Monday, March 27, 2017
The Other Side Of Courage
Elizabeth Blackwell was a brave and persistent pioneer who overcame all adversities to earn a degree in medicine, becoming the first woman doctor in the world. Her path was not without suffering the constant throes of anger and antipathy from the all-male medical profession. However, despite this bitter and harsh treatment, Elizabeth was determined to prevail through stubborn courage and an iron-clad will and triumphed for the good of all society.
Although I am sure that I have heard her name before, I can't remember learning much about Elizabeth Blackwell. That is, at least, not until now. The Other Side of Courage didn't really feel much like a fiction novel, but more like I was reading a biography of her life. Those words may turn people away from reading this book if you're not really into reading biographies but, let me tell you, don't let it scare you. While there were a few times when it felt a bit slow, it would soon turn and peak my interest again. It is very well written and I really do recommend it.
Thank you, CyPress Publications, for sending it my way!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.