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“I will always be somebody.”

This assertion, a startling one from a nineteenth-century woman, drove the life of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, the only American woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor. President Andrew Johnson issued the award in 1865 in recognition of the incomparable medical service Walker rendered during the Civil War. Yet few people today know anything about
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 1st 2020 by Lyons Press
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Author Theresa Kaminski gives readers a full and fascinating introduction to Mary Walker, a woman we should all know about. Born in 1832, she pushed through barriers that kept women from fully participating in public and professional life. She became a doctor, practiced medicine during the Civil War, spied for the Union, was captured by the Confederacy -- she lived a life almost unimaginable for women of the time. For her war service, she was awarded the Medal of Honor, the only woman who has ev ...more
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