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

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

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How to survive a plague : the inside story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS
Title
How to survive a plague
Title remainder
the inside story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS
Statement of responsibility
David France
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Author
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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
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
Tone
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
Cataloging source
QBCL
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1959-
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France, David
Dewey number
616.9792
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • HIV-positive persons
  • AIDS activists
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
Target audience
adult
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the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS
Label
How to survive a plague : the inside story of how activists and scientists 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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS -- 1.Independence Day -- 2.Early Thinking -- 3.Compromised -- 4.Doubt All Things -- 5.A Man Reaps What He Sows -- pt. 2 INCURABLE ROMANTICS -- 1.Life, Apparently -- 2.Paranoid Fantasies -- 3.Testing Limits -- 4.Warfare -- pt. 3 AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION -- 1.The Barricades, 1987 -- 2.Things Fall Apart -- 3.Terminal Velocity -- 4.Against Nature -- 5.Denial -- 6.Madness -- pt. 4 REVOLT OF THE GUINEA PIGS -- 1.New Beginnings -- 2.Days of Desperation -- 3.Life -- 4.The Old Days
Control code
000059034368
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509839391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)965606095
Label
How to survive a plague : the inside story of how activists and scientists 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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS -- 1.Independence Day -- 2.Early Thinking -- 3.Compromised -- 4.Doubt All Things -- 5.A Man Reaps What He Sows -- pt. 2 INCURABLE ROMANTICS -- 1.Life, Apparently -- 2.Paranoid Fantasies -- 3.Testing Limits -- 4.Warfare -- pt. 3 AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION -- 1.The Barricades, 1987 -- 2.Things Fall Apart -- 3.Terminal Velocity -- 4.Against Nature -- 5.Denial -- 6.Madness -- pt. 4 REVOLT OF THE GUINEA PIGS -- 1.New Beginnings -- 2.Days of Desperation -- 3.Life -- 4.The Old Days
Control code
000059034368
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509839391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)965606095

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