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Standing by : the making of an American military family in a time of war

Author: Alison Buckholtz
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, ©2009.
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Standing By is Alison's candid and moving account of her family's experiences during her husband's seven-month deployment on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. With insight and humor she describes living near a military base in Washington State, far from home and in the midst of great upheaval, while trying to keep life as normal as possible for the couple's two small children. But she is not alone in her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Named Person: Alison Buckholtz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Buckholtz
ISBN: 9781585426959 1585426954
OCLC Number: 230208542
Description: xxv, 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part One. Workups --
1. Shock and Awe --
2. Who by water --
3. Gone Mom --
4. Lost --
5. The provincial --
6. Pippi --
7. O'dark-thirty --
8. Flat daddy --
9. A day of mother --
10. Cryptology --
11. Starfish --
12. Beautiful world --
13. The loved dog --
14. Tell me your secrets --
15. My sweetest friend --
16. The feast of crispian --
17. New beginnings. --
Part Two. --
18. By the waters of Babylon --
19. American trinity --
20. The new normal --
21. "People in the Navy kill people" --
22. The Navy wife --
23. That stupid boat --
24. Pancakes and ice cream --
25. Rock bottom --
26. A draft of the heart --
27. The happy family photo --
28. COWs and other mammals --
29. Everyday fantasies --
30. "If it were easy, anyone could do it" --
31. Diving into the wreck --
32. "When is it my turn?" --
33. Pippi --
54. Counting down. --
Part Three. Homecoming --
35. Magical powers.
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Standing By is Alison's candid and moving account of her family's experiences during her husband's seven-month deployment on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. With insight and humor she describes living near a military base in Washington State, far from home and in the midst of great upheaval, while trying to keep life as normal as possible for the couple's two small children. But she is not alone in her struggle. In Standing By, Alison portrays her friendships with other military wives and the ways in which this supportive community of women helps one another to endure -- and often thrive -- during difficult times. Throughout Standing By, Alison speaks honestly about the culture shock she experienced transitioning into the role of a military wife.-from publisher description.

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This vivid account of the quiet sacrifices and hardships of military families in a time of war is honest and compelling.  Readers are treated to both the humor and...
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