At a glance:
- Author: Randy Shilts
- First Published: 1993
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1778 to the 1990’s
- Setting: The United States, Europe, and Asia
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: Civil rights, Power, personal or social, Revolutionaries, Sexism, Gay men, Homosexuality or homosexuals, Social issues, Prejudices or antipathies, Lesbianism or lesbians, Vietnam War, Military life or service
- Locales: Europe, United States, Asia
Appearing in the middle of a heated debate over the inclusion of lesbians and gays in the United States armed services, Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the U.S. Military, Vietnam to the Persian Gulf argues forcefully that homosexuals have always served in the U.S. military, for the most part honorably, and have become targets of inquiry and active persecution only during peacetime or when politicians and military leaders have needed a convenient scapegoat. Randy Shilts’s work demonstrates exhaustive research conducted over five years and recounts hundreds of case...
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