I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Soldiers Who Dissent, From the French and Indian War to the Forever War is the title of the book I’ve been working on for nearly ten years. Originally scheduled for 2012 publication by University of California Press, I’ve been delayed by illness — which actually has also meant that I’ve been able to follow this movement a little longer, too. Now, I’ve had the honor of agreement by The New Press to be the book’s publisher, with a target date of spring 2017.
As for me: Before I became a journalist full time, I worked for a range of nonprofit organizations – most crucially, while on staff with CCCO in the 1990s. for about four years I helped coordinate the G.I. Rights Hotline and worked on issues around military personnel. Talking to soldiers every day changed my life. What I learned then eventually led me to dream this book, which was developed years later first at Columbia Journalism School’s Book Seminar. My portfolio and other journo bona fides are over at Incredible Panic Rules.
This website is a loose conglomeration of some of what I’ve noticed along the way, and some of what the people whose stories make it live have had to say about it all. The site is a work in progress, just like the book; you might want to follow me on Twitter Follow @CrisAintMarchin
or check out the Facebook page I’ve been maintaining for it, at least for the photos.