A Woman of Valor by Stephen B. Oates audiobook

A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War

By Stephen B. Oates
Read by Laural Merlington

Tantor Audio 9780028740126

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665191913

  • ISBN: 9781665191906

  • ISBN: 9781665191920

Runtime: 19.29 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serve, she became a veritable soldier, a nurse, and a one-woman relief agency operating in the heart of the conflict. Now, award-winning author Stephen B. Oates, drawing on archival materials not used by her previous biographers, has written the first complete account of Clara Barton's active engagement in the Civil War.

By the summer of 1862, with no institutional affiliation or official government appointment, but impelled by a sense of duty and a need to heal, she made her way to the front lines and the heat of battle. Oates tells the dramatic story of this woman who gave the world a new definition of courage, supplying medical relief to the wounded at some of the most famous battles of the war—including Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Battery Wagner, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg. Committed to healing soldiers' spirits as well as their bodies, she served not only as nurse and relief worker, but as surrogate mother, sister, wife, or sweetheart to thousands of sick, wounded, and dying men.

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Author Bio: Stephen B. Oates

Author Bio: Stephen B. Oates

Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, including The Approaching Fury; With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln, and Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King Jr. He has won the Christopher Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award for his work. Oates was a consultant and commentator in Ken Burns’s Civil War series on PBS, and is a recipient of the Nevins-Freeman Award of the Chicago Civil War Round Table for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 19.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English