truly a woman of valor in the Civil War, and Stephen Oates has written the full story of her courage and dedication to healing the wounded for the first time. This book provides the best description of Civil War medicine and battlefield hospitals that I have ever read. The vivid writing brings the reader into the midst of the sights, sounds, even the smells of war.



"The Milwaukee Journal"

"A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War" is a sensitive and illuminating biography of the founder of the American Red Cross that deserves a wide audience. This is biography at its best...as Oates makes clear, these were the years that provided direction for [Barton's] life. To read of how Barton overcame doubt and discrimination to serve her country is to be reminded of how much one person can achieve.



"The Boston Globe"This is truly a superb book about one of the greatest heroines of the 19th century.

"The New York Times,.".a striking view of Barton in silhouette against a vivid background of fire and death. It not only celebrates the life of a healer, but also helps to keep us aware of the moral ignorance that war always entails.

"The Boston Globe"Stephen Oates' relationship with his subject is as close as a historian's can be. His fascination with her comes off as being almost personal, and that, combined with his mastery of the primary sources and familiarity with all the major protagonists, produces a book of convincing, living history.

"The Milwaukee Journal""A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War" is a sensitive and illuminating biography of the founder of the American Red Cross that deserves a wide audience. This is biography at its best...as Oates makes clear, these were the years that provided direction for [Barton's] life. To read of how Barton overcame doubt and discrimination to serve her country is to be reminded of how much one person can achieve.

"James M. McPherson," author of "Battle Cry of Freedom"Clara Barton was truly a woman of valor in the Civil War, and Stephen Oates has written the full story of her courage and dedication to healing the wounded for the first time. This book provides the best description of Civil War medicine and battlefield hospitals that I have ever read. The vivid writing brings the reader into the midst of the sights, sounds, even the smells of war.

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