Lillian Faderman - Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Time magazine’s 1999 selection of "The 100 Most Influential Individuals of the 20th Century" included Harvey Milk (1930-1978) among the “Heroes and Icons.” He was the only openly gay person on the list. In this deeply researched and lively biography, Faderman, a leading scholar of LGBT and ethnic history and literature, chronicles Milk’s achievements as a progressive politician, from his 1960s work with the Society for Individual Rights to his historic election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Drawing on archival materials and interviews with Milk’s family, colleagues, supporters, and adversaries, Faderman shows that Milk’s political ideals owed as much to the Jewish liberalism of his Long Island upbringing as they did to his later experiences as a gay man.


Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780300222616
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Published: Yale University Press - May 22nd, 2018

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