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The Resource Secret Historian, Justin Spring, (electronic resource)

Secret Historian, Justin Spring, (electronic resource)

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Secret Historian
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Secret Historian
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Justin Spring
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eng
Summary
Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very funny) detail. After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago’s notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his name and identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros. Until today he has been known only as Phil Sparrow—but an extraordinary archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided Justin Spring with the material for an exceptionally compassionate and brilliantly illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, Secret Historian is a moving portrait of homosexual life long before Stonewall and gay liberation. Secret Historian is a 2010 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction
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Spring, Justin
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Gay/Lesbian
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
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Secret Historian, Justin Spring, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9781429932943
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949b1db6-2d92-45e5-9837-991f9e5af7a7
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  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Secret Historian, Justin Spring, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429932943
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
949b1db6-2d92-45e5-9837-991f9e5af7a7
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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