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The Resource Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS, Martin Duberman

Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS, Martin Duberman

Label
Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS
Title
Hold tight gently
Title remainder
Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS
Statement of responsibility
Martin Duberman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In December 1995, the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For countless people, the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence; for others, it was too late. In the United States alone, over 318,000 people had died from AIDS-related complications--among them were the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill. Meticulously researched and evocatively told, Two Lives, Two Deaths is historian Martin Duberman's poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two of the great unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic. Callen, a white gay Midwesterner who moved to New York, became a leading figure in the movement to increase awareness of AIDS in the face of willful neglect; Hemphill, an African American gay man, contributed to the black gay and lesbian flowering in Washington, D.C., with poetry of searing intensity and introspection. A profound exploration of the intersection of race, sexuality, class, and identity and the politics of AIDS activism beyond ACT-UP, Two Lives, Two Deaths captures both a generation struggling to cope with the deadly disease and the extraordinary refusal of two men to give in to despair."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 616.97/920092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC606.55.D83
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS, Martin Duberman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-329) 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
Control code
ocn862053069
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9781595589453
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2013039158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862053069
  • (Sirsi) a1727437
  • (OCoLC)862053069
Label
Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS, Martin Duberman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-329) 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
Control code
ocn862053069
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9781595589453
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2013039158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862053069
  • (Sirsi) a1727437
  • (OCoLC)862053069

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