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The last deployment : how a gay, hammer-swinging twentysomething survived a year in Iraq

Author: Bronson Lemer
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2011.
Series: Living out.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 2003, after serving five and a half years as a carpenter in a North Dakota National Guard engineer unit, Bronson Lemer was ready to leave the military behind. But six months short of completing his commitment to the army, Lemer was deployed on a yearlong tour of duty to Iraq. Leaving college life behind in the Midwest, he yearns for a lost love and quietly dreams of a future as an openly gay man outside the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Bronson Lemer; Bronson Lemer
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bronson Lemer
ISBN: 9780299282141 0299282147
OCLC Number: 666490948
Awards: Commended for Minnesota Book Award (Memoir) 2012
Description: viii, 223 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Olympic hopefuls --
Last supper --
Snow bullets --
Even pawns have nice legs --
Click, click, click --
The mustache race --
All sand and stars --
Wolves --
This is our comfortable hell --
Icarus in Iraq --
Baghdad in my boots --
Don't tell --
If Charles Bronson were here --
How to build your own coffin --
Two toonies and a loonie --
Vets --
Out came a spider --
Dump gulls.
Series Title: Living out.
Responsibility: Bronson Lemer.

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In the midst of the don t ask, don t tell policy debate, a gay former soldier offers a firsthand account of his experiences in the Iraq war, capturing the real experience of gay servicemen and  Read more...

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A masterful balance of straightforward wartime reporting, anguished self-reflection and a wealth of absurd asides. Pittsburgh s Out" Lemer s is a wonderfully descriptive, wryly humorous, Read more...

 
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