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Indecent Advances by James Polchin

Title Indecent Advances
Author James Polchin
Publisher Icon Books
Release 2019-07-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1785785664
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A grisly, sobering, comprehensively researched new history." - The New Yorker Indecent Advances is a skilful hybrid of true crime and social history that examines the often-coded portrayal of crimes against gay men in the decades before Stonewall. New York University professor and critic James Polchin illustrates how homosexuals were criminalized, and their murders justified, in the popular imagination from 1930s ‘sex panics’ to Cold War fear of Communists and homosexuals in government. He shows the vital that role crime stories played in ideas of normalcy and deviancy, and how those stories became tools to discriminate against and harm gay men. J. Edgar Hoover, Kerouac, Burroughs, Patricia Highsmith, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Gore Vidal all feature. Published around the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in 1969, Indecent Advances investigates how queer men navigated a society that criminalized them. Polchin shows how this discrimination was ultimately transformed by gay rights activists before Stonewall, and explores its resonances up to and including the policing of Gianni Versace’s death in 1997.

Secret City by James Kirchick

Title Secret City
Author James Kirchick
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
Release 2022-05-31
Category History
Total Pages 816
ISBN 1627792333
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times Bestseller "Not since Robert Caro’s Years of Lyndon Johnson have I been so riveted by a work of history. Secret City is not gay history. It is American history.” —George Stephanopoulos Washington, D.C., has always been a city of secrets. Few have been more dramatic than the ones revealed in James Kirchick’s Secret City. For decades, the specter of homosexuality haunted Washington. The mere suggestion that a person might be gay destroyed reputations, ended careers, and ruined lives. At the height of the Cold War, fear of homosexuality became intertwined with the growing threat of international communism, leading to a purge of gay men and lesbians from the federal government. In the fevered atmosphere of political Washington, the secret “too loathsome to mention” held enormous, terrifying power. Utilizing thousands of pages of declassified documents, interviews with over one hundred people, and material unearthed from presidential libraries and archives around the country, Secret City is a chronicle of American politics like no other. Beginning with the tragic story of Sumner Welles, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s brilliant diplomatic advisor and the man at the center of “the greatest national scandal since the existence of the United States,” James Kirchick illuminates how homosexuality shaped each successive presidential administration through the end of the twentieth century. Cultural and political anxiety over gay people sparked a decades-long witch hunt, impacting everything from the rivalry between the CIA and the FBI to the ascent of Joseph McCarthy, the struggle for Black civil rights, and the rise of the conservative movement. Among other revelations, Kirchick tells of the World War II–era gay spymaster who pioneered seduction as a tool of American espionage, the devoted aide whom Lyndon Johnson treated as a son yet abandoned once his homosexuality was discovered, and how allegations of a “homosexual ring” controlling Ronald Reagan nearly derailed his 1980 election victory. Magisterial in scope and intimate in detail, Secret City will forever transform our understanding of American history.

The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman

Title The Gay Revolution
Author Lillian Faderman
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2016-09-27
Category History
Total Pages 832
ISBN 1451694121
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A chronicle of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian and transgender rights draws on interviews with politicians, military figures, legal activists and members of the LGBT community to document the cause's struggles since the 1950s.

They Want Us Exterminated by Human Rights Watch (Organization)

Title They Want Us Exterminated
Author Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Publisher Human Rights Watch
Release 2009-01-01
Category Death squads
Total Pages 67
ISBN 1564325245
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This 67-page report documents a wide-reaching campaign of extrajudicial executions, kidnappings, and torture of gay men that began in early 2009. The killings began in the vast Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, a stronghold of Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia, and spread to many cities across Iraq. Mahdi Army spokesmen have promoted fears about the "third sex" and the "feminization" of Iraq men, and suggested that militia action was the remedy. Some people told Human Rights Watch that Iraqi security forces have colluded and joined in the killing.--Publisher description.

In The Presence Of The Enemy by Elizabeth George

Title In The Presence Of The Enemy
Author Elizabeth George
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2011-09-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 640
ISBN 1848942745
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As the editor of a popular left-wing tabloid, Dennis Luxford has made a career out of a scandal. But this time the scoop involves his own daughter. To save the life of his child, Luxford must expose the girl's mother - Eve Bowen, now Under Secretary of State for the Home Office. And Eve refuses to involve the police, convinced that Charlotte's disappearance is just one more shabby tabloid ploy. Only when events take an unbearable turn is New Scotland Yard brought in, in the guise of Detective Inspector Lynley and his partner, Barbara Havers. And as their investigations move from Westminster to Wiltshire, Lynley and Havers discover that treachery and betrayal lie perilously close to home.

Title Semantic Polarities and Psychopathologies in the Family
Author Valeria Ugazio
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-08-21
Category Psychology
Total Pages 344
ISBN 1135906769
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The gap between psychotherapeutic practice and clinical theory is ever widening. Therapists still don’t know what role interpersonal relations play in the development of the most common psychopathologies. Valeria Ugazio bridges this gap by examining phobias, obsessive-compulsions, eating disorders, and depression in the context of the family, using an intersubjective approach to personality. Her concept of “semantic polarities” gives a groundbreaking perspective to the construction of meaning in the family and other interpersonal contexts. At no point is theory left in the wasteland of abstraction. The concreteness of the many case studies recounted, and examples taken from well-known novels, will allow readers to immediately connect the topics discussed with their own experience.

B P 22 F A Q s by Nimfa C. Vilches

Title B P 22 F A Q s
Author Nimfa C. Vilches
Publisher Rex Bookstore, Inc.
Release
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Total Pages 240
ISBN 9789712338540
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title New York Supplement
Author
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Release 1893
Category Law reports, digests, etc
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Includes decisions of the Supreme Court and various intermediate and lower courts of record; May/Aug. 1888-Sept../Dec. 1895, Superior Court of New York City; Mar./Apr. 1926-Dec. 1937/Jan. 1938, Court of Appeals.

Title A Dictionary of the English Language in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals and Illustrated in Their Different Significations Together with a History of the Language and an English Grammar By Samuel Johnson Whith Numerous Corrections and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words by the Rev H J Todd In Four Volumes Vol 1 4
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Release 1818
Category
Total Pages 933
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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