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The Resource A wild and precious life : a memoir, Edie Windsor ; with Joshua Lyon

A wild and precious life : a memoir, Edie Windsor ; with Joshua Lyon

Label
A wild and precious life : a memoir
Title
A wild and precious life
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Edie Windsor ; with Joshua Lyon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A lively, intimate memoir from an icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism which opened the door for marriage equality. Edie Windsor became internationally famous when she sued the US government, seeking federal recognition for her marriage to Thea Spyer, her partner of more than four decades. The Supreme Court ruled in Edie's favor, a landmark victory that set the stage for full marriage equality in the US. Beloved by the LGBTQ community, Edie embraced her new role as an icon; she had already been living an extraordinary and groundbreaking life for decades. In this memoir, which she began before passing away in 2017 and completed by her co-writer, Edie recounts her childhood in Philadelphia, her realization that she was a lesbian, and her active social life in Greenwich Village's electrifying underground gay scene during the 1950s. Edie was also one of a select group of trailblazing women in computing, working her way up the ladder at IBM and achieving their highest technical ranking while developing software. In the early 1960s Edie met Thea, an expat from a Dutch Jewish family that fled the Nazis, and a widely respected clinical psychologist. Their partnership lasted forty-four years, until Thea died in 2009. Edie found love again, marrying Judith Kasen-Windsor in 2016. A Wild and Precious Life is remarkable portrait of an iconic woman, gay life in New York in the second half of the twentieth century, and the rise of LGBT activism"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10815910
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Windsor, Edie
Dewey number
  • 306.76/63092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.4.W57
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lyon, Joshua
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Windsor, Edie
  • Lesbian activists
  • Lesbians
  • Gay rights
  • Gays
Label
A wild and precious life : a memoir, Edie Windsor ; with Joshua Lyon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1121076114
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781250195135
Lccn
2019024260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1121076114
Label
A wild and precious life : a memoir, Edie Windsor ; with Joshua Lyon
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1121076114
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781250195135
Lccn
2019024260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1121076114

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