Harper Executive editor Tim Duggan has acquired the North American rights to a new book by Dave Cullen. The book sold at auction by Betsy Lerner at Dunow, Carlson and Lerner Literary Agency.
Cullen’s new book is called Soldiers First and it tells the story of two closeted gay men living life at war under the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. According to the author’s website, the book is based on reporting that he did for a two-part Salon magazine story in 2000. “A decade later, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is still in place,” writes Cullen. “Three of the gay captains I profiled are still on active duty. They are now Lt. Colonels. I have been following their struggles for thirteen years.”
Cullen is best known for his the New York Times bestselling author of Columbine, the winner of the Edgar Award and Barnes and Noble Discover Prize.