(Biography, 304 pp. 2018)
Contextualizing the local icon — eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck— in a Jewish milieu, this biography chronicles his upbringing and careers before being elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. His assassination at the age of forty-eight made him the most famous gay man in modern history. Activist scholar Faderman "brings to light material that had been suppressed or considered unimportant because it didn’t support the reigning narrative.
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