I Could Not Do Otherwise

The Remarkable Life of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

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Pub Date 04 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2022

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As a teenager, Mary Edwards Walker determined she would no longer wear the confining corsets and long skirts society dictated women wear at the time, setting the stage for her lifelong controversial efforts to change expectations. One of the first women to earn a degree in medicine, Walker championed women’s rights, social justice, and access to health care. She became a Civil War surgeon and a spy, was captured and arrested by the Confederacy, and she is still the only woman to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. I Could Not Do Otherwise brings to light an amazing historical figure who broke gender norms and fought for issues that are still relevant today.

As a teenager, Mary Edwards Walker determined she would no longer wear the confining corsets and long skirts society dictated women wear at the time, setting the stage for her lifelong controversial...


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Title also available as library bound for $39.99 (ISBN 978-1-7284-1391-4).

Title also available as library bound for $39.99 (ISBN 978-1-7284-1391-4).


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This does what I was hoping for in a biography about Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, I never really heard of this fascinating woman before but I'm glad I was able to learn about her through this book. It was written really well and I was never bored during my read through this. Sara Latta has a great writing style and I could tell she did the research to create this book. I hope Ms. Latta does more biographies as this was wonderfully done.

"Mary’s patients were grateful for her services, but her style of dress baffled them. How could a woman possibly dress like a man? It just wasn’t done! The mother of the child with tetanus called her “Sir.” In another case, Mary treated a sick old woman who lived with her daughter. The woman asked Mary to spend the night but said she would have to share a bed with her daughter."

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I'm not usually a fan of nonfiction or biographies but this was an exception. Very well written and could tell it was clearly well researched.
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