The deviant's war : the homosexual vs. the United States of America
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
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First edition.
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494 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 923.6 KAMENY, F 2020

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ISBN
0374139792, 9780374139797

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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In 1957, Frank Kameny, a rising astronomer working for the U.S. Defense Department in Hawaii, received a summons to report immediately to Washington, D.C. The Pentagon had reason to believe he was a homosexual, and after a series of humiliating interviews, Kameny, like countless gay men and women before him, was promptly dismissed from his government job. Unlike many others, though, Kameny fought back. Based on firsthand accounts, recently declassified FBI records, and forty thousand personal documents, Eric Cervini's The Deviant's War unfolds over the course of the 1960s, as the Mattachine Society of Washington, the group Kameny founded, became the first organization to protest the systematic persecution of gay federal employees. It traces the forgotten ties that bound gay rights to the Black Freedom Movement, the New Left, lesbian activism, and trans resistance. Above all, it is a story of America (and Washington) at a cultural and sexual crossroads; of shocking, byzantine public battles with Congress; of FBI informants; murder; betrayal; sex; love; and ultimately victory.--,Provided by publisher.
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Cervini, E. (2020). The deviant's war: the homosexual vs. the United States of America (First edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cervini, Eric, 1992-. 2020. The Deviant's War: The Homosexual Vs. the United States of America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Cervini, Eric, 1992-. The Deviant's War: The Homosexual Vs. the United States of America New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

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Cervini, Eric. The Deviant's War: The Homosexual Vs. the United States of America First edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

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