corner corner And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by whofan88 from East Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Saturday, June 17, 2017

8 out of 10

A masterpiece of investigative reporting, And the Band Played On is one of the few true modern classics. An international bestseller, a finalist of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the basis for a critically acclaimed movie, Shilt's expose reveals why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early days of the epidemic while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. A book that has become the very foundation for the ongoing debate about the greatest medical epidemic of modern times, And the Band Played On is "a textbook on how institutions work - or fail to work - in the face of such a threat" (San Francisco Examiner).

I book this book online because, being born in 1988, I have never spoken/read a lot about HIV/AIDS. After watching a movie about Larry Kramer during the AIDS epidemic, I became interested in how the government/health organisations ignored this threat. This book is a fascinating read. It is truly terrifying how many people died before people began to sit up and pay attention.  


Journal Entry 2 by bookworm76 at Chermside, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This book has not been rated.

Got this off Whofan88. Thanks 


Journal Entry 3 by bookworm76 at State Library of Queensland - OBCZ on Ground Floor in South Bank (South Brisbane), Queensland Australia on Sunday, January 21, 2018

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 mos ago (1/21/2018 UTC) at State Library of Queensland - OBCZ on Ground Floor in South Bank (South Brisbane), Queensland Australia

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Taking this along to the next bookcrossing meetup. If not picked up I will leave at the OBCZ 


Journal Entry 4 by Oldgirl58 at Chermside, Queensland Australia on Monday, January 29, 2018

This book has not been rated.

Picked up at the bookcrossing catch up 


Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.