Dr. Mary Walker: An American Radical, 1831-1919
Rutgers University Press, 2009
Dr. Mary Walker featured on Lawrence O’Donnell’s “The Last Word,” MSNBC, September 2015:
"Harris’s lucidly written, meticulously researched study captures the combination of moral purpose, extraordinary self-confidence, and sheer gumption that propelled Walker into a life of public service and controversy."
Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers
Dr. Mary Walker was the only woman contracted as a surgeon by the U.S. Army during the Civil War, and she is the only woman in U.S. history to have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for her work as a physician--and as a spy--during the war. A radical supporter of women's rights, she personified independence and determination.
See my interview about “Mary Edwards Walker,” NBC News blog, May 26, 2014: