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Home fires burning : married to the military, for better or worse

Author: Karen Houppert
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Ballantine Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The waiting wives of military overseas endure a long, lonely, and difficult time with their husbands far from home. Houppert, a prizewinning journalist, spent a year among these women, and shows how they make some of the same sacrifices of their personal liberties as their husbands do, yet garner little of the respect accorded their spouses.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Houppert
ISBN: 034546169X 9780345461698 0345461703 9780345461704
OCLC Number: 57134616
Description: xx, 248 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Widowmakers : when Casualty Affairs comes calling --
Military wife : a day in the life --
Cocktails, cleaning, and the Cold War : coming of age in this man's army --
All that you can be : young, poor, and alone --
Rules of engagement : domestic violence in the military --
Love triangle : you, me, and Uncle Sam --
Walking wounded : when the battle-scarred come home --
Peace on post : against the war, but married to it.
Responsibility: Karen Houppert.
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The waiting wives of military overseas endure a long, lonely, and difficult time with their husbands far from home. Houppert, a prizewinning journalist, spent a year among these women, and shows how they make some of the same sacrifices of their personal liberties as their husbands do, yet garner little of the respect accorded their spouses.

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