The newly discovered diary of a wartime nurse - a fascinating, dramatic and unique insight into the experiences of a young nurse in the Second World War. 'I always seem to be saying good-bye to men whom I might have loved had there been enough time...' 1939: 18-year-old trainee nurse Mary Mulry arrives in London from Ireland, hoping for adventure. Little did she know what the next seven years would bring. In her extraordinary diary, published now for the first time, Mary records in intimate detail her life as a nurse, both on the Home Front and on the frontline. From nursing children during bombing raids in London to treating Allied soldiers in Normandy, Mary's experiences gave her vivid and unforgettable material for the private diary she was dedicated to keeping. Filled with romance, glamour and inevitably sadness, too, these are the rich memories of an irrepressible personality, living through the turbulent years of the Second World War.
The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer
Author: Nina Burleigh
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, the beautiful, rebellious, and intelligent ex-wife of a top CIA official, was killed on a quiet Georgetown towpath near her home. Mary Meyer was a secret mistress of President John F. Kennedy, whom she had known since private school days, and after her death, reports that she had kept a diary set off a tense search by her brother-in-law, newsman Ben Bradlee, and CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton. But the only suspect in her murder was acquitted, and today her life and death are still a source of intense speculation, as Nina Burleigh reveals in her widely praised book, the first to examine this haunting story. From the Trade Paperback edition.
‘Could one write a book based on one’s diaries over thirty years? I certainly have enough material,’ wrote Barbara Pym. This book, selected from the diaries, notebooks and letters of this much loved novelist to form a continuous narrative, is indeed a unique autobiography, providing a privileged insight into a writer’s mind. Philip Larkin wrote that Barbara Pym had ‘a unique eye and ear for the small poignancies of everyday life’. Her autobiography amply demonstrates this, as it traces her life from exuberant times at Oxford in the thirties, through the war when, scarred by an unhappy love affair, she joined the WRNS, to the published novelist of the fifties. It also deals with the long period when her novels were out of fashion and no one would publish them, her rediscovering in 1977, and the triumphant success of her last few years. It is now possible to describe a place, situation or person as ‘very Barbara Pym’. A Very Private Eye, at once funny and moving, shows the variety and depth of her own story.
Official Journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing
Author: Patricia D'Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Nursing History Review, an annual peer-reviewed publication of the American Association for the History of Nursing, is a showcase for the most significant current research on nursing history. Regular sections include scholarly articles, over a dozen book reviews of the best publications on nursing and health care history that have appeared in the past year, and a section abstracting new doctoral dissertations on nursing history. Historians, researchers, and individuals fascinated with the rich field of nursing will find this an important resource. Included in Volume 27... Hidden and Forgotten: Being Black in the American Red Cross Town and Country Nursing Service, 1912–1948 “Not only with Thy Hands, But Also with Thy minds”: Salvaging Psychologically Damaged Soldiers in the Second World War Cold Interests, Hot Conflicts: How a Professional Association Responded to a Change in Political Regimes The Historian and the Activist: How to Tell Stories that Matter Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN: March 24, 1942-September 1, 2017
Enhanced Edition of the bestselling Mrs Robinson's Disgrace, including author videos and podcasts On a mild winter's evening in 1850, Isabella Robinson set out for a party. Her carriage bumped across the wide cobbled streets of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town and drew up at 8 Royal Circus, a grand sandstone house lit by gas lamps. This was the home of the rich widow Lady Drysdale, a vivacious hostess whose soirees were the centre of an energetic intellectual scene. Lady Drysdale's guests were gathered in the high, airy drawing rooms on the first floor, the ladies in dresses of glinting silk and satin, bodices pulled tight over boned corsets; the gentlemen in tailcoats, waistcoats, neckties and pleated shirt fronts, dark narrow trousers and shining shoes. When Mrs Robinson joined the throng she was introduced to Lady Drysdale's daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Edward Lane. She was at once enchanted by the handsome Mr Lane, a medical student ten years her junior. He was 'fascinating', she told her diary, before chastising herself for being so susceptible to a man's charms. But a wish had taken hold of her, which she was to find hard to shake... A compelling story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy, and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality, Mrs Robinson's Disgrace brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love.
The Private Diaries of Lola Jones and Perry Martin represents Stark Hunter's fourth published opus. His three other published works include the novel, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (2002), his poetry collection, Carnivorous Avenues (2004) and an allegorical novel, Flies (2005). He has been a teacher of language arts in southern California for the past 26 years. Pictured is Mr. Hunter back in the 1970's when wrote Private Diaries.
The book is about this girl named Salem Anderson and she's going to a new school. Her dad travels around the world and sends her this notebook. She's so excited. She lives with her mom and snobby sister; Sabrina. When she goes into the new school, its clean and nice. On the first day it doesn't go so well, but as the days keep passing by it gets better. At the end of the book, her mother is pregnant and she has a baby boy. They all feel happy and good.
British Army sisters and soldiers in the Second World War
Author: Jane Brooks
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Negotiating Nursing explores how the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Q.A.s) salvaged their soldier-patients within the sensitive gender negotiations of what should and could constitute nursing work and where that work could occur. The book argues that the Q.A.s, an entirely female force during the Second World War, were essential to recovering men from the battlefield and for the war, despite concerns about women’s presence on the frontline. Using personal testimony the book maps the developments in nurses’ work as they created a legitimate space for themselves in war zones and established their position as the expert at the bedside. Yet, despite the acknowledgement of nurses’ vital role in the medical service, their position was gendered. As the women of Britain were returned to the home post-war, it was the military nurses’ womanhood that stymied their considerable skills from being transferred to the new welfare state.
Public and Private Documents of Northeastern Ohio, 1750-1860
Author: Robert Anthony Wheeler
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
This collection of primary source documents traces the evolution of Ohio's Western Reserve from the early days of exploration to the eve of the Civil War. The documents, which come from the archives of the Western Reserve Historical Society, encompass a range of voices belonging to the men, women, and children who explored, visited, or lived in northeastern Ohio before the Civil War. The documents range from an Indian captivity narrative to narratives of exploration to record, left by a missionary to a young girl's remarkable record of growing up on the "frontier" to accounts by immigrants of life in a new world. The collection begins with Benjamin Franklin's 1755 statement about the importance of the land we know as Ohio and ends in 1860 with African American John Malvin's comments on race and history in the region. Robert A. Wheeler provides a general introduction to the volume as a whole, plus introductions to each of the four chronological sections. In addition, he presents historical and biographical information for each document included in the collection. This is a wonderful history of Ohio's formative years, but it is also a first-rate history of the movement westward in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War.
Through close examinations of diaries, diary publication, and diaries in fiction, this book explores how the diary's construction of time and space made it an invaluable and effective vehicle for the dominant discourses of the period; it also explains how the genre evolved into the feminine, emotive, private form we continue to privilege today.