Book Giveaway: Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001

Our featured book this week is Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001, by Aaron Belkin.

Throughout the week we will highlight aspects of the book and we are also offering a FREE copy of Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001 to one winner.

To enter our book giveaway, simply e-mail pl2164@columbia.edu with your name and address (U.S. and Canadian mailing addresses only, unfortunately). We will randomly select one winner on Friday at 1:00 pm. Good luck and spread the word!

For more on the book, you can read the first chapter.

Here’s what Cynthia Enloe, author of Nimo’s War, Emma’s War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War wrote about

One of the smartest analysts of today’s United States military, Aaron Belkin challenges the too-simple presumption that an uncomplicated militarized masculinity dominates American soldiers’ lives. Instead, through grittily graphic cases, he reveals a dense web of gender confusions and contradictions that foster a culture of obedience inside the military, while nurturing a dangerously undemocratic set of myths among civilians. A timely, significant book.

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