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All American Boy

Peck, Scott

ISBN 10: 0025953621 / ISBN 13: 9780025953628
Published by Scribner, 1995
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Title: All American Boy

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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A compelling memoir offers an account of the relationship between a father and son that received national media attention when Colonel Fred Peck revealed he loved his gay son but did not think he belonged in the military. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

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In this searing, fragmentary memoir of a young gay man coming to terms with his sexuality, the author writes movingly of his relationship with his largely absent father, Marine and Vietnam veteran Colonel Fred Peck, whose views on homosexuality made national headlines in 1993. Appearing at a Senate hearing on Clinton's proposal to rescind the military's ban on homosexuality, the colonel testified he had just learned that his son was gay and that he loved and respected him, but added emphatically, "There is no place in the military for him." The author, raised by his deeply religious mother and by a violently abusive, alcoholic, gay-hating stepfather, was filled with self-loathing and guilt as a closeted youth. He blamed his homosexuality on his father, who divorced his mother upon his return from Vietnam and remarried, and whom his son worshipped from afar. Peck's intense narrative describes his mother's struggle with terminal cancer, his desertion of a Florida Bible academy where he studied to become a fundamentalist minister, his furtive affairs, his coming out and his reconciliation with his father despite their diametrically opposite views on gay service in the military. Photos.
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