Marching to an Angry Drum

Gays in the Military

by C.G. Mitchell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/14/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9780595001446
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9780595758104

About the Book

Marching to an Angry Drum deals with the difficulties encountered by both gays and lesbians who are required to lead a double life while serving in the military. The "Angry Drum" is that aspect of the military that destroys lives not only through combat but also through the hostility of purges, intolerance and prejudice.

Mitchell has written a fine addition to the turbulent history of gays in the military. It's star-spangled summer reading, replete with guts, romance, and gay patriotism and, importantly, the loyalty of straight friends.-Charles Alexander, Between The Lines, Farmington, Michigan, July 2000

Marching to an Angry Drum is a story that needs to be read by anyone apt to turn a blind eye to gays and lesbians in the military. March to the bookstore and get this one-double-time.-Ken Marten, editor, The Mirror, Royal Oak, Michigan, January 2004

About the Author

C.G. Mitchell was born in Hazel Park, Michigan. In 1949, at the age of seventeen, he joined the U.S. Army where he served as a medic before, during, and after the Korean War.

In addition to Marching to an Angry Drum, he has published several of his poems and a recent book, Storytime Anytime, consisting of twenty-two short stories, a revision of his first book, I Quit?I Promise.