This early work is Louisa May Alcott’s 1863 collection of historical sketches, “Hospital Sketches – An Army Nurse’s True Account of her Experience During the Civil War”. Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was an American author, best known for her novel “Little Women”. She was also the first Civil War army nurse to publish an account of her service. During her internship of six weeks, Alcott wrote a series of letters home within which she described her experiences. This fascinating and insightful volume will appeal to those with an interest in nursing, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Alcott’s work. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.