Synopses & Reviews
Since 1969, the word Stonewall has been synonymous with gay resistance to oppression. Yet remarkably, the full story of the Stonewall riots has never been told. Now historian Duberman profiles six early activists, whose lives intersected during the turbulent event that was to become the defining moment of the burgeoning liberation movement. Photos.
"Fritz points up Jackson's eccentric ways (which included sleeping between wet sheets to improve his digestion, and constantly sucking on lemons), his unbending strictness, his passion for danger and battle, the inhuman demands he made on himself and his men, and the driving ambition that was ever at war with his strong religious beliefs. . . . And Fritz fills out the portrait with the fond little jokes and anecdotes the men exchanged about their leader's peculiarities. . . Well done." --Kirkus Reviews
"As scholars we should read Stonewall, and as teachers we should assign it. All of us will be challenged to build on it."Michael Sherry, Northwestern Univ. "Both a fascinating account of the birth of gay liberation and a replay of the turbulent, society-changing 60s."San Francisco Chronicle.