The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

By: Andrew E Stoner

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As the acclaimed author of And the Band Played On, Randy Shilts became the country's most recognized voice on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. His success emerged from a relentless work ethic and strong belief in the power of journalism to help mainstream society understand not just the rising tide of HIV/AIDS but gay culture and liberation.In-depth and dramatic, Andrew E. Stoner's biography follows the remarkable life of the brash, pioneering journalist. Shilts's reporting on AIDS in San Francisco broke barriers even as other gay writers and activists ridiculed his overtures to the mainstream and labeled him a traitor to the movement, charges the combative Shilts forcefully answered. Behind the scenes, Shilts overcame career-threatening struggles with alcohol and substance abuse to achieve the notoriety he had always sought, while the HIV infection he had purposely kept hidden began to take his life.Filled with new insights and fascinating detail, The Journalist of Castro Street reveals the historic work and passionate humanity of the legendary investigative reporter and author.

Title: The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Author Name: Andrew E Stoner

Categories: Biography,

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: May 2019

ISBN Number: 0252084268

ISBN Number 13: 9780252084263

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - VeryGood

Seller ID: 374068