Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic. USA 2007 (Reprint), 630 pp., brochure, € 14.79Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Österreichs.
It was the first major book on AIDS, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Randy Shilts examined the making of an epidemic. Shilts researched and reported the book exhaustively, chronicling almost day-by-day the first 5 years of AIDS. His work is critical of the medical and scientific communities' initial response and particularly harsh on the Reagan Administration, that he claims cut funding, ignored calls for action and deliberately misled Congress. Shilts doesn't stop there, wondering why more people in the gay community, the mass media and the country at large didn't stand up in anger more quickly. The AIDS pandemic is one of the most striking developments of the late 20th century, and this is the definitive story of its beginnings in a reprint edition.