Author Inez Tuck’s New Book ‘Florence and Mary’ is a Fresh and Informative Chronicle of the Unexpectedly Parallel Lives of Two Formidable Women

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Sep 30, 2022

Recent release “Florence and Mary: Nurse Leaders and Heroines of the Crimean War” from Newman Springs Publishing author Inez Tuck is a dual biography of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, chronicling their parallel lives and careers. It addresses in detail the role of gender, race, class, and nursing both in their respective eras as well as in the field of healthcare today.

Inez Tuck, a recent retiree from a distinguished career in higher education as a professor and administrator in public and private colleges and universities and an admirer of women who demonstrated leadership against all odds, has completed her new book “Florence and Mary: Nurse Leaders and Heroines of the Crimean War”: a gripping and potent first book that focuses on the intersection of race, class, and gender as necessary contributors to the development and recognition of Florence Nightingale’s and Mary Seacole’s leadership in nursing.

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Inez Tuck’s inspirational biographies take a deep dive into the lives of two extraordinary women who have been recognized for their heroism in the Crimean War: Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. The book describes the significance and intersections of race, class, and gender as necessary contributors to their development and recognition as nursing leaders. It will make readers laugh while teaching them lessons about leadership that are timeless, universal, and inspirational.

Inez states, “They were nurses at a time when nursing as a profession did not exist. Their nursing actions ushered in a positive view of the nurse and the need for her recognition, training, and education. … They managed to be leaders at a time when women in leadership was rare.”

Readers who wish to experience this irreverent work can purchase “Florence and Mary: Nurse Leaders and Heroines of the Crimean War” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Newman Springs Publishing at 732-243-8512.

About Newman Springs Publishing: 

Newman Springs Publishing is a full-service publishing house for serious authors. Each title produced by Newman Springs Publishing undergoes every step of the professional publishing process, including editing, layout, cover design, circulation, distribution, and publicity. All titles are made available in both e-book and print formats. Newman Springs Publishing distributes to tens of thousands of retail outlets throughout North America and internationally. 

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