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And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic

Shilts, Randy

1987, November 1

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Upon it’s first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played On was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts’ expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80’s while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

Where to Find Resource Online

The book can be purchased online:

     Barnes & Noble


A PDF version can be “borrowed” if one is a member of the Internet Archive:

     Internet Archive PDF


The late journalist Randy Shilts’ best-selling book on the burgeoning AIDS crisis was adapted for cable TV by Arnold Schulman: And the Band Played On (1993)

Source link to this video: https://vimeo.com/133503939

Greater Context

Here are other resources dealing with the issue of AIDS:

     AIDS Inc.: Scandal of the Century

     Emerging Viruses: AIDS And Ebola : Nature, Accident or Intentional?

Filed under the following tags: government medical science

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