I Could Not Do Otherwise
The Remarkable Life of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker
by Sara Latta
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Pub Date 04 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2022
Lerner Publishing Group, Zest Books ™
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Title also available as library bound for $39.99 (ISBN 978-1-7284-1391-4).
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Average rating from 26 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