Boek cover The League of Wives van Heath Hardage Lee

The League of Wives

The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the US Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

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uitgever Little, Brown Book Group
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 336 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Heath Hardage Lee
Uitgever Little, Brown Book Group
Gewicht 260 g
Studieboek Ja
Verpakking breedte 126 mm
Verpakking hoogte 196 mm
Verpakking lengte 196 mm

Boekbeschrijving

Featured in Stylist's guide to 2019's best non-fiction books 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 12 February, 1973, one hundred and sixteen 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, and 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. The League of Wives is certain to be on everyone's must-read list.

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