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Author Smith, Rob (Army veteran), author.

Title Always a soldier : service, sacrifice, and coming out as America's favorite black, gay Republican / Rob Smith.

Publication Info. New York : Post Hill Press, [2020]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  355.0092 SMI    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 306 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Moonlight meets American Sniper in this groundbreaking memoir and political commentary from a bold new voice in American politics. Before he became a war veteran and political analyst, he was a young black man who enlisted in the U.S. Army right out of high school, survived the notoriously brutal Infantry basic training, and served while remaining a closeted gay man to all but a few of his colleagues. At his first duty station, he finds himself in dangerous territory when the United States declares war on Iraq; in fact, his unit was one of the first called in after the initial invasion. Rob's experience offers a ground-level view of life on the front lines in the United States Army in an unforgettable coming-of-age story with a military twist. In addition to his memoir, Always a Soldier highlights his thoughts on current hot-button political topics like the new crop of Black Republicans and the escalating tactics of the LGBTQ community, announcing him as a voice in American politics that will be heard for years to come.
Subject Smith, Rob.
Veterans -- United States -- Biography.
Gay military personnel -- United States -- Biography.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Gay men -- United States -- Biography.
African American soldiers -- Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
Genre Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781642935752 (hardcover)
1642935751 (hardcover)
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