[solo] The Backwash Of War... by E.N. La Motte - dc

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Post by david wales » May 22nd, 2020, 10:45 am

The Backwash Of War: The Human Wreckage Of The Battlefield As Witnessed By An American Hospital Nurse by Ellen Newbold La Motte (1873 - 1961).


Ellen Newbold La Motte (1873–1961) was an American nurse, journalist and author. … and in 1915 volunteered as one of the first American war nurses to go to Europe and treat soldiers in World War I. In Belgium she served in a French field hospital, keeping a bitter diary detailing the horrors that she witnessed daily.
“I am a professor of American studies and recently spent several years researching the life of Ellen N. La Motte, a long-forgotten nurse and public health crusader. In particular, I focused on her war writing. Soon after World War I began, she volunteered as a nurse in a French field hospital; later she published an explosive book of stories, “The Backwash of War,” about the experience. I spent endless hours immersed in those deeply unsettling and darkly humorous tales of wounded and sick hospitalized soldiers…. Cynthia Wachtell is a research associate professor of American studies at Yeshiva University…”
( Wikipedia and New York Times 22 May 2020)
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/War & Military; *Non-fiction/Medical; *Non-fiction/History /Modern (20th C)

    Keywords that describe the book: World War I, anecdotes, nursing, Great War, military hospitals, war wounds, war deaths

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Post by david wales » May 22nd, 2020, 10:46 am

Dave at craigdav1 says he will dpl/mc. Thanks!
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Post by craigdav1 » May 22nd, 2020, 11:50 am

MW coming up.

edit: Let me know if any changes are needed.

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Post by craigdav1 » May 22nd, 2020, 6:22 pm

Moving to Going Solo forum.

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Post by david wales » May 23rd, 2020, 10:40 am

Peace, David

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Post by craigdav1 » May 23rd, 2020, 11:00 am

0 PL OK.

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Post by david wales » May 23rd, 2020, 3:43 pm

Peace, David

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Post by craigdav1 » May 23rd, 2020, 5:55 pm

1 PL OK.

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Post by david wales » May 24th, 2020, 10:20 am

Peace, David

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Post by david wales » May 24th, 2020, 10:42 am

Peace, David

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Post by craigdav1 » May 24th, 2020, 11:24 am

1-3 PL OK.
Isn't the author's first name Ellen? In these files you say Cynthia.

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Post by david wales » May 24th, 2020, 12:10 pm

Peace, David

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Post by craigdav1 » May 24th, 2020, 1:07 pm

4
Same issue with the author's first name. Otherwise 1-4 are pl ok.

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Post by david wales » May 24th, 2020, 1:09 pm

I have no idea how I managed to do that. Corrected files 1-4 uploaded. Sorry for the extra work. I've corrected the into texts that I use to introduce the files so we should be good from here on.


https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/backwashofwar_01_lamotte_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/backwashofwar_02_lamotte_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/backwashofwar_03_lamotte_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/backwashofwar_04_lamotte_128kb.mp3
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Post by craigdav1 » May 24th, 2020, 1:46 pm

1-4 PL OK.

Well, you do mention a Cynthia in the book summary so at least it's not random.

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