Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade Audiobook (Unabridged)

Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade (Unabridged), by Justin Spring
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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. "Astonishing...The probity and expansive vision of Spring's work is a reminder that a great, outspread terrain of gay history remains to be mapped."-New York Times Book Review Download and start listening now!

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Author Justin SpringThough you may know Justin Spring from the popular title Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade, Spring is actually one of the most renowned Bios & Memoirs authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 1 audiobook from Spring, with the latest Bios & Memoirs title being: Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade. Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade was added to our catalog in 2010, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade is the most popular and bestselling from Spring. Enjoy over 17 hours of listening from Spring, among the 1 audiobook we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Bios & Memoirs books from Justin Spring. Spring was born in The United States. For more choices and information on Justin Spring, please visit his author page: Justin Spring.