Coming out under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two

Coming out under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two

by Allan Berube
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Berube uses documents and interviews with gay veterans to explain how the military purged servicemen and -women on the basis of homosexuality during WW II and how these policies were publicly challenged later by military psychiatrists. ``This evenhanded study brings into sharp focus an important chapter in American social history,'' said PW . (Apr.)
Booknews
Based on interviews with gay and lesbian veterans, wartime letters, recently declassified government documents, and other sources, Berube tells the story of how the military's mobilization for war made soldiers confront homosexuality in their personal lives and changed the ways that homosexuality fit into American institutions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452265981
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/30/1991
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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