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Louisa May's Battle

How The Civil War Led To Little Women

By Kathleen Krull

Louisa May Alcott is best known for penning Little Women, but few are aware of the experience that influenced her writing most-her time as a nurse during the Civil War. Caring for soldiers' wounds and writing letters home for them inspired a new realism in her work. When her own letters home were published as Hospital Sketches, she had her first success as a writer. The acclaim for her new writing style inspired her to use this approach in Little Women, which was one of the first novels to be set during the Civil War. It was the book that made her dreams come true, and a story she could never have written without the time she spent healing others in service of her country.

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780802796684


Format: Book
Author: Krull, Kathleen
Title: Louisa May's Battle : how the Civil War led to Little Women / Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Carlyn Beccia.
Publisher Date: New York : Walker Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Subject: Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 -- Juvenile literature. Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Nurses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 9780802796684 (hardback) 0802796680 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: CB Alcott
Oclc: 793169765
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Bib Id: 424653

Format: Book
Author: Krull, Kathleen
Title: Louisa May's Battle : how the Civil War led to Little Women / Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Carlyn Beccia.
Publisher, Date: New York : Walker Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Nurses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Beccia, Carlyn ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2012016633
ISBN: 9780802796684 (hardback)
ISBN: 0802796680 (hardback)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: CB Alcott