War Of The Wives

Wives Of War

Wives Of War

London, 1944. Two young women meet at a train station with a common purpose: to join the war effort as nurses. For Scarlet, it’s a chance to find her missing fianc�, Thomas, and to prove to her family—and to herself—that she’s stronger than everybody thinks. For Ellie, nursing is in her blood, and her humble background is a million miles away from Scarlet’s privileged upbringing. But though Ellie puts on a brave face, she’s just as nervous as Scarlet about what awaits them in France. When the two friends arrive in Normandy and encounter the seemingly unflappable Lucy, they’re in awe of her courage and competence. But the experienced nurse is well aware of the dangers of the job they’ve chosen—and even she is terrified they won’t make it home alive. Pushed to their limits by the brutality of a world at war, Scarlet, Ellie and Lucy will need to rely on each other—and the power of their friendship—to survive.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Soraya Lane
Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
Release : 2017-07-01
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1503942767


War Of The Wives

War Of The Wives

Think marriage means happily-ever-after? Think again… Selina and Lottie are complete opposites. Where Selina is poised but prudish, Lottie is quirky and emotional. Selina is the dutiful mother of three children and able manager of their stylish suburban home. Lottie lives with her eccentric teenage daughter in a small city apartment fit to bursting with color and happy chaos. But these women also have one shocking similarity: they're married to the same man…and they've just found out he's dead. Selina has been married to Simon Busfield for twenty-eight years, Lottie for seventeen. Neither knows a thing about the other until the day of Simon's funeral, where the scandalous truth is revealed in front of everyone they know. Another wife, another family… And they've onlyjust scratched the surface of Simon's incredible betrayal. With dark humor and razor-sharp wit, Cohen expertly unravels a story of deception and betrayal, where two very different families will discover they are entwined in ways that will change them all forever. "Witty, ludicrously melodramatic and psychologically perceptive." —Sunday Telegraph "A cracking debut…. Fatal Attraction with a clever twist at the end. Addictive." —The Bookseller on The Mistress's Revenge

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Tamar Cohen
Publisher : MIRA
Release : 2015-02-01
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9781460343210


Civil War Wives

Civil War Wives

Here are the life stories of three women who connect us to our national past and provide windows onto a social and political landscape that is strangely familiar yet shockingly foreign. Berkin focuses on three “accidental heroes” who left behind sufficient records to allow their voices to be heard clearly and to allow us to see the world as they did. Though they held no political power themselves, all three had access to power and unique perspectives on events of their time. Angelina Grimké Weld, after a painful internal dialogue, renounced the values of her Southern family's way of life and embraced the antislavery movement, but found her voice silenced by marriage to fellow reformer Theodore Weld. Varina Howell Davis had an independent mind and spirit but incurred the disapproval of her husband, Jefferson Davis, when she would not behave as an obedient wife. Though ill-prepared and ill-suited for her role as First Lady of the Confederacy, she became an expert political lobbyist for her husband's release from prison. Julia Dent Grant, the wife of Ulysses S. Grant, was a model of genteel domesticity who seemed content with the restrictions of marriage and motherhood, even though they led to alternating periods of fame and disgrace, wealth and poverty. Only late in life did she glimpse the price of dependency. Throughout, Berkin captures the tensions and animosities of the antebellum era and the disruptions, anxieties, and dislocations generated by the war and its aftermath. Winner of the 2010 Colonial Dames of America Book Award

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Genre : History
Author : Carol Berkin
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781400095780


War Wives

War Wives

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Genre : Military spouses
Author : Colin Townsend
Publisher :
Release : 1989
Total Pages : 297 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015019140816


The League Of Wives

The League Of Wives

"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 "Exhilarating and inspiring." — Elaine Showalter, Washington Post 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 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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Genre : History
Author : Heath Hardage Lee
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2019-04-02
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781250161123


The War Of The Wives

The War Of The Wives

With the sharp and witty scalpel she used in 'The Mistress's Revenge', Tamar Cohen lays bare the raw emotions that underpin so-called normal family life and explores the hearts of two women forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew.

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Genre : Bigamy
Author : Tamar Cohen
Publisher : Charnwood
Release : 2014
Total Pages : 456 Pages
ISBN : 1444818392


Waiting Wives

Waiting Wives

In 1964, as the first B-52s took flight in what would become America's longest combat mission, an old Air Force base on the plains of Kansas became Schilling Manor -- the only base ever to be set aside for the wives and children of soldiers assigned to Vietnam. Author Donna Moreau was the daughter of one such waiting wife, and here she writes of growing up at a time when The Flintstones were interrupted with news of firefights, fraggings, and protests, when the evening news announced death tolls along with the weather forecasts. The women and children of Schilling Manor fought on the emotional front of the war. It was not a front composed of battle plans and bullets. Their enemies were fear, loneliness, lack of information, and the slow tick of time. Waiting Wives: The Story of Schilling Manor, Home Front to the Vietnam War tells the story of the last generation of hat-and-glove military wives called upon by their country to pack without question, to follow without comment, and to wait quietly with a smile. A heartfelt book that focuses on this other, hidden side of war, Waiting Wives is a narrative investigation of an extraordinary group of women. A compelling memoir and domestic drama, Waiting Wives is also the story of a country in the midst of change, of a country at war with a war.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Donna Moreau
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-05-11
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 1439118108


Women And The War On Boko Haram

Women And The War On Boko Haram

For over a decade, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror across northeastern Nigeria. In 2014, the kidnapping of 276 girls in Chibok shocked the world, giving rise to the #BringBackOurGirls movement. Yet Boko Haram’s campaign of violence against women and girls goes far beyond the Chibok abductions. From its inception, the group has systematically exploited women to advance its aims. Perhaps more disturbing still, some Nigerian women have chosen to become active supporters of the group, even sacrificing their lives as suicide bombers. These events cannot be understood without first acknowledging the long-running marginalisation of women in Nigerian society. Having conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the region, Hilary Matfess provides a vivid and thought-provoking account of Boko Haram’s impact on the lives of Nigerian women, as well as the wider social and political context that fuels the group’s violence.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Hilary Matfess
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
Release : 2017-11-15
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781786991485


Nazi Wives

Nazi Wives

Nazi Wives is a fascinating look at the personal lives, psychological profiles, and marriages of the wives of officers in Hitler's inner circle. Goering, Goebbels, Himmler, Heydrich, Hess, Bormann—names synonymous with power and influence in the Third Reich. Perhaps less familiar are Carin, Emmy, Magda, Margarete, Lina, Ilse and Gerda... These are the women behind the infamous men—complex individuals with distinctive personalities who were captivated by Hitler and whose everyday lives were governed by Nazi ideology. Throughout the rise and fall of Nazism these women loved and lost, raised families and quarreled with their husbands and each other, all the while jostling for position with the Fuhrer himself. Until now, they have been treated as minor characters, their significance ignored, as if they were unaware of their husbands' murderous acts, despite the evidence that was all around them: the stolen art on their walls, the slave labor in their homes, and the produce grown in concentration camps on their tables. James Wyllie's Nazi Wives explores these women in detail for the first time, skillfully interweaving their stories through years of struggle, power, decline and destruction into the post-war twilight of denial and delusion.

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Genre : History
Author : James Wyllie
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2020-11-03
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781250271570


Intimate Strategies Of The Civil War

Intimate Strategies Of The Civil War

Illuminating a frequently neglected but extremely significant side of military history, "Intimate Strategies" is a rare and fascinating look at a critical aspect of Civil War commanders' lives--their marriages.

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Genre : History
Author : Carol K. Bleser
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2001-11-01
Total Pages : 292 Pages
ISBN : 9780195115093