And the Band Played On

Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition

Author: Randy Shilts

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429930390

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 813

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

And The Band Played on

Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

Author: Randy Shilts

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312241353

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 630

View: 1269

An examination of the AIDS crisis exposes the federal government for its inaction, health authorities for their greed, and scientists for their desire for prestige in the face of the AIDS pandemic.

And the Band Played On

Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic

Author: Randy Shilts

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285640763

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

View: 8931

A masterpiece of investigative reporting, And the Band Played On is the definitive history of the spread of AIDS throughout the USA in the 1980's. Randy Shilts was employed by the 'The San Francisco Chronicle' to cover gay issues in 1981, the year AIDS came to international attention, and from 1982 Shilts devoted himself to covering the story of the disease and its medical, social and political implications. Shilts asks: how was this epidemic allowed to spread so far before it was taken seriously? Extensively researched, weaving together the personal stories of those in the gay community and the medical and political establishments with political and social reporting, he exposes how AIDS was ignored, or denied, as a threat by many national institutions. And the Band Played On shows that the greatest health crisis of the twentieth-century spread wildly as the Federal government put its budget ahead of public health while scientists were often more concerned with maintaining their prestige than saving lives.

And the Band Played On...

The Titanic Violinist and the Glovemaker - A True Story of Love, Loss and Betrayal

Author: Christopher Ward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444707953

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

View: 602

On 14th April 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank. Fifteen hundred passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play. They were still playing when the ship went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancée, Mary, was expecting their first child, the author's mother. One hundred years later, Christopher Ward reveals a dramatic story of love, loss and betrayal, and the catastrophic impact of Jock's death on two very different Scottish families. He paints a vivid portrait of an age in which class determined the way you lived - and died. An outstanding piece of historical detective work, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON is also a moving account of how the author's quest to learn more about his grandfather revealed the shocking truth about a family he thought he knew, a truth that had been hidden for nearly a hundred years.

The Band that Played On

The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1595553878

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 6911

“They kept it up to the very end. Only the engulfing ocean had power to drown them into silence. The band was playing ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee.’ I could hear it distinctly. The end was very close.” —CHARLOTTE COLLYER, TITANIC SURVIVOR The movies, the documentaries, the museum exhibits. They often tell the same story about the “unsinkable” Titanic, her wealthy passengers, the families torn apart, and the unthinkable end. But never before has “that glorious band”—the group of eight musicians who played on as the Titanic slipped deeper and deeper into the Atlantic Ocean—been explored in such depth. Steve Turner’s extensive research reveals a fascinating story including dishonest agents, a clairvoyant, social climbers, and a fraudulent violin maker. Read what brought the band members together and how their music served as the haunting soundtrack for one of modern history’s most tragic maritime disasters. BOOK REVIEWS The Band that Played On by Steve Turner is, surprisingly, the first book since the great ship went down to examine the lives of the eight musicians who were employed by the Titanic. What these men did?standing calmly on deck playing throughout the disaster?achieved global recognition. But their individual stories, until now, have been largely unknown. What Turner has uncovered is a narrow but unique slice of history?one more chapter of compelling Titanic lore. Turner, a music journalist, pursued living relatives of the band members and squeezed all that he could out of “inherited photographs, documents, and anecdotes” enabling him to sketch brief but poignant portraits of eight young (or at least youngish) men, all born in an optimistic era and all members of the rising middle class. To their parents, their girlfriends, and surely to themselves as well, the future must have seemed bright right up until the early morning hours of April 15, 1912… There is much that we do not know about the final hours of these men. Why did they make the decision to play on the deck that night? What was in their hearts and minds? … Even the Titanic survivors who witnessed their final performance quibbled over some details. Did the band march or did they kneel? Was their last number “Autumn” or was it “Nearer, My God, to Thee”? Did they stop playing during the final moments and pack their instruments away or were they still playing as the ship went down? All agreed, however, that all eight band members behaved with remarkable calm and courage. Within hours of the ship’s sinking, their story was circulating and they had already become heroes… For Turner, however, the undisputed hero of the book is Wallace Hartley, a fine musician with religious conviction and a powerful sense of duty who seems most likely to have been the force behind those final hours of heroism. In the last pages of the book, Turner reveals a surprising Hartley discovery?a turn of events which makes a fine ending for his worthy book, even as it leaves us hopeful that the Titanic may yet have a few mysteries she is willing to give up. —Marjorie Kehe, Book Editor, Christian Science Monitor

And the band played on, 1776-1976

Author: Carolyn Bryant,Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 54

View: 6432

Conduct Unbecoming

Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military

Author: Randy Shilts

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312342647

Category: History

Page: 810

View: 7123

Interviews with more than one thousand gay servicepeople highlight a definitive investigation into the presence and treatment of homosexuals in the military. By the author of And the Band Played On. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Mayor of Castro Street

The Life and Times of Harvey Milk

Author: Randy Shilts

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312560850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

View: 3648

A biography of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay city official in the nation, recounts his public and personal life, and examines the emergence of the San Francisco gay community as a social and political force.

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic

Author: Richard A. McKay

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022606400X

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9742

The search for a “patient zero”—popularly understood to be the first person infected in an epidemic—has been key to media coverage of major infectious disease outbreaks for more than three decades. Yet the term itself did not exist before the emergence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. How did this idea so swiftly come to exert such a strong grip on the scientific, media, and popular consciousness? In Patient Zero, Richard A. McKay interprets a wealth of archival sources and interviews to demonstrate how this seemingly new concept drew upon centuries-old ideas—and fears—about contagion and social disorder. McKay presents a carefully documented and sensitively written account of the life of Gaétan Dugas, a gay man whose skin cancer diagnosis in 1980 took on very different meanings as the HIV/AIDS epidemic developed—and who received widespread posthumous infamy when he was incorrectly identified as patient zero of the North American outbreak. McKay shows how investigators from the US Centers for Disease Control inadvertently created the term amid their early research into the emerging health crisis; how an ambitious journalist dramatically amplified the idea in his determination to reframe national debates about AIDS; and how many individuals grappled with the notion of patient zero—adopting, challenging and redirecting its powerful meanings—as they tried to make sense of and respond to the first fifteen years of an unfolding epidemic. With important insights for our interconnected age, Patient Zero untangles the complex process by which individuals and groups create meaning and allocate blame when faced with new disease threats. What McKay gives us here is myth-smashing revisionist history at its best.

And the band played on

How music lifted the Anzac spirit in the battlefields of the First World War

Author: Robert Holden

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books

ISBN: 1743581742

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 6976

‘At last we know how the Great War sounded.’ Professor Peter Stanley, joint winner of the 2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History Imagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century, when playing the piano, singing, performing or reciting poetry were all staples of family life. When the men of this young nation marched off to war a typical call was: ‘Are you a singing man?’ ‘Can you spin a funny yarn?’ Impromptu entertainments, sing-a-longs, storytelling and recitations were all part of a homespun repertoire that accompanied these men to war. And the Band Played On pays homage to that camaraderie, and the spontaneous entertainment that lifted the spirits of the ANZACs – whether they were on board battleships, under the shadow of the pyramids, in the trenches, recuperating in hospitals or even interned in POW camps. Robert Holden is a historian, curator and author of more than thirty books. He has been awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Literature Board of the Australia.

And the Band Played On

The enthralling account of what happened after the Titanic sank

Author: Christopher Ward

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 1444707973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9624

On 14th April 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank. Fifteen hundred passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play. They were still playing when the ship went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancée, Mary, was expecting their first child, the author's mother. One hundred years later, Christopher Ward reveals a dramatic story of love, loss and betrayal, and the catastrophic impact of Jock's death on two very different Scottish families. He paints a vivid portrait of an age in which class determined the way you lived - and died. An outstanding piece of historical detective work, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON is also a moving account of how the author's quest to learn more about his grandfather revealed the shocking truth about a family he thought he knew, a truth that had been hidden for nearly a hundred years.

How to Survive a Plague

The Story of how Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS

Author: David France

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307745430

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 656

View: 7325

"A history of AIDS activism in New York in the early years of the plague"...

And the Band Plays on

The Life Story of Larry Dodson of the Bar-Kays

Author: Larry Dodson

Publisher: Lamarie's Entertainment Complex

ISBN: 9780999268100

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 3119

The autobiography of lead singer Larry Dodson of the world known Bar-Kays group

The Band Played Dixie

Race and the Liberal Conscience at Ole Miss

Author: Nadine Cohodas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 309

View: 1031

A writer visits the University of Mississippi and explores the continued failure of the dream of racial equality and peace which began thirty-five years ago with the enrollment of the first Black student

Victory Deferred

How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America

Author: John-Manuel Andriote

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226020495

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 478

View: 4744

Discusses the effect of AIDS on individuals, political groups, pharmaceutical companies, and gay and lesbian organizations

Adventures of a Female Medical Detective

In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS

Author: Mary Guinan,Anne D. Mather

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421419998

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 8290

"Mary Guinan broke through many gender barriers to have an exciting and successful career in public health. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins (she was one of ten women in a class of 110), she spent five months in India working on smallpox, before becoming an STD expert and an instrumental part of the team that uncovered the AIDS epidemic. (She was even featured in the book and movie And the Band Played On.) Dr. Guinan was the first woman to serve as chief scientific advisor for the CDC. Her career over the next several years at the CDC involved AIDS research and education and culminated in her becoming Nevada's first chief public health officer and the founding Dean of the UNLV School of Public Health. In Adventures of a Female Medical Detective, Guinan writes twelve stories about her career at the CDC as a medical detective, providing the unique perspective of being a woman at a time when very few women worked in this field. Throughout the book, Guinan investigates fascinating diseases including smallpox, AIDS, STDs, and listeria. Her adventures in medical forensics are told within the context of the larger public health concerns of the time. She focuses on methods used to find solutions to problems. This first-hand account is written with the general reader in mind; the stories are short, engaging, and informative. The manuscript reviewer, Dr. Joel Breman, describes Mary's work as a collection of "poignant and often hilarious tales ... from a front-line, public health heroine." In addition to its target market of general readers and public health practitioners, this book will be an enthralling addition to undergraduate public health and early MPH courses"--

Voices in the Band

A Doctor, Her Patients, and How the Outlook on AIDS Care Changed from Doomed to Hopeful

Author: Susan C. Ball

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 3154

This unsentimental but moving memoir of bridges two distinct periods in the history of the AIDS epidemic: the terrifying early years in which a diagnosis was a death sentence and ignorance too often eclipsed compassion, and the introduction of antiviral therapies that transformed AIDS into a chronic, though potentially manageable, disease.

Private Acts, Social Consequences

Author: Ronald Bayer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145160226X

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 5026

In this timely, penetrating analysis, Ronald Bayer examines the legal and political implications of creating and implementing an effective and rational nationwide health policy that balances public safety with private freedom.

History of AIDS

Emergence and Origin of a Modern Pandemic

Author: Mirko D. Grmek

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691024776

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 279

View: 4092

By drawing on the latest discoveries in virology, microbiology, and immunology, Mirko Grmek depicts the AIDS epidemic not as an isolated incident but as part of the long, but far from peaceful, coexistence of humans and viruses.