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- DescriptionIf any one in the government had kwn why Peter was in Manhattan, a law would have been found under which he could have been put on the first train out. But one could still arrive anymously in the Metropolis and be given the benefit of the doubt. Not that Peter had bad intentions. No, it was just that beneath his pulchritude lay an agenda that ne of the city fathers or mothers could have embraced. Peter had come to New York to assassinate the AIDS epidemic. Some gay men seemed to think that they were junior members of scientific research teams because they were taking experimental AIDS medications. Peter wondered, are they all brain dead? Was the gay universe ending before his very eyes? Was this ather inexorable moment in the dark history of the sacrificial lambs? Was he in a time capsule? Had he been transported back to the Middle Ages and were gay men w biomedical flagellants? Inspired by Robert Bly's Iron John, Iron Peter is a satirical vel about a handsome gay man who comes to New York City to try and save the gay community from being destroyed by the lies the government is telling about AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome. It may be the only vel ever written that dares to tell the inconvenient truth about the politics and science of AIDS. When people finally start to realize how much they don't kw about the real epidemic, it is bound to become a classic.
- Author BiographyFrom 1981 until 1997, Charles Ortleb was the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of New York Native, described by Wikipedia as the only gay paper in New York during the early part of the AIDS epidemic which pioneered reporting on the AIDS epidemic when others ignored it. On May 18, 1981, New York Native published the world's very first report on the disease that would become known as AIDS. In his bestseller, And the Band Played On, Randy Shilts described the New York Native coverage of the epidemic as being singularly thorough and voluminous. In Rolling Stone, David Black said that New York Native deserved a Pulitzer prize for its AIDS coverage. In an interview in New York Press, Nicholas Regush, a producer for ABC News and a reporter for Montreal Gazette, said that New York Native did an astounding job in its coverage of AIDS and credited it with educating him early on. In a profile titled The Outsider in Rolling Stone in 1988, Katie Leishman wrote that It is undeniable that many major AIDS stories were Ortleb's months and sometimes years before mainstream journalists took them up. Behind the scenes he exercises an enormous unacknowledged influence on the coverage of the medical story of the century.
- Author(s)Charles Ortleb
- PublisherRubicon Media
- Date of Publication25/03/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRubicon Media
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight181 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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