Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

by Linda Hirshman
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Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution by Linda Hirshman

In the vein of Taylor Branch’s classic Parting of the Waters, Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman delivers the enthralling, groundbreaking story of the gay rights movement, revealing how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America forever.

When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted in the summer of 1969, forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Four decades later, in 2011, New York legalized gay marriage and the armed services stopped enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Successful social movements are always extraordinary, but these advances seem like something of a miracle.

Linda Hirshman recounts the long roads that led to these victories, detailing the remarkable and revolutionary story of the movement that has blurred rigid gender lines, altered the shared culture, and broadened our definitions of family. Written in vivid prose, at once emotional and erudite, Victory is an utterly vibrant work of reportage and eyewitness accounts and demonstrates how, in a matter of decades, a focused group of activists forged a classic campaign for cultural change that will serve as a model for all future political movements.

“Remarkable for its emotional punch as for its historical insight.”—New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062202253
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 304,141
File size: 1 MB

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.

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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.