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The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History Of Gay Life In America 

An Evening with Charles Kaiser

Historian and journalist Charles Kaiser joins us to read from and discuss the newly published edition of his book, The Gay Metropolis:

The Landmark History Of Gay Life In America 

Updated for the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, The Gay Metropolis is a groundbreaking saga of struggle and triumph that was instantly recognized as the most authoritative and substantial work of its kind. Filled with astounding anecdotes and searing tales of heartbreak and transformation, it provides a decade-by-decade account of the rise and acceptance of gay life and identity since the 1940s.

About Charles Kaiser

Kaiser, the Mercantile Library’s 2016 1835 Lecturer, is author of 1968 in America, one of the most admired popular histories of the music, politics, and culture of the 1960s, and The Cost of Courage, the true story of one family in World War II’s French Resistance. He is a former reporter for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and a former press critic for Newsweek. His articles and reviews have also appeared in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, New York, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Guardian (UK), and New Republic, among other publications.  He grew up in Washington, D.C., Dakar, Senegal, London, England, and Windsor, Connecticut.

Copies of The Gay Metropolis will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Joseph-Beth Cincinnati.

Free and open to the public. Registration required via ticketing or email: reservations@mercantilelibrary.com

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