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France, David 1959-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 107 publications in 3 languages and 4,784 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Case studies  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  History  Educational films  Historical films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Dancer, fmk
Classifications: RA643.84.N7, 362.19697920097471
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David France
How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS by David France( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, chose to fight for their right to live. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT, and the gradual movement toward a lifesaving medical breakthrough. With his unparalleled access to this community David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader-turned-activist; the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York; the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic; and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter. Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights"--
How to survive a plague by David France( Visual )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation, and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time
Our fathers : the secret life of the Catholic Church in an age of scandal by David France( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Our Fathers is history at its best--as intimate as a diary, as immediate and epic as a novel. When, in early 2002, a team of Boston Globe reporters broke open the pedophilia scandal around Father John J. Geoghan--and then Paul Shanley, Joseph Birmingham, and hundreds of other priests in Boston and across the country--the entire American Catholic Church spun into crisis. But by that time, the damage was already done. Perhaps a hundred thousand children had already fallen into traps laid by their priests. Every Catholic in the country--and everyone who had ever set foot in a church--faced troubling questions: Why had this happened? How could the secrets of this abuse have been so widely held, and so closely protected? How could the church have let it happen? David France takes us back to the church of the 1950s, a time of relative innocence, to look for answers. With deft nuance, he crafts a panoramic portrait of the faithful, encompassing the hopes, dreams, disappointments, and courage of hundreds of Catholic and non-Catholic families over the last fifty years. Based on hundreds of interviews, private correspondence, unpublished scientific probes and secret Vatican documents, and tens of thousands of pages of court records, he shows how the church's institutional suspicion of human sexuality ironically lit the fuse on the crisis. Our Fathers braids a heartbreaking narrative from the personal lives of good and bad priests, pious and heartless prelates, self-interested lawyers turned heroes, holy altar boys turned drug-addicts, mothers torn between their children and their faith, hard-bitten investigative reporters reduced to tears, and thousands of church critics who, through this crisis, returned to their faith renewed and invigorated. He shows us the intense history of dissent within the ranks, especially regarding Catholic teachings on sexuality and homosexuality. He tells the heroic stories of whistle-blowing nuns, independent pastors, church insiders trying to do the right thing, and--ultimately--a group of blue-collar men, all molested by the same priest, who overcame their bitterness and took it upon themselves to try to save their church. This book is a tribute to those ordinary Catholics called upon to make extraordinary contributions. Our Fathers is the sweeping, authoritative, and gripping work the scandal and its aftermath demand
Bag of toys : sex, scandal, and the death mask murder by David France( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shocking true story of the 1985 Death Mask Murder--a grisly crime linked to prominent Madison Avenue art gallery owner Andrew Crispo, a man who operated in both the forbidding underworld of sadomasochists and drug addicts, and in the glittering art world and New York society
How to survive a plague : the story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS by David France( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, chose to fight for their right to live. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT, and the gradual movement toward a lifesaving medical breakthrough. With his unparalleled access to this community David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader-turned-activist; the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York; the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic; and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter. Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights"--
The confession by James E McGreevey( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former New Jersey governor who acknowledged his homosexuality during his 2004 resignation speech describes his struggles with his sexual identity during his Catholic upbringing, his political rise and fall, and his decision to publicly delare his orientation
Call me : the rise and fall of Heidi Fleiss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lured into an illicit lifestyle by an older film director, Heidi Fleiss turns sex into success when she inherits a call-girl business from Madame Alex. A high-class call-girl business that caters to Hollywood's biggest celebrities. Eventually betrayed, Heidi's world of lust and greed comes crashing down around her
How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS by David France( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic--from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Around the globe, 16 million people are alive today thanks to their efforts. Not since the publication of Randy Shilts's classic And the Band Played On has a book measured the AIDS plague in such brutally human, intimate, and soaring terms. In dramatic fashion, we witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), and the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT. We watch as these activists learn to become their own researchers, lobbyists, drug smugglers, and clinicians, establishing their own newspapers, research journals, and laboratories, and as they go on to force reform in the nation's disease-fighting agencies. With his unparalleled access to this community David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader-turned-activist, the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York, the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic, and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter. Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights. Powerful, heart-wrenching, and finally exhilarating, How to Survive a Plague is destined to become an essential part of the literature of AIDS.From the Hardcover edition
Employment law pleadings by Graeme Colgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diane's dilemma by David France( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our fathers( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatized account of the hidden sexual abuse and scandal that shook the foundation of the Catholic Church, and the characters, events, and policies that brought the abuse and scandal into existence
Employment Law [2004] by Penny Swarbrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abortion pill by David France( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

AIDS : the HIV disbeliever by David France( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sins of the fathers : for years, Boston's cardinal kept on priests who had been accused of molesting children by Lisa Miller( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bag of toys : a true story of sadomasochism and murder in New York society by David France( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Baharini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The confession by 9780061145940( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The abortion pill : RU-486 by Debra Gilbert Rosenberg( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
David France American journalist and filmmaker

David France Američki novinar i snimatelj / Амерички новинар и сниматељ

David France Amerikaanse journalist en filmmaker

David France Amerikanischer Journalist und Filmemacher

David France giornalista e regista americano

David France journaliste et cinéaste américain

Дэвид Френс Американский журналист и режиссер

デヴィッド・フランス

戴維·弗朗斯

Languages
English (101)

Spanish (2)

French (2)