The gravest show on earth: America in the age of AIDS
Not since And the Band Played On has any journalist taken readers behind the scenes in the war against AIDS to reveal how avarice, ignorance, and egotism are subverting the nation's struggle against the epidemic. Elinor Burkett goes beyond Randy Shilts, reporting on aspects of the plague he did not cover and finding answers to the deeper questions of what AIDS reveals about America on the brink of the millennium. Readers meet the major players - from activist and playwright Larry Kramer to scientist Robert Gallo and MTV star Pedro Zamora - at home, in their laboratories, and at demonstrations. Here are Jonas Salk, world renowned medical researcher, whose carefully timed announcements about his vaccine research have made him the darling of Wall Street; Henry Heimlich, peddling malaria as the magic bullet that will kill HIV; and federally funded scientists who make advertorials for the very drug companies whose products they test. Burkett goes into the street for a political funeral and
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Writing that "AIDS is the most politically controversial epidemic in human history," Burkett, a reporter for the Miami Herald from 1988 to 1992, delivers what might be considered a sequel to Randy Shilts's And the Band Played On (LJ 11/15/87) as she continues the story into the mid-1990s. Viewing AIDS as less a disease than an industry, Burkett critiques the roles of scientists, physicians, politicians, gay activists, fundamentalists, pharmaceutical companies, and media figures as they jump on the AIDS bandwagon for personal and political advancement. Deftly capturing the characteristics of such players as Larry Kramer, Robert Gallo, Kimberly Bergalis, Pedro Zamora, ACT UP, and the Center for Disease Control and examining complex issues like the incidence of AIDS among African Americans, women, and the heterosexual population in general, Burkett rips through the rhetoric to the reality--political, scientific, and social--to offer an engaging analysis of AIDS in America. For all collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/95.]--James E. Van Buskirk, San Francisco P.L.
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A neat exposé of the various misfires in the reaction to the AIDS epidemic. The usual suspects are at work. Advances in the give the urgency a dated feel. Read full review
ONE Pomp Without Circumstance
TWO Evidence to the Contrary
THREE Magic Bullets and Bottom Lines
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Burkett, the author of ''The Gravest Show on Earth: America in the Age of AIDS'' and ''A Gospel of Shame: Children, Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church,'' ...
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Elinor Burkett ("In the Land of Conservative Women") is the author of The Gravest Show on Earth: America in the Age of AIDS (1995). ...
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... Department of Psychiatry, University of California La Jolla, California 92093 USA A review of THE GRAVEST SHOW ON EARTH: AMERICA IN THE AGE OF AIDS. ...
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In her book The Gravest Show on Earth: America in the Age of AIDS, author Elinor Burkett notes that doubt about the truth of Kimberly Bergalis' "virgin ...
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First Things, March 1996: "The Gravest Show on Earth: America in the Age of Aids" is a book by Elinor Burkett. It is reviewed here by Phillip E. Johnson. ...
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