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Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America

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There is no question that AIDS has been, and continues to be, one of the most destructive diseases of the century, taking thousands of lives, devastating communities, and exposing prejudice and bigotry. But AIDS has also been a disease of transformationand#8212;it has fueled the national gay civil rights movement, altered medical research and federal drug testing, shaken up both federal and local politics, and inspired a vast cultural outpouring. Victory Deferred, the most comprehensive account of the epidemic in more than ten years, is the history of both the destruction and transformation wrought by AIDS.

John-Manuel Andriote chronicles the impact of the disease from the coming-out revelry of the 1970s to the post-AIDS gay community of the 1990s, showing how it has changed both individual lives and national organizations. He tells the truly remarkable story of how a health crisis pushed a disjointed jumble of local activists to become a nationally visible and politically powerful civil rights movement, a full-fledged minority group challenging the authority of some of the nation's most powerful institutions. Based on hundreds of interviews with those at the forefront of the medical, political, and cultural

responses to the disease, Victory Deferred artfully blends personal narratives with institutional histories and organizational politics to show how AIDS forced gay men from their closets and ghettos into the hallways of power to lobby and into the streets to protest.

Andriote, who has been at the center of national advocacy and AIDS politics in Washington, is judicious without being uncritical, and his account of the political maturation of the gay community is one of the most stirring civil rights stories of our time.

Victory Deferred draws on hundreds of original interviews, including first-hand accounts from: Virginia Apuzzo, Reverend Carl Bean, Marcus Conant, M.D., John D'Emilio, Anthony Fauci, M.D, Fenton Johnson, Larry Kramer, Lawrence D. Mass, M.D., Armistead Maupin, Walt Odets, Torie Osborn, Eric Rofes, Urvashi Vaid, Timothy Westmoreland, and Reggie Williams.

"[Victory Deferred] is a richly textured account of the rise of the AIDS sector, that though detailed and comprehensive, reads quickly. The thematic organization of the book works especially well. The clear chronology of the events reveals how competing models of service delivery, treatment activism and private-public cooperation were subsumed into a national AIDS movement. The book should prove excellent for teaching or recreational reading."and#8212;Jose Gabilondo, Washington Post

"[A] fine history of the epidemic. . . . Andriote shines with chapters on less-covered but no less important subjects, including the multibillion-dollar 'AIDS industry' and private fund-raising groups. He brings together in one place many facts and figures heretofore unsynthesized."and#8212;Joe R. Neel, Boston Globe

"While many books have explored aspects of the impact of AIDS, Victory Deferred is among the most comprehensive. Andriote's adroit integration of the personal and the historical results is an illustrative, analytical account of the disease and its impact on the gay civil-rights movement. His depiction of the poignant struggles, heroic responses and resultant social and political gains emanating from AIDS is a perceptive document for our timeand#8212;relevant to all readers, regardless of their sexual orientation."and#8212;John R. Killacky, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"[A] well-researched and nuanced portrait of the many lives on which this grave disease has wrought both destruction and transformation."and#8212;Publishers Weekly

"Andriote combines broad strokes and telling details in this engaging history of the complicated war against both disease and bigotry."and#8212;Library Journal

Book News Annotation:

Washington-based journalist Andriote turns his coverage of AIDS from its effect on individuals to the impact it is making in the corridors of government power, the backrooms of pharmaceutical companies, artists' studios, and gay and lesbian organizations and political groups.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

John-Manuel Andriote chronicles the impact of the disease from the coming-out revelry of the 1970s to the post-AIDS gay community of the 1990s, showing how it has changed both individual lives and national organizations. He tells the truly remarkable story of how a health crisis pushed a disjointed jumble of local activists to become a nationally visible and politically powerful civil rights movement, a full-fledged minority group challenging the authority of some of the nations most powerful institutions. Based on hundreds of interviews with those at the forefront of the medical, political, and cultural responses to the disease. Victory Deferred blends personal narratives with institutional histories and organizational politics to show how AIDS forced gay men from their closets and ghettos into the hallways of power to lobby and into the streets to protest.

Synopsis:

PrefaceIntroduction1. The Field2. A Pox on Our House3. Rallying the Troops4. Safety Dance5. The Making of Soldiers6. Advance and Retreat7. Industrial Strength8. War Bonds9. In Memoriam10. Victory DeferredNotesIndex

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. The Field

2. A Pox on Our House

3. Rallying the Troops

4. Safety Dance

5. The Making of Soldiers

6. Advance and Retreat

7. Industrial Strength

8. War Bonds

9. In Memoriam

10. Victory Deferred

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226020495
Author:
Andriote, John-Manuel
Author:
Andriote, John-Manuel
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Diseases - AIDS & HIV
Subject:
Gay liberation movement
Subject:
Aids
Subject:
Gay liberation movement -- United States.
Subject:
Gay men -- United States -- Diseases.
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects.
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 halftones
Pages:
494
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , John-Manuel Andriote chronicles the impact of the disease from the coming-out revelry of the 1970s to the post-AIDS gay community of the 1990s, showing how it has changed both individual lives and national organizations. He tells the truly remarkable story of how a health crisis pushed a disjointed jumble of local activists to become a nationally visible and politically powerful civil rights movement, a full-fledged minority group challenging the authority of some of the nations most powerful institutions. Based on hundreds of interviews with those at the forefront of the medical, political, and cultural responses to the disease. Victory Deferred blends personal narratives with institutional histories and organizational politics to show how AIDS forced gay men from their closets and ghettos into the hallways of power to lobby and into the streets to protest.
"Synopsis" by , PrefaceIntroduction1. The Field2. A Pox on Our House3. Rallying the Troops4. Safety Dance5. The Making of Soldiers6. Advance and Retreat7. Industrial Strength8. War Bonds9. In Memoriam10. Victory DeferredNotesIndex
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