After the Flag Has Been Folded: A Daughter Remembers the Father She Lost to War--and the Mother Who…

Paperback | May 2, 2006

byKaren Spears Zacharias

not yet rated|write a review

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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.50

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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 wel...

From the Jacket

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 a...

Karen Spears Zacharias's work has won dozens of writing awards. She has lectured at numerous Vietnam veterans' events; serves on the national advisory board of the Virtual Wall and the Orphans of War Foundation; is a contributing columnist forThe Veteran, the magazine for the Vietnam Veterans of America; and is a member of Sons and Dau...

other books by Karen Spears Zacharias

A Silence of Mockingbirds
A Silence of Mockingbirds

Kobo ebook|Dec 15 2009

$10.09 online$13.11list price(save 23%)
Mother of Rain: A Novel
Mother of Rain: A Novel

Kobo ebook|Sep 16 2013

$12.19 online$15.75list price(save 22%)
see all books by Karen Spears Zacharias
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.87 inPublished:May 2, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060721499

ISBN - 13:9780060721497

Look for similar items by category:

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

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“An important and triumphant work of literature, a must read for every American in another time of war.”