The Resource How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS, David France

How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS, David France

Label
How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS
Title
How to survive a plague
Title remainder
the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS
Statement of responsibility
David France
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shortly after David France arrived in New York in 1978, the newspaper articles announcing a new cancer specific to gay men seemed more a jab at his new community than a genuine warning. Just three years later, he was reporting on the first signs of what would become an epidemic. This is the story of the men and women who watched their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large. Confronted with shame and hatred, they chose to fight, starting protests, rallying a diverse community that had just begun to taste liberation in order to demand their right to live. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT, and the gradual movement toward a lifesaving medical breakthrough. Throughout, France's unparalleled access to this community immerses us in the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader turned activist; the prominent NIH immunologist with a contentious but enduring relationship with ACT UP; the French high school dropout who finds purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York; and the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
France, David
Dewey number
362.19697/920097471
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • ACT UP (Organization)
  • AIDS activists
  • HIV-positive persons
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
Label
How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS, David France
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Inspired by the award-winning documentary"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-605) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780771047510
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
  • ocn943564523
  • (OCoLC)943564523
Label
How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS, David France
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Inspired by the award-winning documentary"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-605) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780771047510
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
  • ocn943564523
  • (OCoLC)943564523

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