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Tinderbox : the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire and the rise of gay liberation

Author: Robert W Fieseler
Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Fieseler chronicles the ... event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on ... access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates [a] ... portrait of a closeted, blue-collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Fieseler
ISBN: 9781631491641 1631491644
OCLC Number: 1005117932
Description: xxxviii, 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: History reclaimed --
Act I: Fire --
Brotherhood of men --
Sunday service --
Gay liberation --
United we stand --
Act II: Fallout --
Mayhem --
Call for aid --
Liberation descends --
Visions --
Fun house --
Firetraps --
In memoriam --
Act III: Legacy --
Deliverance --
Downfall --
Rally forth --
Last resort --
Coda: Second line.
Responsibility: Robert W. Fieseler.

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"Fieseler chronicles the ... event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on ... access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates [a] ... portrait of a closeted, blue-collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community"--Amazon.com.

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