Serving in Silence

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VIETNAM VETERAN.
RECIPIENT OF THE BRONZE STAR.
MOTHER OF FOUR.
VA. NURSE OF THE YEAR
DISCHARGED.

In 1989, during a routine interview for top-secret security clearance, U.S Army Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer revealed that she was a lesbian-and began an ordeal that continues to this day. Despite her distinguished twenty-six-year military ...

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Overview

VIETNAM VETERAN.
RECIPIENT OF THE BRONZE STAR.
MOTHER OF FOUR.
VA. NURSE OF THE YEAR
DISCHARGED.

In 1989, during a routine interview for top-secret security clearance, U.S Army Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer revealed that she was a lesbian-and began an ordeal that continues to this day. Despite her distinguished twenty-six-year military career, she was discharged from the U.S. Army. Her dismissal has garnered intense media coverage and stirred debate all the way to the presidency. In this revealing autobiography Cammermeyer writes of her decision to challenge the official policy on homosexuals in the military and of her recent victory in Federal District Court. But much more than a book laws and politics, Serving in Silence is about coming of age, being a mother, and finding one's center; about "coming out," the daily horrors of nursing in Vietnam, and a female soldier's brave life.

THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE TELEVISION MOVIE

This eloquent, intimate life story of the distinguished nurse, mother, war hero, and highest-ranking officer to challenge the military's anti-gay policy was the basis for the acclaimed TV movie starring Glenn Close. 16 pages of photos.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Cammermeyer joined the Army in 1961, served in Vietnam with the 164th Evacuation Hospital, married a fellow officer, raised four sons and rose to the rank of colonel and chief nurse in the Washington State National Guard. In 1989, at the age of 47, she answered a routine administrative inquiry by identifying herself as a lesbian. The Army she loved discharged her. This memoir, written with freelancer Fisher, is one of the finest military coming-out books published so far. Since her discharge in 1992, Cammermeyer has devoted herself to what she calls her most important mission: dispelling stereotypical concepts about gays and lesbians by speaking out as the highest-ranking officer to have challenged the Army's anti-gay policy. On June 1, 1994, a federal court in Seattle ruled that policy unconstitutional and ordered her reinstated, a decision now under appeal. Movie rights to Barwood Productions. Oct.
Library Journal
For all the publicity surrounding its author, this book is unsensational. It is not stylishly written and, in places, it is painfully self-conscious and clichd. Nevertheless, Cammermeyer's personal strength and integrity manage to emerge. Cammermeyer has struggled for identity and place within the traditional male-dominant, heterosexual cultures of a 1950s Norwegian American family, conservative marriage, and dual careers in nursing and the military. She describes her girlhood as the daughter of immigrant parents; her successful career in military nursing, which included duty in Vietnam; her marriage and motherhood; and, finally, the admission of lesbianism that ended a distinguished military career and changed the direction of her life. This is a new kind of coming-of-age story-the emergence at midlife of a fully integrated woman able to turn outward from her own battles to become part of a larger movement for human rights. Appropriate for general readers interested in gay and lesbian studies. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/94.]-Linda V. Carlisle, Southern Illinois Univ.-Edwardsville
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420844009
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 866,126
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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