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Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and ...more
Paperback, 1, 760 pages
Published August 21st 2014 by Elisa - My Reviews & Ramblings
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Jeff Adams
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm likely considered biased because I'm in the book with my husband, but I still love it. Full write up at http://www.jeffandwill.com/2014/08/24... ...more
'Nathan Burgoine
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, glbt
It’s pretty rare I step into the world of nonfiction. When I do, I generally read biographies, and try to read biographies about people whose lives follow lines very different from my own (and I try doubly hard to find biographies about people whose voices aren’t as often heard). It’s not that I don’t find nonfiction enthralling, it’s actually quite the opposite – the reality of nonfiction makes it hit me all the harder.

Case in point, I purchased The Up Stairs Lounge Arson: Thirty-Two Deaths in
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Eden Winters
Where do I begin? That this collection of mini-biographies was a labor of love for the author is obvious on every page. What an undertaking, gathering all these stories, contacting living subjects for permission and pictures, and putting together a well-organized, uplifting tome of love stories throughout history.

I purchased a print edition for my local PFLAG group, because I believe that in a world where there is so much negativity towards the LGBT community, our members need to hear the posit
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Lisa The Novel Approach
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First off, let me say I had a hard time figuring how to review this book. It’s far removed from what I normally review. That being said, I was blown away by the wealth of information between these pages.

While reading, I was amazed by the research that had gone into it. Just thinking about the time and energy this author has spent compiling these facts about each couple, past and present, is mind boggling. We delve a little bit into each couple Miss Elisa spotlights, giving the reader a small sni
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Amarilli Settantatre
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Un incredibile documentario storico-fotografico, quasi una sorta di enciclopedia che copre oltre duemila anni di storia, partendo da Alessando Magno ai giorni nostri, attraverso una chiave di lettura particolarissima: l’amore che ha unito coppie più o meno celebri, talvolta pubblicamente o spesso in gran segreto, talvolta osteggiato e terminato in modo doloroso, talvolta celebrato e divenuto esempio di speranza per chi è venuto dopo.

Credo che leggere le tantissime s
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Izzy
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This is a real dip in and out of Tree Book. A glorious history of LGBTQ etc love stories. Fascinating to see friends as well as remarkable historic figures revealing their love stories. Praise to Elisa Rolle for a very well researched and enjoyable reference book.
David
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not the end of days!

Having read half a dozen of these stories from December to June , I am sorry to come to the end of Days of Love , the book. Throughout, one discovers that the world of the arts and literature , aristocracy and upper-class, as well as ordinary folks struggling to be writers and actors, are rife with gay and lesbian lovers who have found a way to spend their days in love. While I am sad to come to the end of this daily enjoyment, I am thrilled that soon the Supreme Court will m
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Hlyan
I love this book! Thank you so much, Elisa Rolle. Undoubtedly, "Days Of Love" is one of the greatest gifts to the LGBT community.

I believe what Howard Cruse says about this book: "...it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids... and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold."
Paul
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing history of LGBT couples down thru the years. My hubby, Bob, and I are featured as well. The author, Elisa Rolle, has done an incredible job researching and pulling all this information together in one loving gorgeous book. An incredible job. Well done, Elisa.
Jack Scott
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A truly epic and comprehensive directory of LGBT love down the ages. A real achievement.
Marlobo ♥ epilogues
Love the spirit of the book, a tribute, and an anti-erasure pill.

Given the ratings, I expected more.

I don't think there has been enough rigor in the investigation: I detected wrong dates and confusing names, a structure that —probably for the sake of brevity—, sacrificed clarity and direction, to the point that some biographical sketches seemed rightly truncated to me.

The best of the book starts with the biographical sketches from the beginning of the 20th century onwards.

As for the writing, th
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Jim
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An expansive and excellent document of short bios of the hundreds of LGBT relationships through contemporary history.
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