The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250161109
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 942,589
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Heath Hardage Lee comes from a museum education and curatorial background, and she has worked at history museums across the country. She holds a B.A. in History with Honors from Davidson College, and an M.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Virginia. Heath served as the 2017 Robert J. Dole Curatorial Fellow: her exhibition entitled The League of Wives: Vietnam POW MIA Advocates & Allies about Vietnam POW MIA wives premiered at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics in May of 2017 and is now travelling to museums throughout the U.S. Potomac Books, a division of the University of Nebraska Press, published Heath’s first book, Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause, in 2014. Winnie won the 2015 Colonial Dames of America Annual Book Award as well as a 2015 Gold Medal for Nonfiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Heath lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with her husband Chris and her two children, Anne Alston and James.

Table of Contents

Prologue

1.The Right Wife
2.It Can’t Happen to Us . . .
3.A Great Society for Some, Not for All . . .
4.Wives or Widows?
5.A Reluctant Sorority
6.New Girl Village
7.The League of Wives
8.Incredibly Screwed Up
9.You Say You Want a Revolution?
10.“Nixon’s the One!”
11.Go Public
12.Don’t Mess with Texas
13.May Day Debut
14.Here Comes Your Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown
15.Write Hanoi and Silent Nights
16.Is Peace at Hand?
17.“We Chose to Be Together”
18.To the First Ladies of America!