No Man's War

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No Man's War

Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife

By Angela Ricketts

Counterpoint LLC, Hardcover, 9781619023260, 301pp.

Publication Date: July 15, 2014

Raised as an Army brat, Angie Ricketts thought she knew what she was in for when she eloped with Jack--then an infantry lieutenant--on the eve of his deployment to Somalia. Since that time, Jack, 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 Lifetime's 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 husband's prolonged deployment or reacting to a close friend's death in combat.
At its core, "No Man's War" is a story of sisterhood and survival.

About the Author
Angie Ricketts holds a master's degree in Social Psychology/Human Relations and an undergraduate degree in Sociology. She worked part-time for the American Red Cross in Germany in the 1990's but since then her formal education has been used to navigate the politics and personalities that come with being an officer's wife. Her husband remains on active duty but transitioned to Homeland Defense in 2012. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

In her new book, Angela Ricketts writes about raising three kids while her husband deployed eight times over 22 years. Each separation "kind of blackens your soul," she says. More at

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