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The Gutsy Girls of World War I
By Misty Thomas
Washington, D.C. author and historian, Jo-Ann Power, has released a new book about nurses and their roles in World War I. It's called Heroic Measures and it's a novel about a Cinderella-orphan turned military nurse. Through character Gwen Spencer's story of love and madness, Heroic Measures takes the readers into the lives of the incredibly courageous women who volunteered to join the Army Nurse Corps and leave their homes and lives to care for the wounded soldiers in the war.
Power did years of research on this top and spent weeks traveling around European battlefields to get the real life feel for what it was like for the nurses who gave their time (and in some cases, their lives) to help the brave men in the war. The novel's details focus on the conditions that these women endured and the horrific sights they witnessed on a daily basis. The book also focuses on gender inequalities, such as the menial pay that these women received to heal the men of war.
More on the book and the author at Jo-AnnPower.com.