Louisa May Alcott’s letters home as a Civil War nurse were later published as Hospital Sketches, her first modest success. Photo courtesy of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House/
L. M. A. Memorial Association.
The News of the Week can be read every Friday. Bob Sassone rounds up the week's news in pop culture, books, food, technology, health, and current events, looks back at important moments in history, and gives a preview of upcoming holidays and events.