I Could Not Do Otherwise
The Remarkable Life of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker
by Sara Latta
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app
To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add email@example.com as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date 04 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2022
Lerner Publishing Group, Zest Books ™
A Note From the Publisher
Title also available as library bound for $39.99 (ISBN 978-1-7284-1391-4).
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 18 members
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."
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.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own
Readers who liked this book also liked:
Erin S. Evan