Marching to an Angry Drum
Gays in the Military
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.