About the book and this site

I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters and Objectors to America’s Wars is the  title of the book I started writing  almost 15 yearss ago. Originally intended for publication by University of California Press, the writing was 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,  and thrilled to know it’s in the fall 2020 catalog.

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
or check out the Facebook page I’ve been maintaining for it, at least for the photos.

I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Soldiers Who Dissent, 1754-2008

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9 thoughts on “About the book and this site

  1. I just ran across this page while looking for current info about Dennis. I hope you know how Dennis and Stokely were connected long before that day and their separate struggles.As many things in those days did, it all went back to the Bronx.

  2. Don’t know how broad you are casting your net, but I just remembere another event you might find interesting, the Navy bombing of Angoon, an Aleut village in Southern AK. It probably doesn’t rise to full protest, but at least one officer on that ship directly contradicted the account of the Ship’s Captain. How far he went, I don’t know. Pobably not as far as Silas Soule.

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