Princeton University Library Catalog

The epidemic : (a global history of AIDS) / Jonathan Engel.

Author:
Engel, Jonathan [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2006.
Description:
viii, 388 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"From the Castro bathhouses to AZT and the denial of AIDS in South Africa, this sweeping look at AIDS covers the epidemic from all angles and across the world. Engel seamlessly weaves together science, politics, and culture, writing with an even hand - noting the excesses of the more radical edges of the ACT UP movement as well as the conservative religious leaders who thought AIDS victims deserved what they got."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-369) and index.
Contents:
1. First reports -- 2. Growing panic -- 3. Race to the vector -- 4. Conservative backlash -- 5. Organizing and selling -- 6. Drugs -- 7. The shooting galleries -- 8. Who pays? -- 9. Myths -- 10. Africa -- 11. Breakthrough -- 12. Asia -- 13. Backsliding -- 14. Pandemic.
Subject(s):
AIDS (Disease)History [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 0061144886
  • 9780061144882
LCCN:
2006044285
OCLC:
65205141
International Article Number:
  • 9780061144882
RCP:
C - S