Gay Metropolis

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Phoenix, 1999 - Gays - 404 pages
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Combining history with cultural analysis, this is a social, cultural and political history of gay life in the major cities of the world since the 1940s. Focusing on New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, the book chronicles the importance of urban centres in the evolution of gay culture.

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Kaiser has written a history of gay life in America from WW 2 to 1996 that is sure to grip the reader. Focusing on New York City, he moves through each decade with a combination of a dispassionate ... Read full review

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Kaiser has written a history of gay life in America from WW 2 to 1996 that is sure to grip the reader. Focusing on New York City, he moves through each decade with a combination of a dispassionate ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Charles Kaiser was born in Washington D.C. but was raised in several different cities throughout the world. He was schooled at Columbia University, where he later became a professor. Kaiser also taught at Princeton University and was a writer for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. Along with contributing articles to New York, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and The New York Observer, Kaiser wrote two books: 1968 in America and Gay Metropolis: 1940-1996.

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