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The Resource The last deployment : how a gay, hammer-swinging twentysomething survived a year in Iraq, Bronson Lemer

The last deployment : how a gay, hammer-swinging twentysomething survived a year in Iraq, Bronson Lemer

Label
The last deployment : how a gay, hammer-swinging twentysomething survived a year in Iraq
Title
The last deployment
Title remainder
how a gay, hammer-swinging twentysomething survived a year in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Bronson Lemer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemer, Bronson
Dewey number
956.7044/342092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ75.8.L46
LC item number
A3 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Living out : gay and lesbian autobiographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lemer, Bronson
  • Gay men
  • Gay military personnel
  • Soldiers
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Lemer, Bronson
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Gay men
  • Gay military personnel
  • Soldiers
  • Iraq
  • United States
Summary expansion
In 2003, after serving five and a half years as a carpenter in a North Dakota National Guard engineer unit, Bronson Lemer was ready to leave the military behind. But six months short of completing his commitment to the army, Lemer was deployed on a yearlong tour of duty to Iraq. Leaving college life behind in the Midwest, he yearns for a lost love and quietly dreams of a future as an openly gay man outside the military. He discovers that his fathers lifelong example of silent strength has taught him much about being a man, and these lessons help him survive in a war zone and to conceal his sexuality, as he is required to do by the U.S. military. The Last Deployment is a moving, provocative chronicle of one soldiers struggle to reconcile military brotherhood with self-acceptance. Lemer captures the absurd nuances of a soldiers daily life: growing a mustache to disguise his fear, wearing pantyhose to battle sand fleas, and exchanging barbs with Iraqis while driving through Baghdad. But most strikingly, he describes the poignant reality faced by gay servicemen and servicewomen, who must mask their identities while serving a country that disowns them. Often funny, sometimes anguished, The Last Deployment paints a deeply personal portrait of war in the twenty-first century. A main selection of the InsightOut Book Club Featured Title of Book of the Month Club 2
Label
The last deployment : how a gay, hammer-swinging twentysomething survived a year in Iraq, Bronson Lemer
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Even Pawns Have Nice Legs
  • 5.
  • Click, Click, Click
  • 6.
  • Mustache Race
  • 7.
  • All Sand and Stars
  • 8.
  • Wolves
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • This Is Our Comfortable Hell
  • 10.
  • Icarus in Iraq
  • 11.
  • Baghdad in My Boots
  • 12.
  • Don't Tell
  • 13.
  • If Charles Bronson Were Here
  • 14.
  • 1.
  • How to Build Your Own Coffin
  • 15.
  • Two Toonies and a Loonie
  • 16.
  • Vets
  • 17.
  • Out Came a Spider
  • 18.
  • Dump Gulls
  • Olympic Hopefuls
  • 2.
  • Last Supper
  • 3.
  • Snow Bullets
  • 4.
Control code
738499417
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 223 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299282141
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780299282141
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0d124483-205c-4aaf-8284-3f8d073cb749
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)738499417
Label
The last deployment : how a gay, hammer-swinging twentysomething survived a year in Iraq, Bronson Lemer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Even Pawns Have Nice Legs
  • 5.
  • Click, Click, Click
  • 6.
  • Mustache Race
  • 7.
  • All Sand and Stars
  • 8.
  • Wolves
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • This Is Our Comfortable Hell
  • 10.
  • Icarus in Iraq
  • 11.
  • Baghdad in My Boots
  • 12.
  • Don't Tell
  • 13.
  • If Charles Bronson Were Here
  • 14.
  • 1.
  • How to Build Your Own Coffin
  • 15.
  • Two Toonies and a Loonie
  • 16.
  • Vets
  • 17.
  • Out Came a Spider
  • 18.
  • Dump Gulls
  • Olympic Hopefuls
  • 2.
  • Last Supper
  • 3.
  • Snow Bullets
  • 4.
Control code
738499417
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 223 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299282141
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780299282141
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0d124483-205c-4aaf-8284-3f8d073cb749
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)738499417

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