Must reads for May celebrates mothers and nurses. Enjoy!
Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps
Dave Isay--StoryCorps's founder and the editor of the project's bestselling collection, "Listening Is an Act of Love"--Presents a celebration of American mothers. Selecting StoryCorps's most revelator y stories on the subject, "Mom" looks across a diversity of experience--from the Bronx to the rural South and beyond--to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood.
What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one women on the gifts that mattered most
Essays by women of gifts from their mothers that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life.
Listen to Your Mother: What she said then, what we're saying now
Irreverent, thought-provoking, hilarious, and edgy: a collection of personal stories celebrating motherhood, featuring #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jenny Lawson and Jennifer Weiner, and many other notable writers. Listen to Your Mother is a fantastic awakening of why our mothers are important, taking readers on a journey through motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor.
This I Believe: On Motherhood
This touching, thought-provoking book includes pieces on motherhood in its many manifestations written by more than sixty remarkable men and women from ordinary life, whose reflections and sentiments will resonate with readers far and wide. Among the contributors are young, middle-aged and elderly mothers (and stepmothers), as well as sons and daughters of all ages and from many different backgrounds.
Tenderly Lift Me: Nurses honored, celebrated, and remembered
Author and poet Jeanne Bryner has gathered biographical sketches of remarkable nurses, each accompanied by poetry and photographs, and has created the multigenre presentation that is the compassionate and complex Tenderly Lift Me. (E-book)
Bold Women of Medicine: 21 stories of astounding discoveries, daring surgeries, and healing breakthroughs
Susan M. Latta
Meet determined women who have dedicated their lives to saving others! From bold pioneers such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Edwards Walker, to modern-day medical heroines, readers will meet women who inspire with their courage and persistence.
Beyond the Call of Duty: Army flight nursing in World War II
At the height of World War II, five hundred Army flight nurses served with the Army Air Forces as members of thirty-one medical air evacuation squadrons located throughout the world on both the European and Pacific fronts. Their work was not insignificant--over one million patients were evacuated by air between January 1943 and May 1945. These specially trained Army nurses took nursing to new heights. (E-book)
Clara Barton's Civil War: Between bullet and hospital
Through Battle Dispatches, Letters, and Other Records, Discovering the Wartime Service of America's Most Famous Nurse. "I always tried to succor the wounded until medical aid and supplies could come up - I could run the risk; it made no difference to anyone if I were shot or taken prisoner."