Soft covered book titled AND THE BAND PLAYED ON Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts, 1988, 640 pages.
During the early 1980s, AIDS spread unchecked in the US while a wide array of our most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. What happened? How was this epidemic allowed to spread so far before it was taken seriously?
Randy Shilts answers these questions in a masterpiece of investigative reporting - a brilliant expose of the federal government putting budget ahead of the nation's welfare, health authorities placing political expediency before public health, and scientists more concerned with international prestige than with saving lives.
This book is in VG condition, pages intact, and the binding is tight. The pages are slightly yellowed from age. A must have for any library!