After the Flag Has Been Folded: A Daughter Remembers the Father She Lost to War--and the Mother Who Held Her Family Together

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Harper Collins, 04‏/08‏/2009 - 384 من الصفحات

Karen Spears was nine years old, living with her family in a trailer in rural Tennessee, when her father, David Spears, was killed in the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam. It was 1966 -- in a nation being torn apart by a war nobody wanted, in an emotionally charged Southern landscape stained with racism and bigotry -- and suddenly the care and well-being of three small children were solely in the hands of a frightened young widow with no skills and a ninth-grade education. But thanks to a mother's remarkable courage, strength, and stubborn tenacity, a family in the midst of chaos and in severe crisis miraculously pulled together to achieve its own version of the American Dream.

Beginning on the day Karen learns of her father's death and ending thirty years later with her pilgrimage to the battlefield where he died, half a world away from the family's hometown, After the Flag Has Been Folded is a triumphant tale of reconciliation between a daughter and her father, a daughter and her nation -- and a poignant remembrance of a mother's love and heroism.

 

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Prologue
1
Bloodstained Souls
16
Western Union
29
Just As I Am
35
Family Myths
44
Prophetic Gifts
53
The Kirby
66
A Premonition and a Promise
74
Hugh Lee Did You Love Me?
162
Imitating Patsy Ward
171
Fending Off the Boogeyman
184
Oh Happy Day
193
Moving on Up
207
Spiraling Down
225
Virginitys Burden
234
January 1974
246

the years of violent storms
87
What Mama Didnt Know
98
I Take It Back
107
Dead Mans Daughter
119
Dublin Doings
128
Oh Brother Frank
138
Role Reversal
148
For Gods Sake Dont Enlist
153
Slugger Mama
158
Looking for a Fresh Start
264
19 7 5
279
Crayons and Pencil Nubs
281
Third Man Down
290
Trekking in Country
320
Vietnam 2003 In Honor Peace and Understanding
328
Hero Mama
350
Authors Note and Acknowledgments
365
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Karen Spears Zacharias  >is an author/journalist, and Gold Star daughter whose father was killed in Vietna >. Her work has been featured in  >the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NPR, Huffington Post and Newsweek > She was named 2018 West Virginia's Appalachian Heritage  >Writer by Shepherd University and West Virginia's Center for the Book. Karen's debut novel, Mother of Rain, was awarded the Weatherford for Best in Appalachian by Kentucky's Berea College. Karen >as served on the national advisory boards for >he Vietnam Women' > Memorial Fund and the Vietnam Memorial Wall Foundation.  >She lives in Deschutes County, Oregon, with her dog Hemingway, and volunteers with programs designed to help veterans and Gold Star familie >  She can be reached at KarenZach.com.


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