PERVERTS BY OFFICIAL ORDER: THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST HOMOSEXUALS BY THE UNITED STATES NAVY

By: MURPHY, LAWRENCE R.

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C1988 GOOD+ TO VERY GOOD PAPERBACK, SOME EXTERNAL WEAR HARRINGTON PARK PRESS [MURPHY, LAWRENCE R.] {STURDY SPINE, VERY GOOD CLEAN CONTENTS, EDGEWORN COVERS} THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST HOMOSEXUALS BY THE UNITED STATES NAVY


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This candid book documents for the first time the U.S. Navy's use of entrapment in pursuit of homosexuals in and around Newport, Rhode Island, during the early twentieth century. This most extensive systematic persecution of gays in American history occurred with the approval of Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels and Assistant Secretary Franklin Roosevelt, as dozens of sailors were ordered to identify and even seduce gay men in order to report their names to the authorities. Noted historian Lawrence Murphy reveals the details of this sordid campaign that ultimately generated a national scandal and first raised issues of gay rights and governmental persecution of homosexuals.

Title: PERVERTS BY OFFICIAL ORDER: THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST HOMOSEXUALS BY THE UNITED STATES NAVY

Author Name: MURPHY, LAWRENCE R.

Categories: Collectible: Signed, 1st editions & Fragile Books,

Publisher: HARRINGTON PARK PRESS:

ISBN Number: 0918393442

ISBN Number 13: 9780918393449

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 252275

Keywords: C1988 GOOD+ TO VERY GOOD PAPERBACK, SOME EXTE,