Publisher: Souvenir Press. Country: United Kingdom. Date: ---.
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic Paperback
London, Souvenir Press Ltd., 2011 (Independent Voices series).
Paperback: 656 pages.
A masterpiece of investigative reporting, And the Band Played On is the definitive history of the spread of AIDS throughout the USA in the 1980 s. Randy Shilts was employed by the The San Francisco Chronicle to cover gay issues in 1981, the year AIDS came to international attention, and from 1982 Shilts devoted himself to covering the story of the disease and its medical, social and political implications. Shilts asks: how was this epidemic allowed to spread so far before it was taken seriously? Extensively researched, weaving together the personal stories of those in the gay community and the medical and political establishments with political and social reporting, he exposes how AIDS was ignored, or denied, as a threat by many national institutions. And the Band Played On shows that the greatest health crisis of the twentieth-century spread wildly as the Federal government put its budget ahead of public health while scientists were often more concerned with maintaining their prestige than saving lives.
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Arranged alphabetically by title
An Affair Of the Heart
And the Band Played On
Black Like Me
John Howard Griffin
City of Night
The Colonizer and the Colonized
The Denial of Death
God in Search of Man
Abraham Joshua Heschel
The Hand-Reared Boy
The Hard Life
Homage to Gaia
John Clellon Holmes
A House in Flanders
Human Nature: Justice Versus Power
Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault
The Magic Christian
People Who Say Goodbye
Really The Blues
Realms of the Human Unconscious
The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter
Stride Toward Freedom
Martin Luther King Jr.
Talk Dirty To Me
Tao: The Watercourse Way
Tintin in the New World
The Various Lives of Keats and Chapman
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