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

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 15, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 388 pages
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The Mayor of Castro Street is Shilts's acclaimed story of Harvey Milk, the man whose personal life, public career, and tragic assassination mirrored the dramatic and unprecedented emergence of the gay community in America during the 1970s. 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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Review: The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

This is a powerfully evocative (although perhaps a bit overly long) biography of an important figure in twentieth century American politics and culture. While Harvey Milk may now be most famous as the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sonia - Goodreads

I had to hug this book when I finished it. A must read for... everyone, really. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

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.

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