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War Is Queer
James Lord's fourth memoir deals with his service in WWII and more.
At the age of 21, Lord enlisted in the Army soon after Pearl Harbor and, due to his command of French, he was posted to the Military Intelligence Service and served in France as a translator. This book will no doubt be tossed into the ongoing don’t ask, don’t tell flap, though I suppose Lord’s portrayal probably won’t help the team trying to build a case against it. Nonetheless, it does have its riveting moments and does well to suggest that the war was queer for most who served.