VICTORY DEFERRED

HOW AIDS CHANGED GAY LIFE IN AMERICA



JOHN-MANUEL ANDRIOTE

 

“The most important AIDS chronicle since

Randy Shilts’ AND THE BAND PLAYED ON.”

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University of Chicago Press (hardcover original, 1999)

Updated and expanded

(second edition, paperback/e-book, 2011)

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WHERE TO BUY IT

Original

hardcover ISBN: 0-226-02049-5 | $30 | Barnes & Noble

Updated & expanded second edition

paperback ISBN: 978-1-61364-678-6 | $23 | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

e-book Amazon Kindle  $4.99 | Barnes & Noble NOOK $5.00

Compelled by his own 2005 HIV diagnosis, journalist John-Manuel Andriote revisits his acclaimed chronicle of the AIDS epidemic in this updated and expanded edition of the University of Chicago Press 1999 hardcover original.

Andriote examines the impact of AIDS on individuals and on the gay civil rights movement, from the coming-out revelry of the 1970s to the post-AIDS gay community of the twenty-first century's first decade.

Victory Deferred looks at how AIDS has changed both individual lives and national organizations. It tells the story of how a health crisis pushed a disjointed jumble of local activists to become a national visible and politically powerful civil rights movement, a full-fledged minority group challenging the authority of some of the nation's most powerful institutions.

Based on hundreds of interviews with those at the forefront of the medical, political, cultural, civic, and national responses to the epidemic, Victory Deferred artfully blends personal narratives with institutional histories and organizational politics to show how AIDS forced gay men from their closets and ghettos into the hallways of power to lobby and into the streets to protest.

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