SIGNED BY PIONEERING GAY AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST RANDY SHILTS: FIRST EDITION OF THE MAYOR OF CASTRO STREET
(MILK, Harvey) SHILTS, Randy. The Mayor of Castro Street. The Life & Times of Harvey Milk. New York: St. Martin's Press, (1982). Octavo, original half red cloth, photographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $550.
First edition of this compelling biography of Harvey Milk and the political climate that led to his election and eventual assassination, signed on the half title by the author, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Randy Shilts.
"A no-holds-barred character study and a history of the local gay movement… An investigative piece on the mechanics of big-city government in all its expedient, back-biting splendor" (Washington Post). Shilts was also the author of two other other highly acclaimed books: And the Band Played On and Conduct Unbecoming, both completed shortly before his tragic death from AIDS.
Book about-fine, dust jacket near-fine with slight rubbing and toning to extremities and tape repair to verso. A handsome signed copy.