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

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

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How to survive a plague : the story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS
Title
How to survive a plague
Title remainder
the story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS
Statement of responsibility
David France
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Author
Subject
Genre
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"--
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BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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France, David
Dewey number
362.19697/920097471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA643.84.N7
LC item number
F73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • ACT UP New York (Organization)
  • ACT UP New York (Organization)
  • HIV-positive persons
  • AIDS activists
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS activists
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • HIV-positive persons
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • New York (State)
Label
How to survive a plague : the story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS, David France
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-605) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
x, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307745439
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016010685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971509230
  • 819232
  • (OCoLC)ocn971509230
  • 819232
Label
How to survive a plague : the story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS, David France
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-605) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
x, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307745439
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016010685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971509230
  • 819232
  • (OCoLC)ocn971509230
  • 819232

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