Miss Barton tells the story of the first 25 years of the organization which she founded. The relief offered by the organization in the Texas Famine, the Mount Vernon Cyclone, the Johnstown Flood, the Sea Island Hurricane, and the Galveston Tidal Wave is discussed in detail. The stories become all the more dramatic because they are told in Clara Barton's own words and from her point of view as an eyewitness. She lived much that she did not write, but she wrote nothing that she did not live.
This is a charming short set of stories about how the red cross made a difference in peoples lives. The story was told by Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. It is a wonderful reminder of what a small group of caring people can do to bring about change.
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