No Man's War : Irreverent Confessions of An Infantry Wife

No Man's War : Irreverent Confessions of An Infantry Wife

eBook - 2014
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"If you've ever wanted to know what life on an army base is like, you have to read this amazingly honest memoir." -- PureWow

Raised as an Army brat, Angie Ricketts thought she knew what she was in for when she eloped with Darrin--then an infantry lieutenant--on the eve of his deployment to Somalia. Since that time, Darrin, now a colonel, has been deployed eight times, serving four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. And Ricketts, has lived every one of those deployments intimately--distant enough to survive the years spent apart from her husband, but close enough to share a common purpose and a lifestyle they both love.

With humor, candor, and a brazen attitude, Ricketts pulls back the curtain on a subculture many readers know, but few ever will experience. Counter to the dramatized snap shot seen on the TV show Army Wives , Ricketts digs into the personalities and posturing that officers' wives must survive daily--whether navigating a social event on post, suffering through a husbands prolonged deployment or reacting to a close friends death in combat.

"Outspoken in her critique of the 'Army machine,' Ricketts celebrates the 'secret sisterhood' of soldiers' wives, defiantly and desperately battling for survival. A blunt, bold debut memoir." -- Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: Counterpoint,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781619023833
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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