San Francisco, Calif. - 1 December, 2017 - The acclaimed book The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words is now available in an expanded, updated, affordably-priced paperback edition.
The Harvey Milk Interviews provides 39 unrehearsed conversations, from Milk's first days as a fumbling candidate through his groundbreaking achievements to shortly before his assassination. They include three famous debates in which Milk and State Senator John Briggs brawl over the notorious Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative.
Reviewers cheered. "Angry, intelligent, and wickedly funny, Milk comes to glorious life," said Lambda Literary Review. "A cavalcade of intensive, eye-opening interviews," said the Bay Area Reporter, "The fiery volley between Milk and Briggs is amazing to read."
The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words, second edition is a treasure trove for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of Harvey Milk and how his laugh-out-loud wit, outrage over injustice, and inspiring actions shaped our lives today.
Who was Harvey Milk?
Harvey Milk (1930-1978) was named "one of the 100 most important people of the twentieth century" by Time Magazine. Milk was the first openly gay person elected to office in California. In spite of death threats, he championed several human rights, labor, environmental, and free speech initiatives across North America. He was portrayed by Sean Penn in the movie Milk, and has been the subject of books, plays, an opera, and the Academy Award-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk. President Obama awarded Harvey Milk the Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor.
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The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words, second edition by Harvey Milk, edited by Vince Emery
Publication date: December 1, 2017
Clothbound hardcover; 37 photographs; 360 pages
$19.95 U.S./$26.95 Canada; ISBN 978-0-98550531-8
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