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This is the autobiography of a courageous and inspiring woman: an Australian pediatrician and concerned mother who started out writing an angry letter to the editor of the local newspaper about French nuclear tests in the South Pacific, and went on to lead the fight against atomic bombs and nuclear energy all over the world as the first president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. The story details the effects on her personal life, political infighting, her own fears and insecurities. Dr. Caldicott is a great citizen of Earth.
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Plot & Themes

Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting for social change    -   fights between different pol/social groups job/profession:    -   doctor/nurse Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Australian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   California Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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