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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.

Lee, Heath Hardage, (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

The true story of the 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 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 prisons. 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, went to extraordinary lengths to facilitate their husbands' freedom--and to account for missing military men--by relentlessly lobbying government leaders, conducting a media campaign, conducting covert meetings with antiwar activists, and helping to code secret letters to their imprisoned husbands.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 959.704 L478 (Text) 35178001755449 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/22/2019 Available -
Ontario Community Library 959.704 LEE (Text) 33330004399210 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/01/2019 Available -
Silver Lake Branch Library 959.70437 LEE (Text) 37620000935512 New Adult Book None 12/20/2019 Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250161109
  • Physical Description: 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-308) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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!.
Summary, etc.:
The true story of the 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 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 prisons. 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, went to extraordinary lengths to facilitate their husbands' freedom--and to account for missing military men--by relentlessly lobbying government leaders, conducting a media campaign, conducting covert meetings with antiwar activists, and helping to code secret letters to their imprisoned husbands.
Subject: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Prisoners and prisons, North Vietnamese.
Military spouses > United States > Biography.
Families of military personnel > United States > History > 20th century.
Prisoners of war > Vietnam > Biography.
Prisoners of war > United States > Biography.
Air pilots, Military > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1969-1974.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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