By Randy Shilts
A masterpiece of investigative reporting, And the Band performed On is the definitive historical past of the unfold of AIDS in the course of 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 overseas realization, and from 1982 Shilts committed himself to overlaying the tale of the sickness and its scientific, social and political implications. Shilts asks: how used to be this epidemic allowed to unfold to date prior to it was once taken heavily? greatly researched, weaving jointly the private tales of these within the homosexual group and the clinical and political institutions with political and social reporting, he exposes how AIDS was once overlooked, or denied, as a danger by means of many nationwide associations. And the Band performed On exhibits that the best wellbeing and fitness problem of the twentieth-century unfold wildly because the Federal executive placed its finances sooner than public wellbeing and fitness whereas scientists have been usually extra inquisitive about protecting their status than saving lives.
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