On March 3rd, Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America (St. Martin’s Press) by Nathaniel Frank will be released. The book is the definitive story of the current ban on gays in the military, but it also contains surprising stories about the appallingly dishonest process that created that policy and about the hidden costs of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” It is also a deeply personal meditation on what it means to live in a country where federal law represses the expression of who we are—a reality which affects gays and non-gays alike.
“Send UNFRIENDLY FIRE to Congress!” invites you to buy yourself a book and have a second copy sent—at half price—to Capitol Hill. The two books together cost under $39, and it couldn’t be easier: just make the purchase online, and wait for your book (it will ship March 3). When we reach our goal of buying books for all 542 members of Congress, Nathaniel will drive a station-wagonful of books to Washington amidst much fanfare. Click on the widget below for more info and to order.
Praise for Unfriendly Fire
“Brings light, not heat, to the debate.” - Andrew Sullivan
“Builds a solid case that the ban on gays in the military is not only wrong, it is endangering the country.” - Kirkus Reviews
“A beautifully written and brilliantly researched book… practically every page provides genuine reading pleasure.” - Charles Kaiser, The Gay Metropolis
“Should be mandatory reading for anyone with an interest in the state of our society or the readiness of our military.” - General John Shalikashvili, former Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff