作者 France, David, 1959-
書名 How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS / David France
出版項 New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2016
book jacket
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 陽明大學書庫區  WC503.7 F815 2016    30020101025544  在架上
稽核項 x, 624 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
附註 "From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, chose to fight for 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. With his unparalleled access to this community David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader-turned-activist; the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York; the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic; and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter. Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights"-- Provided by publisher
"A history of AIDS activism in New York in the early years of the plague"-- Provided by publisher
主題 HIV-positive persons -- New York (State) -- New York
AIDS activists -- New York (State) -- New York
AIDS (Disease) -- Research -- New York (State) -- New York
AIDS (Disease) -- Treatment -- New York (State) -- New York
ACT UP (Organization)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- history
Organizations -- history
Politics
Health Policy -- history
Dissent and Disputes -- history
Community Participation -- history
United States
國際標準書號 9780307700636 (hbk.) : US$30.00