A Very Private Diary

Author: Mary Morris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297871560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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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.

A Very Private Diary

Author: Mary Morris

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9781780227382

Category: Nurses

Page: 300

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Mary Mulry was eighteen years old when she arrived in London from Ireland to begin training as a nurse. The year was 1939. She had hoped for an adventure and a new start; she could not have predicted what the next seven years would bring. In this extraordinary diary Mary recorded in intimate detail her experiences as a nurse on the Home Front and later working on the frontline in Europe. In London, she nursed critically ill children during bombing raids and narrowly escaped with her life in one the worst nights of the Blitz. In Normandy, arriving on the heels of the D-Day invasion, she tended to Allied soldiers and German prisoners of war. In war-torn Belgium, she witnessed harrowing casualties from the Battle of Arnhem. Yet romance, glamour and adventure are never far away for Mary, even if her relationships often had to be cut short. 'I always seem to be saying good-bye to men whom I might have loved had there been enough time, ' she writes. Nurses were not allowed to keep diaries on active service, but Mary - fortunately for us - was not one for following rules. Her rebellious spirit, sharp wit and irrepressible personality shine through the pages of her 'very private diary', published now for the first time.

A Very Private Woman

Author: Nina Burleigh

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307574172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

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“Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil meets Camelot.”—Washington Post Book World 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. Praise for A Very Private Woman “Power is so utterly fascinating. Sometimes it’s used for evil purposes, like the kind of power that has silenced the telling of Mary Pinchot Meyer’s mysterious murder for over three decades. In A Very Private Woman, Nina Burleigh has finally told this tragic tale of a privileged beauty with friends in high places.”—Dominick Dunne “A superbly crafted, evocative glimpse of an adventurous spirit whose grisly murder remains a mystery.”—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review “Proves that every Washington sex scandal is juicy in its own way.”—Glamour “Nina Burleigh has dissected Washington’s most intriguing murder mystery and produced a captivating biography, a thriller, and an insightful portrait of Georgetown in its golden presidential age.”—Christopher Ogden, bestselling author of Life of the Party: The Life of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman “Provocative, erudite . . . pure Georgetown noir.”—New York Observer “A rich array of real-life characters.”—New York Times Book Review

The Private Diary of John Dee

Author: James Orchard Halliwell

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752312351

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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Reproduction of the original: The Private Diary of John Dee by James Orchard Halliwell

The Private Diary Of Dr. John Dee : And The Catalogue Of His Library Of Manuscripts, From The Original Manuscripts In The Ashmolean Museum At Oxford, And Trinity College Library, Cambridge

Author: John Dee

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447486897

Category: Reference

Page: 152

View: 9687


This is the private diary of Dr. John Dee and is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains the writings of the sixteenth century occultist on his day-to-day activities. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in John Dee’s life. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Nursing History Review, Volume 27

Author: Patricia D'Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826143636

Category: Medical

Page: 174

View: 959


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