Louisa on the Front Lines

By Samantha Seiple,

Book cover of Louisa on the Front Lines: Louisa May Alcott in the Civil War

Book description

An eye-opening look at Little Women author Louisa May Alcott's time as a Civil War nurse, and the far-reaching implications her service had on her writing and her activism

Louisa on the Frontlines is the first narrative nonfiction book focusing on the least-known aspect of Louisa May Alcott's career --…

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1 author picked Louisa on the Front Lines as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

We know Louisa May Alcott primarily as an author and the writer of the great masterpiece, Little Women, but many do not realize she was also a nurse during the Civil War. This book explores how her experiences in Washington D.C. as a nurse impacted her writing as well as her beliefs. Easy to read, captivating account. Highly recommend!

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