Book cover of The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America by Eric Cerviniby Eric Cervini
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FINALIST FOR THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY. INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER.

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Winner of the 2021 Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction. One of The Washington Post‘s Top 50 Nonfiction Books of 2020. 

From a young Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall.

In 1957, Frank Kameny, a rising astronomer working for the U.S. Defense Department in Hawaii, received a summons to report immediately to Washington, D.C. The Pentagon had reason to believe he was a homosexual, and after a series of humiliating interviews, Kameny, like countless gay men and women before him, was promptly dismissed from his government job. Unlike many others, though, Kameny fought back.

Author’s Podcast

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Interview with the Author

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“The Deviant’s War”: the Homosexual vs the United States of America
2/23/21         25 min


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Ep. 18 The Homo Historian: Dr. Eric Cervini
9/8/20        42 min


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