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: 8257

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, 1776-1976

Author: Carolyn Bryant,Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 54

View: 2085

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: 5197

‘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

The enthralling account of what happened after the Titanic sank

Author: Christopher Ward

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444707973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1620

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.

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: 8943

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 Played on

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780702239076

Category: Musicians

Page: 257

View: 8249

'MANY BRAVE THINGS WERE DONE THAT NIGHT, BUT NONE WERE MORE BRAVE THAN THE MEN PLAYING MINUTE AFTER MINUTE AS THE SHIP SETTLED QUIETLY LOWER AND LOWER IN THE SEA.' When the Titanic collided with an iceberg on April 14th 1912, the eight members of the band had already retired for the evening. Still, they put on overcoats and came out to play in the lounge. When most of the First Class passengers had taken to their lifeboats, the musicians moved to the deck and continued to play as the ship sank. As Charlotte Collyer, a Titanic survivor, recalled: They kept it up to the very end. Only the engulfing ocean had the power to drown them into silence.' But who were these musicians? What journeys brought them to this deck on this icy ocean? Who did they leave behind? Until now, little was known about them and the events that led each of them to that ill-fated ship. In this lively and thoroughly researched account, historian and biographer Steve Turner retraces each man's steps. Revealing eight unique and inspiring portraits of bravery, and offers a fresh perspective on the legendary sinking of the Titanic.

Girl in a Band

Author: Kim Gordon

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346230917X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1801

Kim Gordon, Indie-Ikone, Bassistin und Sängerin der legendären Sonic Youth, über ein Leben für die Kunst Sonic Youth war eine der einflussreichsten Alternative-Bands der 1980er- und 1990er-Jahre und Kim Gordon ihr heimlicher Star. Als Bassistin, Sängerin und Songwriterin der Band war sie Vorbild für eine ganze Generation von Frauen. Jetzt erzählt sie ihre Geschichte.Ihre Musik, die sich im Grenzland von Punk, No Wave und Noise-Rock austobte, war nicht zu überhören. Als Kim Gordon und Thurston Moore 1981 in New York die Band Sonic Youth gründeten, lag die Stadt finanziell am Boden, die Kunstszene in den Clubs aber blühte. Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins – für diese und viele andere Bands waren Sonic Youth wichtige Wegbereiter, ihr Einfluss auf die Independent-Szene ist kaum zu überschätzen. Fans und Kritiker lieben die Band für ihren unverwechselbaren Sound und ihre absolute künstlerische Integrität. Kim Gordon und Thurston Moore galten lange Zeit als das Traumpaar des Rock’n’Roll, sie haben eine gemeinsame Tochter. 2011 trennten sich die beiden nach 27-jähriger Ehe und Sonic Youth löste sich auf. Kim Gordon erzählt in ihrem Buch von den Anfängen im New York der frühen Achtzigerjahre, von ihrem Leben als Musikerin, bildende Künstlerin, Modedesignerin und wie das zusammenging mit ihrer Rolle als Ehefrau und Mutter – und vom Schmerz einer Trennung nach fast 30 Jahren Ehe und künstlerischer Zusammenarbeit.

As Real as it Gets

The Life of a Hospital at the Center of the AIDS Epidemic

Author: Carol Pogash

Publisher: Birch Lane Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 255

View: 4607

Looks at people at San Francisco General who have had contact with AIDS, such as a nurse who got the disease from a needle prick, a doctor who developed a new treatment, and a surgeon who wanted her patients tested

Covering the Plague

AIDS and the American Media

Author: James Kinsella

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813514826

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 299

View: 4403

Whenever AIDS seemed to pose a threat to "the general population" (i.e., non-intravenous-drug-using heterosexuals), the U.S. news media gave the epidemic prominent attention, argues Kinsella. But for the most part, he finds, the media avoided or trivialized the AIDS story in its early years, and even today betrays homophobic bias and a head-in-the-sand attitude. In this thorough, often gripping study, Kinsella, a former Los Angeles Herald-Examiner editor, shows how the media and medical experts fumbled the AIDS story. Randy Shilts, the gay San Francisco reporter who wrote And the Band Played On , is portrayed as an ambitious news-hound who sometimes overdramatized or misreported information. Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw get low marks for their handling or noncoverage of AIDS news.

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: 8404

“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

Die Unvollkommenheit der Liebe

Roman

Author: Elizabeth Strout

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641198011

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1154

Leben, denke ich manchmal, heißt Staunen. Als die Schriftstellerin Lucy Barton längere Zeit im Krankenhaus verbringen muss, erhält sie Besuch von ihrer Mutter, die sie jahrelang nicht mehr gesehen hat. Zunächst ist sie überglücklich. Doch mit den Gesprächen werden Erinnerungen an ihre Kindheit und Jugend wach, die sie längst hinter sich gelassen zu haben glaubte ... Der neue Roman von Elizabeth Strout ist ein psychologisches Meisterstück, zutiefst menschlich und berührend. Er erzählt die Geschichte einer Frau, die trotz aller Widrigkeiten ihren Weg geht, eine Geschichte über Mütter und Töchter und eine Geschichte über die Liebe, die, so groß sie auch sein mag, immer nur unvollkommen sein kann. Lucy Barton erzählt ihre Geschichte. Sie muss sie erzählen, weil sie auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit ist, als Schriftstellerin wie als Mensch. Und es gibt zu vieles, was ihr Leben geprägt hat und ihr immer noch keine Ruhe lässt. Das wird ihr klar, als sie wegen einer unerklärlichen, lebensbedrohenden Infektion nach einem Routineeingriff längere Zeit im Krankenhaus bleiben muss und plötzlich ihre Mutter an ihrem Bett sitzt. Ihre Mutter, die sie nicht mehr gesehen hat, seit sie ihr Zuhause in einem kleinen Kaff in Illinois verlassen hat. Während sie erschöpft und glücklich der Stimme ihrer Mutter lauscht, die ihr Geschichten von den Leuten aus ihrer Heimat erzählt und was aus ihnen geworden ist, während Mutter und Tochter ein neues Band zu formen scheinen, auch wenn sie nur schweigend aus dem Fenster auf das beleuchtete Chrysler Building gegenüber schauen, kommt alles wieder hoch: die bettelarme Kindheit, die Schwierigkeiten in der Familie, der Mangel an Zärtlichkeit und Zuneigung. Wie der Wunsch, Schriftstellerin zu werden, ihr half, ihre Ängste zu bekämpfen, wie fremd sie sich dennoch manchmal in New York vorkommt. Ihre Ehe mit einem Mann aus einem wohlbehüteten Elternhaus und die vielen Abgründe, die sich zwischen ihnen auftun, trotz des gemeinsamen Lebens und der zwei heißgeliebten Töchter ...