Harvey Milk by Lillian Faderman audiobook

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death

By Lillian Faderman
Read by Joel Froomkin

Tantor Audio 9780300222616
7.89 Hours 1
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Harvey Milk—eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck—was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the age of forty-eight made him the most famous gay man in modern history; twenty years later Time magazine included him on its list of the hundred most influential individuals of the twentieth century. Before finding his calling as a liberal politician, however, Harvey variously tried being a schoolteacher, a securities analyst on Wall Street, a supporter of Barry Goldwater, a Broadway theater assistant, a bead-wearing hippie, the operator of a camera store and organizer of the business community in San Francisco's Castro District. He rejected Judaism as a religion, but he was deeply influenced by the cultural values of his Jewish upbringing and his understanding of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. His early influences and his many personal and professional experiences finally came together when he decided to run for elective office as the forceful champion of gays, racial minorities, women, working people, the disabled, and senior citizens. In his last five years, he focused all of his tremendous energy on becoming a successful public figure.

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Summary

Finalist for the 2018 National Jewish Book Award in Biographies

Finalist for the 2019 Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

Finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award

A Nation Magazine Pick of 2018's Most Valuable Biographies

Harvey Milk—eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck—was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the age of forty-eight made him the most famous gay man in modern history; twenty years later Time magazine included him on its list of the hundred most influential individuals of the twentieth century.

Before finding his calling as a liberal politician, however, Harvey variously tried being a schoolteacher, a securities analyst on Wall Street, a supporter of Barry Goldwater, a Broadway theater assistant, a bead-wearing hippie, the operator of a camera store and organizer of the business community in San Francisco's Castro District. He rejected Judaism as a religion, but he was deeply influenced by the cultural values of his Jewish upbringing and his understanding of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. His early influences and his many personal and professional experiences finally came together when he decided to run for elective office as the forceful champion of gays, racial minorities, women, working people, the disabled, and senior citizens. In his last five years, he focused all of his tremendous energy on becoming a successful public figure.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A brilliant rumination on the revolutionary political journey of Harvey Milk.” Nation
Narrator Joel Froomkin does a stellar job channeling Milk's many moods and tones. AudioFile
“Faderman’s narrative mixes the personal and the political with great skill; subtly displaying how at a fundamental level, fighting for collective political rights is really just a human yearning for personal happiness, which usually has its roots in compassion.” Irish Sunday Independent
“Faderman does a fantastic job at reanimating a story that reminds us that people can be truly tolerant—with the exception of the few—and that, with will (not money), anyone can effect change. Harvey Milk as seen through fresh, highly knowledgeable eyes.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Narrator Joel Froomkin does a stellar job channeling Milk’s many moods and tones. From oratory to reflective self-examination, Froomkin captures Milk’s capacity to overreach with some attempts at wit and to communicate sincere support of all marginalized people in his adopted city…The high quality of the writing and Froomkin’s overall presentation offer revelatory listening.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Lillian Faderman

Author Bio: Lillian Faderman

Lillian Faderman is an American historian whose books on lesbian history and LGBT history have earned critical praise and awards.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English