Author and
 Barbara Brooks Tomblin, Ph.D.



Barbara Brooks Tomblin is a naval historian and the author of G.I. Nightingales: The Army Nurse Corps in World War II; With Utmost Spirit: Allied Naval Operations in the Mediterranean, 1942-45; and the newly published Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy, as well as articles on American military and naval history. She holds a doctorate in American History from Rutgers University where she also taught courses in military history.
"Barbara Tomblin's book illuminates a critical but long overlooked aspect of Civil War history..."-Craig Symonds, author of Lincoln and His Admirals

"Tomblin allows the nurses to tell their stories in their own words, describing everything from operating room procedures to their participation in the Normandy invasion." - Library Journal

"Tomblin's lifetime study of the naval war in the Mediterranean culminates in this definitive account of an important World War II campaign the tends to be neglected"- Dean C. Allard, Former Director of Naval History, U.S. Navy
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