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Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution | Linda Hirshman
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In the vein of Taylor Branchs classic Parting of the Waters, Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman delivers the enthralling, groundbreaking story of the gay rights movement, revealing how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America forever. When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted in the summer of 1969, forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Four decades later, in 2011, New York legalized gay marriage and the armed services stopped enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Successful social movements are always extraordinary, but these advances seem like something of a miracle. Linda Hirshman recounts the long roads that led to these victories, detailing the remarkable and revolutionary story of the movement that has blurred rigid gender lines, altered the shared culture, and broadened our definitions of family. Written in vivid prose, at once emotional and erudite, Victory is an utterly vibrant work of reportage and eyewitness accounts and demonstrates how, in a matter of decades, a focused group of activists forged a classic campaign for cultural change that will serve as a model for all future political movements. Remarkable for its emotional punch as for its historical insight.New York Times Book Review
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I sent in my final final paper of the semester! I'm free for winter break! Aaaaaaaah!!!

Caterina That'll be me next Friday night! Congratulations, what a great feeling!! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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I couldn‘t resist this beautiful special edition! What a beast of a book, though. #lgbtlit #lgbt

xicanti I keep fondling this at the bookstore because it's just so PRETTY. 2y
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I'm really looking forward to this one. I enjoyed Hirshman's Sisters in Law about Sandra Day O'Connor and RBG so this one about the history of the gay rights movement is sure to be interesting. It's important to remember how far we've come so we don't allow a slide back. #riotgrams #lgbtq+reads

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