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From the PublisherGeorge Rupp President, International Rescue Committee, and former President, Columbia University In The Invisible People, Greg Behrman tells a tremendously important story exceedingly well. He reminds us how long the AIDS pandemic has been spreading and how lethal it has become for tens of millions of people around the globe. The book chronicles persistent failures to respond to the crisis and issues a powerful call to action.
Robert Bilheimer Oscar-nominated director and producer, A Closer Walk Greg Behrman's brilliant account of the U.S. response — or lack of it — to the AIDS pandemic has all the intrigue, suspense, and profound melancholy of a le Carré novel. Mr. Behrman's story, however, is fact, not fiction, and therein lies the tragedy. There are heroes aplenty in Mr. Behrman's book — tireless advocates for health, dignity, and human rights — and they are its inspiration. I can't imagine a more important book to read at this point in time. If ever there was a wake-up call, this is it.
Philip Bennett Assistant Managing Editor/Foreign News, The Washington Post Greg Behrman has solved a mystery at the center of the worldwide AIDS epidemic: as tens of millions have died, why have rich and powerful countries responded so feebly? His answer is profoundly disturbing and provocative, and gripping reading. Written with passion and skill, The Invisible People reveals that when it comes to AIDS, all politics is global. This is not simply a story of victims and villains, but of quixotic heroes, and of the mortal drama at the intersection of science, politics, money, and foreign policy. Behrman shows that the humanitarian crisis of AIDS is also 'one of the deadliest policy failures in the history of the U.S. government.' It will haunt us for generations.
Theodore C. Sorensen Save this book to explain to our survivors how we failed to act.
Joshua Cooper Ramo former Senior Editor, World Section, Time Greg Behrman's The Invisible People is what reporting on global AIDS has been missing: a detailed, patient, and balanced assessment of how a complete tragedy unfolded more or less in public view. Fifty years from now, when the world wonders how our modern society let 100 million people die of a disease for which treatment was just hours away by plane, Behrman's book will help provide the answer. His vivid prose makes a terrible tragedy more comprehensible — and more awful. This is a great and important book.