G.I. Nightingale (1945)


First Edition of G.I. Nightingale

Archard, Theresa. G.I. Nightingale. The Story of an American Army Nurse. New York: W.W. Norton, 1945.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of the World War II nursing autobiography portraying an American nurse's experiences--horrifying, hilarious, and otherwise--in the North African campaign. Longtime nurse Theresa Archard wrote this autobiography about her experiences in North Africa and the Mediterranean during World War II. Constantly strapped for supplies and forced to beg, borrow, and improvise using resources provided by both the Americans and their Allies, Archard fought to provide the best possible care for her patients. G.I. Nightingale accurately portrays the hardship, loss, dangers, and occasional joy of life as an American war nurse. Editorial copy, with stamp on rear pastedown. Book near-fine, with a few faint white spots to cloth and minor bumping to extremities. Price-clipped dust jacket extremely good, with a bit of wear to extremities.