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Appointment with Death written by Agatha Christie performed by Carole Boyd on CD (Abridged)

Appointment with Death written by Agatha Christie performed by Carole Boyd on CD (Abridged)£4.99

Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her.

And the Band Played On - Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic written by Randy Shilts performed by Victor Bevine on CD (Unabridged)

And the Band Played On - Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic written by Randy Shilts performed by Victor Bevine on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781491586556
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Culture
Duration:  1915 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Randy Shilts
Narrator 1:  Victor Bevine

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By the time Rock Hudson's death in 1985 alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic, the disease had spread across the nation, killing thousands of people and emerging as the greatest health crisis of the 20th century. America faced a troubling question: What happened? How was this epidemic...

allowed to spread so far before it was taken seriously?

In answering these questions, Shilts weaves the disparate threads into a coherent story, pinning down every evasion and contradiction at the highest levels of the medical, political, and media establishments. Shilts shows that the epidemic spread wildly because the federal government put budget ahead of the nation's welfare; health authorities placed political expediency before the public health; and scientists were often more concerned with international prestige than saving lives.

Against this backdrop, Shilts tells the heroic stories of individuals in science and politics, public health and the gay community, who struggled to alert the nation to the enormity of the danger it faced. And the Band Played On is both a tribute to these heroic people and a stinging indictment of the institutions that failed the nation so badly.

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