Washington's gay general : the legends and loves of Baron von Steuben / written by Josh Trujillo ; illustrated by Levi Hastings.
Comic Book/Graphic Novel | Abrams ComicArts | 2023

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167 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Author Josh Trujillo and illustrator Levi Hastings tell the true story of one of the most important--but largely forgotten--military leaders of the American Revolution, Baron von Steuben, who brought much-needed knowledge to the inexperienced and ill-prepared Continental Army. As its first Inspector General, von Steuben created an organizational framework for the US military, which included writing the Blue Book guide that became the standard for training American soldiers for more than a century. Von Steuben was also, by all accounts, a flamboyant homosexual in an era when the term didn't even exist. Beginning with von Steuben's career in the Prussian Army, Trujillo explores his recruitment by Benjamin Franklin, his work alongside General George Washington at the Battle of Valley Forge, and his eventual decline into obscurity. In Washington's Gay General, Trujillo and Hastings impart both the intricacies of queer history and the importance of telling stories that highlight queer experiences" -- Amazon.
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