And The Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition by Randy Shilts

And The Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition

byRandy Shilts

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Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

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RANDY SHILTS was one of the first journalists to recognize AIDS as an important national issue and, in the early 1980s, he began to report on AIDS full time for the San Francisco Chronicle, making him the only journalist to do so. He was also the author of The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk and Conduct Unbeco...
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Title:And The Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 8.22 × 5.46 × 1.68 inPublished:November 27, 2007Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312374631

ISBN - 13:9780312374631

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Dramatis Personae
The Bureaucracy
Prologue

Part I. Behold, A Pale Horse
1. The Feast of the Hearts

Part II. Before/1980
2. Glory Days
3. Beaches of the Dispossessed
4. Foreshadowing
5. Freeze Frames

Part III. Paving the Road/1981
6. Critical Mass
7. Good Intentions
8. The Prettiest One
9. Ambush Poppers
10. Golf Courses of Science
11. Bad Moon Rising

Part IV. The Gathering Darkness/1982
12. Enemy Time
13. Patient Zero
14. Bicentennial Memories
15. Nightsweats
16. Too Much Blood
17. Entropy
18. Running on Empty
19. Forced Feeding
20. Dirty Secrets
21. Dancing in the Dark

Part V. Battle Lines/January-June 1983
22. Let It Bleed
23. Midnight Confessions
24. Denial
25. Anger
26. The Big Enchilada
27. Turning Points
28. Only the Good
29. Priorities
30. Meanwhile
31. AIDSpeak Spoken Here
32. Star Quality

Part VI. Rituals/July-December 1983
33. Marathons
34. Just Another Day
35. Politics
36. Science
37. Public Health
38. Journalism
39. People

Part VII. Lights & Tunnels/1984
40. Prisoners
41. Bargaining
42. The Feast of the Hearts, Part II
43. Squeeze Play
44. Traitors
45. Political Science
46. Downbound Train
47. Republicans and Democrats
48. Embarrassed
49. Depression
50. The War

Part VIII. The Butcher's Bill/1985
51. Heterosexuals
52. Exiles
53. Reckoning
54. Exposed
55. Awakening
56. Acceptance
57. Endgame

Part IX. Epilogue/After
58. Reunion
59. The Feast of the Hearts, Part III

Notes on Sources
Index

Editorial Reviews

"Shilts successfully weaves comprehensive investigative reporting and commercial page-turning pacing, political intrigue, and personal tragedy into a landmark book . . . Its importance cannot be overstated." -Publishers Weekly"A monumental history." -The Washington Post Book World"The most thorough, comprehensive exploration of the AIDS epidemic to date . . . It is fascinating, frightening, and essential reading." -San Francisco Sentinel"Rivals in power and intensity, and in the brilliance of its reporting and writing, Truman Capote's In Cold Blood." -The Boston Globe"A heroic work of journalism." -The New York Times