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The Harvey Milk Interviews:
In His Own Words
new second edition,
by Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk was named "one of the 100 most important people of the twentieth century" by Time Magazine. His life and work have inspired millions of people around the world. The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words is the first book in which Milk explains his strategies, struggles, and dreams in his own words.

The book is now available in a new, affordable paperback edition. This new second edition is updated and expanded. Its enlarged index includes a 69-topic guide to Milk's legislative actions.

The Harvey Milk Interviews provides 39 interviews spanning Milk's political career from his first days as a fumbling candidate in 1973 through his groundbreaking achievements to shortly before his assassination in 1978. Interviews are linked by biographical stories and arranged chronologically so we see Milk's thoughts change over time, both his political ideas and his concept of himself.

The interviews include three famous debates in which Milk and John Briggs brawl over the notorious Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative.

Milk’s best interviews also expose his personal qualities. His unrehearsed, unguarded conversations give us a first-hand connection with Milk’s laugh-out-loud wit, outrage over injustice, and inspiring actions. Within these interviews, none of which have ever been published in a book before, we find much of significance which is preserved nowhere else.

This is also the first book to present a chronology providing correct dates of the events that shaped Milk’s life, and the only catalog of the “blizzard” of legislative activities Milk initiated while in office.

Reviewers cheer this book. Lambda Literary Review said, "Angry, intelligent, and wickedly funny, Milk comes to glorious life." The Bay Area Reporter called this book "a cavalcade of intensive, eye-opening interviews" and added "The fiery volley between Milk and Briggs is amazing to read."

Harvey Milk's unrehearsed, unguarded conversations are a treasure trove for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of who Harvey Milk was as a person and how he inspired the world.

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Paperback second edition: 37 photographs, 360 pages. Publication date December 1, 2017. ISBN 978-0-9855053-1-8.

ePub ebook first edition: 36 photographs, 360 pages. Publication date August 1, 2012. ISBN 978-0-9855053-0-1.

Hardcover first edition: 38 photographs, 360 pages. Publication date May 1, 2012. ISBN 978-0-9725898-8-8. SOLD OUT

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