Nurses, Nomads and Warlords
by Mary Lightfine
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Mary Lightfine is a seasoned Emergency Room nurse, toughened by sixteen years of work in some of the busiest ER’s in the country. But in 1992-93 she faces her greatest challenge. Mary uproots her life and plants herself in the middle of a war zone in Mogadishu, Somalia during a time of violent anarchy and civil unrest. She naïvely believes her experience qualifies her to treat masses of maimed, dying, and emaciated patients while bombs and machine gunfire rip through the air just outside the shattered windows of Digfer Hospital. In the end, it is Somalia that gives her the experience of a lifetime.
Praise for Nurses Nomads And Warlords
Nurses, Nomads, And Warlords was hard to put down. I enjoyed it tremendously. It is a light and humorous presentation of the harsh realities of war. A book well worth reading. Dr. Mickey Richer, MD, World Health Organization (W.H.O.).
Outstanding! Nurses, Nomads, and Warlords is a stimulating and intense book. I felt like I was there. It shows the passion of nursing from a new perspective. I would highly recommend it for all schools of nursing. Donna Meyer, Professor of Nursing, Dean of Allied Health and Director of Nursing Education
Nurses, Nomads, And Warlords is a fascinating, humbling, well-written book. I loved it! As a matter of fact, I have persuaded the school to use it as a text for several classes. We’re emphasizing global awareness with themes like hunger, poverty, health, and the environment – all of which NN&W clearly addresses. Professor Paula R. Buck, PHD, Department of English, Florida Southern College.
A must read book, well done. I was fascinated by this book. It was very engaging, informative, moving, and realistic. It is also amazing that the reader can relate to the characters in the book. Despite their heroism, they are all ordinary human beings with feelings, doubts, frustrations, and emotions. This is a book that anyone with any interest in humanitarian & international work should read. Dr. Shahriar Zehtabchi, MD, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, Downstate Medical Center, NYC.
A compelling, rich tapestry of fast moving action. A story of the violence in Africa with the eye of a reporter and the heart of a painter. Paul Levinson, College Professor and author.
What an incredible book. I loved it. Kathy Eldon, movie producer and author of numerous books including Dying to tell the story.
A big hit at our BOOK CLUB meeting… -Donna Austin Velickovich RN.
WOW! It was great!! A terrific story and very well written. CarolAnn Garrett, the woman who flew around the world in a Mooney more than once and lived to write about it! Author of Upon Silver Wings.
A gripping tale… – Richard Norris, teacher.
A very exciting story touching every emotion; an amazing look at our changing world. Yvonne Peterson, artist, singer, songwriter.
HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL, annual competition honoring books worthy of attention from the TV, film and multimedia industry has honored the first edition of Nurses Nomads And Warlords with an HONORABLE MENTION in the Biography/Autobiography category in 2007
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