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The Resource All the young men : a memoir of love, AIDS, and chosen family in the American South, Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O'Leary

All the young men : a memoir of love, AIDS, and chosen family in the American South, Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O'Leary

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All the young men : a memoir of love, AIDS, and chosen family in the American South
Title
All the young men
Title remainder
a memoir of love, AIDS, and chosen family in the American South
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O'Leary
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1986, 26-year-old Ruth Corker Burks visits a friend in hospital when she notices that the door to one of the patient's rooms is painted red. The nurses are reluctant to enter, drawing straws to decide who will tend to the sick person inside. Out of impulse, Ruth herself enters the quarantined space and begins to care for the young man who cries for his mother in the last moments of his life. And in doing so, Ruth's own life changes forever. As word spreads in the community that she is the only person willing to help the young men afflicted by the growing AIDS crisis, Ruth goes from being an ordinary young mother to an accidental activist. Ruth kept her story a secret for years, fearful of repercussions within her deeply conservative community. But at a time when it's more important than ever to stand up for those who can't, Ruth has found the courage to have her voice heard
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Burks, Ruth Coker
Dewey number
  • 362.1'969792'0092
  • 362.1'969792'0092
  • 362.19697920092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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O'Leary, Kevin Carr
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  • Burks, Ruth Coker
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Health and Wellbeing
Label
All the young men : a memoir of love, AIDS, and chosen family in the American South, Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O'Leary
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Grove Press, 2020
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781409189107
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781409189107
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
All the young men : a memoir of love, AIDS, and chosen family in the American South, Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O'Leary
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Grove Press, 2020
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781409189107
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781409189107
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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