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I Ain’t Marching Anymore

From The New Press and journalist Chris Lombardi comes I Ain’t Marching Anymore, “a highly original book, at once scholarly and intimate,” and “A valuable addition to any personal library.” Recommended by both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which calls it “a well-researched and wide-ranging history of America’s ‘soldier-dissenters’ and their efforts to speak truth to power.”

“With I Ain’t Marching Anymore, Chris Lombardi has given us both a thorough history of military dissent going back to the American Revolution and a vivid series of wartime set pieces that bring these dissenters to life. The result is a highly original book, at once scholarly and intimate, exposing the clash between personal conviction and social expectation whose significance stretches far beyond the battlefield.”
Eric Jaffe, author of A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II

“Lombardi’s work is comprehensive and readable, and it introduces the reader to numerous Americans who, over the course of many generations, stood up against unjust militarism, slavery, racism and imperialism, often at great personal risk. . . . A valuable addition to any personal library.”
Chris Ford, Military Law Task Force
“Tens of thousands of books have been written about the American military in battle. But this is the first I’ve ever seen that tells the full story of more than two centuries of brave and stubborn dissenters who questioned whether these wars should be fought at all. Chris Lombardi honors these heroes with the vivid and lively narrative that they deserve.”
Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa, Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves, and Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939.
“Well written and thoroughly researched, Lombardi’s book includes many personal stories that offer great insight into the courage each dissenter had to summon and the consequences of their action. This is the culmination of Lombardi’s decades of involvement in this field and her passion shapes every page.”
Jeff Pekol, Booklist

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