The Nightingale of Mosul

The Nightingale of Mosul

A Nurse's Journey of Service, Struggle, and War

Book - 2010
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The true story of a female soldier in Iraq who was awarded the Bronze Star not for fighting, but for fighting to care. She is todays Florence Nightingale. At age 56, Susan Luz was deployed to Iraq. By the time she returned home, she had helped save the lives of 30,000 wounded soldiers, contractors, Iraqi civilians, and detainees. But this was not the first time Luz responded to the call of duty: this is the inspirational story of a life dedicated to service and to the ideal of fighting for what truly matters. As a young woman, Luz served in the Peace Corps in Brazil, where she experienced the brutality of poverty and violence. As a public health nurse, she has worked in jails, psychiatric wards, and a violent inner city high school. But nothing prepared her for what she would see in Iraq. Working under constant fire, Luz routinely witnessed the most horrific effects of the war. Her dedication to her job earned her the Bronze Star in honor of her selflessness and the life-saving work she carried out under unfathomably difficult circumstances. Susan Luz is a true hero and her story will resonate in the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come.
Publisher: New York : Kaplan Pub., c2010
ISBN: 9781607146315
Branch Call Number: 956.704437 L979n 2010
Characteristics: xi, 243 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Brotherton, Marcus


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Jun 15, 2015

Blast it & all! If a book does well & has several stars, remember SPL not every person can read small print! At least with digital 'we' can adjust print to our vision.

Jun 10, 2015

Aaaahhhh, but if only she had fought to prevent the Johnson administration in its Operation Brother Sam, to overthrow the democratically elected government of Brazil [she would have been too young then, of course] or fought against the illegal invasion of Iraq, but then had she been successful, this book could never have been written?


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