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Florence Nightingale
Mystic, Visionary, Healer

Commemorative Edition

This lavishly illustrated biography of Nightingale's life and times documents her struggles and achievements. Archival photographs, drawings, letters, maps, and a riveting narrative create a portrait of this complex, larger-than-life woman who is still a source of inspiration today.


The Early Years (1820 - 1854)

  • A Different Kind of Child
  • Call & Awakening
  • Egypt, Greece, & Kaiserswerth
  • Harley Street
Crimean War Years (1854 - 1856)
  • Departure for the East
  • "The Whole Army is Coming"
  • Commissions, Illness, & Accolades
  • Achieving Command & Control
Post-War Years (1856 - 1861)
  • "At the Altar of the Murdered Men"
  • The Drive for Army Reform
  • Nursing Training & Health Statistics
  • Literary Fame & Personal Misfortune
Reform Years (1862 - 1879)
  • Private Life
  • Sanitation for a Subcontinent
  • Nursing Reform & Progress for Women
  • Spiritual Surrender & Mysticism
  • Later Years (1880 - 1910)
  • Years of Loss
  • The Birth of Indian Nationalism
  • Nursing Moves Forward
  • Union with the Divine
  • Pilgrimage to Scutari
  • Family Tree
  • Timeline
  • Significant Family, Friends, and Correspondents
  • Nightingale & the Western Tradition of Mysticism
  • The Case for Brucellosis
  • Nightingale's Personality Type
  • Written Works
  • Chapter Notes & References

Praise for this remarkable chronicle

"This beautiful book is the most comprehensive and creative examination I have ever read of the life of this remarkable woman." H. Lea Gaydos, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
Beth El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

"Florence Nightingale is one of the most important female figures in health care of the past two centuries and perhaps of all time. This book shows how Nightingale helped transform the status of women, and why all modern women are in Nightingale's debt." Lynn Keegan, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN
Holistic Nursing Consultants,
Port Angeles, Washington

5 Stars! "It is fascinating to read and lovely to look at and would make an exceptional addition to a nursing or personal library. This is a one-of-a-kind, artistic history of the life of a nursing icon." Ellen Wurzbach, RN, MSN, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh,
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Deluxe Edition
Gold-gilded edges, richly colored endpapers,
and a satin bookmark finely bound in a deluxe cover.
ISBN 13: 978-0-8036-2282-1
$110.00 (US) | $143.00 (CAN)

Standard Edition
ISBN 13: 978-0-8036-2169-5
About $64.95 (US) | $84.50 (CAN)
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