Georgiann Baldino This short story is based on letters written by Cornelia Hancock, Civil War nurse. Author Georgiann Baldino dramatizes what it took to survive the inhumane conditions. Women who served as nurses came from many different backgrounds, but most served well behind the front. Cornelia Hancock was one of a few who served in field hospitals. Her presence reminded soldiers why they were fighting.
Georgiann Baldino The Superintendent of Army Nurses, Dorthea Dix, took one look at Cornelia Hancock and told her to go back home. Rather than argue with "Dragon Dix" Cornelia hid in a baggage car. The date was July 5, 1863, and the train was headed for Gettysburg, where the Civil War's bloodiest battle had just ended. Cornelia Hancock did not meet the government's requirements for Civil War nurses, and yet she served on the frontlines for nearly two years. Georgiann Baldino's biography is based on letters Cornelia wrote from 1861-1868. Cornelia's adventures would make a remarkable legend, except in her case the heart-rending stories are true. Civil War commemorations inspire millions of Americans to imagine what it must have been like for soldiers or officers. Cornelia Hancock cared for those soldiers and for former slaves. This book provides a broad understanding of dedication to duty during a great national crisis.
Georgiann Baldino WWII veteran Clive Parisi lives moment-to-moment. A stroke took away his ability to remember. He runs away from the nursing home and embarks on the best journey of his life. A cast of weird, wonderful, disabled characters help him adapt. He takes up painting as a way to communicate and proves that, despite overwhelming obstacles, he can still decide what becomes of him.
Georgiann Baldino Before you blog. After you Tweet. Rewrite an upheaval. Your opinion counts more than anyone else. If you find the right words to describe what happened, no one has to worry about it, including you. How many times have you wished you could turn the clock back and rewrite an incident? Author Georgiann Baldino explains why this is a great idea. Whenever intrusive thoughts keep her awake at night, instinct tells Baldino to rewrite the offending event. With a snip here and there, she can remove any missed opportunities from the internal records. She finds it easy to go back and rework events but hesitates. How wise is rewriting herself? A fresh life story could become addictive...
Georgiann Baldino This historical romance is set against the backdrop of carnage during the American Civil War. The letters of Cornelia Hancock, who served as a Civil War nurse from 1863 to the end of the war, inspired this fiction. Because Cornelia wanted to work near battlefields, she faced the severe criticism depicted in the story. She had remarkable adventures, but a woman of that era who publicized her accomplishments risked further condemnation. She destroyed personal correspondence with a young doctor who wanted to marry her, and the remaining letters were not published until years after her death. This short story is the fiction companion to the biography, A Soldier’s Friend, Civil War Nurse Cornelia Hancock. If you enjoy “In Hospital and Camp,” you will also want to read A Soldier's Friend.
Georgiann Baldino The final dramatic debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas helped redefine America's democracy. Author Georgiann Baldino sets the stage for a clash of political titans.
Baldino’s thorough research and keen insights clarify why the Lincoln-Douglas debates hold such enduring importance in American history. Meanwhile, vivid descriptions and rich detail bring the excitement of the debates to life for modern readers. Kimberly L. Sullivan, Ph.D., author of Qaddafi’s Libya (Lerner Publishing 2008)
Georgiann Baldino When Fort Sumter falls, nineteen-year-old Charlie Dickey convinces his father to let him join the Union army. The novel traces Charlie’s Civil War service in the 4th Illinois Cavalry as General Sherman’s bugler, member of General Grant’s escort and fighting alongside African American troops. When the army moves into Mississippi, Charlie falls in love with a beautiful southern belle, but brutal warfare threatens to destroy his happiness. Journal of a Cavalry Bugler is historical fiction based on the real-life experiences of a young Illinois soldier who grew up in Ottawa, Illinois, and knew Mr. Lincoln as a family friend.
Georgiann Baldino When Dr. Fred Dudley is wounded at Gettysburg, Cornelia Hancock risks her life and reputation to care for him and other Union soldiers. 'Imperfect Union' is a timeless story of love and survival during the American Civil War. Author Georgiann Baldino tells the story of two real people, a doctor and nurse, serving at some of the worst battlefields.
When Fred recovers from his wound and returns to the army, he convinces the medical director to send for Cornelia. She joins him at the division hospital where she lives during winter encampment. Together Fred and Cornelia face unimaginable loss of life. Several times Union officials send her home. Living near army camps was a scandalous thing for a young, unmarried woman to do in 1864, but Cornelia finds ways to remain on duty. As they care for sick and wounded soldiers, Fred and Cornelia rely on and comfort each other. The characters' growing affection for each other, against a backdrop of carnage, creates a inspiring work of fiction
Georgiann Baldino What would you do if you found a key that unlocks any door? Where would you go first?
Frank Matthews can't do much about losing Traci to a star athlete—until he receives a Key that opens any door. Frank hands the key to Traci, hoping to win her back. But the door she enters unlocks a side of Traci, even she didn't realize was there.
Georgiann Baldino In Crosses, Cannons & Coffins author Georgiann Baldino brings a little-known, but true, story of bravery to readers. Relatively few written records exist about women who served as nurses in America's Civil War. Few historians include women hospital workers in their manuscripts. Many history books explain the Civil War’s grand campaigns, but this article gives a human account of service rendered by Sisters of Mercy during the American Civil War. Nuns served under battlefield conditions, which made veteran commanders pause.
Georgiann Baldino What brought Abraham Lincoln to the forefront of American politics? It wasn't his appearance or experience or financial backing. Lincoln was an unlikely politician, and yet his candidacy for the U.S. Senate changed the direction America was headed. Candidate Lincoln puts readers into the crowds during his 1858 campaign and allows them to hear the heated clash of opinions and negative campaigning.
Baldino's historical fiction recreates the campaign that redefined American democracy. Eight different main characters dramatize the conflict that led to the catastrophe of America's Civil War.