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Author Moore-Lanning, Linda, 1945-

Title Waiting : one wife's year of the Vietnam War / Linda Moore-Lanning
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 316 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Williams-Ford Texas A & M University military history series ; no. 127
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University military history series ; no. 127
Summary "In April 1969, Linda Moore-Lanning watched her husband, Lt. Michael Lee Lanning, board a Greyhound bus that would take him to the military flight scheduled to deposit him in Vietnam. As he boarded the bus, Lee told her, "It's only for a year." Linda struggled to believe her husband's words." "Waiting: One Wife's Year of the Vietnam War is the deeply personal account of Linda Moore-Lanning's year as a waiting wife. The first-ever book from the perspective of a wife on the home front during the Vietnam War, Moore-Lanning's telling is both unflinching in its honesty and universal in its evocation of the price exacted from those who were left behind." "During her "waiting year," Linda traveled far, in both distance and perspective, from the small West Texas town of Roby where she had grown up and met her husband. Through her eyes, we experience the agony of waiting for the next letter from Lee; the exhilaration of learning of her pregnancy; the frustration of dealing with friends and family members who didn't understand her struggles; and the solace of companionship with Susan Hargrove, another waiting wife." "Because of her insistence that Lee give her an honest account of his experiences, Moore-Lanning also affords readers a gut-wrenching view of Vietnam as narrated by an infantry commander in the field." --Book Jacket
Notes Print version record
Subject Lanning, Michael Lee.
Moore-Lanning, Linda, 1945-
Military spouses -- United States -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States -- Biography.
Wives -- Effect of husband's employment on -- United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009010511
ISBN 1603443797 (electronic bk.)
9781603443791 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)