And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic [Randy Shilts] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic is a book by San Francisco Chronicle journalist Randy Shilts. The book chronicles the. By the time Rock Hudson’s death in alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic, the disease had spread across the nation, killing thousands of.
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Here’s a spoiler for those who don’t know: A valuable work of political history.
Author of ‘And the Band Played On’ is shilrs with awakening nation to the health crisis. Many book reviews concentrated their material on Dugas, or led their assessment of the book with discussion of his behavior. A monumental comedy of errors that could so easily have been prevented. America faced a troubling question: This landmark work is a detailed investigative report and eventual scathing indictment of the social and sihlts forces that helped contribute to the tragic and rapid spread of the AIDS epidemic in its earliest years.
All the mistakes, all the missteps are herein laid out in letters of fire. View all 6 comments. He ends with the announcement by actor Rock Hudson in that he was dying of AIDS, when international attention on the disease exploded.
There were a lot of moments where I just wanted to travel back in time and scream because of my anger and frustration. Its tje is very much on the U. Shilts’ book has been used as a standard by the lay press when reviewing books chronicling subsequent medical crises including breast cancer chronic fatigue playyed Agent Orange and continued response to AIDS.
And the Band Played on : Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic
Shilts fills in those gaps for everyone like me. When the book was released, Dugas’ story became a controversial subject in the Canadian media.
The book travels all over the worl I think everyone should read this book. New York Review of Books. Some of these, are diseases that humans don’t get.
It is important to document history, but this is not an easy book to read.
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
Shilts died of AIDS-related complications in early We remember the misinformation and differing accounts of transmission. Randy Shilts has done a remarkable work of journalism here, and 25 years later, it still infuriates. The dead are homosexuals who have contracted and will perish from AIDS. This is a great book and should be required reading before graduation. It is at once a history and a passionate indictment.
I mean, who cares after the 10th generation?
The free sex style of gay men ransy a source of income for clubs and “bath houses” where gay men could bwnd sex with many partners as frequent as they wanted to. Shilts documents the search for the virus in all its muddled, politicized, under-funded, disregarded insanity, during which gay men died quickly or slowly, without drugs that did more than eased their passing for years, in their homes or in facilities that had no more notion of how to care for them than they did, cared for by each other and, slowly, by medical personnel who knew they might be risking their own lives.
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Then, they turned and walked out, leaving the gaunt man on the floor. The New York Times wrote a front-page kn about the Tylenol abnd every day in October, and produced 33 more stories about the issue after that. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time. Shilts showed me the grueling, frustrating, under-funded battle to get where we are now in And the Band Played On.