Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

by Linda Hirshman


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ISBN-13: 9780062692306
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Edition description: Limited
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 516,052
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Linda Hirshman is a lawyer, a cultural historian, and the author of Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution and many other books. She received her JD from the University of Chicago Law School and her PhD in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has taught philosophy and women’s studies at Brandeis University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, Newsweek, the Daily Beast, and POLITICO. She lives in Arizona and New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How an Army of Good Gays Won the West xi

1 Gays and the Cities: Community First, Politics Later 1

2 Red in Bed: It Takes a Communist to Recognize Gay Oppression 29

3 It Was the Sixties That Did It: Gays Get Radical, Radicals Get Gay 61

4 Stonewall Uprising: Gays Finally Get Some Respect 95

5 The Good Gays Fight the Four Horsemen: Crazy, Sinful, Criminal, and Subversive 129

6 Dying for the Movement: The Terrible Political Payoff of AIDS 169

7 ACT UP: Five Years That Shook the World 187

8 Failed Marriages and Losing Battles: The Premature Campaign for Marriage and Military Service 217

9 Founding Fathers: Winning Modern Rights Before Fighting Ancient Battles 243

10 Massing the Troops for the Last Battle: The New-Media Gay Revolution 283

11 With Liberal Friends: Who Needs Enemies? 301

12 Victory: The Civil Rights March of Our Generation 323

Epilogue 343

On the Shoulders of Giants 349

Acknowledgments 351

Chronology 353

Notes 357

Bibliography 399

Index 425

What People are Saying About This

Cleve Jones

“I picked this book up one night and never got to sleep. Victory is an epic account of our movement’s progress; a beautifully written and fast moving narrative that is poignant, humorous, and inspiring.”

Rich Benjamin

“As popular history, Victory excels. Hirshman is a nimble storyteller with an agile curatorial eye for what matters. . . . Exemplary. . . . I find Victory to be an astute jolt, as remarkable for its emotional punch as for its historical insight.”

Rebecca Traister

“A compulsively readable mix of philosophy, social history and journalism, Hirshman’s [book] provides an invaluable understanding of the people across the years who have worked so passionately to increase liberty and justice in our union.”

Eric Marcus

“Before he died, gay rights hero Arthur Evans told Linda Hirshman to tell our story. And she does so brilliantly—with insight, passion and the keen eye of a fierce social scientist. And what a story it is! Arthur Evans would be proud.”

Katha Pollitt

Victory tells the fascinating inside story of how gay activists changed America for the better, not just for themselves but for everyone. There’s inspiration here for everyone who wants a fairer, more equal society— and plenty of hope as well.”

Todd Gitlin

“Linda Hirshman’s Victory is the chronicle that the brilliant, unremitting gay movement deserves. Deeply informed with human detail, political theory, and legal analysis alike, it moves fluidly out of the closet to the precincts . . . A genuine, sparkling tour de force.”

Amanda Foreman

“Linda Hirshman has written an important and necessary book that should be read in every school and every home in the country.”

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Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution 1.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Self aggrandizing book and complete garbage writing style which assaults anyone who "dares" to have seperate thoughts
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EdG More than 1 year ago
The title may overreach a bit, but the history is well researched and engagingly relayed.