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The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
     

The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk

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by Randy Shilts
 

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The Mayor of Castro Street is the definitive story of the man whose personal life, public career, and tragic assassination mirrored the dramatic and unprecedented emergence of the gay community in America during the '70s. His is a story of personal tragedies and political intrigues, assassination in City Hall and massive riots in the streets, the miscarriage of

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The Mayor of Castro Street is the definitive story of the man whose personal life, public career, and tragic assassination mirrored the dramatic and unprecedented emergence of the gay community in America during the '70s. His is a story of personal tragedies and political intrigues, assassination in City Hall and massive riots in the streets, the miscarriage of justice and the consolidation of gay power and gay hope.

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“A no-holds-barred character study and a history of the local gay movement . . . An investigative piece on the mechanics of big-city government in all its expedient, back-biting splendor.” —The Washington Post

“A remarkable work [of] biography, social history, and political machination . . . Exceptional.” —The Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312523312
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/01/1983
Series:
Stonewall Inn Editions Series
Pages:
388

Meet the Author

Randy Shilts was one of the first openly gay journalists hired at a major newspaper and worked for the San Francisco Chronicle for thirteen years. He died of AIDS in 1994 at his home in the Sonoma County redwoods in California. He was the author of several groundbreaking bestsellers, including And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (1987) and Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the U.S. Military (1993).

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