Hold Tight Gently - Martin Duberman

Through biographies of Michael Callen and Essex Hemphill, Duberman creates an emphatic and personal exploration of the early days of AIDS. Both men were key figures in the activism and art scene in the 1980s, and their lives and legacies are the perfect vehicles for illuminating the historical record (or lack thereof). Hold Tight Gently is not just a history of an epidemic, but a fascinating look into ways activism works and doesn’t, power structures, and erasure of groups and identities. It’s a devastating, heartbreaking, and necessary book.

Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS By Martin Duberman Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781595589453
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Published: New Press - March 18th, 2014

Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS By Martin Duberman Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781620971925
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: New Press - March 1st, 2016