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How to Survive a Plague - The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS-logo

How to Survive a Plague - The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

David France

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic-from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Around the globe, 16 million people are alive today thanks to their efforts. Not since the publication of Randy Shilts's classic And the Band Played On has a book measured the AIDS plague in such brutally human, intimate, and soaring terms. In dramatic fashion, we witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), and the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT. We watch as these activists learn to become their own researchers, lobbyists, drug smugglers, and clinicians, establishing their own newspapers, research journals, and laboratories, and as they go on to force reform in the nation's disease-fighting agencies. With his unparalleled access to this community David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader-turned-activist, the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York, the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic, and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter. Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil right

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic-from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Around the globe, 16 million people are alive today thanks to their efforts. Not since the publication of Randy Shilts's classic And the Band Played On has a book measured the AIDS plague in such brutally human, intimate, and soaring terms. In dramatic fashion, we witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), and the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT. We watch as these activists learn to become their own researchers, lobbyists, drug smugglers, and clinicians, establishing their own newspapers, research journals, and laboratories, and as they go on to force reform in the nation's disease-fighting agencies. With his unparalleled access to this community David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader-turned-activist, the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York, the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic, and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter. Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil right
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A New York Times 2016 Notable Book The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic-from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Around the globe, 16 million people are alive today thanks to their efforts. Not since the publication of Randy Shilts's classic And the Band Played On has a book measured the AIDS plague in such brutally human, intimate, and soaring terms. In dramatic fashion, we witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), and the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT. We watch as these activists learn to become their own researchers, lobbyists, drug smugglers, and clinicians, establishing their own newspapers, research journals, and laboratories, and as they go on to force reform in the nation's disease-fighting agencies. With his unparalleled access to this community David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader-turned-activist, the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York, the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic, and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter. Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil right

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rory O'Malley

Length:

24h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:30


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:19


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:44


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:20


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:43


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:17


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:05


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:55


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:36


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:50


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:51


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:07


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:52


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:54


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:54


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:52


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:07


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:33


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:55


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:42


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

09:00


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:03


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:31


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:50


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:39


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:54


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

09:01


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:04


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:19


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:40


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

09:02


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

09:17


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:02


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:50


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:06


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:11


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:36


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:44


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:55


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:42


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:43


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:17


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:36


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:30


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:22


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

09:25


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:48


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:33


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:16


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:25


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:57


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:15


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

08:22


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:44


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:26


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:06


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:16


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:14


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:06


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:37


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

08:11


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

09:00


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:48


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

08:19


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:28


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:31


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

09:03


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

08:49


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:34


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

09:00


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:46


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:22


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:17


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

08:03


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:33


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:59


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:05


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:22


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:10


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

08:44


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

08:32


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:18


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:31


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

08:12


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

09:29


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

08:33


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

08:26


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

08:20


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

08:52


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

08:01


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:58


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:28


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:33


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

08:47


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

08:28


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

08:27


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

08:45


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

08:27


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

07:07


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

07:41


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:02


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

08:03


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:05


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

00:35