The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands (Penguin Classics)

Written in 1857, this is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivalled Florence Nightingale’s during the Crimean War. Seacole’s offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war met with racism and refusal. Undaunted, Seacole set out independently to the Crimea where she acted as doctor and ‘mother’ to wounded soldiers while running her business, the ‘British Hotel’., A witness to key battles, she gives vivid accounts of how she coped with disease, bombardment and other hardships at the…

Mary Seacole

Pub Date : 2005-03-01 | Author : Jane Robinson | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105121549492
ISBN 13 :

The Times described her as a heroine, Queen Victoria's nephew called her 'Mammy', while the soldiers she tended in the Crimea referred to her with affection as 'Mother Seacole' or ..

The History Of Mary Prince

Pub Date : 1997 | Author : Mary Prince | Publisher : University of Michigan Press

ISBN 10 : 0472084100
ISBN 13 : 9780472084104

Mary Prince was the first black British woman to escape from slavery and publish a record of her experiences. In this unique document, Mary Prince vividly recalls her life as a sla..

The Garden Of Invention

Pub Date : 2009-04-16 | Author : Jane S. Smith | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 1101046228
ISBN 13 : 9781101046227

The wide-ranging and delightful history of celebrated plant breeder Luther Burbank and the business of farm and garden in early twentieth- century America At no other time in histo..

My Own Country

Pub Date : 1994 | Author : Abraham Verghese | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780679752929
ISBN 13 : 0679752927

A young doctor of eastern Tennessee describes the town's first introduction to the AIDS virus, which preceded a disturbing epidemic and introduced the doctor to many unique people..

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