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How to Grow Up: A Memoir
How to Grow Up: A Memoir
by Michelle Tea
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A gutsy, wise memoir-in-essays from a writer praised as “impossible to put down” (People). As an aspiring young writer in San Francisco, Michelle Tea lived in a scuzzy communal house; she drank, smoked, snorted anything she got her hands on... (read more)

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Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity
Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity
by Robert Beachy
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Robert Beachy was trained as a German historian at the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD in 1998. He is presently associate professor of history at the Underwood International College of Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.... (read more)

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A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)
A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)
by Michael Bronski
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Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction A Queer History of the United States is more than a “who’s who” of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary-source... (read more)

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Stonewall
Stonewall
by Martin Duberman
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"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... (read more)

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The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me: An Aristocratic Family, a High-Society Scandal and an Extraordinary Legacy
The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me: An Aristocratic Family, a High-Society Scandal and an Extraordinary Legacy
by Sofka Zinovieff
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Like The Bolter and Portrait of a Marriage, this beguiling, heady tale of a scandalous ménage à trois among England's upper classes combines memoir and biography to re-create an unforgettably decadent world. Among the glittering... (read more)

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Queer America: A People's Glbt History of the United States
Queer America: A People's Glbt History of the United States
by Vicki L Eaklor
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Placing GLBT people at the center of the history of the twentieth century, Vicki L. Eaklors Queer America: A Peoples GLBT History of the United States is a major new effort to popularize a long-overlooked chapter in the American experience. Written in... (read more)

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The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination
The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination
by Sarah Schulman
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"Sarah Schulman, as always, hits the nail on the head. I can't imagine a more insightful probe into gentrification and its inhumane consequences. Everyone needs to read this book."—Martin Duberman, author of Stonewall “Sarah Schulman's The... (read more)

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A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir
A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir
by Daisy Hernandez
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A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life In her lyrical coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández, the daughter of a Colombian mother and Cuban father, chronicles what the colorful women... (read more)

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Orton Diaries PB
Orton Diaries PB
by Joe Orton
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”To be young, good-looking, healthy, famous, comparatively rich and happy is surely going against nature.” When Joe Orton (1933–1967) wrote those words in his diary in May 1967, he was being hailed as the greatest comic playwright since... (read more)

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My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare
My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare
by Dian Hanson
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Off guard: Young World War II allied soldiers laid bare   Every harrowing day for a serviceman during World War II was potentially his last. To help bolster troops against the horrors of combat, commanders encouraged them to form tight “buddy&... (read more)

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Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade
Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade
by Justin Spring
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Samuel Steward (1909andndash;93) was an English professor, a tattoo artist for the Hells Angels, a sexual adventurer who shared his considerable range of experiences with Alfred Kinsey, and a prolific writer of everything from scholarly articles to gay... (read more)

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You're Not from Around Here, Are You?: A Lesbian in Small-Town America
You're Not from Around Here, Are You?: A Lesbian in Small-Town America
by Louise A. Blum
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This is a funny, moving story about life in a small town, from the point of view of a pregnant lesbian. Louise A. Blum, author of the critically acclaimed novel Amnesty, now tells the story of her own life and her decision to be out, loud, and pregnant... (read more)

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Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story
Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story
by Steve Wilson
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As a popular character actor and a regular on "The Hollywood Squares," Paul Lynde showed mainstream viewers that a gay man could be perceived as a stylish, funny man. This biography of Lynde paints a portrait of a man who reaped the rewards of frame, but... (read more)

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Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho, and Art: The Lives and Loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks
Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho, and Art: The Lives and Loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks
by Diana Souhami
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Wild Girls is the critically acclaimed true story of two wealthy American heiresses---one an artist, the other a writer---whose stormy, passionate love affair captivated Pariss salon set between the wars.   Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks were... (read more)

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Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
by David Margolick
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Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
by John Demilio
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One of the most important figures of the American civil rights movement, Bayard Rustin taught Martin Luther King Jr. the methods of Gandhi, spearheaded the 1963 March on Washington, and helped bring the struggle of African Americans to the forefront of a... (read more)

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The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals
The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals
by Richard Plant
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This is the first comprehensive book in English on the fate of the homosexuals in Nazi Germany. The author, a German refugee, examines the climate and conditions that gave rise to a vicious campaign against Germanys gays, as directed by Himmler and his... (read more)

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Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America
Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America
by Mel White
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Until Christmans Eve 1991, Mel White was regarded by the leaders of the religious right as one of their most talented and productive supporters. He penned the speeches of Ollie North. He was a ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, worked with Jim Bakker, flew... (read more)

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My Queer War
My Queer War
by James Lord
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A POWERFUL STORY OF SEXUAL AWAKENING DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR FROM THE NOTED MEMORIST AND CRITIC In My Queer War, James Lord tells the story of a young mans exposure to the terrors, dislocations, and horrors of armed conflict. In 1942, a timid... (read more)

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Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair
Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair
by John J Mcneill
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With the publication of his groundbreaking The Church and Homosexuality in 1976, John McNeill placed himself in the vanguard of scholars who were challenging long-held assumptions about the Bible and homosexuality. Through his continued scholarship... (read more)

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