- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
This title in other editions
One of the Boys: Homosexuality in the Military During World War IIby Paul Jackson
Synopses & Reviews
Using a wide array of sources - including long-closed court martial records, psychiatric and personnel files, unit war diaries, films, and oral histories - Paul Jackson relates the struggle of queer servicemen of all ranks and branches of the Canadian military to fit in to avoid losing their careers and reputations. He argues that even though homosexual men were often accepted and popular within their units, if they were accused of homosexual behaviour, they were subjected to psychiatric assessments, courts-martial proceedings, prison terms, and dishonourable discharges. An influential and eye-opening study, the author has updated this critically acclaimed work with a new preface that considers depictions of soldiers serving in the war in Afghanistan and the continued silence about homosexual servicemen and women.
A new edition of a book that has changed the way we think about sexual conduct and combat.
About the Author
Paul Jackson is a writer who lives in Montreal.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Other books you might like
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Gay Studies
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Canada