One Glorious Ambition Paperback

The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix, a Novel

by Jane Kirkpatrick;


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One Glorious Ambition

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One dedicated woman...giving voice to the suffering of many

Born to an unavailable mother and an abusive father, Dorothea Dix longs simply to protect and care for her younger brothers, Charles and Joseph. But at just fourteen, she is separated from them and sent to live with relatives to be raised properly. Lonely and uncertain, Dorothea discovers that she does not possess the ability to accept the social expectations imposed on her gender and she desires to accomplish something more than finding a suitable mate.

Yearning to fulfill her God-given purpose, Dorothea finds she has a gift for teaching and writing. Her pupils become a kind of family, hearts to nurture, but long bouts of illness end her teaching and Dorothea is adrift again. It's an unexpected visit to a prison housing the mentally ill that ignites an unending fire in Dorothea's heart-and sets her on a journey that will take her across the nation, into the halls of the Capitol, befriending presidents and lawmakers, always fighting to relieve the suffering of what Scripture deems, the least of these.

In bringing nineteenth-century, historical reformer Dorothea Dix to life, author Jane Kirkpatrick combines historical accuracy with the gripping narrative of a woman who recognized suffering when others turned away, and the call she heeded to change the world.

One Glorious Ambition by Jane Kirkpatrick was published by Waterbrook Multnomah in April 2013 and is our 57800th best seller. The ISBN for One Glorious Ambition is 9781400074310.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherWaterbrook Multnomah (April 2013)
Weight363g
Number of Pages400
Thickness25 mm
Height208 mm
Width139 mm
ISBN9781400074310
ISBN-101400074312
Product Code4071685
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