The Resource Fighting to serve : behind the scenes in the war to repeal "don't ask, don't tell", Alexander Nicholson, (electronic resource)

Fighting to serve : behind the scenes in the war to repeal "don't ask, don't tell", Alexander Nicholson, (electronic resource)

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Fighting to serve : behind the scenes in the war to repeal "don't ask, don't tell"
Title
Fighting to serve
Title remainder
behind the scenes in the war to repeal "don't ask, don't tell"
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Alexander Nicholson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discharged in 2002 from the US Army under the provisions of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Alexander Nicholson was shocked to learn there was no group advocating DADT's repeal that was reaching out to active military or veterans organizations. Nicholson believed the repeal effort needed spokespersons who understood military culture, who could talk about DADT's impact on those who serve to those who serve and served. Someone like him. From this idea Servicemembers United, the largest organization for gay and lesbian servicemembers, was born. Nicholson and several others who had been discharged under DADT toured the United States, where they spoke at American Legion posts, on radio talk shows, and at press conferences across the South and on both coasts. Surprised at the mostly positive reception that the tour provoked, Nicholson and Servicemembers United were propelled to the forefront of the DADT repeal fight. In time Nicholson became the only named plaintiff in the successful lawsuit that ordered the policy overturned, forcing the US Congress to act. Fighting to Serve gives a no-holds-barred account of the backstage strategies and negotiations, revealing how various LGBT organizations, the Congress, the Pentagon, and the White House often worked at cross purposes. But in the end, it was the pressure brought by active veterans, a court ruling out of California, and a few courageous senators, representatives, and military leaders that brought the destructive policy to an end
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
355.0086/640973
Index
index present
LC call number
UB418.G38
LC item number
N53 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Fighting to serve : behind the scenes in the war to repeal "don't ask, don't tell", Alexander Nicholson, (electronic resource)
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Fighting to serve : behind the scenes in the war to repeal "don't ask, don't tell", Alexander Nicholson, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I am not an activist" -- Revival -- A call to duty -- New partnerships -- Hearings and elections -- "Servicemembers' milestone" -- Executive options -- A new quarterback on the field -- State of the Union and secret meetings -- Bombshell hearings -- Celebrities on the stage and soldiers at the gate -- Old partnerships -- The amendment and not-so-secret meetings -- Victory and defeat -- Winning the lottery -- Lame ducks -- The report, more hearings, and final victory -- Certification and the countdown to repeal -- Beyond repeal
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ocn810933452
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1 online resource (vii, 280 pages).
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781613743737
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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remote
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  • (Sirsi) f810933452
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