Tinderbox How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It

ISBN-10: 0143123009
ISBN-13: 9780143123002
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The definitive and revelatory account of the origins of HIV and the causes of the AIDS pandemic In this groundbreaking work that reads like a detective novel, longtimeWashington Postreporter Craig Timberg and award-winning AIDS researcher Daniel Halperin tell the surprising story of how Western colonial powers unwittingly sparked the AIDS epidemic and then fanned the flames. Drawing on remarkable new science,Tinderboxoverturns the conventional wisdom on the origins of this deadly pandemic, and in a riveting narrative that stretches from colonial Leopoldville to 1980s San Francisco to South Africa today, it reveals how human hands unleashed this epidemic and can now overcome it, if only we learn the lessons of the past.

Prologue
Silent Spread
Francistown
Searching for the Beginning
One Tiny Speck of Truth
A Tale of Two Viruses
The Lion and Dr. Livingstone
Femmes Vivant Th�oriquement Seules
The Gift
The Big Bang
An Epidemic of Politics
Americanizing AIDS
It Can't Be Here Already!
Attention na SIDA
You Won't Believe
Fear Worked
Born in Africa
The Condom Code
The Beat-up
Things Just Fell Apart
The Humbling
X Factor
The Interests of the ANC
Poverty Trap
A, B, and C
On the Jericho Road
Gordon and Thandi
A Marshall Plan for Botswana
What Shall We Do?
Raymond the Great
Makhwapheni Uyabulala
The Flood
Mother and Son
What Shall We Do? Part II
Epilogue
Appendix: How the AIDS Epidemic Can Be Overcome
Acknowledgments
Notes
References to the Appendix
Additional Suggested Readings
Index

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