The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words

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Vince Emery Productions, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 360 pages
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In these interviews, Harvey Milk reveals himself. The 39 interviews here span Milk's political career from his first days as a candidate to shortly before his assassination. They are linked by biographical passages and arranged chronologically so we see Milk's thoughts changing over time, both his political ideas and his concept of himself. Milk's best interviews also expose his personal qualities. His unrehearsed, unguarded conversations give us a first-hand connection with Milk's sense of humor, anger over injustice, and love of dramatic confrontation. Within these interviews, none of which have ever been published in a book before, we find much of significance which is preserved nowhere else. This is also the first book to present a chronology providing correct dates of the events that shaped Milk's life, and the only catalog of the "blizzard" of legislative activities Milk initiated while in office.--From publisher description.

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About the author (2012)

Harvey Milk was an elected supervisor of the City and County of San Francisco and was the first openly gay person elected to office in California. In spite of death threats, he supported a wide range of human rights, environmental, labor, and free speech issues across North America. He was assassinated in 1978. In 2009, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor. Vince Emery is a researcher, editor, and writer. He has written or edited several books including How to Grow Your Business on the Internet and Lost Stories by Dashiell Hammett. He lives near San Francisco.

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