About the Book: How to Survive a Plague
The riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the grass-roots movement of activists, many of them facing their own life-or-death struggles, who grabbed the reins of scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Around the globe, the 15.8 million people taking anti-AIDS drugs today are alive thanks to their efforts. Not since the publication of Randy Shiltss now classic And the Band Played On in 1987 has a book sought to measure the AIDS plague in such brutally human, intimate, and soaring terms. Weaving together the stories of dozens of individuals, this is an insiders account of a pivotal moment in our history and one that changed the way that medical science is practiced worldwide.
About the Author: David France
David France is the author of Our Fathers, a book about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal, which Showtime adapted into a film. His documentary How to Survive a Plague was a 2012 Oscars nominee, won a Directors Guild Award and a Peabody Award, and was nominated for two Emmys, among other accolades. Praise for David France: How to Survive a Plague How to Survive a Plague is a rare film that is both art and history. It transports us back to a time when HIV/AIDS was a mysterious killer, and then takes us on a journey that ultimately celebrates the activist heroes who saved millions of lives. Elton John The currents of rage, fear, fiery determination and finally triumph that crackle through David Frances inspiring documentary... lend it a scorching electrical charge. New York Times Made me realise how ignorant I was... An absolutely brilliant film. Catherine Shoard, Guardian Extraordinary! Its moving, its engaging, its uplifting, it is ultimately empowering. Mark Kermode, BBC Radio 5 Live Expansive, passionately conceived and wildly moving Daily Telegraph Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal Generous, authoritative, smart, powerful ... The admiration David France earns is rivaled only by the heartbreak and indignation generated by his brave, important book. San Francisco Chronicle Superb ... The strength of Our Fathers is its anecdotal detail and psychological insight. Washington Post No matter how thoroughly this material has been presented by other reporters, the effect of this cumulative retelling is devastating. New York Times
|Book:||How to Survive a Plague|
|Binding:||Trade Paper Back|
|Publisher:||Pan Macmillan UK|
|Number of Pages:||640|
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