The Resource The League of Wives, Heath Hardage Lee, (electronic resource)

The League of Wives, Heath Hardage Lee, (electronic resource)

Label
The League of Wives
Title
The League of Wives
Statement of responsibility
Heath Hardage Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With astonishing verve, The League of Wives persisted to speak truth to power to bring their POW/MIA husbands home from Vietnam. And with astonishing verve, Heath Hardage Lee has chronicled their little-known story ? a profile of courage that spotlights 1960s-era military wives who forge secret codes with bravery, chutzpah and style. Honestly, I couldn't put it down." ? Beth Macy, author of Dopesick and Factory Man 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 , a book certain to be on everyone's must-read list
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Heath Hardage
Dewey number
959.704/37
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS559.4
LC item number
.L44 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Military spouses
  • Families of military personnel
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
Label
The League of Wives, Heath Hardage Lee, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250161123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d125ea2e-5b99-4d68-bb8e-924a77c5415f
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090830362
Label
The League of Wives, Heath Hardage Lee, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250161123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d125ea2e-5b99-4d68-bb8e-924a77c5415f
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090830362

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