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The Resource Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the battlefield of AIDS, Martin Duberman

Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the battlefield of AIDS, Martin Duberman

Label
Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the battlefield of AIDS
Title
Hold tight gently
Title remainder
Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the battlefield of AIDS
Statement of responsibility
Martin Duberman
Title variation
Two lives, two deaths
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In December 1995, the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For countless people, the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence; for others, it was too late. In the United States alone, over 318,000 people had died from AIDS-related complications--among them were the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill. Meticulously researched and evocatively told, Two Lives, Two Deaths is historian Martin Duberman's poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two of the great unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic. Callen, a white gay Midwesterner who moved to New York, became a leading figure in the movement to increase awareness of AIDS in the face of willful neglect; Hemphill, an African American gay man, contributed to the black gay and lesbian flowering in Washington, D.C., with poetry of searing intensity and introspection. A profound exploration of the intersection of race, sexuality, class, and identity and the politics of AIDS activism beyond ACT-UP, Two Lives, Two Deaths captures both a generation struggling to cope with the deadly disease and the extraordinary refusal of two men to give in to despair"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duberman, Martin B
Dewey number
  • 616.97/920092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Callen, Michael
  • Hemphill, Essex
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • HIV-positive persons
  • Gay artists
  • Gay singers
Label
Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the battlefield of AIDS, Martin Duberman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17899218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781595589453
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781595589453
Label
Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the battlefield of AIDS, Martin Duberman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17899218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781595589453
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781595589453

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