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Ask & tell : gay and lesbian veterans speak out

Author: Steve Estes
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2009], ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offering a rich chronicle of the history of gay and lesbian service in the U.S. military from World War II to the Iraq War. Drawing on more than 50 interviews with gay and lesbian veterans, Steve Estes charts the evolution of policy toward homosexuals in the military over the past 65 years, uncovering the ways that silence about sexuality and military service has affected the identities of gay veterans."
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Oral history
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Estes
ISBN: 9780807859551 0807859559
OCLC Number: 326418521
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: ©2007.
Description: xii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The greatest generation --
Korea and the Cold War --
Vietnam --
The academies --
The women's war for inclusion --
The Gulf War --
The ban --
Out ranks --
Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Other Titles: Ask and tell
Responsibility: by Steve Estes.

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The official silence mandated by the 1993 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy continued a collective amnesia about the patriotic service and courageous sacrifices of homosexual troops. This book recovers  Read more...

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"An indispensable document." -- "Women: A Cultural Review" ""Ask and Tell" offers the most comprehensive stories to date and provides a forum for veterans to discuss the legacy of the military's Read more...

 
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