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Victory

The Triumphant Gay Revolution

by Linda Hirshman

On Sale: 06/04/2013

Price: $16.99

Victory

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Victory

The Triumphant Gay Revolution

by Linda Hirshman

On Sale: 06/04/2013

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman details the stunning story of how a resourceful and dedicated minority transformed the notion of American marriage equality and forged a campaign for cultural change that will serve as a model for all future political movements. In the vein of Taylor Branch’s classic Parting of the Waters, Hirshman’s groundbreaking Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution is the powerful story of a massive shift in American culture. Hirshman offers an insider’s view of the crucial struggle that is leading to change, incorporating her unique experiences and insights and drawing upon new interviews—with movement titans such as Frank Kameny and Phyllis Lyon, with next-generation activists such as Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry, and with allies including the likes of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand—to create a comprehensive, inspiring history of change in our time.

Critical Praise

“An astonishing work that seamlessly weaves together multiple stories into one authoritative volume. Highly recommended for political scientists, civil rights activists, and students of LGBT history.” - Library Journal (starred review)

“Hirshman has produced a remarkable history of the gay-rights movement in America by chronicling many of the people and events that shaped it. She has a smart and engaging style, which is serious but not ponderous. . . . with new clarity and simple, fresh insight.” - NewYorker.com

“Linda Hirshman has written an important and necessary book that should be read in every school and every home in the country.” - Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire

“I picked this book up one night and never got to sleep. Victory is an epic account of our movement’s progress; a beautifully written and fast moving narrative that is poignant, humorous, and inspiring.” - Cleve Jones, Founder of The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

“As popular history, Victory excels. Hirshman is a nimble storyteller with an agile curatorial eye for what matters. . . . Exemplary. . . . I find Victory to be an astute jolt, as remarkable for its emotional punch as for its historical insight.” - Rich Benjamin, New York Times Book Review

“Sharp and cogent throughout. . . . Victory is ultimately a deeply moving narrative of a not-quite-finished freedom struggle.” - Boston Globe

“Given that the gay rights saga is very much in process, the ending of Hirshman’s book is a cliffhanger, but she does a masterful job of making her readers, whether they’re familiar with the material or not, want to know what happens next.” - Los Angeles Times

“Exhilarating. . . . As an overview of recent American LGBT history, Victory has plenty to recommend it. . . . A good starting point for learning about recent gay history.” - San Francisco Chronicle

Victory is one of the most important (and readable) gay-history texts around.” - Philadelphia City Paper

“An inclusive, fascinating history of the gay rights movement that provides fertile grounds for passionate debate.” - Shelf Awareness

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061965517
  • ISBN 10: 0061965510
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 06/04/2013
  • Trimsize: 5.310 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 1.040 in (d)
  • Pages: 464
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / Social History