Sunday, July 27, 2014

Courageous #Women: Know any? I have 22,000+ for you and novel for $1.99

Available everywhere for 1/2 price in digital and print
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August 3 and 4 we begin the Centennial Commemoration of the start of World War One. Although the "lamps go out all over Europe" as the Europeans remember the start of that tragic conflict, in USA we don't start until April 1917, our 100th Anniversary.

Here is a novel about 22,000 women you most likely have never heard of: The American women who volunteered to serve in the Army Nurse Corps.

HEROIC MEASURES tells the story of a group of young women who:

Uniforms, Fort Sam Houston Medical Museum

  • signed up to serve until the end of the war, whenever that might be;

  • received HALF the pay of an Army private, $50 per month;
  • were segregated into separate Corps, one for American Caucasians and another for African-Americans

  • worked at first 12 hour shifts and then as the war intensified, 24 and 36 hour shifts;

  • hundred served a mile behind the advancing line to work in surgical tents (because the faster a wounded man gets aid, the greater his chances of surviving his wounds);
  • hundreds of women died from ear infections, colds, pneumonia and influenza

  • hundreds are buried in France where they served and died.

I hope you will read HEROIC MEASURES, a well-reserached novel that is praised by PW, Joint Forces Journal, Nurses.com and many readers!
It is available for half price for only a 5 days to mark the Centennial of the start of the war.
Website: www.jo-annpower.com
Blog: http://theyalsofought.blogspot.com 


Tina Donahue said...

This sounds like a wonderful book, Cerise - thanks so much for sharing. :)

jean hart stewart said...

That must have been one heck of a research job...Best of luck with this...Jean

Cerise DeLand said...

Thanks Tina and Jean. This is quite a story of American women's heroism in a terrible conflict in a time when medical aid was rudimentary, at best. No penicillin, no antibiotics, primitive conditions that fostered disease and suffering beyond imagining.