Download e-book for iPad: Conduct unbecoming : lesbians and gays in the U.S. military by Randy Shilts

By Randy Shilts

ISBN-10: 031209261X

ISBN-13: 9780312092610

There's a kingdom the place voters are interrogated for lengthy hours and threatened with felony or the lack of their youngsters in the event that they don't cooperate, the place voters are ordered to denounce others, to offer info - usually fullyyt fabricated - dispatching humans to ignominy and reformatory. And in the event that they refuse, they're threatened with felony. This kingdom is the United States, and the themes less than assault are those that have Read more...

summary: there's a kingdom the place electorate are interrogated for lengthy hours and threatened with criminal or the lack of their young ones in the event that they don't cooperate, the place voters are ordered to denounce others, to provide details - frequently totally fabricated - dispatching humans to ignominy and detention center. And in the event that they refuse, they're threatened with felony. This state is the United States, and the topics below assault are those that have selected to serve their kingdom. they're army group of workers. they're lesbians and homosexual males. and they're hunted day in and time out. writer Randy Shilts follows his best-seller And the Band performed On with a ebook of even larger energy and sweep, as he investigates the placement of lesbians and gays within the army over the last 3 a long time, revealing for the 1st time that essentially the most celebrated squaddies in American historical past have been gay (including the daddy of the us Army). 5 years of interviews with approximately 1,100 homosexual provider humans have exposed amazing tales of heroism, persecution, and extending resistance whereas documenting the construction of an unlimited homosexual tradition in the defense force. With millions of records bought in the course of the Freedom of data Act, Shilts bargains the 1st in-depth examine the behind-the-scenes decision-making that led to the fierce purges of gays within the army during the last thirty years. With its epic scope this booklet will give you the foundation of a countrywide debate not just at the factor of lesbians and gays within the army yet at the broader factor of where of homosexuals in American existence

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A monument commemorating the service of Baron von Steuben now sits in Lafayette Square, directly across the street from the redbrick home Stephen Decatur took such pains to redecorate in his last years. After the Revolution, and after the Continental Army became the United States Army, Steuben retired to a farm in upstate New York and a government pension, but he still had ambitious plans for the American military. His proposals led to the creation of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Even before the armed forces of the United States were formally organized, gays were bearing arms for the yet unborn nation. The United States might never have become a nation, in fact, were it not for the services of one particular gay general in the first difficult years of the American Revolution. In 1777, the rebellion was going badly. General George Washington made a dashing figure on horseback and was revered by his troops, but he had little background in the art of military drills and training.

Steuben could accept that; when Franklin indicated the Americans could not even pay travel expenses across the Atlantic, however, Steuben declined Franklin’s entreaties and instead took a position with another royal family in Baden. But as he was returning to Germany, he heard news that sent him back for another meeting with Franklin. The identity of the author of the crucial letter was later lost to history, but it is known that it arrived at the desk of the prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen in August 1777.

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