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

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Macmillan, 1982 - Gay liberation movement - 388 pages
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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.--From publisher description.
 

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The Mayor of Castro Street is much more than just a biography of Harvey Milk. In telling the story of Milk's rise to office, Shilts has given the reader a biography of a specific time and place ... Read full review

Contents

The Men without Their Shirts
5
Gay Everyman
12
Judy Garlands Dead
31
Sodom by the
47
Politics as Theater
69
The Early Invaders
83
The First Skirmish
95
Gay Main Street
111
Media Star
189
Willkoinmen Castro
229
Curtain Call
252
No Cross No Crown
263
Justice and Thieves
299
The Final
324
Appendix
349
The Hope Speech
359

Harvey Milk vs The Machine
127
Orange Tuesday
155
Showdown on Castro Street
169
Harvey Milks Political Will
372
187
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About the author (1982)

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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