My Queer War

Lord, James (Book - 2010 )
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My Queer War

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A POWERFUL STORY OF SEXUAL AWAKENING DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR FROM THE NOTED MEMORIST AND CRITIC In My Queer War , James Lord tells the story of a young man's exposure to the terrors, dislocations, and horrors of armed conflict. In 1942, a timid, inexperienced twenty-one-year-old Lord reports to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to enlist in the U.S. Army. His career in the armed forces takes him to Nevada, California, Boston, England, and, eventually, France and Germany, where he witnesses firsthand the ravages of total war on Europe's land and on its people. Along the way he comes to terms with his own sexuality, experiences the thrill of first love and the chill of disillusionment with his fellow man, and in a moment of great rashness makes the acquaintance of the world's most renowned artist, who will show him the way to a new life. My Queer War is a rich and moving record of one man's maturation in the crucible of the greatest war the world has known. If his war is queer, it is because each man's experience is strange in its own way. His is a story of universal significance and appeal, told by a wry and eloquent observer of the world and of himself.
Authors: Lord, James
Title: My queer war
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 344 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: James Lord
ISBN: 9780374532758
Branch Call Number: 940.5308664 L8661m 2010
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American Gay military personnel United States Biography Gay men United States Biography Soldiers United States Biography Lord, James
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Gay military personnel
Gay men
LCCN: 2009029500
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In the terror of armed conflict the author came to terms with his own sexual identity.

In the terror of armed conflict the author came to terms with his own sexual identity.

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