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Mission Accomplished: Stop the Clock
A former World War II army nurse shares her extraordinary life stories visualized from her earliest childhood memories over eighty years ago, to the present. Muriel Engelman begins her fascinating narrative by detailing her journey through childhood during the Great Depression and then transitioning into her structured life as a student nurse. Caring for polio patients in ...more
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Published December 8th 2008 by iUniverse.com
(first published August 28th 2008)
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This is a well-written book. As I mentioned in my Amazon review, Muriel and her husband have had a great life and after reading about it, I wish they'd been my neighbors. If the cover picture and the title give you the impression the entire book will be about Muriel's experiences as an Army nurse during World War II, then you'll probably be unhappy with the book. I'm not sure why the decision was made to put the best material into the shortest part of the book. That part is exceptional.
Sep 20, 2009 Kathryn rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Muriel Engelman’s fascination with human detail has spanned eight decades. The American octogenarian’s memoir, “Mission Accomplished: Stop the Clock” is filled with remarkably recalled details, humorous and heartbreaking stories, all focusing on what seems to be her favorite pastime: the wry, humorous but ultimately affectionate observation of people. The wide array of fascinating characters in her winning memoir – from a student nurse superintendent and a polio victim under her care, to a super ...more