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The Nightingale of Mosul: A Nurse's Journey of Service, Struggle, and War

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The true story of a female soldier in Iraq who was awarded the Bronze Star—not for fighting, but for fighting to care. She is today’s Florence Nightingale. At age 56, Susan Luz was deployed to Iraq. By the time she returned home, she had helped save the lives of 30,000 wounded soldiers, contractors, Iraqi civilians, and detainees. But this was not the first time Luz respon ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Kaplan Publishing (first published 2010)
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Valerie
I have read books about this war that were better written, more gut wrenching, more immediate. I have not read any other books which related to me the experience I might have, if I were to go to war. The other books have shown me what it would be like to be a young soldier. I was especially , horrifically delighted by the detail about mercury thermometers being useless at their base because they only register up to 120 F.
Robin
Feb 03, 2011 Robin rated it it was ok
It took me a long time to finish this book. I very much wanted to know the story of a nurse serving in Iraq, but 2/3 of the book is back story. Not much depth was given to supporting characters and the story seemed flat, even drawn out. The part where she is serving in Iraq is good, but as I said before, there was not enough of it.
Mona
Jun 12, 2015 Mona rated it did not like it
Not as expected, not at all a war story about serving in Iraq it flashback story of a hard working nurse.
She may be honored for all her dedication to the US army, but certainly there is no heroic action in serving in US army who invaded Iraq and pretend that they are heros - Really how can you believe such nonsense and have the guts to pretend that you have nothing to do with destroying Iraq and blaming Iraqi people - strange that some people can believe their own lies.
Martha
Jul 23, 2013 Martha rated it really liked it
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Great read.. This should be a must read for all nurses and nursing students. No fluff here and well written. The author is a dedicated courageous nurse who was also a Colonel in the Army Reserves.She served in Iraq but her story as to how she got there is amazing and inspiring. Truly a dedicated professional...she is a nurse's nurse..Highly recommend this book
John
Jul 30, 2010 John rated it really liked it
This isn't a war story with lots of blood. But it is well-told story about a hard-working nurse doing her best.
Carolyn
Sep 01, 2012 Carolyn rated it it was amazing
couldn't put it down. Its hard to believe how many incredible experiences can be crammed into one lifetime.
Irving Zangwill
Jan 15, 2011 Irving Zangwill rated it it was amazing
A nurse's Journey of Service, Struggle and War. Terrific book beyond words. READ IT!!!
Rorie Boudreau
RI woman - interesting from that perspective...would not highly recommend
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