Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death
Yale University Press, Jewish Lives
Chronicle of Higher Education
Kirkus* "Faderman does a fantastic job at reanimating a story that reminds us that people can be truly tolerant—with the exception of the few—and that, with will (not money), anyone can effect change. Harvey Milk as seen through fresh, highly knowledgeable eyes."
San Francisco Chronicle "A stirring account.... Faderman succeeds in painting a multifaceted portrait of a complicated man, in less than 300 pages. Milk was a famously exuberant, theatrical figure, but anyone relating his story needn’t be as effusive as he was: Faderman elicits the drama of his life dispassionately, and with understatement."
Tablet "elegantly written and well-researched"
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"Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Lillian Faderman’s Harvey Milk is a revelation. This insightful work provides context to Milk’s life as a gay icon and illuminates how his experience was deeply informed by his own Jewish identity."
—Cleve Jones, author of When We Rise: My Life in the Movement