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

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Macmillan, 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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What I was hoping for was a glimpse into the life and times of Harvey Milk, but what I ended up getting from this biography was so much more. Shilts not only shines a light on Milk, he digs deeper in ... Read full review

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Living today in a world where I have openly gay friends and relatives, and where the national debate is on same sex marriage, it was amazing to me to see how far LGBT progress has come within my ... Read full review

Contents

The Men without Their Shirts
3
Gay Everyman
12
Judy Garlands Dead
30
Sodom by the Sea
47
Politics as Theater
69
The Early Invaders
81
The First Skirmish
95
Gay Main Street
111
Deadline Pressure
229
Curtain Call
252
No Cross No Crown
263
Justice and Thieves
299
The Final Act
324
Epilogue
340
Appendix
349
The Hope Speech
359

Harvey Milk vs The Machine
127
Orange Tuesday
153
Showdown on Castro Street
169
Media Star
189
Willkommen Castro
211
Harvey Milks Political Will
372
Notes on Sources
376
Index
381
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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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