Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death
by Lillian Faderman
Discussion Moderator: Joyce Bolinger
A lively and engaging biography of the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States, a man fiercely committed to protecting all minorities. 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.
Author Lillian Faderman is a distinguished scholar of LGBTQI+ and ethnic history and literature. She has received numerous awards for her previous eleven books, three of which, Surpassing the Love of Men, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, and The Gay Revolution, have been named by the New York Times as Notable Books of the Year.
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