VIRTUAL EVENT: ERIC CERVINI - The Deviant's War

 

 

 

VIRTUAL EVENT

Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30PM CDT

Author
ERIC CERVINI
discussing
The Deviant's War

Live on Crowdcast. Register Here.

 

 


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ABOUT THE DEVIANT'S WAR

From a young Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, the untold story of a revolution for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall

In 1957, Frank Kameny, an astronomer working for the US Defense Department in Hawaii, received a summons to report immediately to Washington, D.C. The Pentagon had reason to believe he was a homosexual, and after a series of humiliating interviews, Kameny—like countless gay men and women for before him—was promptly dismissed from his government job. Unlike many others, though, he fought back.

Eric Cervini tells the story of what followed in this pathbreaking history of an early champion of gay liberation. Based on firsthand accounts, recently declassified FBI records, and forty thousand personal documents, The Deviant's War is a story of America (and Washington) at a cultural and sexual crossroads, of shocking, byzantine public battles with Congress, of FBI informants, murder, betrayal, sex, love—and ultimately victory.


ABOUT ERIC CERVINI

Eric Cervini is an award-winning historian of LGBTQ+ history. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar. The Deviant’s War is his first book.


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Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 6:30pm
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ISBN: 9780374139797
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 2nd, 2020

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