Secret Historian

The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade
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Product Number: Z100128038
Released: Aug 17, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483072418
Narrator/s: Sean Runnette
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Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid and often very funny detail. After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago's notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his name and identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat, pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros. Until today he has been known only as Phil Sparrow, but an extraordinary archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided the material for an exceptionally compassionate and brilliantly illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, Secret Historian is a moving portrait of homosexual life long before Stonewall and gay liberation.

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Author(s): Justin Spring
Original Publish Date: Dec 20, 2010

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Author(s): Justin Spring
Product Number EB00102569
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429932943

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