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The Resource Love is the cure : on life, loss, and the end of AIDS, Elton John

Love is the cure : on life, loss, and the end of AIDS, Elton John

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Love is the cure : on life, loss, and the end of AIDS
Title
Love is the cure
Title remainder
on life, loss, and the end of AIDS
Statement of responsibility
Elton John
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Elton John has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS. He has done this through the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide. 'Love Is The Cure' is Elton's personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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John, Elton
Dewey number
362.19697920092
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC606.55
Literary form
non fiction
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  • John, Elton
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Social services & welfare, criminology
  • Biography: general
  • Memoirs
  • Illness & addiction: social aspects
Summary expansion
In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. And he had to do something to help stop the AIDS crisis. Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS. He has done this through the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide. Love Is The Cure is Elton's personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic, including stories of his close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. With powerful conviction and emotional force, Elton conveys the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life - and his infinite determination to stop its spread. Elton writes, 'This is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine, but by changing hearts and minds, and through a collective effort to break down social barriers and to build bridges of compassion. Why are we not doing more? This is a question I have thought deeply about, and wish to answer - and help to change - by writing this book.' The sale of Love Is the Cure will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation
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Love is the cure : on life, loss, and the end of AIDS, Elton John
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0016820936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781444757026
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
ports. (chiefly col.)
Label
Love is the cure : on life, loss, and the end of AIDS, Elton John
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0016820936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781444757026
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
ports. (chiefly col.)

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