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Posted February 10, 2009
Great Read About Interesting Time in America
The movie "Milk" got me interested in reading about the life of Harvey Milk. This is a fascinating story about the rise of the Castro as a Gay Mecca in the 1970s in San Francisco. The movie wisely concentrated on Milk's last decade, but this book gives a better overall picture of his life, including his years before he became an activist. The book shows his strengths, charisma, and also flaws. It is never boring. I am now interested in reading the other books by Randy Shilts. There are many compelling stories wrapped up in the same times, such as Anita Bryant, the Peoples Temple, Jimmy Carter, etc. Book includes many details about city politics, how neighborhoods rise and fall in big cities, how the Castro grew beyond control, how the police interacted with the gays, and the circle of friends and colleagues around Harvey Milk, with their shifting loyalties. Highly recommended reading.
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