Review, Steve Estes, Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Tobias Barrington Wolff, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

30 Int'l Hist. Rev. 216 (2008).


The same quality that makes Steve Estes's important book such a successful accomplishment also demands work from the reader. Ask and Tell is a true oral history. It presents the voices of its subjects - the gay and lesbian veterans who have been a muted presence among us for so long - with a skillful balance of transparency and coherence.