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Speaker Series: Heath Hardage Lee
Charleston Library Society
Charleston, SC
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Nov 04, 2019 6:00 PM



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Member $5.00 ($6.24 w/service fee)
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Speaker Series: Heath Hardage Lee
Mon. Nov 4 | 6:00PM
Speaker Series: Heath Hardage Lee
$5 members, $10 guests

In a page-turning work of narrative non-fiction, Heath Hardage Lee tells the true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washingtonand Hanoito bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. Lees The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home is certain to intrigue everyone.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washingtonand Hanoito bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam.

On February 12, 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 freedomand to account for missing military menby 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 everyones must-read list.

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Charleston Library Society (View)
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary
Other > Political

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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