Dorothea's War

Author: Dorothea Crewdson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297869191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3691

The evocative diaries of a young nurse stationed in northern France during the First World War, published for the first time. A rare insight into the great war for fans of CALL THE MIDWIFE. In April 1915, Dorothea Crewdson, a newly trained Red Cross nurse, and her best friend Christie, received instructions to leave for Le Tréport in northern France. Filled with excitement at the prospect of her first paid job, Dorothea began writing a diary. 'Who knows how long we shall really be out here? Seems a good chance from all reports of the campaigns being ended before winter but all is uncertain.' Dorothea would go on to witness and record some of the worst tragedy of the First World War at first hand, though somehow always maintaining her optimism, curiosity and high spirits throughout. The pages of her diaries sparkle with warmth and humour as she describes the day-to-day realities and frustrations of nursing near the frontline of the battlefields, or the pleasure of a beautiful sunset, or a trip 'joy-riding' in the French countryside on one of her precious days off. One day she might be gossiping about her fellow nurses, or confessing to writing her diary while on shift on the ward, or illustrating the scene of the tents collapsing around them on a windy night in one of her vivid sketches. In another entry she describes picking shells out of the beds on the ward after a terrifying air raid (winning a medal for her bravery in the process). Nearly a hundred years on, what shines out above all from the pages of these extraordinarily evocative diaries is a courageous, spirited, compassionate young woman, whose story is made all the more poignant by her tragically premature death at the end of the war just before she was due to return home.

Dorothea's Song

Author: Ron Vitale

Publisher: Ron Vitale


Category: Fiction

Page: 371

View: 5045

Peter is your typical high school student, but when his mother’s marriage falls apart he copes by dreaming up the story of Dorothea, an elf who lives in the magical Bois d’or forest. Inspired by classic high-fantasy themes, his tale has all the makings of a great adventure—a brave elvish warrior, a ruthless coven of witches, a renegade elf lord and a kingdom on the verge of collapse. But as the chaos intensifies in both the real world and his imagined one, Peter is forced to take a daring stand in each.

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Author: James L. Mooney

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office


Category: History

Page: 620

View: 2008

This volume gives historical sketches of ships whose assigned names begin with T through V. Includes an appendix on tank landing ships. American citizens, U.S. Navy veterans, students and historians interested in naval fighting ships may be interested in this volume. Other related products: Undersea Warfare: Official Magazine of the United States Submarine Force print subscription can be found here: https: // Anchor of Resolve: A History of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Fifth Fleet can be found here: https: // Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, V. 6: R Through S, Appendices, Submarine Chasers, Eagle-Class Patrol Craft can be found here: https: // An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a KH-9 Hexagon Capsule From 16,400 Feet Below the Pacific Ocean: Selected Declassified CIA Documents can be found here: https: // Fundamentals of War Gaming --Paperback format can be found here: https: // --Hardcover format can be found here: https: // The World Cruise of the Great White Fleet: Honoring 100 Years of Global Partnerships and Security --Hardcover format can be found here: https: // "

Easing Pain on the Western Front

Author: Paul E. Stepansky

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476639116

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 2478

World War I is regarded as the first modern war, driven by fearful new technologies of mechanized combat. The unprecedented carnage rapidly advanced military medicine, transforming the nature of wartime caregiving and paving the way for modern nursing practice. Drawing on firsthand accounts of American nurses, as well as their Canadian and British counterparts, historian Paul E. Stepansky describes nurses' encounters with devastating new forms of injury--wounds from high-explosive artillery shells, poison gas burns, "shell shock," the Spanish Flu. Comparing nursing practice on the western front with nursing care during the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and the Anglo-Boer War, the author is especially attentive to the emergent technologies employed by nurses of the Great War.

Mediating Order and Chaos

Author: Rodney Farnsworth

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004490132

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

View: 6617

This literature-centered study offers an interdisciplinary approach to Romantic culture. If is pioneering in that it employs the complexity method of anthropology. Recent literary studies employ the complexity/chaos theory adapted from the natural sciences; however, here is presented for the first time a complexity method taken from the social/human sciences. This complexity method is useful in mediating not only contradictions within Romanticism, but the chaos of contemporary theories concerning it. One of the intensifying literary debates is that between the so-called “Greens” and “Reds,” naturalists and humanists. Mediating Order and Chaos not only traces the split between nature and man to Romantic Culture but finds there, too, a Spinozian vision of man and nature in unity – thereby denying any naturalist/humanist split. This volume is of interest for those who wish to see essays in the holistic approach to culture. Centering on hydraulics, hydrology, and meteorology, this study examines literature, painting, music, economics, and the rhetoric of science, philosophy, and politics, it therewith demonstrates how the water cycle was transformed into a cosmic metaphor that mediated, in the form of several complex adaptive systems, between the chaos of too much change and that of not enough.

Dorothea Lieven

Author: Judith Lissauer Cromwell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786426519

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 9307

"This work examines the way in which Dorothea Lieven, entrusted with a secret diplomatic overture to England, participated in events which culminated in the birth of modern Greece. Using her memoirs and other unpublished correspondence, the work providesa