Tell: Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial at the Tipping Point for Gay Rights
Major Margaret WittCloth: $27.95
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|Cloth Publication Date:||10/03/2017|
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|E-book Publication Date:||10/03/2017|
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Timely. . . . Witt’s story . . . is part of the larger story of gays in the military. . . . [An] historic trial.
[I]mportant. The events that led to Witt’s dismissal from the Air Force are quite dramatic as are the court cases that led to the end of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." This lovely book combines the personal and the objective in a way that general readers will find appealing.
[C]hronicles the personal struggle behind her landmark case - and the happiness that came from it.
--The Seattle Times
[A] love story first and foremost - a love of country, of family, friendship, and, perhaps most importantly, a love for oneself…. Ultimately, [Witt] wins - and so does everyone else who’s ever had to spend a day marching in silence under the discriminatory law…. [TELL is] a story about one woman’s dedication to her country that spanned more than 20 years and inspired millions (in and out of uniform) to live their lives with dignity, integrity and grit.
--The Huffington Post
[R]eads as part biography, part legal thriller.… The book has an extra bit of relevance following President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this year that transgender Americans would no longer be allowed to serve openly in the Armed Forces.
The name Margaret Witt may join the canon of US civil rights pioneers.
Major Witt’s trial provided an unparalleled opportunity to attack the central premise of [Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell] . . . and set an important precedent.
--New York Times
A landmark ruling.
MAJOR MARGARET WITT is a decorated twenty-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force who made history in 2010 with her successful challenge of the notorious Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law, which prohibited known gays and lesbians from serving in the U.S. military. She is currently a rehabilitation supervisor for the Portland VA Health Care System in Portland, Oregon. TIM CONNOR is an investigative reporter specializing in legal and science journalism. He lives in Washington State.