Dimensions: 360 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 in
Published: April 16, 2012
Publisher: Vince Emery Productions
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0972589880
ISBN - 13: 9780972589888
From the Publisher
The unrehearsed and unguarded conversations in this collection reveal Harvey Milk''s sense of humor, outrage over injustice, and love of dramatic confrontation. This volume contains the texts of 39 interviews Milk did for newspapers, radio, and television, in which he describes his life, struggles, strategies, and dreams. It includes transcripts from three famous debates between Milk and John Briggs over the notorious Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative. This groundbreaking treasure trove provides insights into how Milk viewed the economic, social, sexual, and political issues that shape our lives today.
About the Author
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.
"Studded with photographs that enhance Milk''s testimony, the book tells the emotional history of this unforgettable gay advocate. His personality shines and often bubbles over. Emery includes intensive, eye-opening interviews . . . The fiery volley between Milk and Briggs is amazing." —Bay Area Reporter (June 14, 2012)