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The deviant's war : the homosexual vs. the United States of America / Eric Cervini.

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  • 6 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 306.76 CER (Text) 33118000195008 Adult: New Book Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 306.766 CERVINI (Text) 34330513489139 Adult - New Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 306.766 CERV (Text) 39231033243037 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -
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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 306.76 CER (Text) 78731000519054 New NF Checked out 09/29/2020
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  • ISBN: 9780374139797
  • ISBN: 0374139792
  • Physical Description: 494 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-476) and index.
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From a young Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall. In 1957, Frank Kameny, a rising astronomer working for the U.S. Defense Department in Hawaii, received a summons to report immediately to Washington, D.C. The Pentagon had reason to believe he was a homosexual, and after a series of humiliating interviews, Kameny, like countless gay men and women before him, was promptly dismissed from his government job. Unlike many others, though, Kameny fought back. Based on firsthand accounts, recently declassified FBI records, and forty thousand personal documents, Eric Cervini's The Deviant's War unfolds over the course of the 1960s, as the Mattachine Society of Washington, the group Kameny founded, became the first organization to protest the systematic persecution of gay federal employees. It traces the forgotten ties that bound gay rights to the Black Freedom Movement, the New Left, lesbian activism, and trans resistance. Above all, it is a story of America (and Washington) at a cultural and sexual crossroads; of shocking, byzantine public battles with Congress; of FBI informants; murder; betrayal; sex; love; and ultimately victory.-- amazon.
Subject: Kameny, Frank, 1925-2011.
Gays > United States > Biography.
Gay rights > United States > History.
Gays > Legal status, laws, etc. > United States.

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