The League of Wives : the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. government to bring their husbands home / Heath Hardage Lee.
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|Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver||DS559.4 .L44 2019 (Text)||34304000937220||Adult - Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781250161109
- ISBN: 125016110X
- Physical Description: 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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 -- 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!
On February 12, 1973, one hundred and fifteen men shuffled, limped, or were carried off a 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. The first Vietnam POWs to return home learned that their rescuers were their wives, who formed The National League of Families and became the POW and MIAs most fervent advocates. Lee describes the extraordinary lengths the women went to, in order to facilitate their husbands' freedom and to account for missing military men. -- adapted from jacket
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