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The books reads very quickly because of Shilts' editorial style, a concise narrative.
Randy Shilts certainly has by writing the most detailed, historical look at the early days of the AIDS crisis.
I keep this book on my treasured book shelf so I will never forget how bad things can get in this country.
Brutal. Just...completely and totally brutal. Shilts weaves together a stunningly wide variety of people and perspectives, bouncing between the ramifications the early AIDS... Read morePublished 12 days ago by jafrank
This is an amazing book. It details the early days of the AIDS epidemic with compassion heart felt stories and a blistering condemnation of the way people with AIDS were treated. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Carmela Devito
This book is a classic, if you want to read about San Francisco in the 1980s during the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Read morePublished 22 days ago by SanFran
A must read. I was torn between outrage and sadness as I went through the book - the spread of AIDS can be directly pointed to the perfect storm of political indifference and... Read morePublished 27 days ago by osl
Amazing book that everyone should read. Couldn't put it down!Published 27 days ago by Cheryl LaForte
I don't think I can say much more than what's already been written about Randy Shilts' classic about the emergency of AIDS and HIV. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Gerard W. Harrington
It's a great and powerful read. I was a teenager when AIDS first came on the scene in the US, and I remember hearing peripherally about it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B. Bernstein
This is nothing less than a compulsively readable tour-de-force in modern medical journalism. It's the history of a disease, a people, and an era all in one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LibraryThingReviewer