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The Journalist of Castro Street


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Andrew E. Stoner is assistant professor of communication studies at California State University, Sacramento. His books include Campaign Crossroads: Presidential Politics in Indiana from Lincoln to Obama.


"Stoner has crafted an amazingly exhaustive biography of Shilts . . . Through interviews, oral histories, Shilts's own journals, and archival materials, Stoner provides a deeper, more nuanced understanding of Shilts, his work, his advocacy, and his legacy." --Journalism History
"[The Journalist of Castro Street] is an important addition to the HIV/AIDS archive, particularly thanks to its careful discussion of political figures like Harvey Milk, George Moscone, Dan White, and Gaetan Dugas." --Media History

"A major contribution to gay history." --Booklist
"A serious account of the life of one of the twentieth century's most divisive gay figures." --
Times Literary Supplement
"A sympathetic, first-rate narrative of one of the most notable journalists of our time. Stoner captures the passions and imperfections of both the fearless writer and the gay-rights crusader."--Patrick Lee Plaisance, author of Virtue in Media: The Moral Psychology of Excellence in News and Public Relations
"The Journalist of Castro Street is a moving biography of a journalist and his life's work. . . . This is an excellent piece of writing." --Seattle Book Review
"The Journalist of Castro Street is the result of copious research and interviewing." --The Gay & Lesbian Review
"[In The Journalist of Castro Street] we get to discover Shilts, as if in real time, as he discovers himself, one page at a time." --A&U Magazine

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