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And the Band Played on: Politics, People, And the AIDS Epidemic

Shilts, Randy

ISBN 10: 0312009941 / ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Published by St Martins Pr, 1987
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed 0312009941 Inscribed by Randy Shilts. Signed copies are scarce. A milestone book for the modern gay movement. Bookseller Inventory # 011771

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Title: And the Band Played on: Politics, People, ...

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. : Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic A modern masterpiece of investigative journalism-perhaps the most important single work of the last twenty years.

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In the first major book on AIDS, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Randy Shilts examines the making of an epidemic. Shilts researched and reported the book exhaustively, chronicling almost day-by-day the first five years of AIDS. His work is critical of the medical and scientific communities' initial response and particularly harsh on the Reagan Administration, who he claims cut funding, ignored calls for action and deliberately misled Congress. Shilts doesn't stop there, wondering why more people in the gay community, the mass media and the country at large didn't stand up in anger more quickly. The AIDS pandemic is one of the most striking developments of the late 20th century and this is the definitive story of its beginnings.

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