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The Resource How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS, David France

How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS, David France

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How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS
Title
How to survive a plague
Title remainder
the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS
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David France
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, chose to fight for their right to live. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT, and the gradual movement toward a lifesaving medical breakthrough. With his unparalleled access to this community, David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader-turned-activist; the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York; the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic; and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter. Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights"--
  • "A history of AIDS activism in New York in the early years of the plague"--
  • The definitive history of the battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. France tells the story of the men and women who watched their friends and lovers fall: ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large. Confronted with shame and hatred, they chose to fight for their right to live. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT, and the gradual movement toward a lifesaving medical breakthrough
Summary
A definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, written by the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name, also shares the poignant stories of gay activists who resolved to make their life battles purposeful
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Writing style
Award
  • Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, 2017.
  • Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Nonfiction, 2017
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Stonewall Book Awards: Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award, 2017.
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10539969
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DLC
Dewey number
362.19697/920097471
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RA643.84.N7
LC item number
F73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS
Label
How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS, David France
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When it rains, it pours. Independence Day ; Early thinking ; Compromised ; Doubt all things ; A man reaps what he sows -- Incurable romantics. Life, apparently ; Paranoid fantasies ; Testing limits ; Warfare -- An ounce of prevention. The barricades, 1987 ; Things fall apart ; Terminal velocity ; Against nature ; Denial ; Madness -- Revolt of the guinea pigs. New beginnings ; Days of desperation ; Life ; The old days -- Epilogue: For dear life
Control code
20831241
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307700636
Lccn
2016010685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illlustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn944209876
Label
How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS, David France
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When it rains, it pours. Independence Day ; Early thinking ; Compromised ; Doubt all things ; A man reaps what he sows -- Incurable romantics. Life, apparently ; Paranoid fantasies ; Testing limits ; Warfare -- An ounce of prevention. The barricades, 1987 ; Things fall apart ; Terminal velocity ; Against nature ; Denial ; Madness -- Revolt of the guinea pigs. New beginnings ; Days of desperation ; Life ; The old days -- Epilogue: For dear life
Control code
20831241
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307700636
Lccn
2016010685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illlustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn944209876

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