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Marcus, Eric

Overview
Works: 42 works in 151 publications in 6 languages and 11,881 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Miscellanea  History  Juvenile works  Life skills guides 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ76.3.U5, 305.90664
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Marcus
Breaking the surface by Greg Louganis( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No one who watched the 1988 Olympics on television will ever forget seeing Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving board during the ninth dive of the springboard preliminaries. Millions felt his pain and then held their breath as the two-time gold medalist returned to the board only minutes later, with four stitches and a waterproof patch, and executed what was perhaps the best dive of the 1988 Olympics." "People around the world knew they were witnessing a singular moment of extraordinary courage and perseverance. Many still remember the dramatic images of the days that followed: Greg's spectacular diving despite the patch and the stitches, Greg smiling as he tapped his heart to show how hard it was beating, Greg on the platform praying before his final dive, Greg winning his third and fourth gold medals, the very symbol of the Olympic spirit." "At a team banquet after the diving was over, Greg thanked his coach, Ron O'Brien, saying, "Nobody will ever know what we went through, nobody." And apart from O'Brien and a handful of people close to Louganis, nobody did know - until the publication of this book - that several months prior to the '88 Olympics, Greg had tested positive for HIV." "Breaking the Surface is the unflinchingly honest story of a man breaking free of a lifetime of silence and isolation. Born to a young Samoan father and Northern European mother, adopted at nine months by Pete and Frances Louganis, Greg began performing at age three in local dance and acrobatic competitions. He started diving lessons at age nine, and at sixteen he won a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. But despite his astonishing athletic skill and artistry on the diving board. Greg struggled with late-detected dyslexia, prejudice toward his dark skin coloring, and anguish over his sexual orientation, which he felt compelled to hide."
Making history : the struggle for gay and lesbian equal rights, 1945-1990 : an oral history by Eric Marcus( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its beginnings shortly after World War II to the current campaign for civil rights in the age of AIDS, the struggle of gay and lesbian people to gain dignity, visibility, and equal treatment under the law has been one of the most dramatic and inspiring political movements of this century. Making History is the first account of this period to be told in the words of the courageous men and women who participated in it--the people who, though often faced with public exposure and the sacrifice of family and friends, relentlessly challenged the status quo. Through his engaging oral histories, journalist Eric Marcus traces the unfolding of the gay rights effort from a group of small, independent underground organizations and publications into a national movement. Here are the stories of its remarkable pioneers: a diverse group of nearly fifty Americans, both prominent and unknown, straight and gay, who hail from all corners of the nation. It is a group that includes lawmakers and clergy, parents, conservatives and radicals, housewives and drag queens, psychiatrists, teachers, and journalists. Making History introduces us to Lisa Ben, a Los Angeles secretary who published the first newsletter for lesbians on her office typewriter in 1947; Dr. Evelyn Hooker, who in the early 1950s pursued pioneering research that led her to the controversial and widely publicized conclusion that gay men could be just as well adjusted as straight men; Abigail Van Buren, who as "Dear Abby" took the unprecedented step of speaking positively about gay people and gay issues in her widely syndicated column; Copy Berg, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who shocked the Pentagon by contesting his dismissal from the navy for being gay; Ann Northrop, a Boston debutante who gave up a television news career and became an outspoken rights advocate; Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong, who has challenged the church by calling for the blessing of same-sex relationships; and Tom Cassidy, the CNN news anchor who became the first national television broadcaster to come out of the closet about his homosexuality and AIDS diagnosis. From the period when homosexuals were routinely beaten by police to the day when gay rights leaders were invited to the White House, Making History is the story of an inevitable and unstoppable struggle that has succeeded in bringing about changes in American society that only a few years ago would have been considered unimaginable
Is it a choice? : answers to 300 of the most frequently asked questions about gays and lesbians by Eric Marcus( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this honest, compassionate, and comprehensive resource, Eric Marcus answers a wide variety of questions relating to gays and lesbians, including:. What should you do if you think your child is gay or lesbian? In gay and lesbian relationships, who plays the husband and who plays the wife? How do gay and lesbian couples have sex? Have there always been gay and lesbian people?
Why suicide? : answers to 200 of the most frequently asked questions about suicide, attempted suicide, and assisted suicide by Eric Marcus( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Urdu and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almost all of us are touched at some point in our lives by suicide, whether it's the suicide or attempted suicide of someone we know, our own passing thoughts of suicide, or a heartfelt plea from a terminally ill loved one who wishes for a swift and painless end to life." "No matter what the circumstances, those of us who are affected are left with difficult and disturbing questions. Why did they do it? Is there anything I could of done to prevent it? What should I tell people when they ask what happened? Is someone who attempts suicide likely to try it again? What should I do if I'm thinking of committing suicide? Can I get in trouble if I help a terminally ill loved one die?" "Without moral judgment, Why Suicide? offers lucid, thoughtful, and comprehensive answers to hundreds of questions about this complex and painful issue. Eric Marcus cuts through the veil of silence, examining the facts and figures and myths and rumors, shedding much-needed light on all aspects of suicide."--Jacket
Is it a choice? : answers to the most frequently asked questions about gay and lesbian people by Eric Marcus( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The answers to all the questions you've ever had about homosexuality but were afraid to ask are finally in one book, Is It a Choice ? In this newly revised and updated edition, Eric Marcus provides insightful, no-nonsense answers to hundreds of the most commonly asked questions about homosexuality. Offering frank insight on everything you've always wanted-and needed-to know about same-gender relationships, coming out, family roles, politics, and much more, including: How do you know if you're gay or lesbian? What should you do if your child is gay or lesbian? Do gay parents raise gay children? If you think a friend is gay or lesbian, what should you say? Why do gay men and women want to get married? What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
What if someone I know is gay? : answers to questions about what it means to be gay and lesbian by Eric Marcus( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers answers to questions young readers might ask about gay people, whether those questions concern a friend, a family member, or themselves
Making gay history : the half-century fight for lesbian and gay equal rights by Eric Marcus( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Boy Scouts and the U.S. military to marriage and adoption, the gay civil rights movement has exploded on the national stage.Eric Marcus takes us back in time to the earliest days of that struggle in a newly revised and thoroughly updated edition of <Making History</, originally published in 1992.Using the heart-felt stories of more than 60 people, he carries us through the compelling five-decade battle that has changed the fabric of American society.</ The rich tapestry that emerges from <Making Gay History</ includes the inspiring voices of teenagers and grandparents, journalists and housewives, from the little known Dr. Evelyn Hooker and Morty Manford to former Vice President Al Gore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Abigail Van Buren. Together, these many stories bear witness to a time of astonishing change as gay and lesbian people have struggled against prejudice and fought for equal rights under the law.</
Out in all directions : the almanac of gay and lesbian America by Lynn Witt( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat hoofdstukken over: de alomtegenwoordigheid van homoseksuelen (m/v), beeldvorming en zelfbeeld, geschiedenis, identiteit, gemeenschapsvorming, vooroordelen, leefstijlen, wetgeving en homorechten, ontspanning, economische aspecten
Icebreaker : the autobiography of Rudy Galindo by Rudy Galindo( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those present at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California, witnessed nothing less than a miracle: a series of flawless, transcendent performances that whirled Rudy Galindo to his surprise win. But the true miracle was that he competed at all. In this candid, inspiring autobiography, Rudy Galindo reveals the personal and professional challenges that nearly destroyed his career, but which ultimately gave him the push he needed to achieve his lifelong dream - and earned him a place alongside the great champions in figure skating history. As a young, gay Mexican-American from a working-class family, Rudy grew up in a neighborhood where drugs and gangs were far more prevalent than Olympic hopefuls. But his future was bright: hard work earned him two U.S. pairs skating championships with partner Kristi Yamaguchi - and they seemed headed for Olympic gold. His hopes were dashed when Kristi decided to go it alone. Despondent, his career in crisis, Rudy soon faced even greater personal trials. Within six years he would lose his brother, George, and two coaches to AIDS, and his father to a heart attack. Feeling cursed and hopeless, Rudy fell into a period of self-destructive behavior and an eight-month hiatus from training that almost marked the end of his career. Supported by his beloved sister, Laura, Rudy got back out on the ice, where he discovered something far more elusive than a gold medal: a sense of inner peace. With Laura as his dedicated coach, Rudy overcame many hurdles, including his decision to go public with his sexual orientation. At the 1996 Nationals he trusted his own artistic instincts for the first time, and delivered two stunning programs that brought the electrified crowd to its feet, and to joyous tears. No one could deny the poetic beauty of Rudy's achievement
Is it a choice? : answers to 300 of the most frequently asked questions about gay and lesbian people by Eric Marcus( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if someone I know is gay? : answers to questions about gay and lesbian people by Eric Marcus( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers answers to questions young readers might ask about gay people, whether those questions concern a friend, a family member, or themselves
What if? : answers to questions about what it means to be gay and lesbian by Eric Marcus( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No question goes unanswered in this important book about being gay. All the basics--and not-so-basics--are covered in more than one hundred questions asked by real teens."--Amazon.com
Why suicide? : questions and answers about suicide, suicide prevention, and coping with the suicide of someone you know by Eric Marcus( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of people are affected by the suicide or attempted suicide of a loved one every year. Eric Marcus offers honest, straightforward answers to all of the haunting questions that plague those who are left behind. Without moral judgment, Why Suicide? answers the questions readers have about this complex and painful issue
Together forever : gay and lesbian marriage by Eric Marcus( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling all across the United States, Eric Marcus has met and spoken with forty deeply committed, happy gay and lesbian couples who have been together between nine and fifty years. Together Forever sits down with these forty couples who have successfully built happy, fulfilling lives and asks them how they've accomplished what many thought - and often still think - is impossible. How did they meet? How have they overcome their differences and survived the rough spots? How great a burden has anti-gay prejudice been in their lives? What kinds of relationships have they forged with their families, children, neighbors, and colleagues? Are there any real secrets to having a happy relationship?
Coming out to play by Robbie Rogers( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robbie Rogers knows better than most that keeping secrets can crush you. But for much of his life Robbie lived in paralyzing fear that sharing his big secret would cost him the love of his family and his career as a professional soccer player. So he never told anyone what was destroying his soul, both on and off the field. While the world around Robbie was changing with breathtaking speed, he knew that for a gay man playing a professional team sport it might as well be 1958. He could be a professional soccer player. Or he could be an out gay man. He couldn't do both. Then last year, at the age of twenty-five and after nearly stepping away from a brilliant career--one that included an NCAA Championship, winning the MLS Cup, and competing in the Olympics--he chose to tell the truth. But instead of facing the rejection he feared, he was embraced--by his family, by his teammates, and his fans. In Coming Out to Play, Robbie takes readers on his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy, who has embraced his new identity as a role model and champion for those still struggling with the secrets that keep them from living their dreams." -- Publisher's description
The male couple's guide to living together : what gay men should know about living with each other and coping in a straight world by Eric Marcus( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The male couple's guide : finding a man, making a home, building a life by Eric Marcus( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praktische raadgever met info en tips voor homomannen om een succesvolle en goede relatie op te bouwen
Wir reisen nach Deutschland by Eric Marcus( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out with it : gay and straight teens write about homosexuality( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays in which teenagers examine issues related to homosexuality, such as coming out, homophobia, and relationships with family and friends
Icebreaker : la autobiografía de Rudy Galindo by Rudy Galindo( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Breaking the surface
Alternative Names
Eric Marcus US-amerikanischer Sachbuchautor

Marcus, Eric

اریک مارکوس نویسنده آمریکایی

マーカス, エリック

Languages
English (101)

Spanish (5)

Japanese (2)

Chinese (2)

Urdu (1)

German (1)

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Is it a choice? : answers to 300 of the most frequently asked questions about gays and lesbiansWhy suicide? : answers to 200 of the most frequently asked questions about suicide, attempted suicide, and assisted suicideIs it a choice? : answers to the most frequently asked questions about gay and lesbian peopleWhat if someone I know is gay? : answers to questions about what it means to be gay and lesbianMaking gay history : the half-century fight for lesbian and gay equal rightsOut in all directions : the almanac of gay and lesbian AmericaIcebreaker : the autobiography of Rudy GalindoIs it a choice? : answers to 300 of the most frequently asked questions about gay and lesbian people