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Author Faderman, Lillian, author.

Title Harvey Milk : his lives and death / Lillian Faderman.

Publication Info. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Milk,H FAD    Available
Description viii, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Jewish lives
Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-275) and index.
Contents 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 "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."--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.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780300222616 (hardcover)
0300222610 (hardcover)
9780300248555 (paperback)
0300248555 (paperback)

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