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Harvey Milk : his lives and death / Lillian Faderman.

Faderman, Lillian, (author.).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM F869.S353 M5453 2018 (Text) 00000106614472 Browsing Collection Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 921 MIL (Text) 37323005396851 NONFIC Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 Milk, Harvey (Text) 31951004299357 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial B MILK, HARVEY FADERMAN (Text) 33946003370702 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780300222616
  • ISBN: 0300222610
  • Physical Description: viii, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New Haven ; Yale University Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-275) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part 1. A nice Jewish boy. The Milchs ; Deep, dark secrets ; Drifting ; Will-o'-the-wisps -- Part 2. "They call me the mayor of Castro street". "Who is this Mr. Yoyo?" ; Learning to put up the chairs ; Strike two ; Milk vs. the machine -- Part 3. A serious political animal. Victory! ; Supervisor Milk ; Leading ; Dark clouds gathering -- Part 4. Martyr. "If a bullet should enter my brain..." ; Aftermath -- Epilogue : Harvey Milk's legacy.
Summary, etc.:
"Harvey Milk--eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck--was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the age of forty-eight made him the most famous gay man in modern history; twenty years later Time magazine included him on its list of the hundred most influential individuals of the twentieth century. Before finding his calling as a politician, however, Harvey variously tried being a schoolteacher, a securities analyst on Wall Street, a supporter of Barry Goldwater, a Broadway theater assistant, a bead-wearing hippie, the operator of a camera store and organizer of the local business community in San Francisco. He rejected Judaism as a religion, but he was deeply influenced by the cultural values of his Jewish upbringing and his understanding of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. His early influences and his many personal and professional experiences finally came together when he decided to run for elective office as the forceful champion of gays, racial minorities, women, working people, the disabled, and senior citizens. In his last five years, he focused all of his tremendous energy on becoming a successful public figure with a distinct political voice."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Milk, Harvey.
Gay politicians > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Politicians > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Gay men > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Jewish men > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Gay liberation movement > California > San Francisco > History > 20th century.
Jewish gays > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Jewish politicians > California > San Francisco > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT.
Jewish men > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Gay politicians > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Gay men > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Politicians > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Gay liberation movement > California > San Francisco > History > 20th century.
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.

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