And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the Aids by Randy Shilts

By Randy Shilts

A masterpiece of investigative reporting, And the Band performed On is the definitive heritage of the unfold of AIDS during the united states within the 1980's. Randy Shilts was once hired by means of the 'The San Francisco Chronicle' to hide homosexual matters in 1981, the yr AIDS got here to foreign realization, and from 1982 Shilts dedicated himself to masking the tale of the ailment and its scientific, social and political implications. Shilts asks: how used to be this epidemic allowed to unfold to this point earlier than it used to be taken heavily? greatly researched, weaving jointly the private tales of these within the homosexual group and the scientific and political institutions with political and social reporting, he exposes how AIDS used to be neglected, or denied, as a danger via many nationwide associations. And the Band performed On exhibits that the best health and wellbeing main issue of the twentieth-century unfold wildly because the Federal executive positioned its finances sooner than public healthiness whereas scientists have been frequently extra considering conserving their status than saving lives.

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