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The Deviant's War
Exact title of book
The Deviant's War
Book author
Eric Cervini
ISBN
9780374139797
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published
Jun 02, 2020
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
512
File size (in PDF)
4608 kB

Some brief overview of book

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER AND NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE From a young Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall. 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.

About book author

Cervini is an award-winning historian of LGBTQ+ culture and politics. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received his Ph. D. in history from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar.

The Deviants War is his first book.

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