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978-1-4930-3609-7 • Hardback • June 2020 • $26.95 • (£20.99) - Currently out of stock. Copies will arrive soon.
978-1-4930-6642-1 • Paperback • June 2022 • $19.95 • (£14.99)
978-1-4930-3610-3 • eBook • June 2020 • $19.00 • (£14.99)
Theresa Kaminski earned her Ph.D. in history, with a specialization in American women’s history, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has spent more than twenty-five years researching and writing about American women. Kaminski regularly reviews nonfiction titles for Publishers Weekly and has been published with the Wall Street Journal.
“History has long neglected the inspiring and incredible tale of Dr. Mary Walker, a pioneering Civil War surgeon who overcame rampant prejudice to save countless soldiers’ lives. In Dr. Mary Walker’s Civil War, Theresa Kaminski has finally given this American hero her due. With impeccable research and engaging prose, Kaminski captures Walker’s outsized bravery and delicious swagger. The result is a vivid, eloquent portrait sure to thrill history buffs and anyone fascinated by the lives of audacious, before-their-time women.”
— Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of The Ghosts of Eden Park
“Dr. Mary Walker, once spurned as “the famous man-woman” for her insistence on wearing pants in public, is a heroine not just of the Civil War, when her service as a doctor made her the first and only woman to receive the Medal of Honor, but of the unfinished revolution for equal rights and fair treatment women are still waging today. Theresa Kaminski’s compelling narrative, thoughtfully contextualized and filled with vibrant characters, brings a complicated reformer and nearly a century of movement history back into the light.”
—Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast
“Dr. Mary Walker is primarily remembered for one thing, when she is remembered at all: her work as a surgeon in the Civil War. In Dr. Mary Walker's Civil War, Theresa Kaminski gives us an engaging and impeccably researched portrait of Walker as a whole person: devotion to reform, prickly personality, and all. She also demonstrates how easily an important woman can be erased from history during her own lifetime. If you're interested in Civil War medicine, the history of women's rights or kick-ass historical women, you'll want to read Dr. Mary Walker's Civil War.”
–Pamela D. Toler, author of Women Warriors
“Theresa Kaminski tells Dr. Mary Walker's incredible story with an easy to read style and impeccable research. A must read for those interested in not only the Civil War, but also medical history and the history of women's rights.”
— Lori Handeland, New York Times bestselling author