Surviving an American Gulag

Surviving an American Gulag Welcome to Ft Gordon Ga the Special Training Unit It s the height of the Vietnam War and Private Winslow Gibbs has been drafted He s two hundred and seventy pounds and a bundle of nerves He als

  • Title: Surviving an American Gulag
  • Author: Edward C. Patterson
  • ISBN: 9781438247236
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • Welcome to Ft Gordon, Ga the Special Training Unit It s 1967, the height of the Vietnam War and Private Winslow Gibbs has been drafted He s two hundred and seventy pounds and a bundle of nerves He also has issues of a different nature, but in these days before the Don t Ask, Don t Tell policy, these are dealt with in the American Gulag, the Army s answer to the proWelcome to Ft Gordon, Ga the Special Training Unit It s 1967, the height of the Vietnam War and Private Winslow Gibbs has been drafted He s two hundred and seventy pounds and a bundle of nerves He also has issues of a different nature, but in these days before the Don t Ask, Don t Tell policy, these are dealt with in the American Gulag, the Army s answer to the problem What they don t count on are the ones like Private Gibbs, who want to survive it and serve Based on the author s own experiences, Surviving an American Gulag is a story that the military would prefer remain a footnote However, it is a defining moment and should not be lost to posterity Also included with this work is A Dime a Dip, a tale of the author s grandmother and her considerable efforts on behalf of thousands of migrant worker children.

    Surviving an American Gulag Kindle edition by Edward C Dec , Surviving an American Gulag is a poignant tale of a gay man that overcomes the worst the Army can serve and in the end it is a redemption story of sorts It is a good emotional book that will leave you rooting for Patterson and his platoon of misfits. Surviving An American Gulag Edward C Patterson Sep , Based on the author s own experiences, Surviving an American Gulag is a story that the military would prefer remain a footnote However, it is a defining moment and should not be lost to posterity Also included with this work is A Dime a Dip, a tale of the author s grandmother and her considerable efforts on behalf of thousands of migrant worker children. Surviving an American Gulag by Edward C Patterson Jun , Surviving an American Gulag is a poignant tale of a gay man that overcomes the worst the Army can serve and in the end it is a It sounds devastating But by then Patterson was known as the Pillsbury Dough Boy. BOOK Alice Bolin Dead Girls Essays on Surviving an American Obsession is a collection of essays interrogating the outsize place of murdered women in American stories So many TV dramas begin with the body of a dead girl, and eager fans devour piles of true crime books, podcasts, and TV shows This collection is also about how this obsession Dead Girls Essays on Surviving an American Obsession Jun , A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF An Edgar Award nominee for best critical biographicalBest of according to Kirkus, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Portland Mercury, Bustle, Thrillist, and Electric LitA New York Times Editor s Choice, a best of summer according to Bitch Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, The Millions, Esquire, Refinery, Nylon, Surviving the apocalypse in VR. with an American YouTube Aug , Surviving the apocalypse in VR. with an American BYZE Loading Unsubscribe from BYZE Cancel Unsubscribe How NOT to survive the apocalypse World War Z Funny Moments Duration

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    1. Edward C. Patterson

      Edward C Patterson has been writing novels, short fiction, poetry and drama his entire life, always seeking the emotional core of any story he tells With his eighth novel, The Jade Owl, he combines an imaginative touch with his life long devotion to China and its history He has earned an MA in Chinese History from Brooklyn College with further post graduate work at Columbia University A native of Brooklyn, NY, he has spent four decades as a soldier in the corporate world gaining insight into the human condition He won the 1999 New Jersey Minority Achievement Award for his work in corporate diversity Blending world travel experiences with a passion for story telling, his adventures continue as he works to permeate his reader s souls from an indelible wellspring.Published Novels by Edward C Patterson include No Irish Need Apply, Bobby s Trace, Cutting the Cheese, Surviving an American Gulag and Turning Idolater Poetry includes The Closet Clandestine a queer steps out and Come, Wewoka and Diary of Medicine Flower.From my mind to your imagination .

    604 thoughts on “Surviving an American Gulag”


    1. What a lovely, charming book! I grew up on the outskirts of a military base in Albany, Georgia, and found Mr. Patterson's descriptions of that time to be dead-on. The story of Private Gibbs starts fat, sad, and lonely. Then slowly, Gibbs starts to put his life together. I found the characters to be very real and wonder if this is based upon a true story. Although this tale sensitively touches upon being gay in the 1960s, I really wouldn't want to classify "Surviving an American Gulag" in such a [...]


    2. Winslow Gibbs has no business being the army. He’s overweight, out of shape, lonely and different. Unable to get past the first rung on the monkey bars, Gibbs quickly earns the nickname Pillsbury Doughboy in the mess hall. Of course, he doesn’t want to be in the army at all, but in 1967, the draft had other ideas. Unable to cut basic training, Gibbs is moved to a new platoon in the Special Training Unit One – the last stop before either making it back to basic or getting a Section 8 which [...]


    3. I've liked all of the books I've read by Edward C. Patterson. "Surviving an American Gulag" is the first one that actually made me cry.Patterson's protagonist, Private Winslow Gibbs, is an overweight draftee soldier during the Vietnam era. He is assigned to a special training unit at Fort Gordon in hopes of returning to regular basic after he has lost some weight. Gibbs' interactions with the other soldiers on the STU range from the antagonistic to the friendly as he becomes more physically fit [...]


    4. I don't normally give 5 star ratings to authors that haven't established a track record in my library, but I've got to make an exception here. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that DADT is being voted on soon, or maybe that the vote is long overdue, but this novel really struck its mark with me.The story relates the trials of Private Winslow Gibbs, an obese and fumbling mess of a soldier, and his development as both a man and a soldier. Fantastic read. Thank you Ed.


    5. I got this book as a free book and didn't really expect much from it. However, I read this book in one sitting and enjoyed it very much. Having gone through bootcamp in the 60's, I can relate to much of what happened although I wasn't in a 'remedial' company.


    6. This is the second of Edward Patterson's novels that I've read. I began it not quite knowing what to expect. I enjoyed the other of his novels immensely, so I did not think I'd be disappointed. I was not. The book follows Private Winslow Gibbs all the way through his difficult basic training journey. I also went to basic training in Georgia, and the descriptions were precise. Much of it is exactly how I remember. Private Gibbs takes his own side trip through "Special Training Unit" which is the [...]


    7. Spending Time in an 'American Gulag'By Esmerelda Luv (Seattle, WA) What I expected from this book was a behind-the-scenes look at life in military basic training. What I got was an education of human nature in it's purist form. Through Private Gibbs, I met each character, I learned to accept and be accepted by all of them, I made mistakes and I corrected them, and I learned to love myself and then broadened that love to include others. Failures and successes were ever present and I learned to pi [...]


    8. No one wants to end up in Special Training Unit One, also known as the Gulag. It sounds devastating. But by then Patterson was known as the Pillsbury Dough Boy. It wasn’t his fault. The Army had drafted him and he was forced into basic training. He was overweight, without confidence, and not suitable to the life but he also didn’t want to get a Section 8 out of the Army. Surviving an American Gulag is a poignant tale of a gay man that overcomes the worst the Army can serve and in the end it [...]


    9. good read but propagandaI did like the character of Gibbs and his trials in boot camp. What I didn't like was how the author implied that just by receiving kindness anyone can be made queer. I think we need to do more to reach these people and lead them to God.


    10. So good. So very, very good! The author introduced me to his characters, misfits all, and made me cry with them, cheer for them and feel with them. Brilliant!



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