Clarissa "Clara" Barton was a teacher, nurse and humanitarian. At a time when few women worked outside the home, she was the first woman to hold a government job, as a patent clerk in Washington, D.C. During the United States Civil War, she was put in charge of the hospitals on the front lines for the Union army. She later founded the Red Cross, one of her greatest accomplishments. Learn all about her life in this fascinating book. Paperback, 112 pages. Designed for ages 8-12.