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The Resource The league of wives : the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home, by Heath Hardage Lee

The league of wives : the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home, by Heath Hardage Lee

Label
The league of wives : the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home
Title
The league of wives
Title remainder
the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home
Statement of responsibility
by Heath Hardage Lee
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington--and Hanoi--to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On February 12, 1973, one hundred and fifteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would learn that their rescuers were their wives, a group of women that included Jane Denton, Sybil Stockdale, Louise Mulligan, Andrea Rander, Phyllis Galanti, and Helene Knapp. These women, who formed The National League of Families, would never have called themselves "feminists," but they had become the POW and MIAs most fervent advocates, going to extraordinary lengths to facilitate their husbands' freedom--and to account for missing military men--by relentlessly lobbying government leaders, conducting a savvy media campaign, conducting covert meetings with antiwar activists, most astonishingly, helping to code secret letters to their imprisoned husbands. In a page-turning work of narrative non-fiction, Heath Hardage Lee tells the story of these remarkable women for the first time in The League of Wives."--Biography
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Heath Hardage
Dewey number
959.704/37
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS559.4
LC item number
.L44 2019b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Military spouses
  • Families of military personnel
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Air pilots, Military
  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Large type books
Label
The league of wives : the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home, by Heath Hardage Lee
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The right wife -- It can't happen to us -- A Great Society for some, not for all -- Wives or widows? -- A reluctant sorority -- New girl village -- The league of wives -- Incredibly screwed up -- So you say you want a revolution? -- "Nixon's the one!" -- Go public -- Don't mess with Texas -- May day debut -- Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown -- Write Hanoi and silent nights -- Is peace at hand? -- "We chose to be together" -- To the First Ladies of America!
Control code
on1090278923
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
577 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432864958
Lccn
2019012282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090278923
Label
The league of wives : the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home, by Heath Hardage Lee
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The right wife -- It can't happen to us -- A Great Society for some, not for all -- Wives or widows? -- A reluctant sorority -- New girl village -- The league of wives -- Incredibly screwed up -- So you say you want a revolution? -- "Nixon's the one!" -- Go public -- Don't mess with Texas -- May day debut -- Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown -- Write Hanoi and silent nights -- Is peace at hand? -- "We chose to be together" -- To the First Ladies of America!
Control code
on1090278923
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
577 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432864958
Lccn
2019012282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090278923

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