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Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross (Signature Lives)

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The Civil War (1861-1865) divided the people of the United States. Torn over the issues of slavery and states' rights, the North and the South battled against each other in the deadliest American conflict ever fought. When the war ended, the country worked to unite and heal. Some of the people who lived and served during the Civil War era are among the nation's most belove ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Compass Point Books
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Jan 21, 2008 rated it did not like it
This biography does a disservice to this extraordinary woman and all young adults who want to learn about her. It skips large portions of her life, despite the author's reference to Barton's journals that chronicle her life. It does not delve at all into her motivations for becoming a school teacher in Massachusetts, moving to Washington D.C. by herself to work in the patent office, or going from there to working on the battle fields of the civil war. It never explicitly states that she is worki ...more
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well designed and written. This book is an easy read, but still makes a very comprehensive view of the life of a busy, driven woman who was eager to make the world a better place. Good pictures and back matter.
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Barbara Somervill is a professional writer who has been a magazine editor, journalist, and advertising copywriter for more than twenty years. Somervill is a member of the National Association of Female Executives, the Association of Women in Communications, and the International Documentary Association.
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