A League of Wives: Vietnam and A Fierce Band of Women + A Mid-Century American Biographer—2.16.19

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Heath Hardage Lee and Charles Shields

Charles Shields is an award-winning author who’s published the first biographies of Kurt Vonnegut, Harper Lee, and John Williams. 

Heath Lee's book is the true story of a fierce band of women who battled Washington to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. It's entitled “The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home from Vietnam." 

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Charles Shields' first book "Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee" is a New York Times bestseller and is in its 10th printing. We speak about his books on Lee, Vonnegut and his latest on John Williams, “The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel: John Williams & Stoner.”

Heath Lee's new book is a page-turner that has been optioned by Reese Witherspoon for a major motion picture. "The League of Wives" tells the true story of the women who battled Washington—and Hanoi—to bring their husbands home. Heath’s background is in museum education—she’s curated history exhibits in museums across the country. The book is also a museum exhibit, opening at the Richmond Museum of History and Culture March 2, 2019 - September 3, 2020. 

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