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Review Essay: Telling the Stories of World War II Military Nurses

Review Essay: Telling the Stories of World War II Military Nurses BOOK REVIEWS Review Essay: Telling the Stories ofWorld War II Military Nurses They Called Them Angels: American Military Nurses of World War II By Kathi Jackson (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2000) All This Hell: U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese By Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee KY: University of Kentucky Press, 2000) (Lexington, Military nursing. especia lly rhar wh ich cakes place in rhe combat wne, typically evokes keen interest in professional nursing comm unities and w ith t he lay public. T he genesis of the fascination l ies, ar least in parr, in rhe nawre of the milieu. The profusion of h eroic deeds; the ubiquirous fin e line betwee n life and death; the draining roil of long. hard hours and primitive condi tions; rhc unif)•ing sp irir of patriotism; and the overr iding stress and critical tenor of wartime nil co m bine tO produce compelling, yer instructive narratives. World War 11 , certainly rhe mo~t massive war in the most war- fi ll ed centu ry to date, also has produced a sizable body ofhisrorical li reral)' wo rk rhar conti nues tO captivate an audience of curious readers. In the aftermath of such http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Review Essay: Telling the Stories of World War II Military Nurses

Nursing History Review , Volume 10 (1): 4 – Jan 1, 2002

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.10.1.189
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BOOK REVIEWS Review Essay: Telling the Stories ofWorld War II Military Nurses They Called Them Angels: American Military Nurses of World War II By Kathi Jackson (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2000) All This Hell: U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese By Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee KY: University of Kentucky Press, 2000) (Lexington, Military nursing. especia lly rhar wh ich cakes place in rhe combat wne, typically evokes keen interest in professional nursing comm unities and w ith t he lay public. T he genesis of the fascination l ies, ar least in parr, in rhe nawre of the milieu. The profusion of h eroic deeds; the ubiquirous fin e line betwee n life and death; the draining roil of long. hard hours and primitive condi tions; rhc unif)•ing sp irir of patriotism; and the overr iding stress and critical tenor of wartime nil co m bine tO produce compelling, yer instructive narratives. World War 11 , certainly rhe mo~t massive war in the most war- fi ll ed centu ry to date, also has produced a sizable body ofhisrorical li reral)' wo rk rhar conti nues tO captivate an audience of curious readers. In the aftermath of such

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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