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Clara Barton: Professional Angel

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Dezember 1988

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"Pryor's exhaustive research serves her subject well."-Christian Science Monitor "Barton established and headed the American Red Cross, was superintendent of a women's reformatory, played a key role in providing medical aid and relief to Civil War battlefronts, and helped establish the New Jersey public school system. Yet her character was far from saintly. Her desire for approval and recognition was boundless, and her overachieving zeal alienated contemporaries. For this outstanding biography, Pryor uses Barton's recently discovered diaries, plus letters and other primary sources, to portray a complex, troubled heroine without delving into historical psychoanalysis. A tribute to a remarkable woman. Highly recommended."-Library Journal "Irresistible... Clara Barton, compassionate angel, becomes Clara Barton, neurotic, adulterer, careerist, embittered octogenarian-an authoritarian boss unable to brook criticism or delegate authority, who demanded loyalty from all and prompted one aide to dub her 'the Queen.'"-Philadelphia Inquirer Meticulously researched and well written... Pryor has done an excellent job in bringing the real Clara Barton to life."-Civil War History "Probing, thoughtful, fascinating, and beautifully written."-American Studies

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Elizabeth Brown Pryor is an American diplomat and historian, most recently as senior advisor to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe of the U.S. Congress. Her book Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters was awarded the Lincoln Prize for 2008.

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"Pryor's exhaustive research serves her subject well."-Christian Science Monitor "Barton established and headed the American Red Cross, was superintendent of a women's reformatory, played a key role in providing medical aid and relief to Civil War battlefronts, and helped establish the New Jersey public school system. Yet her character was far from saintly. Her desire for approval and recognition was boundless, and her overachieving zeal alienated contemporaries. For this outstanding biography, Pryor uses Barton's recently discovered diaries, plus letters and other primary sources, to portray a complex, troubled heroine without delving into historical psychoanalysis. A tribute to a remarkable woman. Highly recommended."-Library Journal "Irresistible... Clara Barton, compassionate angel, becomes Clara Barton, neurotic, adulterer, careerist, embittered octogenarian-an authoritarian boss unable to brook criticism or delegate authority, who demanded loyalty from all and prompted one aide to dub her 'the Queen.'"-Philadelphia Inquirer Meticulously researched and well written... Pryor has done an excellent job in bringing the real Clara Barton to life."-Civil War History "Probing, thoughtful, fascinating, and beautifully written."-American Studies
EAN: 9780812212730
ISBN: 0812212738
Untertitel: Pbk Print. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 1988
Seitenanzahl: 476 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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