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The Gravest Show on Earth: America in the Age of AIDS, Burkett, Elinor
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Author Name    Burkett, Elinor

Title   The Gravest Show on Earth: America in the Age of AIDS

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN Number    0395745373 / 9780395745373

Seller ID   SKU20155306

0395745373 Good, top edge of pages may be dirty, hardcover binding with dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to corners and edges, clean text, may contain previous owner?s signature, remainder mark, sticker/residue, or other minor aesthetic flaws. Please inquire for additional details. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington.

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Not since And the Band Played On has any journalist taken readers behind the scenes in the war against AIDS to reveal how avarice, ignorance, and egotism are subverting the nation's struggle against the epidemic. Elinor Burkett goes beyond Randy Shilts, reporting on aspects of the plague he did not cover and finding answers to the deeper questions of what AIDS reveals about America on the brink of the millennium. Readers meet the major players - from activist and playwright Larry Kramer to scientist Robert Gallo and MTV star Pedro Zamora - at home, in their laboratories, and at demonstrations. Here are Jonas Salk, world renowned medical researcher, whose carefully timed announcements about his vaccine research have made him the darling of Wall Street; Henry Heimlich, peddling malaria as the magic bullet that will kill HIV; and federally funded scientists who make advertorials for the very drug companies whose products they test. Burkett goes into the street for a political funeral and

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