And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition cover

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition

$ 24.00
Add to Wish List
Out of Stock In Store

Upon its first publication more than twenty years ago, And the Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting.

An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

Randy Shilts was born in 1951, in Davenport, Iowa. One of the first openly gay journalists hired at a major newspaper, he 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 The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk (1982), And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic (1987), and Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the U.S. Military (1993). He also wrote extensively for many major newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times, and The Advocate. And the Band Played On was made into a docudrama that was broadcast on HBO in 1993.

ISBN: 9780312374631

ISBN-10: 9780312374631

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Publication Date: 11/27/2007 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/27/2007 - 12:00am

Pages: 656

Language: English

Categories

Social Science / Disease & Health Issues

Medical / History

History / United States / 20th Century

History / LGBTQ+