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  • Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

    By Lillian Faderman

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780670846382
    • Publisher: PENGUIN USA
    • Published: July 1994
    This anthology is the most thorough collection of the western expression of love between women ever compiled. 812p.
  • Gay L.A.

    By Lillian Faderman

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520260610
    • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
    • Published: August 2009
    "This sociological, political, and cultural history of lesbian and gay life in Los Angeles by two seasoned historians is easily the subject's definitive work." -Publishers Weekly "An essential contribution to the history of gay resistance and the development of a polotical consciousness. This book documents important events ignored in other histories." -John Rechy, author of City of Night "Finally, in one beautifully documented mosaic of a page-turner, the whole his and herstory of my city, L.A., revealed as an epicenter of LGBT presence: Gabrelino Native Americans, All Fools Night, 'criminals' in the shadows of bars and clubs, police entrapment, Hollywood stars with partners in their 'employ', organizing to fight back before most of the country even woke up, founding half of all the institutions you ever heard of, grabbing political power, the surprising joy of coming out and the devastation of AIDS, it's all here in Gay L.A. Love, hate, sex, death...and it names names."--Senator Sheila Kuehl, California (D--Los Angeles) "In this entertaining history of gay and lesbian Los Angeles you'll find everyting from 'nances and saphic ladies, ' 'flutters and fruiters, ' 'cuddle-for-cash-cuties, ' 'pansy joints, ' and 'flounce factories' to one of the earliest sexual uses of 'go down' in 1914. So go West with Faderman and Timmons to mad, bad, Gay L.A. It's a trip!"--Jonatthan Ned Katz, author of The Invention of Heterosexuality "Gay L.A. is the long-awaited chronicle of Los Angeles' important role in the struggle for gay and lesbian rights. This documentation of Angelenos' considerable challenges and achievements during the 20th century is destined to become a classic."--Jim Van Buskirk, co-author of Gay by the Bay and Program Manager, James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library "As a third generation Californian and a longtime student of gay and lesbian history in the Golden State, I am amazed at the riches contained in Gay L.A. From the region's indigenous peoples to its first settlers on Bunker Hill, from the birth of the movies to the age of ACT-UP, the panorama of our past is expertly uncovered. Simply indispensable!"--Mark Thompson, author of Gay Spirit and former senior editor of The Advocate "Energetically researched and vividly written, Gay L.A. chronicles the good times and the bad, in the closet and out, of gay Angelenos of every sort, as they sought their place in the sun and, in so doing, ensured that Los Angeles would never, never, never be a boring place."--Kevin Starr, author of Coast of Dreams and California: A History "An exceptionally literate, overstuffed chronicle of gay Tinseltown...Vital intellectual fare brimming with fascinating history."--Kirkus Reviews (starred) "This social, political, and cultural history of lesbian and gay life in Los Angeles by two seasoned historians is easily the subject's definitive work ... [and is] filled with illuminating facts."--Publishers Weekly "Archival sources dating back to the nineteenth century; interviews [with] 250 people; ... and many other resources, public and private, furnished the raw materials for their informative, detailed account, which finds that 'historically, more lesbian and gay institutions started in Los Angeles than anywhere else on the planet.'"--Booklist "Faderman and Timmons deliver a meticulously researched history of the city to support their claim that Los Angeles is the city with the most influence on the gay movement over the last 200 years. ... Technical jargon or theoretical baggage often weighs down studies of this kind, but Gay L.A. reads like a novel. Faderman and Timmons have set out a dramatic struggle with Los Angeles as its epicenter, a struggle that reverberates through red and blue states and that questions institutions as basic as marriage and definitions as ancient as selfhood."--Eloise Klein Healy, Los Angeles Times Book Review "Authors Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons--both of whom are distinguished, award-winning writers and scholars--have done a remarkable job in writing a lively, thorough, inclusive, and engaging chronicle of the last 150 years of "gay life" in Los Angeles and Southern California....The book brilliantly shows us how we got to where we are--the good with the not-so-good, the egos and the martyrs, the heroes/heroines and the victims. All of it is presented in a handsome volume with great illustrations, a highly readable style, and an astonishing amount of primary research--hundreds of interviews and journalistic excavations that will dazzle and surprise everyone who reads this important book. Gay L.A. is a fascinating contribution to the history of gay culture in America. A must-read, it will educate and entertain even its most informed audience."--Chris Freeman, WeHo News "Energetically researched and vividly written, Gay L.A. chronicles the good times and bad, in the closet and out, of gay Angelenos of every sort, as they sought their place in the sun and, in so doing, ensured that Los Angeles would never, never, never be a boring place."--Kevin Starr, author of Coast of Dreams and California: A History "Finally, in one beautifully documented mosaic of a page-turner, the whole his and her-story of my city, L.A., revealed as an epicenter of LGBT presence: Gabrelino Native Americans, All Fools Night, 'criminals' in the shadows of bars and clubs, police entrapment, Hollywood stars with partners in their 'employ', organizing to fight back before most of the country even woke up, founding half of all the institutions you ever heard of, grabbing political power, the surprising joy of coming out and the devastation of AIDS, it's all here in Gay LA. Love, hate, sex, death....and it names names..."--State Senator Sheila Kuehl "In Gay L. A., Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons have not only brought a hidden history to light, they've made it panoramic. I can't recall reading a book in which Los Angeles--or any city--has been portrayed as such a fascinating multitude of private lives that were destined to become public. This book is entertaining, informative, meticulous, and necessary."--Bernard Cooper, author of The Bill From My Father, Maps to Anywhere and Truth Serum "As a third-generation Californian and a longtime student of gay and lesbian history in the Golden State, I am amazed at the riches contained in Gay L.A. From the region's indigenous peoples to its first settlers on Bunker Hill, from the birth of the movies to the age of ACT-UP, the panorama of our past is expertly uncovered. Simply indispensable!"--Mark Thompson, author of Gay Spirit and former senior editor of The Advocate "An essential contribution to the history of gay resistance and the development of a political consciousness. This book documents important events ignored in other histories."--John Rechy, author of City of Night, The Sexual Outlaw, and Numbers "Gay L.A. is the long-awaited chronicle of Los Angeles' important role in the struggle for gay and lesbian rights. Faderman and Timmons dispassionately present the rich results of their primary research to vividly portray the lives of Southern California gay men and lesbians. In addition to the high level of scholarship and engaging writing, especially noteworthy is the authors' sensitivity to communities of color as well as to the deft descriptions of the infighting of various activist groups. This documentation of Angelenos' considerable challenges and achievements during the 20th century is destined to become a classic."--Jim Van Buskirk, co-author of Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area and Program Manager, James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Ce
  • Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians

    By Lillian Faderman

    Our Price: $33.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780465022885
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: October 2006
    Americans have always dreaming of 'going West,' but to the gays, lesbians, and transgendered who have manifested their destinies over the past two centuries, the City of Angels has provided a plentiful garden to grow their culture. Drawing upon thousands of previously unreleased documents and hundreds of interviews, Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons have created 'Gay L.A.,' the unparalleled history of gay culture in the Los Angeles region. Written with the scholarship of two acclaimed historians and the passion of the people who inhabit the Los Angeles gay community, this book is a landmark work of social, political, and cultural history.
  • Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death

    By Lillian Faderman

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300222616
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: May 2018
  • Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death (Jewish Lives)

    By Lillian Faderman

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300248555
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: September 2019
  • My Mother's Wars

    By Lillian Faderman

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780807050521
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: March 2013
    In this haunting memoir, the author, offering an extraordinary window into the anguish of the Jewish Holocaust survivors on our shores, tells the story of her mother, who, pursuing a better life in New York, was unable to get her family out of Lativia before Hitler's Holocaust destroyed them.
  • Naked In the Promised Land: A Memoir

    By Lillian Faderman

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780618128754
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: 2003
    Autobiography by the American writer and scholar of gay and lesbian studies who teaches at California State University.
  • Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America

    By Lillian Faderman

    Our Price: $22.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231074896
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: February 2012
    As Lillian Faderman writes, there are "no constants with regard to lesbianism," except that lesbians prefer women. In this groundbreaking book, she reclaims the history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, tracing the evolution of lesbian identity and subcultures from early networks to more recent diverse lifestyles. She draws from journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, media accounts, novels, medical literature, pop culture artifacts, and oral histories by lesbians of all ages and backgrounds, uncovering a narrative of uncommon depth and originality.
  • Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America (Between Men ~ Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies)

    By Lillian Faderman

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780231074889
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: October 1991
  • Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story that Inspired 'The Children's Hour'

    By Lillian Faderman

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231163255
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: January 2013
    In 1810, a Scottish student named Jane Cumming accused her school mistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their students. Dame Helen Cumming Gordon, the wealthy and powerful grandmother of the accusing student, advised her friends to remove their daughters from the Drumsheugh boarding school. Within days, the institution was deserted and the two women were deprived of their livelihoods.Award-winning author Lillian Faderman recreates the events surrounding this notorious case, which became the basis for Lillian Hellman's famous play, The Children's Hour. Reconstructing the libel suit filed by Pirie and Woods -- which resulted in a scotch verdict, or a verdict of inconclusive/not proven -- Faderman builds a compelling narrative from court transcripts, judges' notes, witnesses' contradictory testimony, and the prejudices of the men presiding over the case. Her fascinating portrait documents the social, economic, and sexual pressures shaping the lives of nineteenth-century women and the issues of class and gender contributing to their marginalization.
  • The Friendly Young Ladies

    By Mary Renault

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375714214
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: May 2003
    Set in 1937, FRIENDLY YOUNG LADIES is a romantic comedy of off-Bloomsbury bohemia. Sheltered, naive, and just eighteen, Elsie leaves the stifling environment of her parents' home in Cornwall to seek out her sister, Leo, who'd run away nine years earlier. She find her sharing a houseboat and a bed with the beautiful, fiar-haired Helen. While Elsie's arrival seems innocent enough, it is the first of a series of events that will turn Helen and Leo's contented life inside out. 293p.
  • To Believe In Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America - A History

    By Lillian Faderman

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618056972
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: June 2000

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