Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement

Potomac Books, Inc.
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The memoir of Stephen Snyder-Hill whose courageous call for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell during a 2011 Republican primary debate positioned him as a champion of LGBT equality.
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Publisher
Potomac Books, Inc.
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Published on
Sep 15, 2014
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Pages
198
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ISBN
9781612346977
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Military
History / Military / Iraq War (2003-2011)
Social Science / Gay Studies
Social Science / LGBT Studies / Gay Studies
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