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And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic Paperback
Randy Shilts
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.

Series Note: "Our Independent Voices series is dedicated to publishing writers who challenge conventional wisdom by providing an alternative viewpoint, and includes titles on Black History, books that focus on the LGBT community (including a ground-breaking history of HIV/AIDS by Randy Shilts), and two books by Alan Watts, among others."
-- About Us page on Souvenir Press website

Arranged alphabetically by title

An Affair Of the Heart
Dilys Powell

And the Band Played On
Randy Shilts

Black Like Me
John Howard Griffin

Blue Movie
Terry Southern

The Book
Alan Watts

City of Night
John Rechy

The Colonizer and the Colonized
Albert Memmi

Whitley Strieber

The Denial of Death
Ernest Becker

Matthew Scully

Dr Strangelove
Peter George

God in Search of Man
Abraham Joshua Heschel

The Hand-Reared Boy
Brian Aldiss

The Hard Life
Flann O’Brien

Homage to Gaia
James Lovelock

The Horn
John Clellon Holmes

A House in Flanders
Michael Jenkins

Human Nature: Justice Versus Power
Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault

The Magic Christian
Terry Southern

Mrs Shakespeare
Robert Nye

People Who Say Goodbye
P.Y. Betts

Really The Blues
Mezz Mezzrow

Realms of the Human Unconscious
Stanislav Grof

The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter
Albie Sachs

Stride Toward Freedom
Martin Luther King Jr.

Talk Dirty To Me
Sallie Tisdale

Tao: The Watercourse Way
Alan Watts

The Testament
Elie Wiesel

Tintin in the New World
Frederic Tuten

The Various Lives of Keats and Chapman
Flann O’Brien

The Warriors
Sol Yurick

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