Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military

Front Cover
Macmillan, Jul 1, 2005 - History - 810 pages
0 Reviews
The definitive book on lesbians and gay men in the US military.

Randy Shilts, author of the classic documentary history of the AIDS epidemic And The Band Played On, was acclaimed for his ability to take epic histories and molding them into gripping, intimate narratives. Conduct Unbecoming, his groundbreaking exploration of lesbians and gays in the military, came out of hundreds of interviews conducted with servicepeople at all levels of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps and intense research uncovering thousands of documents resulting in a unique history of gays in the military as well as the persecution of gays in the military. Conduct Unbecoming will leave readers moved and imbued with a better understanding of the pressing situation in our nation's military.

"A sober, thoroughly researched and engrossingly readable history on the subject. [Shilts's] chronicle is excellent military history, closely woven with an enthralling analysis of the changing definitions of sexuality and personal relationships in American society....[A] landmark book....Remarkable."
--New York Times Book Review

"A masterpiece of investigative reporting...Shilts has shown us the honor homosexuals have brought, and continue to bring, to the uniforms they wear and the country they serve." - Boston Globe

"Gays, we are told, would damage morale in the military. Shilts documents the fact that morale has already been eaten away by hypocrisy, contradictions, and favoritism...This book will be to gay and lesbian liberation what Betty Friedan's was to early feminism or Rachel Carson's to ecological consciousness. No fair-minded person can read Conduct Unbecoming and consider the present system defensible. - USA Today

"Gripping reading....the history of homosexual people and the movement for gay/lesbian equality in the United States can nowhere be more clearly told." - Los Angeles Times
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Contents

Manhood
28
j Rules
37
The Spy
47
A Name on the Wall
55
Days of Future Passed
72
Home Front
79
The Sanction of the Victim
87
INTERROGATIONS 19691975
99
j Until After November
352
8 Interregnum
359
Future Imperfect
365
LESBIAN VAMPIRES OF BAVARIA 19811985
373
Thoughtcrimes 41 Surrender Dorothy
383
Railroading
393
4 Doreen 43O
400
Lesbian Vampires of Bavaria
411

Interrogations
124
Indoctrination
132
Dykes and Whores
139
if In Country
157
Winners
166
STRAC
176
Politics and Prejudice Part I
184
The Letter
196
TRIALS 1975 97 25
205
The Color Purple Part i
207
The Green Beret
218
Freedom
226
The MileWide Word
234
2f Triangulates
245
Adjectives and Nouns
254
The Next Generation
266
Transitions
272
The Secret Report
279
THE FAMILY 1977190
289
jo The family i Reaction 29
298
2 The Gayest Ship in the Navy and Other Stories
307
Women at
315
4 Angry Gods
323
f Memorial Day
332
6 Glory Days
341
4f Straights
422
In the Midnight Sky
429
Heroes
438
Exiles
448
Blanket Parties
459
jo Costs fz HTLVHI f2 Dykebusters
489
f Friends of Helga
499
f4 Where It All Begins
510
HOMO VA C 19t61990
517
f6 The Unquiet Death of Michael W Foster
524
f Countertrends 7
543
At the Buccaneer Motel
556
Prisoner Number 73343
565
Foreign Affairs
577
The Escape
585
6 Naming Names
593
The Soesterberg Affair o
603
Funerals g 66 Malleus Maleficarum
625
The Release of Prisoner Number 17
639
Embarrassments in the Making
647
Explosions
656
PROMISES TO KEEP
733
Notes on Sources
755
Selected Bibliography
785
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US ...: Information ...
Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US Military Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the US Military from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf War.
www.answers.com/ topic/ conduct-unbecoming-gays-and-lesbians-in-the-us-military

glbtq >> literature >> Shilts, Randy
Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the us Military: Vietnam to the Persian Gulf. New York: St. Martin's, 1993. _____. The Mayor of Castro Street: The ...
www.glbtq.com/ literature/ shilts_r.html

Randy Shilts
Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US Military. Names Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ...
www.queertheory.com/ histories/ s/ shilts_randy.htm

Cliff Anchor - Tom Dooley
... Cliff saw their futures running together into one stream at last. From Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the us Military. Written by Randy Shilts ...
www.xq.com/ cliff/ leonard.html

Macmillan: Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the us ...
Macmillan: Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US Military Randy Shilts: Bonus Publisher Materials: Praise, Author Biography.
us.macmillan.com/ conductunbecoming

Randy Shilts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His last book, Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US Military: Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, which examined discrimination against lesbians and ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Randy_Shilts

Randy Shilts 1951-1994 by Janice Albert In the year 1999, readers ...
... who died in 1994, lived to publish another benchmark report before his death at the age of 42, Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the us Military, ...
www.cateweb.org/ CA_Authors/ shilts.htm

Queer Thoughts: Books on Homophobia
Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the us Military: by Randy Shilts. His last book and one of lasting importance to the debate over gays in the ...
queerthoughts.blogspot.com/ 2004/ 12/ books-on-homophobia.html

:: The ACLU of Massachusetts :: Book Club :: Lesbian and Gay Rights
Randy Shilts, Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the us Military. New York: St. Martins, 1993. The question of whether or not gay and lesbian people ...
www.aclum.org/ bookclub/ gay.html

Advocate, The: Lesbian baiting in the barracks - activists allege ...
In his book Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US. Military, the late journalist Randy Shilts documented several cases in which a woman's sexual ...
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_m1589/ is_n726/ ai_19312315/ print

About the author (2005)

RANDY SHILTS, one of the first journalists to recognize the national importance of the AIDS crisis, was a national correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle for thirteen years. He is the author of The Mayor of Castro Street and And the Band Played On. He died in 1994.

Bibliographic information