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American Nightingale by Bob Welch
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May 04, 2010

really liked it
Read from April 30 to May 01, 2010

Engaging account of the life of a young Polish-american woman,born to a Jewish family in Poland just as WWI was about to start,who grew up to be a nurse during WWII.

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message 1: by mwbham (new)

mwbham I just read the summary above. It sounds very interesting.

Janet The author,Bob Welch,writes a column for the Register-Guard and first wrote about Frances Slanger in a newspaper column. It was the response to that column, including finding out that one of 4 surviving nurses from her unit also lived in Eugene, that prompted him to do more research and eventually write the book.

message 3: by mwbham (new)

mwbham That's even more interesting.

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