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A lively and engaging biography of the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States.  

Harvey Milk 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.  

His early influences and his many personal and professional experiences came together when he decided to run for elective office as the forceful champion of gay people, 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 with a distinct political voice.  

Publisher: Yale University Press

Year published: 2018

Book type: Paperback, 256 pages

Dimensions: 214mm x 229mm


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