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Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk

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By Mike Weiss

Many secrets about Harvey Milk’s life and murder not available from any other source are revealed in Weiss’s updated edition of Double Play. In addition to providing more insights than any other source on the relationship between Milk and his assassin, Dan White, this new edition also includes the first detailed account of White’s suicide and the reasons for it. The book features exclusive information about the first year Milk spent in California with his lover Scott Smith, more stories than any other source about Milk’s political activities as supervisor, and details unavailable elsewhere about Milk’s last day. Dozens of previously unpublished photos and illustrations include the coroner’s diagram of the Milk murder scene and a police sketch of his body. In addition, the book is packaged with a two-hour DVD that features Dianne Feinstein telling how she found Milk’s body and White’s gut-wrenching confession to the murders. “The controversial nature of the book lies not only in the subject matter but also in Weiss’ decision to delve into the real story behind the killings—the nasty mess of innuendo and sordid truth,” wrote Francis J. Moriarty in the San Diego Union. “Double Play will stand as our record, not only of what happened, but why.” Vince Emery Productions (emerybooks.com). —Preview: Troy Carrington

 

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