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The Resource The journalist of Castro Street : the life of Randy Shilts, Andrew E. Stoner

The journalist of Castro Street : the life of Randy Shilts, Andrew E. Stoner

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The journalist of Castro Street : the life of Randy Shilts
Title
The journalist of Castro Street
Title remainder
the life of Randy Shilts
Statement of responsibility
Andrew E. Stoner
Title variation
Life of Randy Shilts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Randy Shilts is often named as the first openly gay reporter to earn a full-time reporting position for a major daily newspaper. He is regularly included in the ranks of America's most important journalists-turned-author, and his books, And the Band Played On and The Mayor of Castro Street, had a clear impact on America. Andrew Stoner reveals that, while Shilts's arrival at The San Francisco Chronicle did not make him the first gay reporter at a major daily, he did have a prolific and distinctive writing career matched by few. Shilts's focus on issues related to the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in society paved the way for a relentless drive to focus political, clinical and societal attention on the rising tide of HIV and AIDS. Reporter functions revealed by Shilts reveal a commitment to exerting a strong journalistic influence over society and media consumers to help further understanding and advancement of homosexual liberation while personal and professional interviews reveal Shilts's work as both a reporter and noted author were heavily influenced by his open attitudes about disclosure of his sexual orientation from the start of his career and his desire to explain or unpack aspects of gay culture, and ultimately the AIDS crisis, to heterosexual audiences. His personal transparency related to his sexuality, however, stood in marked contrast to his carefully constructed closet to conceal his own HIV infection. Stoner carefully examines the posthumous critique of Shilts's work, including a malevolent relationship existing between Shilts and other gay journalists, authors and leaders, particularly around his presentation of the so-called "Patient Zero" to explain the AIDS pandemic"--
Summary
As the acclaimed author of "And the Band Played On," Randy Shilts became the country's most recognized voice on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In-depth and dramatic, Andrew E. Stoner's biography follows the remarkable life of the brash, pioneering journalist
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10802038
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LBSOR/DLC
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Stoner, Andrew E
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Shilts, Randy
  • Gay journalists
  • Journalists
  • Shilts, Randy
  • Journalists
  • Gay journalists
  • California
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of Randy Shilts
Label
The journalist of Castro Street : the life of Randy Shilts, Andrew E. Stoner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-253) 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
Contents
  • Clean and sober
  • Strike up the Band
  • The sum of zero
  • Conduct unbecoming
  • Disclosing HIV
  • Journalist versus advocate
  • Unfinished work
  • Aurora dawn
  • Eugene days
  • Living out
  • Finding a voice
  • The life and times
  • Becoming the AIDS scribe
  • Bathhouse daze
  • A balancing act for Shilts
Control code
on1057374959
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252084263
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2019001714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029290650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057374959
Label
The journalist of Castro Street : the life of Randy Shilts, Andrew E. Stoner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-253) 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
Contents
  • Clean and sober
  • Strike up the Band
  • The sum of zero
  • Conduct unbecoming
  • Disclosing HIV
  • Journalist versus advocate
  • Unfinished work
  • Aurora dawn
  • Eugene days
  • Living out
  • Finding a voice
  • The life and times
  • Becoming the AIDS scribe
  • Bathhouse daze
  • A balancing act for Shilts
Control code
on1057374959
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252084263
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2019001714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029290650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057374959

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