One Good Man

Author: Derek Pace

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546393719


Page: 94

View: 8638


Corporal Alex Indigo, USMC, is a gung ho, professional infantry Marine. In the era of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," he still needs to keep hidden the fact that he is gay if he wants to continue to serve. Trying to keep his private life private, he doesn't date fellow Marines. Combat-deployed to Falluja, Iraq, however, he doesn't have much outlet for his natural wants and desires. When he meets Taylor, a fellow corporal, he feels a strong attraction to the handsome, quiet Marine. It is hard to hide anything in a combat zone, much less a romantic relationship, and he knows he needs to ignore Taylor, but can he ignore his own heart? Note: this book contains adult material and is intended for a mature audience.

Blind Fall

A Novel

Author: Christopher Rice

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743294009

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2879


Disgraced after a split-second decision nearly kills his Marine captain, Iraq war veteran John Houck struggles to redeem himself in his captain's eyes and stumbles upon a horrifying murder scene that wrongfully implicates the captain's partner. By the author of Light Before Day. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Mourner's Song

War and Remembrance from the Iliad to Vietnam

Author: James Tatum

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022665950X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 3882


No matter when or where they are fought, all wars have one thing in common: a relentless progression to monuments and memorials for the dead. Likewise all art made from war begins and ends in mourning and remembrance. In The Mourner's Song, James Tatum offers incisive discussions of physical and literary memorials constructed in the wake of war, from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the writings of Stephen Crane, Edmund Wilson, Tim O'Brien, and Robert Lowell. Tatum's touchstone throughout is the Iliad, not just one of the earliest war poems, but also one of the most powerful examples of the way poetry can be a tribute to and consolation for what is lost in war. Reading the Iliad alongside later works inspired by war, Tatum reveals how the forms and processes of art convert mourning to memorial. He examines the role of remembrance and the distance from war it requires; the significance of landscape in memorialization; the artifacts of war that fire the imagination; the intimate relationship between war and love and its effects on the ferocity with which soldiers wage battle; and finally, the idea of memorialization itself. Because all survivors suffer the losses of war, Tatum's is a story of both victims and victors, commanders and soldiers, women and men. Photographs of war memorials in Vietnam, France, and the United States beautifully augment his testimonials. Eloquent and deeply moving, The Mourner's Song will speak to anyone interested in the literature of war and the relevance of the classics to our most pressing contemporary needs.

Armed Forces

Masculinity and Sexuality in the American War Film

Author: Robert Eberwein

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813541506

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 3395


In war films, the portrayal of deep friendships between men is commonplace. Given the sexually anxious nature of the American imagination, such bonds are often interpreted as carrying a homoerotic subtext. In Armed Forces , Robert Eberwein argues that an expanded conception of masculinity and sexuality is necessary in order to understand more fully the intricacy of these intense and emotional human relationships. Drawing on a range of examples from silent films such as What Price Glory and Wings to sound era works like The Deer Hunter, Platoon, Three Kings, and Pearl Harbor , he shows how close readings of war films, particularly in relation to their cultural contexts, demonstrate that depictions of heterosexual love, including those in romantic triangles, actually help to define and clarify the nonsexual nature of male love. The book also explores the problematic aspects of masculinity and sexuality when threatened by wounds, as in The Best Years of Our Lives, and considers the complex and persistent analogy between weapons and the male body, as in Full Metal Jacket and Saving Private Ryan .

The Older We Get, the Better We Were - More Marine Corps Sea Stories and Politically Incorrect Common Sense

Author: Andrew Anthony Bufalo

Publisher: All American Books

ISBN: 9780974579313

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 6042


The Older We Get, The Better We Were picks up where Swift, Silent and Surrounded left off. This book contains a collection of humorous sea stories, motivating narratives and blunt commentary. A must-have for the collection of all Marines, friends of Marines, and everyone who is proud to be an American!

The Boy Is a Bottom

Gay Anal Erotica

Author: Barry Lowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909934030


Page: 306

View: 7859


Some guys will go all the way to get to the top. In some cultures it's still seen as 'unmanly' to take a cock up your ass, although it's hard to associate the image of someone supposedly 'less than a man' with some of the muscle studs who grunt like a pig to get dicked. Let's face it, oft times it's the bottom who's the power behind the fuck, using his sphincter in such a way that a whole universe of pleasure resides in one tight black hole. In these eleven stories you'll meet power bottoms from Victorian England and the Renaissance, vampires, marines, men at the top of the world, an elf who discovers humans make the best tops, a group who take out their frustration on a mate's boyfriend's ass, a straight boy who'll do anything to get ahead, a net date who's horny for Satan's dick, and a student aching for hard Arab cock. The Boy Is A Bottom includes, Marine Biology, Marine Animals, Attack of the Ass Bandits, The Arab Downstairs, The Extraordinary Victorian Clockwork Derriere, Creaming the Party Dip, Top of the World, Route 666: Signal Driver, The Butler Did Him, Fifty Shades of Fey, and Spinning the Bottom, all previously published as individual eBooks by loveyoudivine Alterotica. Excerpt from Marine Biology: The sight that greeted me as I opened my bedroom door was the hairy butt crack and dangling scrotum of my beefy big bro, Karl. There wasn't time for it to register as erotic as I watched him slide the entire length of his substantial cock into his girlfriend du jour before he screamed, "Get the fuck outa here!" That he'd glanced over his shoulder to see who the intruder was meant that he didn't mind sharing. Just not with his kid pro bro. If I hadn't forgotten my key, of course, none of it would have happened. But I was in such a hurry to surprise my parents for their thirtieth wedding anniversary, I pretty well floored the Toyota Camry for two hundred miles from my uni campus in the capitol to Redneck Central, as I not-so-fondly called my home town. It didn't feel much like a home town any longer. I was particularly out of favor with the populace, as I'd become an outspoken opponent of the country's military policy. Perhaps not a good idea in a town that supplied a rather large contingent to the Marine Corps. They were heroes. I was a traitor. They'd seen action in a war zone. I'd been on the receiving end of a police baton charge at an anti-war demo. I had a cabinet full of swimming medals. Karl had a chestful of bravery awards. It was a no brainer. My brother and his marine buddies are all big gorillas of men. Karl is 6'4" of almost solid muscle and, I'm pleased to say, an increasing amount of fat, and weighs in at 240lbs. Cropped dark hair and an attitude so belligerent that it would feed the messianic zealotry of any medium level dictator. Naturally, he attracts chicks like horse manure attracts flies. Me, I take after mom. She's petite, dwarfed by my dad, with blonde hair and the friendliest disposition you'd ever care to meet. I take after her-except for the disposition. Like my brother, I get that from my dad. And, of course, like my dad, I have a dick. Besides that, I have blond hair, a slim pro swimmer's body that weighs in at 120lbs, and a face that's much too pretty for its own good. Got me beat up a few times. And it's a constant source of friction between me and my bro and his buddies who call me 'Pretty Boy' to my face, as well as behind my back. It's not meant as a compliment. Our parents discourage mutual homecomings, and we're both happy to oblige. This, however, was one occasion where there was a scheduling error. Now the 'wrong' son was crashing the party. I could have turned around and driven away to a hotel or back to the college, but I was simply too stinking tired. And too stinking poor. I banged loudly on the door and there was a whoop from inside. "The chicks are here at last!" The door was yanked open. The smile of expectation became a snarl of recognition...