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The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk (Stonewall Inn Editions #0012)

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The Mayor of Castro Street is Shilts's acclaimed story of Harvey Milk, the man whose personal life, public career, and tragic assassination mirrored the dramatic and unprecedented emergence of the gay community in America during the 1970s. His is a story of personal tragedies and political intrigues, assassination in City Hall and massive riots in the streets, the miscarriage of justice and the consolidation of gay power and gay hope.

Review:

"A no-holds-barred character study and a history of the local gay movement....An investigative piece on the mechanics of big-city government in all its expedient, back-biting splendor." The Washington Post

Review:

"A remarkable work [of] biography, social history, and political machination....Exceptional." The Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

The Mayor of Castro Street is Shilts's acclaimed story of Harvey Milk, the man whose personal life, public career, and tragic assassination mirrored the dramatic and unprecedented emergence of the gay community in America during the 1970s. His is a story of personal tragedies and political intrigues, assassination in City Hall and massive riots in the streets, the miscarriage of justice and the consolidation of gay power and gay hope.

About the Author

Randy Shilts was born in 1951, in Davenport, Iowa. One of the first openly gay journalists hired at a major newspaper, he worked for the San Francisco Chronicle for thirteen years. He died of AIDS in 1994 at his home in the Sonoma County redwoods in California. He was the author of The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk (1982), And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic (1987), and Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the U.S. Military (1993). He also wrote extensively for many major newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times, and The Advocate. And the Band Played On was made into a docudrama that was broadcast on HBO in 1993.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312019006
Subtitle:
The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
Author:
Shilts, Randy
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Politicians
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Gay liberation movement
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.) Biography.
Subject:
Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies
Subject:
Political
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Stonewall Inn Editions Paperback
Series Volume:
0012
Publication Date:
19880315
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
388
Dimensions:
7.87 x 5.95 x 1.055 in

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Product details 388 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312019006 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A no-holds-barred character study and a history of the local gay movement....An investigative piece on the mechanics of big-city government in all its expedient, back-biting splendor."
"Review" by , "A remarkable work [of] biography, social history, and political machination....Exceptional."
"Synopsis" by ,
The Mayor of Castro Street is Shilts's acclaimed story of Harvey Milk, the man whose personal life, public career, and tragic assassination mirrored the dramatic and unprecedented emergence of the gay community in America during the 1970s. His is a story of personal tragedies and political intrigues, assassination in City Hall and massive riots in the streets, the miscarriage of justice and the consolidation of gay power and gay hope.

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