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The Gentleman from Maryland: The Conscience of a Gay Conservative

Bauman, Robert E.

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ISBN 10: 0877956863 / ISBN 13: 9780877956860
Published by Arbor House, New York, 1986
Condition: very good, very good
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276, Inscribed by the author. The author was an ultraconservative congressman from Maryland, whose career was ruined overnight when headlines revealed a sexual rendezvous with a young male hustler. Bookseller Inventory # 48145

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Title: The Gentleman from Maryland: The Conscience ...

Publisher: Arbor House, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Printing.

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The Republican and former congressman from Maryland tells how the public disclosure of his hidden homosexuality ruined his political career and how he struggled to build a new career

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Claiming that financial need compelled him to publish this "near-perfect Greek tragedy" of a life "flawed by a great weakness," ex-Congressman Bauman reveals with relentless candor the alcoholic and homosexual behavior that led to the ruin of his political career and marriage. His story is engrossing both on a personal level and as an expose of Washington's gay sceneto which, he maintains, belong government, professional and corporate leaders of all political casts. While admitting his guilt, Bauman alleges that his indictment for sexual solicitation and attendant activities, based on evidence from paid FBI informants, was politically motivated by the Carter administration, "Tip" O'Neill and by a Maryland senator who considered him a potential rival. Now practicing law, Bauman still suffers from rejection of his professional talents and from social prejudice, he stresses, and, as a Roman Catholic, finds little comfort in his religion's ambivalent stance toward homosexuality.
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