And the Band Played on: Politics, People, And the AIDS Epidemic

Shilts, Randy

Published by Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: St Martins Pr, 1987
ISBN 10: 0312009941 / ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

The book and the dust cover are in excellent condition with no marks, tears or writing. The book is a first edition and a first printing with a complete print line. The dust cover has an unclipped price of $24.95. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.37 avg rating
(17,396 ratings)

Synopsis: By the time Rock Hudson's death in 1985 alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic, the disease had spread across the nation, killing thousands of people and emerging as the greatest health crisis of the 20th century. America faced a troubling question: What happened? How was this epidemic allowed to spread so far before it was taken seriously? In answering these questions, Shilts weaves weaves the disparate threads into a coherent story, pinning down every evasion and contradiction at the highest levels of the medical, political, and media establishments.

Shilts shows that the epidemic spread wildly because the federal government put budget ahead of the nation's welfare; health authorities placed political expediency before the public health; and scientists were often more concerned with international prestige than saving lives. Against this backdrop, Shilts tells the heroic stories of individuals in science and politics, public health and the gay community, who struggled to alert the nation to the enormity of the danger it faced. And the Band Played On is both a tribute to these heroic people and a stinging indictment of the institutions that failed the nation so badly.

Product Description: Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve 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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: And the Band Played on: Politics, People, ...
Publisher: Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: St Martins Pr
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Randy Shilts
Published by St Martins Pr
ISBN 10: 0312009941 ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2704952780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Randy Shilts
Published by St Martins Pr
ISBN 10: 0312009941 ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Discover Books
(Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2710176019

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Randy Shilts
Published by St Martins Pr
ISBN 10: 0312009941 ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
OwlsBooks
(Toledo, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2724427057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Randy Shilts
Published by St Martins Pr
ISBN 10: 0312009941 ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2725147673

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Randy Shilts
Published by St Martins Pr
ISBN 10: 0312009941 ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2725110528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Randy Shilts
Published by St Martins Pr
ISBN 10: 0312009941 ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Discover Books
(Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2726513169

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Randy Shilts
Published by St Martins Pr
ISBN 10: 0312009941 ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2732158739

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Randy Shilts
Published by St Martins Pr
ISBN 10: 0312009941 ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Pro Quo Books
(Hammond, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2734416931

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Shilts, Randy
Published by St Martins Pr
ISBN 10: 0312009941 ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Sierra Nevada Books
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0312009941I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Shilts, Randy
Published by St Martins Pr
ISBN 10: 0312009941 ISBN 13: 9780312009946
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Blue Cloud Books
(Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0312009941I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 96 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book